OUT IN THE OPEN In Situ / Painting, Large Scale Installations and more. Malene Landgreen. Projects 2003-2013
contributing authors: Naja Marie Aidt, Thorbjørn Bechmann, Maria Gadegaard, Carsten Juhl, Vibeke Petersen og Katya Sander. This volume offers a unique perspective on Malene Landgreens's In Situ / Painting and Large Scale Installation. The book contains several six-page gatefolds-presenting the artist's rendering in a size, that allows readers to appreciate in detail Landgreen's Work
The painting is folded out from the wall; the wall is folded out into the space. The conception of another space inside the space, which is a part of the art but also a part of the house, a part of the street, a part of life. The potential space, which is adumbrated in the shifting between light and dark in the painting's and the wall’s surfaces and the time that it takes the senses and the body to understand. The space that is folded around both viewer and work, in a game of possibilities that is not redeemed until the viewer steps into the space. The work becomes gestated upon the viewer's entry and the potential is designated within the contours of a game, where the reciprocal work-, viewer- and artist- relationships manifest themselves as tangible interchanges, transpiring right on the spot.