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"Translating: Denmark to Boston, an Installation by Line Bruntse and Andy Mauery"
2001-03-07 until 2001-03-31
Boston, MA, USA

This exhibit is part of an ongoing project begun in Denmark in the summer of 2000, with the exhibit Sammenfojning/Connecting. Line is from Denmark originally, now Boston, and Andy is from Bangor, Maine. The first exhibit included a collaborative installation as well as separate works, all of which were created at the Erik Nyholm Foundation studio during a 7 week stay. The works are based on documenting and collecting, combining data and experience, much like the process of mapping, but with a 3 dimensional outcome in the gallery. At the time of writing this, installation as well as audio and video will make up Translating: Denmark to Boston at Mobius.

Line Bruntse - What am I doingNULL

I ask myself sitting in Andy's Maine loft while it is getting dark outside. We are talking about our upcoming installation at Mobius and have decided to record our individual thoughts as they concern the project at this point.

In my case I am using systems and organization to interpret and understand my place. Breaking things down into their minute details (such as my preferred stretch of beach) is a way of actively rooting myself to a location. In this way I let the physical evidence of this process become a way to share perception, but also to anchor myself in time and place for lack of a place to call home.

The systems involved in my translating the unseen aspects of place into physical form, become a product of a mapping process gone astray. By its nature, this organizing, and sorting, of evidence provides a visual anchoring point in the exhibit.

Andy Mauery - Early November notes:

I come to Boston several times a year, and the roads coming into and around South Boston and Fort Point are never the same. I am unable to get a clear fix on many landmarks, the construction zones keep moving. So for me, this city which should be a solid (Puritan) rock, is a lively shifting system of levels; when I get to my destination I feel accomplished to have found it, and surprised that despite all the surrounding changes I find the place itself THE SAME, RECOGNIZABLE.

My mind looks for a sense of home or place through people: exchange. I want to hear stories, watch faces, witness how people construct or ignore the slender moments of their day. Boston seems to me to be: educated . expensive . people offer up information about where they're from . quietly urban - no need to run you down in self important pedestrian warfare . not many good drivers.

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