Exhibition: When a Tree Falls in the Forest... Pastiche, Solyst Art Center, Denmark
Oggo is a small-scale sculpture inspired by a depiction in a local Danish church dating to c.1375. For a sculpture garden show at the water castle of Solyst the drawing was transformed into seven small-scale sculptures named “Oggo’s”. They appeared in different locations in the park of the museum, to be discovered when leisurely walking through landscape. Cambridge university scientists listed the small drawing in the local church not far from the park as “fantasy animal” because it could not be identified as a typical depiction of a creature used in the symbolisms at the time. It represented the little freedom of an artist around 1375 to make something “fun”. Taking this drawing out of context into the environment today was the attempt to use forgotten history as a poetic tool in order to create new stories today.