Solo exhibition, June 1 – September 11 2022 at Augustenborg_project

Opening reception Saturday June 11th 2022 at 14.00-17.00

In Imprint, SIIKU’s new solo exhibition for Augustenborg_Project, the Danish/Greenlandic artist duo focuses on the human imprint upon nature in the context of the current challenge of the climate crisis.

For Imprint, SIIKU takes inspiration from biomimicry (biomimetics) and using prints of ice blocks with frozen acrylic as a working method, the artists relinquish control of the melting process, letting nature to be a co-creator of the artworks. SIIKU thus works in stark contrast to a world in which humans try to tame nature for their own benefit.

The works speak for themselves with a melancholy aesthetic expression in video, painting and installation. The ice used for the prints contains water from the port of Copenhagen and Arresø, as well as the Greenlandic ice sheet, mixed with industrial acrylic paint from China. The result is a creation stemming from the contrasts inherent in The SIIKU Manifesto, which the artists use as a creative compass in their practice.

Imprint reminds us once again that across social strata, gender, religion, age and ethnicity we may not be in the same boat, but we are in the same storm. We are all important little pieces in a complex puzzle when it comes to finding new ways to repair our relationship with the natural world and each other.