Johanne Skovbo Lasgaard’s artistic practice is poetry in the making. Her works are poem-objects.
In the solo exhibition Sailing eyelids, like October leaves, her works revolve around a softness, vulnerability and slowness on a personal and collective level. The works leave an abstract question on how we value human productivity, in our search and desire to live forever in what we leave behind.
Skovbo Lasgaard’s works are a series of echoes from the body. The body as a container of mental states of mind. The inherent language of the materials are coherent with the language of our emotional life. Skovbo Lasgaard experience a personal as well as collective state, aroused by the body’s encounter with the material. A bodily experience is used as a starting point for ideas, feelings and reflections.
In studies of the possibilities of cognition in the tactile, Skovbo Lasgaard takes on a starting point in the near, the mundane, which also holds our dreams and the indefinable states of the subconscious. To open up these works to the world, surfaces are created, to evoke a desire to touch and smell them. It creates a sensual and physical connection to the ones in contact with the works. This is a practice with fluid transitions in language, between rhythm, tactility, texture and text. The text and imagery resonates with each other and creates a third layer of meaning.