This site gathers a select collection of artworks and projects by the Danish artist Anja Franke

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InstantHERLEV institute is an exhibition-making organization for artistic research and site-specific projects founded and directed by Anja Franke

Scandinavia, 2005

Scandinavia

Shown in the group exhibition “Konsthandverk 2005” arranged by Craft Sweden, Röda Sten Cultural Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Materials: Sweaters, carpet and wallpaper made from woolly fleece featuring serigraphic prints showing an ice flower motif. Foundry sheet-metal painted yellow, MDF, neon lighting, sound from ceiling-mounted speakers, mirror, and iron rack.

Dimensions: 5 m long, 1,5 m wide, 2,5 m high, 10 modules.

SCANDINAVIA is a ‘passage’ or corridor reconstructing themes from Scandinavian culture. The corridor displays Nordic artisan traditions, popular Nordic themes and modernistic Scandinavian architecture contrasting with visual and architectural icons. The felt sweaters are copies of the famous Icelandic wool sweaters. The corridor was positioned near Gothenburg’s Scandinavian harbor, under the highway overpass moving traffic to Norway.