As much as one can carry, national surface of the earth and its condition (Costume og National Geographic) 1
As much as one can carry, national surface of the earth and its condition (Costume og National Geographic) 1

Randi Nygård 2018

Collage, magazines 47 x 35 x 15,5 cm

Photo: the artist

As much as one can carry, national surface of the earth and its condition (Costume og National Geographic) 1 and 2
As much as one can carry, national surface of the earth and its condition (Costume og National Geographic) 1 and 2

Randi Nygård 2018

Collage, magazines, 47 x 35 x 15,5 cm and 47 x 36,5 x 12 cm

Photo: Uli Holz

According to the dictionary, costume means dress and geography the study of the surface of the earth and its conditions. In Germanic languages, the word for dress is related to how much one can carry. How much can we and Earth carry?

Absence after Avocado (Butterfly, Forest)
Absence after Avocado (Butterfly, Forest)

Randi Nygård 2019

Mirrors, photo, avocado stone, water, glas, wood 33 x 35 x 16 cm

Photo: Uli Holz

Absence after Avocado (Butterfly, Forest)
Absence after Avocado (Butterfly, Forest)

Randi Nygård 2019

Detail

Photo: Uli Holz

Absence after Calathea
Absence after Calathea

Randi Nygård 2019

Mirrors, photo, plant, wood, 42 x 23 x 27 cm

Foto: Uli Holz.

Absence after Calathea
Absence after Calathea

Randi Nygård 2019

Mirrors, photo, plant, wood, 42 x 23 x 27 cm

Foto: Uli Holz.

Transparency, collision (Owl)
Transparency, collision (Owl)

Randi Nygård 2019
Mirrors, photo, wood
22 x 38 x 6 cm

Photo: Uli Holz

webRandiNygard.collision_443.jpg
Sikt, sjikt, dikt (bomull, skyer, fugl, sjøsprøyt)
Sikt, sjikt, dikt (bomull, skyer, fugl, sjøsprøyt)

Randi Nygård 2019
Installation, mirrors, birds, photo, wood and cotton, 120 x 72 x 36,5 cm.

Photo: Christian Tunge.

In the work Sikt, sjikt, dikt (bomull, skyer, fugl, sjøsprøyt) (Sight, layer, poem (cotton, clouds, bird, ocean spray)) I have been inspired by how clouds are formed, cotton is grown and how birds can live gliding in the sky for months without landing. The birds eat different living organisms that float around in the air, some of which live their entire lives inside clouds. These organisms also contribute to the formation of clouds, clouds cannot be formed without small particles that water vapour can attach to. Where there is a lot of plankton in the ocean, a lot of clouds are formed. Where cotton is grown, the ocean is often polluted because of the chemicals sprayed on the cotton and transported into the ocean with water from the fields. The areas dry up and the fish die.

Sikt, sjikt, dikt (bomull, skyer, fugl, sjøsprøyt)
Sikt, sjikt, dikt (bomull, skyer, fugl, sjøsprøyt)

Randi Nygård 2019
Installation, mirrors, birds, photo, wood and cotton, 120 x 72 x 36,5 cm.

Photo: Uli Holz

In German, the words for face, history and poetry resemble each other: Gesicht, Geschichte, Gedicht. If one removes the prefix ‘ge-‘, one is left with sicht, schichte, dicht, in Norwegian: sikt (sight), sjikt (layer), and tett (dense). The word poem (Gedicht) relates to densification. The German philosopher Husserl wrote that the moment we human beings perceive is such a densification of impressions. It lasts long enough for things to seem interlinked and short enough for us to connect to what is happening in front of us. We see movements as continuous and not divided, even if we blink our eyes. One assumes that animals can perceive moments as both faster and slower than us.

Sikt, sjikt, dikt (bomull, skyer, fugl, sjøsprøyt)
Sikt, sjikt, dikt (bomull, skyer, fugl, sjøsprøyt)

Randi Nygård 2019
Installation, mirrors, birds, photo, wood and cotton, 120 x 72 x 36,5 cm.

Photo: Uli Holz

If You Imagine Cutting the Universe into Pieces, the Different Parts Can Serve as Clocks for the Others 2 (Mountain, Cell, Flower, River, Clouds)
If You Imagine Cutting the Universe into Pieces, the Different Parts Can Serve as Clocks for the Others 2 (Mountain, Cell, Flower, River, Clouds)

Randi Nygård 2013/ 2017

Mirrors, digital prints, steel 130 x 50 x 50 cm

Photo: Christian Tunge

The poetical can often not be rationally described and can only be experienced in meeting, in a densification. Is the way we perceive time fundamentally poetic? Some physicists are calculating whether time is something that comes into existence between things, and not a fundamental constant structure.

If You Imagine Cutting the Universe into Pieces, the Different Parts Can Serve as Clocks for the Others 2 (Mountain, Cell, Flower, River, Clouds)
If You Imagine Cutting the Universe into Pieces, the Different Parts Can Serve as Clocks for the Others 2 (Mountain, Cell, Flower, River, Clouds)

Randi Nygård 2013/2017

Mirrors, digital prints, steel 130 x 50 x 50 cm

Hand over Flower 1
Hand over Flower 1

Randi Nygård 2018

Frottage, pastel on paper

64,5 x 47 cm

Photo: Christian Tunge

Hand over Flower 2
Hand over Flower 2

Randi Nygård 2018

Frottage, pastel on paper

64,5 x 47 cm

Hand over Flower 3
Hand over Flower 3

Randi Nygård 2018

Frottage, pastel on paper

64,5 x 47 cm

Photo: Christian Tunge

As much as one can carry, national surface of the earth and its condition (Costume og National Geographic) 1
As much as one can carry, national surface of the earth and its condition (Costume og National Geographic) 1 and 2
Absence after Avocado (Butterfly, Forest)
Absence after Avocado (Butterfly, Forest)
Absence after Calathea
Absence after Calathea
Transparency, collision (Owl)
webRandiNygard.collision_443.jpg
Sikt, sjikt, dikt (bomull, skyer, fugl, sjøsprøyt)
Sikt, sjikt, dikt (bomull, skyer, fugl, sjøsprøyt)
Sikt, sjikt, dikt (bomull, skyer, fugl, sjøsprøyt)
If You Imagine Cutting the Universe into Pieces, the Different Parts Can Serve as Clocks for the Others 2 (Mountain, Cell, Flower, River, Clouds)
If You Imagine Cutting the Universe into Pieces, the Different Parts Can Serve as Clocks for the Others 2 (Mountain, Cell, Flower, River, Clouds)
Hand over Flower 1
Hand over Flower 2
Hand over Flower 3
As much as one can carry, national surface of the earth and its condition (Costume og National Geographic) 1

Randi Nygård 2018

Collage, magazines 47 x 35 x 15,5 cm

Photo: the artist

As much as one can carry, national surface of the earth and its condition (Costume og National Geographic) 1 and 2

Randi Nygård 2018

Collage, magazines, 47 x 35 x 15,5 cm and 47 x 36,5 x 12 cm

Photo: Uli Holz

According to the dictionary, costume means dress and geography the study of the surface of the earth and its conditions. In Germanic languages, the word for dress is related to how much one can carry. How much can we and Earth carry?

Absence after Avocado (Butterfly, Forest)

Randi Nygård 2019

Mirrors, photo, avocado stone, water, glas, wood 33 x 35 x 16 cm

Photo: Uli Holz

Absence after Avocado (Butterfly, Forest)

Randi Nygård 2019

Detail

Photo: Uli Holz

Absence after Calathea

Randi Nygård 2019

Mirrors, photo, plant, wood, 42 x 23 x 27 cm

Foto: Uli Holz.

Absence after Calathea

Randi Nygård 2019

Mirrors, photo, plant, wood, 42 x 23 x 27 cm

Foto: Uli Holz.

Transparency, collision (Owl)

Randi Nygård 2019
Mirrors, photo, wood
22 x 38 x 6 cm

Photo: Uli Holz

Sikt, sjikt, dikt (bomull, skyer, fugl, sjøsprøyt)

Randi Nygård 2019
Installation, mirrors, birds, photo, wood and cotton, 120 x 72 x 36,5 cm.

Photo: Christian Tunge.

In the work Sikt, sjikt, dikt (bomull, skyer, fugl, sjøsprøyt) (Sight, layer, poem (cotton, clouds, bird, ocean spray)) I have been inspired by how clouds are formed, cotton is grown and how birds can live gliding in the sky for months without landing. The birds eat different living organisms that float around in the air, some of which live their entire lives inside clouds. These organisms also contribute to the formation of clouds, clouds cannot be formed without small particles that water vapour can attach to. Where there is a lot of plankton in the ocean, a lot of clouds are formed. Where cotton is grown, the ocean is often polluted because of the chemicals sprayed on the cotton and transported into the ocean with water from the fields. The areas dry up and the fish die.

Sikt, sjikt, dikt (bomull, skyer, fugl, sjøsprøyt)

Randi Nygård 2019
Installation, mirrors, birds, photo, wood and cotton, 120 x 72 x 36,5 cm.

Photo: Uli Holz

In German, the words for face, history and poetry resemble each other: Gesicht, Geschichte, Gedicht. If one removes the prefix ‘ge-‘, one is left with sicht, schichte, dicht, in Norwegian: sikt (sight), sjikt (layer), and tett (dense). The word poem (Gedicht) relates to densification. The German philosopher Husserl wrote that the moment we human beings perceive is such a densification of impressions. It lasts long enough for things to seem interlinked and short enough for us to connect to what is happening in front of us. We see movements as continuous and not divided, even if we blink our eyes. One assumes that animals can perceive moments as both faster and slower than us.

Sikt, sjikt, dikt (bomull, skyer, fugl, sjøsprøyt)

Randi Nygård 2019
Installation, mirrors, birds, photo, wood and cotton, 120 x 72 x 36,5 cm.

Photo: Uli Holz

If You Imagine Cutting the Universe into Pieces, the Different Parts Can Serve as Clocks for the Others 2 (Mountain, Cell, Flower, River, Clouds)

Randi Nygård 2013/ 2017

Mirrors, digital prints, steel 130 x 50 x 50 cm

Photo: Christian Tunge

The poetical can often not be rationally described and can only be experienced in meeting, in a densification. Is the way we perceive time fundamentally poetic? Some physicists are calculating whether time is something that comes into existence between things, and not a fundamental constant structure.

If You Imagine Cutting the Universe into Pieces, the Different Parts Can Serve as Clocks for the Others 2 (Mountain, Cell, Flower, River, Clouds)

Randi Nygård 2013/2017

Mirrors, digital prints, steel 130 x 50 x 50 cm

Hand over Flower 1

Randi Nygård 2018

Frottage, pastel on paper

64,5 x 47 cm

Photo: Christian Tunge

Hand over Flower 2

Randi Nygård 2018

Frottage, pastel on paper

64,5 x 47 cm

Hand over Flower 3

Randi Nygård 2018

Frottage, pastel on paper

64,5 x 47 cm

Photo: Christian Tunge

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