Period & Style
We visit the Danish poet, writer and artist Morten Søkilde in his Copenhagen studio, where he talks about his fascination with the world of miniatures.
In Søkilde's studio time seems to stand still. Like Pippi Longstocking, Morten Søkilde (b. 1974) is a thing-finder, collecting stuff from all over, using it to create worlds of miniatures. For Søkilde art means working with the society's remnants. Miniatures stimulate the imagination in a powerful way, creating memories and worlds of dreams. As information is concentrated, Søkilde states, "miniatures are the refuge of the great." They mime something which one does not see at first - creating a poetic universe of their own. Furthermore, Søkilde finds that we live in the great social epoch. "We are very stimulated. We exchange a lot. The downside is perhaps that things don't have time to mature." In opposition to this, art is a space which is not about producing or already knowing the answers. It is about stillness and reflection. In that sense, Søkilde's studio mirrors his art. In the middle of a buzzing city, it creates small moments of being.
Morten Søkilde was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner
Camera: Jakob Solbakken
Produced by: Jakob Solbakken and Marc-Christoph Wagner, 2012.
Recorded on December 7th, 2012.
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
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