Asbjørn Skou - Unsite (Book)
· Apx. 450,00 €
· Edition of 500.
· Printed by Narayana Press, Odder, DK.
· Year 2014.
· Published by Konnotation. New York, USA, 2014.
· 368 pages.
Text contributions by Søren Thilo Funder and Theis Wendt.
Graphic design by Kristina Kristensen & Peter Folkmar
Edited by Emilie Nilsson.
About the book
The publication has been designed as an (anti)archive facilitating connections between a number of
studies of the urban psycho-spheres. Asbjørn Skou juxtaposes inner and outer landscapes,
architecture, power, perception and memory, and the publication moves through an image landscape
of fragments from fictional places, synthetic topographies and unstable terrain. Through
collage, photography, text and documentation of interventions, Asbjørn Skou leads us on a journey
that examines the modern city’s blind spots and ruinous places in search of a place in constant
dissolution – a borderland between the utopian and dystopian.
About the artist
Asbjørn Skou is a visual artist based in Copenhagen. He was born in 1984 in Copenhagen and studied at the Academy of Art in Bremen, Germany. He works primarily with drawing, interventions in public space and site- and time-specific installations.
Asbjørn Skou´s work is documental, rooted in observation and intricate research, but he restates this research by assembling it in the fluctuating space between fact and fiction, and utilizing this as means, to generate a critique of contemporary historical and cultural constructions. He uses drawing, photos, found visual material, installation and projection, to create artwork that serves as a form of critical spatial research and communication.
His work is concerned with investigating the peripheral and hidden structures of actual spaces and discourse, and communicating these in attempts to navigate and negotiate their identity.