In twilight these ridiculous and exquisite things descendingly move among the people, gently and imperishably
March 15 – April 26, 2019
Sunday-S Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
E.E. Cummings, »The Rain is a handsome Animal«
With her new works she has created five geometric, monochrome aluminium-pieces in light-blue (RAL 5012) and pure white (RAL 9010). Their quadrangular shapes shift between symmetry and asymmetry. Due to their installation, a few centimeters away from the wall, and the resulting shadows, the intrinsically two-dimensional objects gain plasticity. As if Boschan, in the tradition of Blinky Palermo and Günther Förg, was reflecting upon the pictorialness of her objects respectively upon the objecthood of her pictures.
To some degree, this certainly holds true. Still, her Five forms (gently and imperishably) I–V possess yet another dimension. Even if they have been formed from the negative spaces of the portals, they confront the beholder roaming in the exhibition literally as planar and positive shapes. Space itself becomes an object and at the same time conveys its own potential pictorialness to the beholder.
Just like the works, the whole setting of the Copenhagen exhibition is constituted by symmetrical and asymmetrical architectural elements. The Five forms (gently and imperishably) I–V react to the spatial symmetries and asymmetries with an inversion of the respective dominating ratios. Through this interplay of space and form an area of tension is created. The interaction of symmetry and asymmetry dislocates the human dimension as individual spatial sensation and pushes it out of balance. Accordingly, in order to regain one’s own stance and position, the beholder is forced to realign him- or herself with the surrounding space.
Simultaneously, the particular colors of the pieces – light-blue and pure-white – establish a relation towards the ›clean‹ environment of the gallery as well as towards the open and opaque spaces of the portals. Like a white ground or a digital blue box, in which everything conceivable can be simulated, their pure chromaticity turns them into planes of projection for events and experiences, thereby transforming anything negative into its positive counterpart.
Text by: Hannah Eckstein