Det handler (ikke) om [It's (not) about]

2015

Installation

Wooden staircase, measuring: height 280 cm x width bottom 540 cm x width top 340 cm
Audio, duration: 5:34 min, loop

Installation made specifically for Viborg Kunsthal's East Wing - for the exhibition Handlingens resonans [The resonance of action]. An exhibition made on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of women’s right to vote in Denmark, in which gender and political positioning are the central questions and in which action and today’s feminism are taken into account.

The shape of this wooden staircase—whose lower steps are wider than the upper—is intended to demonstrate a hierarchical gesture in the space; fewer and fewer people fit the higher it goes. Thus mirroring the “invisible” forms of discrimination perpetrated by the architecture surrounding us.

On the top step are two sets of headphones playing the sound piece It’s not about my gender, it’s about my hand [Det handler ikke om mit køn, det handler om min hånd] (2015): a text written and spoken by the artist.

Read text about the exhibition here.

Staircase with listeners

Listen to the sound piece with subtitles here:

Voice and text: Marie Thams, Sound production: Audio expertise

Exhibitions