Material and dimensions:
300 x 300 x 300cm
Anders Sune Berg
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Transforming a seemingly fragile sheet of organic material into an installation resembling ropy roots, branches or vines, Pollination Plant Shelter System by paper artist Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen stretches from floor to ceiling and across the canopy. Constructed as a continuously evolving organic shelter, thousands of sheets of coloured tissue paper have been twisted and bound. At first glance each hanging element appears as if it was plucked straight from the rainforest, with closer inspection revealing the intricate detail and texture of each sprouting leaf or twisted root. Due to the way in which Marianne has formed each element by hand, the entire installation breaths as it moves in and out when in contact with the elements or the hands of passers-by.
Pollination Plant Shelter System was first conceived during a period of reflection for paper artist and sculptor Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen. Coming out of Covid isolation, Marianne began to visualise how her artwork and sense of self could and should exist within this new physical world – concluding that through times of uncertainty it was her process and practice that formed a personal safe space in which to create and be. Pollination Plant Shelter System acts as a shelter – both within a physical manifestation, but also within the time taken to squeeze and shape its many layers. Although constructed as a safe space, the piece is open to the elements and interaction, organically evolving over time.
Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen.
Paper artist, sculptor. Born, 1964.
Surrounded by her work in progress, prototypes and samples, paper artist Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen has transformed a 19th century stables and carriage house in Frederiksberg into a studio exploding with colour, texture and form. From a former career within the fashion industry, a desire to work hands-on with materials and techniques that would fuel both her maximalist urges and responsibility for the environmental, Marianne was drawn to paper in all its forms – in particular the unique ability of tissue paper to be shaped and formed. Working intuitively with her chosen medium, her creations appear part flora, part fauna – references both real and imagined cross- pollinating until her final forms are both familiar yet totally unique. Layer upon layer of coloured tissue is twisted and turned into over-scaled creations that defy the slight material that shaped them. Her work in larger than life scale is united with a richness and detail in colour, expressing the freedom and joy Marianne brings with her into every project.
1995: Fashion, Institute for Unique Design, Design School Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.
GRANTS AND HONOURS:
2018: Working Grant, Danish Arts Foundation, Denmark.
2017: Award, Annual Prize, Handcrafts and Design, Danish Arts Foundation, Denmark.
2023: Group Exhibition, Collective, HAGD Contemporary, Aalborg, Denmark.
2023: Solo Exhibition, Rotunden, Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2019: Group Exhibition, CHART Art and Design Fair, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2018: Group Exhibition, Homo Faber, Michelangelo and Cini Foundations, Venice, Italy.
2018: Group Exhibition, Glass, Fashion and Fantasy, Hempel Glass Museum, Nykøbing S, Denmark.
2018: Contributing Artist, Dialogue and Artwork, Alphonse Mucha, Arken Museum of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2017: Solo Exhibition, Paper Creatures, Køppe Contemporary Objects, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2017: Group Exhibition, Our Scissors, Helsinki Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland.
2017: Group Exhibition, Perceptions of Softness, Køppe Contemporary Objects, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2017: Group Exhibition, Mindcraft 17, San Simpliciano, Milan, Italy.
2012: Group Exhibition, A Decade of Danish Fashion, Danish Design Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Design Museum Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2022: Paper Flowers, Illum Department Store, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2019: Paper Gardens, Hermes Benelux, Knokke / Belgium , Luxembourg / Luxembourg.
2018: Brøndums Dining Hall, Skagens Museum, Skagen, Denmark.
2017: The Palace of Frederik VIII, Amalienborg, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2017: Saint Johannes Church, Copenhagen, Denmark.