In The Window: Olof Nimar | The wind makes curves of the lines

In The Window: Olof Nimar | The wind makes curves of the lines

4th June – 4th August

The wind makes curves of the lines consists of six photographs installed directly onto the gallery window panes, a technique that is predominately used by shops to increase their visibility while simultaneously making the shops interior invisible. This leads me to think about the way architects often seem to ignore or forget to imagine the human need for protection and reassurance. And how, as you walk through the city, you notice that balconies and larger glass sections are often decorated with fabrics in order to protect from prying eyes and sunlight.

‘Hanging’ in the gallery’s windows, photographs depicting grid-patterned tablecloths partly block out the view inside. An interest in these tablecloths emerged when, for obvious reasons, I had to work at home in my kitchen. Initially I made paintings of various fruits that sat on a checkered tablecloth, the pattern of the fabric became an aid that guided me forward. David Foster Wallace describes how in tennis there are rarely straight lines, instead the player has to imagine how the wind affects the ball and creates curves in the court lines.

The exhibition is part of Copenhagen Photo Festival 2020