About the Artwork

Regitze Engelsborg Karlsen is convinced that we urgently need to restart our partnership with the landscape and its materials through new narratives. We have always made myths about the landscape and invented stories about giants who throw stones. The artist believes we now need to develop new dreams and stories about and in the landscape. Can we create new stories? Can we bring the fantasy, the dreams bag into our local landscape?

The first circuit we learned to control was the carbon cycle. Understanding mathematics, chemistry and physics enabled us to change our surroundings and the landscape around us. Can we practice understanding the change of landscape by connecting us to the raw material extraction?

The work examines how we can create new contact with the body of the landscape, through its materials and encounter with the body of the sculpture.

Reactivity is featured with the support of the Danish Arts Foundation.

Year: 2017

Copyright the artist. Photo: © Nick Turpin


Gravel and limestone on canvas


Approximately 200 x 90 x 80 cm

Artist Biography

Regitze Engelsborg Karlsen

Regitze Engelsborg Karlsen is educated in 2018 from the Jutland Art Academy and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Karlsen’s work is based on a larger study of landscapes and raw materials through sculptures: The ideas of landscapes, the production of raw materials and the body of the sculpture, a meeting between reality, aesthetics and form. Her practices focus on biopolitics, ‘eco-feminism’ and ‘new materialism’. The human relationship with geology and the various organic processes and energy fields that exist in everyday materials. Investigating the tension between aesthetics and nature, studying landscapes as a form of documents and raw materials as archives of time and environmental impact. http://regitzeengelsborgkarlsen.dk