on the Borderline
January 9 - February 21 2004
Opening Friday January 9 from 17-19
It is a great pleasure to present "Nemo on the Borderline", an exhibiton
with sculptures, video works, and paintings by Peter Land.
NEMO ON THE BORDERLINE
The majority of the works on this show derive in different ways
from the loss of control, physically as well as mentally, that is
experienced between being awake and asleep.
That loss of control is attempted visualised by among others the
pyjamas dressed figures whose arms and legs have turned into useless
metre long spaghetti.
The figures are partially inspired by the comic "Little Nemo in
Slumberland" by Windsor McKay, thus also the title. On a monitor
in a different place in the exhibition one can see a person also
constantly on the point of falling to sleep without ever succeeding.
Possibly because of the church bell nearly constantly ringing on
another monitor in the room.
As such this show focuses in many ways on subjects I have worked
with earlier. The loss of control due to a loss of meaning. The
feeling of being paralysed due to the lack of orientation.
Moreover I exhibit a small series of painted landscapes, that have
features similar to imaginative illustrations in children's books
and fairy tales.
The paintings underline the sleep/dream theme that runs through
the rest of the works.
With kind regards
December 12 2003
Each of the works represent in different ways an important, new
development for Peter Land. Besides being the first time that Peter
Land have worked three-dimensional in this way, it is the first
time in nearly 12 years that Peter Land have worked with painting,
the medium in which he was originally trained when he attended the
Danish Royal Academy of Arts. The paintings in the same way as his
watercolors offer a look into a world normally only experienced
We are happy to welcome you in the gallery.
Galleri Nicolai Wallner