Sissel Marie Tonn

Sissel Marie Tonn has long been fascinated by “bog bodies”, ancient human remains discovered in northern-Europe peatlands. Archaeologists believe that people in pre-Christian societies saw bogs as portals to worlds of spirits, gods and ancestors, and sacrificed humans to the bog to bargain with these forces. Today, bogs are understood as crucial deposit sites of CO2 that are endangered by climate change and human exploitation. Through video, sound and ceramics Tonn explores the bogs and the bodies as bridges between past, present and future. At EKWC she worked with 3D and CT scans of excavated bog bodies, but imagining a nonintrusive archaeology, she also explored ways to digitally lift the bodies from the bog. In collaboration with the Fab Lab she translated the digital files into physical sculptures. In this expression their bodily form becomes inseparable from the roots of the bog growing over and through them, a strong reminder that we are inextricably entwined with our environment.

Inger Heeschen |2

In the practice of Inger Sif Heeschen (DK) globalism, identity and the question of origin are central themes. During her stay in England and in The Netherlands, Heeschen (DK) got intrigued by the strongly present “snack culture”. For La Fontaine du Friture, she dove into the history of snacks and their cultural origins, even throwing a Dutch Snack Party with help from Dutch participants to ignite a conversation on the relation between food, culture and identity. For the second project Delft Double, Heeschen looked at traditional Blue Delftware. In our Fablab she created two-part CNC-milled moulds of archetype Delftware vessels, that can be put together in endless combinations. She made slabs of clay on which she – with the help of Grafisch Atelier Den Bosch silkscreened with glaze, and then press-molded these slabs in the moulds.

Susanne Hangaard |2

Inger Heeschen |1

Susanne Hangaard |1