Commissioner: Danish Arts Foundation
Curator: Jacob Lillemose
Exhibitor: Uffe Isolotto
Step into a hyperrealistic world of unexpected drama. Set in a strange hybrid time period where elements from the historical past of Danish farm life blend with unfamiliar phenomena from the sci-fi future of a trans-human world, the drama revolves around a family of three. This is, however, no ordinary family, which is obvious from the moment you enter their home and encounter the inhabitants as you walk through the rooms containing their belongings, food, and working tools. But who is this family, and what has happened to them and the world they live in? This is not so obvious. The whole setting by Uffe Isolotto is haunted by a deep uncertainty. It is impossible to tell whether it is tragic or hopeful. Perhaps it is both? Does the family embody the complex and unsettling experience of going forward in today’s radically changing world? If so, the more general question becomes, do we seek refuge in who we were or do we look for escape routes in what we might become?