- Trine Søndergaard
- year: 2021
- edition 3: 150 x 200 cm / edition 5: 110 x 146 cm / 60 x 80 cm
- archival pigment print
The quiet, sensitive and restrained are expressive qualities that permeate Trine Søndergaard’s oeuvre in general. In Arkivalia you can sense the outlines and textures of the textiles enveloped in the translucent wrapping tissue. The fragility is palpable. As gradients of white, the artifacts appear further delicate, seemingly not even able to withstand our direct gaze. With this maneuver, Søndergaard draws attention to where the items currently belong: in a historical collection, specifically at Greve Museum, which has generously given the artist access to its collection. When choosing to preserve something, you assign it a certain value of meaning. And this is interesting as it implies a presumption of inaccessibility in the future, as an observation of what lies dormant in the object: “It just waits for posterity”.