LEAP INTO THE VOID (HOMAGE TO YVES KLEIN)
H 63 x B 46 cm
Edition: 5 + 1 AP
The pine in the photograph was the last surviving tree from what was once Uranienborgskogen in Oslo- a significant pine forest that received park-like treatment with trails in the late 1700s. Today, there is no longer any physical memory of the forest. The crooked old pine tree that stood aside Camilla Colletts gate 4, was cut down on May 29, 2023, due to loose roots.
The artwork is referencing Yves Kleins photo montage Leap Into the Void (1960), where Klein throws himself from a building in a quiet alley and apparently levitates by his own power. In my photograph, a tree is caught (seemingly channelling Klein) performing the same gravity challenging feat.
Photo credits: Vegard Kleven/Høstutstillingen