An exhibition by Architect Morten Sylvest Nøhr
13th January – 10th February 2017.
The intense cultivated danish landscape is shaped by the automated agriculture production, as well as small pockets of synthetic nature. The cities and suburbs are eroding the land with their everlasting need for fresh foods and fossil fuels. To maximize food production a 1 million km. net of pipe drainage have been build into the fields, providing an efficient underground megastructure supporting the surface machinery of GPS navigated tractors and unmanned farming drones. Small pockets of nature have been designed by public domains or private initiatives to facilitate a controlled escape that brings back memories of unspoiled forests and romantic walks on long deserted sand beaches.
Erosion is everywhere, taking place on different levels; from physical to psychological. The exhibition explores these levels through drawings, models, texts and installations.
Morten Sylvest Nøhr holds a Master in architecture from the Royal Danish School of Fine Arts, School of architecture. In the past 5 years he has explored the danish countryside through numerous hikes and bike trips. In 2014 he did a 1000 km. long hike, collecting a diverse pile of interviews, photos and drawings for the ongoing study of the synthetic landscape called Denmark.