Anja Korsgaard with her work be yond guilt at the Hirtshals BunkerLove Festival 2014. Photo by Chris Brock
The Magic Mandorla performance will be presented at Pilgrim Mors, May 25th, 2018.
Anja Korsgaard orchestrated the Magic Mandorla for the Danish Cultural Summit 2017 in collaboration with Andrew Zealey and Rikke Steen Mapstone.
Be yond guilt
Artist Anja Korsgaard created the work Ondskyld/ be yond guilt for the Rainbow Bunkerlove Festival 2014 in Hirtshals and since ‘Ceremony for bunkers’ in 2016 it has been exhibited at The Art Centre Silkeborg Bad by the bunker museum. It was part of Ceremony for bunkers in Silkeborg Bad on the 29th of October, 2016, which was a part of the KK44 Festival program.
Anja is also participating in BunkerLove’s transformation into an art project.
Experienced and observing exterior, as well as inner tensions between light and dark, good and bad, strength and weakness, courage and dejection are the outlines in the basic essence, that permeate motives and atmosphere. Voluntary and involuntary transformations in human life and mind. The changeability of reality.
Anja Korsgaard was born in 1974 and lives on Mors – the island where she was born. She was part of the EU-supported pilot project ‘Experience Growth, Talent Course’, working with the development and promotion of artists and their art. See www.anjakorsgaard.dk
How does a war begin? How does it end? Who is guilty of it, who is to blame? Who is spreading guilt/blame? On the basis of WW2 I try to find the root of the guilt/blame of the guilty/blamed. Executioners’ guilt. Hitler’s guilt. The guilt he gave and the blame he got. I am beginning to understand how guilt/blame built up. And the importance of forgiving guilt/blame. Stop guilt/blame. Release guilt/blame. the guilt/blame of others and the guilt/blame of one self. The intentional guilt/blame risen from own will or pressure and the guilt/blame grown from painful events. There is always the possibility to find guilt/blame and let it continue its way around the world. Guilt/blame changes direction and goal depending on time, place and culture. It shrinks here and grows there. We pass the buck among each other. There are no excuse for guilt/blame. We have nourished guilt/blame. Set in order. Measured and placed it with the purpose of letting the guilty/blamed ones feel it, get it under their skin with the potential possibility to burst into new waves of guilt and blame sweeping over the world.
We who take it. We who get it. We who give it. Can we allow and learn to transform and eliminate guilt/blame? Are we able to? Do we dare? Do we want to? and how is it done?
With the project “ONDSKYLD – be yond guilt” I work on getting beyond guilt. Mine. Yours. Our.
“ONDSKYLD – be yond guilt” was exhibited at the Rainbow BunkerLove Festival 2014 in Hirtshals, and further in Furreby and Mors. Since 2016, the surviving tree has been planted outside the Bunker Museum in Silkeborg, where it can be experienced in grand surroundings.
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