The Informal Monument
(Praun & Guermouche)
Book release and exhibition
Johan Willner & Peo Olsson
Opening Friday 8 December kl 17.00-21.30
With live music
The artist duo Willner - Olsson consists of Johan Willner and Peo Olsson. They have been collaborating since 2015, on long-term projects focusing on the landscape and its changes. Based on aspects such as democracy, activism and history, the work aims to illuminate processes of change that lie hidden in plain sight.
“The Informal Monument” highlights the shape of an often-overlooked player on the field: the heap. Deceptively modest in appearance, it is the bearer of greater meaning than first meets the eye. With the heap as a centre point, a hub, the duo use photography, film and sculpture to explore the act of looking and the perception of form and perspective.
As a result of human actions and gravity, a triangle and circle emerge with the heap’s genesis. Essential shapes that form the basis of the duo´s investigations. This basic architectural shape has the durability to represent one of the oldest, and the most decisive, proofs of human presence on our planet. The heap reflects its place and temporality, through existing in the intersection between nature and culture, where it contributes to our historiography. The heap serves as an informal monument reminding us of our impact on nature.
The exhibition will be open during the weekend 8-10 December.