It's an Airy Feeling (This Promise of Promotion)


Sound installation
4-channel sound composition, 7:17 min
Wings: Silk, cotton, foam, 250 cm/height

Installation view, It's an Airy Feeling
Installation view, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, 2021. Photo Niels Fabæk

Installation view, It's an Airy Feeling
Installation view, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, 2022. Photo David Stjernholm

In Its’ an Airy Feeling the audience is surrounded by over-sized, lightly hanging sculptural wings. The soundscape lets the listener into a both dreamy and urgent soundscape bridging speculative economics with lived bodily experience.

The all voice composition captures and reacts to what the artist experience as a constant promise of promotion found in public and political rhetoric and mood, which manifests as a persistent market oriented self-regulation risking to create an inconsistent state of being. The windy, breezy, blowing soundscape is combined with a script in two parts. One part directs itself to the current logics of speculative economics pushing to enhance the benefits of tomorrow and the other calls for a collective, airborne movement insisting on this very moment of lived presence.

And the wings – relating to the lived, bodily experience and at the same time adding to the dreamy sense in the space. They are upscaled wings of the arctic tern – the bird that migrates the longest, airborne and persevering, bound to it's route of bodily living while representing a human desire of 'taking of'.