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Corpus lucis sensitivus

It has for a long time been one of the main projects of artists to find ways to protect their works against the sun, that is at the same time creative and destructive, until the cycle can begin anew.

In this endeavour you shield paintings from the daylight and protect them from fluctuation in heat and humidity, in the unrealistic hope that through such protection the artworks may be saved for eternity. But nothing is forever.

Erla Thórarinsdóttir is one of a few artists that has come to terms with this fact of life. Instead of saving her paintings from the light of the sun, she has made the daylight an active participant in the artistic creation that is really never completed.

In the exhibition Corpus lucis sensitivus the artist has completed her part in the creation, the art works are in place, but now the creative process of the sun takes over.  Guests can throughout the exhibition period follow the changes that will take place in the artworks.

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