An optical fibre sculpture of cosmic dimensions.
MARE TRANQUILLITATIS – the title of this optical fibre sculpture of cosmic dimensions refers to a lunar mare that is situated within the Tranquillitatis basin on the Moon. Very slowly and barely perceptible, this work takes on varying hues of yellow and white, creating the strange and poetic impression that the work is actually breathing, imitating the sensation that the moon is actually alive in the night sky.
Astrid Krogh b. 1968, textile designer
Astrid Krogh works mainly with textile and light in an intriguing interplay with patterns, ornamentation and textile craftsmanship. Usually, Astrid Krogh works on a large scale that gives the patterns and the light a physical presence. She strives to challenge and apply new materials and technologies in her field, and her works usually contain an element of change or subtle surprise. Natural phenomena, light and the inherent change in all living things over time are recurring features in her work. She draws inspiration from the great fundamentals, such as the changing character of daylight in the Nordic region over the course of a day, or the recurring patterns of change and shifts from season to season.
1997: The Danish Design School, (now the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – The School of Design)
Grants and honours
2012: Knud V. Engelhardts Mindelegat
2008: Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal
2002: Three-year working scholarship from the Danish Arts Foundation
2013: Public Commission, New Karolinska Solna University Hospital, Stockholm
2012: Public Commission, 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati, Ohio
2010: Public Commission Halden Prison, Norway
2009: Public Commission, Maasland Hospital, the Netherlands
2007: “Lightfall”, 2 x 14-metre optic fibre tapestry, NRGI Aarhus, Denmark
2003: “Polytics”, 3 x 8-metre neon tapestry, the Danish Parliament, Copenhagen
2001: Untitled, 4 x 14-metre stainless steel and neon weaving, Mærsk Data, Denmark
2011: Design Miami/Basel, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris
2010: MINDCRAFT10, Danish Crafts, Milan
2006: “Ideal House”, Cologne Furniture Fair, Cologne, Germany
2004: 11th Int’l Triennial of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland
2002: “Tapestries”, Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen
Danish Arts Foundation, ‘Ornament’, ‘Circle Light’
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati, ‘Lightmail’