The Soil Repository is new land, equivalent to 1% of the total Copenhagen area. Before it became the Soil Repository it was ocean.
Then an iron fence was pounded into the ocean floor and thi filling began in two sections: one for clean soil and one for contaminated soil. After 8-9 years of filling it is now complete, lying on the outermost point of the Copenhagen Northern Harbour.
Throughout a year performance- and visual artist Nana Francisca Schottländer conducted research in and worked with the Soil Repository - and landscape in constant flux in a living choreography between soil, humans, machines and all the other forms of life, that come into being here.
Along the path other artists were invited into the dialogue with this hyper anthropocene landscape, and this became three interrelated projects: the exhibition HABITAT + in the Tunne Factory, the performance series Bodyscaping taking place at the actual Soil Repository
as part of Metropolis 21 and a publication published by Antipyrine.
HABITAT + Bodyscaping relates curiously and critically to the dynamics that shape a landscape like the Soil Repository and, through its different angles invites the audience to join into the research process.
Participating artists in the exhibition (alphabetically):
Ari Lin Sixten (sculpture)
Ingerlise Øllgaard (video)
Jakob Kirkegaard (sound and composition)
Lise Bjerre Schmidt (objects)
Marine Gastineau (photography)
Mikkel Ulriksen (video)
Nana Francisca Schottländer (curation and collaborations with the participating artists)
Produced by Metropolis 2021 and Supported by Bikubenfonden and Københavns Kommunes Billedkunstråd
Exhibition documentation: David Stjernholm
GEOPOLITICUS BIRTH, 2021
Nana Francisca Schottländer in collaboration with Mikkel Ulriksen
Textile print on polyester, traffic cones
Dimensions: 2,5 x 4 metres
SEDIMENT SAMPLE, 2021
Nana Francisca Schottländer in collaboration with Marine Gastineau
Digitally manipulated photographic collage
Textile print on polyester
Dimensions: 27 x 2,5 metres
HAUNTER AND TRANSIT
Ari Lin Sixten
Steel, polyester and acrylic
Dimensions: 160 x 50 x 30 centimetres
Nana Francisca Schottländer with workers and machines from the Soil Repository
150 tons of soil, shaped with Volvo dumpers
Dimensions: 15 x 20 metres
ET VOCES TERRAE I, II, III 2021
Jacob Kirkegaard and Nana Francisca Schottländer
3 compositions of field recordings made in the Soil Repository in 2020 and 2021
Duration: 18:12, 9:47 and 13:00 minutes
Nana Francisca Schottländer in collaboration with Lise Bjerre Schmidt
Compositions of material classifications from the sorting ground of the Soil Repository
Installed in the flooded moulding kanals in Tunnelfabrikken.
SOIL CYCLE, 2021
Nana Francisca Schottländer in collaboration with Ingerlise Øllgaard and
Mikkel Ulriksen (photographers) as well as performers from Bodyscaping.
Single channel video in loop
Duration: 33 minutes