Storm and silence
graphic installation
2022
Photogravure print, sound, wood
The North Atlantic Lighthouse, Hanstholm
Storm and silence
graphic installation
2022
Photogravure print, sound, wood
The North Atlantic Lighthouse, Hanstholm
Storm and Silence – notes from the west, is a graphic installation by Munk & Jerichau, created for the Rescue House at the North Atlantic Lighthouse in Hanstholm. Here, the changeability and vulnerability of nature is zoomed in on. Sensuous attention and a photographic gaze are combined to explore phenomena and traces in the sea landscape – snapshots suspended in time through the camera lens and converted into graphic photographic prints – a technique that evokes a special texture and enhances the sensuous experience.

The focal point and delimitation of the project is an elongated plot of land that stretches 35 hectares, sandwiched between the North Sea to the west and main road 181 to the east. Inspired by the accompanying 130-year-old beach bailiff's salvage protocol, which has followed the family for several generations, Munk & Jerichau have, over several periods, registered and collected material such as notes and photographic recordings of nature's daily changes.

What is valuable to us today in the current situation of climate change, mutating viruses and ever-increasing stress? This place in the landscape, in nature to the west, seems like an important space to dive into and unfold. By keeping the focus on this demarcated area, the gaze is sharpened on the small and big changes in the sea, the sand and the light, forming a connection to something originally human, the history and a special primordial force.

The catalog Notes from the West, is a collection of poetic texts, notes, quotes and images that dive into several layers of the process by the sea.

About Munk and Jerichau:
The visual artists Birgitte Munk and Vibeke Jerichau are preoccupied with challenging the graphic space, the technique and the format, creating works and dialogue together.

Since 2020, Munk & Jerichau’s collaborative work has resulted in several joint graphic series and exhibitions that focus on photogravure and the installation of works in space / interaction with the space around them.

The works are made by Munk & Jerichau at Munk Print Lab in Aarhus.
Photogravure print on Hahnemühle.

Catalogue and work production are supported by:
Tækker & Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond
Sound
A sound work composed for the installation by Magnus Munk Tækker sharpens the experience of the works.
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