Dagny and the Flies
A series of works made in the period of 2002 -04
Dagny was talking a lot about flies, and how they were bothering her. During a week, I persuaded her to save and count all the flies she was killing. Besides that, I gave her a book, where she noted when, where and how every single fly was killed. She killed 168 flies that week. This project became the starting point for a series of works including flies.
Fly no. 28 / Hit by a flyswatter, 2004. Cardboard, paint, plastic, wire, lacquer, glue and beeswax, 9 x 55 x 85 cm. From the exhibition Our small Friends at Pantheonsfløjen, Brandts Klædefabrik, Denmark, 2004.
Manstrup / Village, 2003. Installation: 600 flyswatters, plaster and fishing line. 34 x 250 x 250 cm. Townplan of the village, Manstrup where my grandmother lives. Exhibited at Funen Art Academy, Denmark, 2003.
Dagny and the Flies, 2002. Objects: 52 flies mounted on paper (21 x 29,7 cm) and a book (22,5 x 22,5 x 1,5 cm).
Detail: The book, page 1:
No. 1. Killed in the bedroom before I got up.
The 17th of august, 07.50 a.m.
No. 2. In the living room with the hand.
The 17th of august, 08.15 a.m.
No. 3. On the garden table with flyswatter.
The 17th of august, 08.35 a.m.
No.4. On the lamp in the living room with
the hand. The 17th of august, 01.40 p.m.
No. 5. A big fly killed with a flyswatter on the
garden table. The 17th of august, 02.25 p.m.