CATALOGUE FOR ULTIMATE IMPACT
The exhibition Ultimate Impact explores the history, substance and multiple attitudes in relation to Nordic art culture.
In Ultimate Impact, the boundaries between art, design and art craft co-exist. For this exhibition, a range of 33 photographers, artists, writer, craft people, and designers were curated into five themes: Fantasy, Exoticism, Silence, Ragnarok and Baroque: A playful and animated reality, which include both the broader perception of what Nordic aesthetics is.
I was editor in chief of the exhibition catalogue for Ultimate Impact. From concept development, editing process to the final proofreading. Furthermore, I contributed to the catalogue, with an essay on Fantasy: “Crafting Fantasy”.
“In educational contexts, playfulness is described as an autotelic activity, hence the goal of playing is play itself. Art can also be such a sanctuary. A holistic system existing on its own terms, which free of outside demands. The fantasy genre has playfulness as an inherent premise. To disappear into a universe where the well-known transforms and mutates. It may looks like a flight from reality, but perhaps these parallel universes offer space for new trajectories of thought.”