Project Description

  • Megafossil
  • Trine Søndergaard & Nicolai Howalt
  • year: 2012-2013
  • edition 3: 140 x 100 cm / edition 5: 140 x 100 cm (paper edition)
  • silkscreen on wood / paper edition
  • In this joint piece, Trine Søndergaard and Nicolai Howalt focus on the living mega-fossil Kongeegen — the King’s Oak. This tree stands in the woods by Jægerspris north of Copenhagen and is somewhere between 1500 and 1800 years old. Large serigraph prints show parts and sections of the huge and ancient tree stretching skywards, while a small box on the wall holds a twig from the tree itself. Pulling the tree out of its historical and natural environment, the artists point to the shifting status of living materials as they become preserved historical objects in a museum. Megafossil was originally made for the group exhibition Shaped by Time in the prehistoric collection of the National Museum of Denmark, 2012. A catalogue in English has been published by Revolver Verlag. Edited by Milena Hoegsberg.

Installation views

Trine Søndergaard & Nicolai Howalt, Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, 2012

Trine Søndergaard & Nicolai Howalt, The National Museum of Denmark, 2012

Trine Søndergaard & Nicolai Howalt, The National Museum of Denmark, 2012

Trine Søndergaard & Nicolai Howalt, Kunsthal Nord, 2013

  • Megafossil
  • Trine Søndergaard & Nicolai Howalt
  • year: 2012-2013
  • edition 3: 140 x 100 cm / edition 5: 140 x 100 cm (paper edition)
  • silkscreen on wood / paper edition
  • In this joint piece, Trine Søndergaard and Nicolai Howalt focus on the living mega-fossil Kongeegen — the King’s Oak. This tree stands in the woods by Jægerspris north of Copenhagen and is somewhere between 1500 and 1800 years old. Large serigraph prints show parts and sections of the huge and ancient tree stretching skywards, while a small box on the wall holds a twig from the tree itself. Pulling the tree out of its historical and natural environment, the artists point to the shifting status of living materials as they become preserved historical objects in a museum. Megafossil was originally made for the group exhibition Shaped by Time in the prehistoric collection of the National Museum of Denmark, 2012. A catalogue in English has been published by Revolver Verlag. Edited by Milena Hoegsberg.