Project Description

  • Borgherre
  • Trine Søndergaard
  • year: 2019-2020
  • archival pigment print
  • For her Borgherre series Trine Søndergaard has photographed a collection of Borgherre apples, one of the oldest varieties in Denmark that has existed since the 18th century that still grow in the grounds of Gammel Holtegaard – a gallery north of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Trine Søndergaard has picked the apples, taken them to her studio, then photographed them over the course of a year, always at the same time of day – the time when there is least shadow.Trine Søndergaard uses the series to explore the transformations enacted by time itself. The photographic works chart an almost cinematic development, from the crisp, ripe apples to their puckered remains. Søndergaard’s withering apples can also be seen as a contemporary take on the still life, a genre that emerged during the Baroque as a symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death and decay.The Borgherre series was a part of Trine Søndergaard’s solo exhibition “Nearly Now” at Gammel Holtegaard February 5 – April 5 2021.
  • Borgherre
  • Trine Søndergaard
  • year: 2019-2020
  • archival pigment print
  • For her Borgherre series Trine Søndergaard has photographed a collection of Borgherre apples, one of the oldest varieties in Denmark that has existed since the 18th century that still grow in the grounds of Gammel Holtegaard - a gallery north of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Trine Søndergaard has picked the apples, taken them to her studio, then photographed them over the course of a year, always at the same time of day – the time when there is least shadow.Trine Søndergaard uses the series to explore the transformations enacted by time itself. The photographic works chart an almost cinematic development, from the crisp, ripe apples to their puckered remains. Søndergaard’s withering apples can also be seen as a contemporary take on the still life, a genre that emerged during the Baroque as a symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death and decay.The Borgherre series was a part of Trine Søndergaard's solo exhibition "Nearly Now" at Gammel Holtegaard February 5 - April 5 2021.