Solo exhibition

Video installation and large scale photographic prints exhibited in the garden of Liselund

Created in collaboration with photographers Thomas G. Bagge and Mikkel Ulriksen

Produced by Metropolis

For Liselund Laboratorium Møn


December 2021 - January 2022

Every month throughout one year, Nana Francisca Schottländer has been visiting the garden of Liselund and the surrounding landscapes to explore how a human body can meet, exchange and shape mutual expressions with the unique phenomena of each season. The body is a tool and the skin a membrane where worlds and entities meet, where life exchanges with life; tree and body, water and skin, flesh and rock, light and darkness, penetrating the cultivated 'image' of the garden to meet the life unfolding there on its own terms, body to body.

Sympoiesis means co-creation, and the work consists of a creational moment where human and more-than-human meet in synthesis and new exposures.

In collaboration with Thomas G. Bagge these embodied encounters with the landscape have been documented in video and photos, where the contours of the garden and the body merge in symbiotic form and the body becomes another sculptural feature of the landscape. The material is installed as a 5 channel video installation in a hothouse in the garden and a series of large scale photographs, placed where they were taken in the landscape throughout the year. Together they forma a journey through the life of the garden, the seasonal transformations and multiples exchanges between a human body and the manifold bodies of the landscape. 

Video teaser for Sympoiesis, filmed and edited in collaboration with Thomas G. Bagge


Exhibition documentation by Thomas G. Bagge