8000 Aarhus C
& Vik Prjonsdottir
The installation takes 19th century principles of spatial decoration as a jumping-off point to explore relations between technologies of production and production of subjects. Today, through the lens of late modernity, the aesthetic choices of the 19th century appear archaic; like leftover scraps from a time where social relations were ingrained in dust ridden, musty, and excessively decorated interiors.
IN PRODUCTION juxtaposses this domestic ideology with another product of the 19th century, psychoanalysis, and its quest to peel away the layers of repression that hide the human unconscious.
Maibritt Borgen, based in Brooklyn, New York, is a PhD candidate in the History of Art Department at Yale University. Theresa Himmer, based in Reykjavik and New York, is a visual artist and architect. Vik Prjonsdottir is an Icelandic design collective whose love for indeginous sheep wool results in avant-garde redefinition of the knitted product. The collaboration explores the intersection between spatial relations, design and aesthetic theory. The project began in the summer of 2012 and explores traditional techniques of production, taking Aarhus Possementfabrik, which used to be located where LYNfabrikken is today, as a starting point.
The exhibition is realized in collaboration with Ege and supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Nordisk Kulturfond and The Art Council in Aarhus.