A C N The Daughter of Air
Installation environment / Dimension variable / 2009 / Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
The phrase ‘daughter of the air’ was originally the working title of renowned fairy tale Little Mermaid by Danish poet Hans Christian Anderson in 1836, it was added by the author as a coda of the story.
Here, the Daughter Of Air entitled an environment visualized as groups of substances loosely and carefully composed in a small exhibition space. The arrangement includes neon lights, found objects, autonomous figures of children and animals, large pieces of plain glass, collections of cigarette butts, drawings, and the sight of summer trees through the windows.
As part of this environment, a pencil written text on a tiny thin wall shelf says:
‘It is not about things
you do not see,
it is about things that
you do not yet know’.
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