Skogens Konung is a one-day off-site exhibition located in Kålltorp by the
small swamp Groddammen.
This forest-area, close to the city and populated with everyday exercisers
walking their dogs up and down the hills, meets the mythological forest in
which strange creatures and forces roam. A seraph, animated by modernday technology, appears at a car crash. A worm-human hybrid is caught inbetween stages of being.
“Skogens Konung” means “King of the forest” and could be the title of a
tarot card or a mythological character but is actually taken from Paradise
Hotel. The exhibition address stories and aesthetics through which we
connect with the forest. These are shaped by myths as well as online
photo-circulation and TV-shows.
The exhibition features several faces, merging with the forest or
connecting with it through a cottage-core fantasy, and the human here
becomes as haunting a presence as the mythological.
The exhibition consists of sculptural works in a variety of materials and
techniques including bird taxidermy, tin, wood, steel and fabric, plus photo.
Works by: Klara Ström, Hanna Antonsson, Rasmus Dominika Rosgaard and
Maja Lindberg Schwaner
Photos by Hanna Antonsson
SKOGENS KONUNG | Klara Ström, Hanna Antonsson, Rasmus Dominika Rosgaard and
Maja Lindberg Schwane