A site-specific installation consisting of 600 porcelain rods.
Kristine Tillge Lund’s MINDCRAFT project is a site-specific, material-based study.
Porcelain is commonly perceived as a precious material. The utilitarian porcelain objects that we use on a daily basis are often expensive and fragile; they are objects that we handle with care. This fragility, which is one of the most prominent and familiar qualities of porcelain, invites a particular behaviour in our day-to-day interactions with the material.
Fragility is also the key quality and the point of departure for this piece, which consists of 600 porcelain rods leaning against two opposite walls. The installation presents a fragile material in a precarious set-up. The rods are as tall as an average adult.
Every year, the exhibition attracts thousands of visitors, which makes it a perfect place to carry out an experiment aimed at tracking how the visitors’ behaviour is affected when they suddenly find themselves in an entire room that is precarious and fragile. How does it affect their movements and everyday behaviours such as walking, standing and gesticulating to be surrounded by all this fragility?
The long porcelain rods were extruded and then dried slowly while being adjusted daily, before they were finally fired at Tommerup Keramiske Værksted on the Danish island of Funen.
Kristine Tillge Lund B. 1973, ceramist
In her work, Kristine Tillge Lund explores clay and ceramics as phenomena. Kristine sees ceramics as a ubiquitous material that evokes different emotions and associations depending on the context where it appears. She undertakes critical studies of the material properties of ceramics as well as its social and historical context and interprets it in tangible, visual objects.
2006-2008: Royal College of Art, London
1998-2001: The Danish Design School, Bornholm (now The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Bornholm)
2013: Galerie Maria Lund, group exhibition, Paris
2013: Copenhagen Ceramics, solo exhibition, Copenhagen
2012: Toves galleri, solo exhibition, Copenhagen
Selected grants and honours
2012: The Biennale for Craft and Design 2013, nominated for the Biennale Prize, Copenhagen
2012: Annie & Otto Detlefs Keramikpris
2012: Working bursary, Danish Arts Foundation