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Lagnefeldt, Kerstin (2006) Konstlandskap. Other thesis, SLU.

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Abstract – What is an exhibition hall? – How do you create tension between art and nature? – Why should an exhibition hall be situated in the country side; would that add to the experience? – What are the conditions of exhibiting contemporary art? These are some of the questions I first asked myself when I came to work with this project on an exhibition hall outside Kivik, Österlen. These questions brought me to new places, meetings and ideas. The team working actively to realize this project, calls it "Art by the Sea". The team has been working with the project since 2001 . Their vision is to create a new,internationally known exhibition hall with "spectacular buildings in a grandiose landscape", preferably overlooking the sea. They found Bergdala farm, which corresponds to their requirements. The architect student Anna Belfrage and I became interested in the project and our aim has been to produce a proposal for buildings and landscape for this new exhibition hall. The site, Bergdala farm, is perched on top of a hill. From the highest peak there is a marvellous view of the sea. The farm comprises extensive fields, woods and pastures, both dense and open landscape in dramatic topography. You can find remains from the Stone Age on the property. In this work the reader will follow the working process, which starts with my early questions. I looked for answers on study trips, in interviews and literature. I needed to find out what a contemporary exhibition hall can be; whether a "beautiful" landscape really matters; how the artists prefer to exhibit their work and what the demands on the outside milieu are etc. The reference studies brought me to places in the region of Öresund and to Spain, to galleries and studios where I interviewed people who work with art in different ways. The investigation results in reflections on the different objects and interviews. I discuss in what way they have inspired me and how I could bring that to Bergdala. The studies helped me to create a platform from where Anna Belfrage and I together could establish a vision of the activities of the exhibition hall, bearing in mind the conditions of the site. The ideas were developed and concretized into our mutual concept. My process ends in a proposal where I apply this concept on the landscape. It is a new layer on top of the existing landscape; a directed motion, which takes the visitor out on an exciting walk in the landscape.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: landscape, landskap, art, konst, landart, Kivik, landskapsarkitektur
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. Landscape Architecture
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Kerstin Lagnefeldt
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:56
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/2056

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