Incredible Creature

Installation (2009)
Wallpaper with projected text
4 min.
Dimensions variable

At the harbor in Copenhagen, two warehouses are among the few buildings whose names still refer to their colonial history: one was built for The Royal Greenland Trade Company to store whale meat and seal; the other was built for The Danish West India Company to store coffee, sugar and rum. Today, the warehouses house a sculpture collection and newly renovated apartments with harbor views. Only at the West India warehouse is a “King’s Room” kept intact. From this room, where the King overlooked the activities at harbor, the wallpaper has a pattern of the Caribbean guava fruit. In Incredible Creature, connections are made between past and present, the Caribbean and Greenland, frozen daiquiris and a giant sea serpent.