if you give me the mountains i will ask for the sea - curated by jakob jensen


matti blind
               ingo gerken 
                                carsten gliese
                                                    sofia hultén 
                                                                     jakob jensen 
                                                                                        wolfgang plöger
                                                                       lucy powell 
                                              egill sæbjörnsson
                         wolf von kries 
tilman wendland




from 26 september – 1 november 2008.
opening thursday, 25. september 2008, 5-8 pm


peter lav PHOTO GALLERY has invited one of its Danish artists, Jakob Jensen, to 

curate a group exhibition. The purpose of the exhibition is to introduce new 

foreign artists, all of whom are installation artists, to the Copenhagen art scene. 

Jakob Jensen’s object is to show their alternative approaches to the photographic 



The way the installation artists employ the photographic medium is just as 

diverse as the individual artists. The medium is adapted to the project, and often 

the artifice is very simple, even though it turns everything upside down. The 

exhibition title points to man’s perpetual dissatisfaction with what he has and to 

his enquiring spirit. Once having experienced one thing, curiosity drives us towards 

the next thing and the next one indefinitely.


The participating artists change the motif, turn it on its head, reflect it in human 

relations, the whole time attempting to broaden the framework for understanding, 

and to confuse the viewer in order to pave the way for alternative ways of 

understanding the surrounding world.


Installation artists employ the photograph as documentation, as a frame of 

reference, for counting and recording, in order to portray the personal, the general, 

the political, the historically important, the overlooked and the photographic 

medium itself. The role of the viewer is often in focus. The pictures can be found on 

the internet, in books and in magazines, and they can be borrowed from history 

archives. They can shoot them themselves, hire a photographer or collect them from 

private persons, find them in the street and take pictures of them. They can be cut 

and torn across, glued together, printed at home, attached to a mail or enclosed in 

a letter, turned into posters, thrown off balconies and planes, turned into sculptures, 

crumpled up, animated, double exposed, projected on each other and on a particular 

building or surface, run over, printed on a t-shirt, tattooed on the skin and described 

only in words. All forms are open.


Matti Blind (DE) combines historical graffiti slogans and found photographs of white 

houses, assembled in a slide show and shown in video form on a white television. 

Ingo Gerken (DE) lets a tripod capture the motif in motion instead of capturing the 

camera. A cloud in the distance becomes part of a sculptural performance, like a 

sudden implosion spiriting the camera away from the tripod, placing it inside the 

viewer. Carsten Gliese (DE) creates light sculptures frozen in three-dimensional 

spaces. Through photo and text, Sofia Hultén (SE) depicts the wish to move an 

object through the power of imagination. Jakob Jensen (DK) has found an album 

cover showing in an almost voodoo-like manner a transformation between an 

ordinary girl and her music idol. Wolfgang Plöger (DE) has “cropped” all of Google’s 

images resulting from one particular search and fixed them in book form. Lucy 

Powell (UK) depicts sheep’s ability to remember, just like human beings, “the faces” 

of their friends. In his video installation, Egill Sæbjörnsson (IS) allows us to have a 

look at a certain object from different angles, even though neither object nor viewer 

is in motion. Wolf von Kries (DE) has juxtaposed isles and puddles of water as perfect 

positives and negatives of each other. Tilman Wendland (DE) always employs the 

movement of paper as a sculptural element, and he shows a magazine-like graphical 

work in which photo and paper refer to the idioms of well-known architects.


the exhibition is supported by the Danish Arts Counsil




for further information please contact the gallery


Best regards


Peter Lav



Carl Jacobsen Vej 16, entrance 6, floor 3, DK-2500 Valby
(+45) 28 80 23 98



Matti Isan Blind  Found Footage  dvd video 2007


Ingo Gerken Cloud on tripod (no.2) lightjet print 2008


Carsten Gliese  Tür II  70x46,5cm  C-print on Dibond  2004


Sofia Hultén  "Immovable Object/Unstoppable Force"  photo and text in frame  2005


Jakob Jensen  Tanyatuckerbibijoanpedersen  record cover with rolex replica watches text  found object  2008



Wolfgang Plöger  9-11  three books cheap rolex replica collecting a Google image search on "9-11"  2007


Lucy Powell  Memory of Sheep  series of 50 photo portraits of cheap breitling replica sheep  slide projection  2007


Egill Sæbjörnsson  Cardboardbox  video cardboard and sound  2007


Wolf von Kries  Islands and Puddles  3 photographs and maps 50x60cm 


Tilman Wendland  Ohne Titel  magazine  2006



chaotic resonance patterns in excitable media - curated by jakob jensen and ingo gerken



opening friday 20. june 2008

19h - open end



“chaotic resonance patterns in excitable media”








21. –- 25.06. 2008 

daily 15h –18h



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Theoretisch  ist alles relativ. Praktisch ergibt sich daraus tiefe Schönheit. Nebenbei entstehen endlose Muster und fortlaufende Möglichkeitsformen. Würden etwa 47 Ausstellungsbesucher im WestGermany gemeinsam ein- und ausatmen, würde die  Tropfmaschine von Troels Sandegaard eine große Wärmflasche voller Schwitzwasser aus der Raumluft filtern. Würde die Erde sich drehen, müßte Tobias Colliers Abflußlinstallation ein Foucault`sches Pendel sein, doch sie steht lediglich als kosmologische Konstante zu Einsteins Irrtum mit der Ausdehnung des Universums. Hätte Google recht, wäre Jakob Jensens antimaterielles Himmelstuch mit Sicherheit größer als die Stadtfäche Berlins, und würde dennoch in einen gewöhnlichen Eimer passen. Und sollte Stefan Schuster tätsächlich alle Varianten finden können, um durch eine selbstgebaute Skulptur zu kriechen (und sie so quasi vollkommen zu durchdringen), könnte man vielleicht daraus am Ende gar einen perfekten Algorithmus ableiten.




Mittwoch, 25. Juni: Finnissage mit Balkonprogramm:


20.30h: Halbfinale auf Leinwand

22.30h: „A Snake On A Tree (Text as Image. Image as Text)“

Eine internationale Künstlervideo-Selection curated by Marco Antonini, New York

Mit Arbeiten von: Roberto Ago, Cecilia Bonilla, Joshua Callaghan, Wojciech Gilewicz, Pernille With Madsen, Chris Moukarbel, Ana Prvacki, Moira Ricci, Lucia Uni, Virginie Yassef, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries.







stefan Schuster  moving through complex structures  video loop  berlin 2006



Stefan Schuster (*1968)

past: Pimp My Walls, Berlin

recent: Freunde Und Bekannte, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin

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tobias collier  cosmological constant  2008  bath plug, chain


Tobias Collier (*1972)

past: Trace du Sacre / Centre Pompidou, Paris

recent: On Your Marks / Pippy Houldsworth, London

upcoming: After Dark / Eleven Gallery London









troels sandegaard  audioair 01  2007  

dehumidifier, microphone, speaker, cast, water hose, water tank


Trols Sandegaard (*1979)

past: Galleri Christina Wilson, Kopenhagen

recent: Skulptur i Eventyrhaven / Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense

upcoming: Esbjerg Kunstmuseum









jakob jensen  black hole bucket 2  2008

30x200x220cm  photo and text on textile,  bucket



jakob jensen (*1970)

past: umtrieb galerie, kiel

recent: initiative berliner kunsthalle, berlin

upcoming: peter lav photo gallery, copenhagen





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curated by jakob jensen

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It picks up dust and moves it around, creating rolex replica patterns in the sky and on the ground

Air is a sculptural thing


Air moves with the changing of sunlight and darkness

Expanding and contracting.

Water rises up and comes back down like a breathing exercise. 

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Background radiation is a time traveling microwave photo of Big Bang

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Rhythm is a breathing, a repetition of a repetition

No beginning and no end

A broken up system in time

Holding your breath is a sculptural thing


Thunder rolls across space and time

Did you count the seconds, to measure the distance?

Time is a sculptural thing, the mind as well

And words are like a fog



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artists :

Frederik Foert

Ingo Gerken & Matthias Meyer

Kane Do

Mariana Viegas

Nikolas Theilgaard

Søren lose

Tisha Mukarji

Troels Sandegaard

Wolfgang Plöger

Wolf von Kries
These artists have a rather technical way of telling tales.

They show cause and effect in nature, with poetry, irony and curiosity.

And they show how many natural phenomena are being mixed with cross-references in our imagination.

When we look at a landscape, we compare it to all our previous knowledge of landscapes,

plus our imaginary ideas of landscapes. The result is a strange muckup of the romantic,

fear, joy, hope, memory and physics. A landscape stretched out in time and space.

These works are based on our unfocused perceptional apparatus, often playfull, critical or absurd.

The artist have a particular love for poetic details. A poetry that slides out into the strange,

the nerdy or the humoristicly overplayed. Language and playing with words can become the the critical point,

in understanding an image or object Ìs associational direction all together.

These works were chosen by me in relation to the exhibition title.

And the artists were chosen because they and their methods are an inspiration to me.

For an artistic approach that is simular or different to my own practice as an artist.

I know them all personally, and in this way i also describe my own artistic space.

The space where friendship and work goes hand-in-hand, even across very different personalities

and the lonely process of thinking, producing and displaying art.

These differences form the collective of the show at UFO presents.

And i tried to make the works overlap each other somehow,

so there is a visual or mind twisting relation, that makes associational leaps from one work to another.

Jakob Jensen april 2012


kindly supported by The Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Arts

work list:

Frederik Foert
sculpture with tables, parasols and windscreen wipers

Ingo Gerken & Matthias Meyer
The Invention of Gravity / The Gravity of Invention
single record, stereo equipment

Kane Do
One Breath
glass object

Mariana Viegas
projection of a photo onto itself mounted on alu-dibond

Nikolas Theilgaard
Aal al Bait Street
framed photo

Søren Lose
no title
photo paper influenced by direct sunlight, unfixed

Tisha Mukarji
What The Pause Says
musical score paper

Troels Sandegaard
Tågespiral - sculpture with water fog in a mason tub
no title - Beauforts wind scale descriptions as text marked into paper, framed

Wolfgang Plöger
no title (Heat)
projector and electrical radiators

Wolf von Kries
tractor inner tube with patches

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