under plough. lies land. BENEATH SKY.

Under plov. Ligger land. Under himmel.

Faaborg Museum, Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Ribe Kunstmuseum og Den Hirschsprungske Samling

Jordforbindelser - Dansk maleri 1780-1920 og det antropocæne landskab.


The site-specific work Under Plough. Lies Land. Beneath Sky. is part of Down to Earth - Danish Painting 1780-1920 and the Anthropocene Landscape, a traveling exhibition created in a collaboration between Faaborg Museum, Fuglsang Art Museum, Ribe Art Museum og The Hirschsprung Collection. The exhibition centres around climate change and the relationship between man and nature in a historical perspective. The exhibition presents landscape paintings by Danish artists such as C.W. Eckersberg and Vilhelm Hammershøi, who interpreted the changing landscapes and thus contributed to the story of man's imprints on nature. New works by Camilla Berner and Rune Bosse brings contemporary artistic perspectives to the debate about climate and view on nature in the traveling exhibition.

Camilla Berner’s contribution to Earth Connections is an exploration of the specific landscapes surrounding the four museums and more generally an exploration of the way we understand nature. The focus is on plants that grow in the areas connected to the museums - plants like Common Broom and Common Reed that have begun to behave invasively. None of the four areas have been “under plough”, meaning that they haven’t been cultivated by man, but imprints from man’s actions are anyway present in the landscapes. Part of the reason for the invasive behavior of the plants are the increased amount of nitrogen and the temperature rises, both of which are connected to the climate changes that man has a big share of responsibility for.

Berner has created a pavillon that is formed specifically for each of the four exhibitions. It is set up in the landscape surrounding the museum. The roof and walls of the pavillon is thatched with plants collected in the area. For each exhibition a photograph of the plant collection is exhibited inside the museum accompanied by a display case showing the biology of the plant.

A book has been made in connection with the traveling exhibition: Jordforbindelser

With generous support from: The Obel Family Foundation, Vadehavscentret, The Danish Art Workshops (SVK), Det Classenske Fideicommis, Naturstyrelsen (afd. Fyn/Svanninge Bakker)


Faaborg Museum
Fuglsang Kunstmuseum
Ribe Kunstmuseum
Statens Værksteder for Kunst