7 chairs, one upside-down table (on 1/10 scale) with painted print, metal and painted wood, engine for a turning tray, 2019.
view from 2019, OK, solo show, Spanien19C, Aarhus, Denmark, 2019.
“(G7 Summit) is an installation composed of a donut-like sitting area with a turning table in the middle of a ring of small empty chairs. The chairs face a painted collage representing a group of men in suits looking passively at the Earth. It reminds us of the set-up for a parliament meeting and directly references the G7 Summit, where, since 1975, the leaders of the world meet annually to discuss economic policies – and more recently also the ecological state of the planet. Just like in Laquet’s collage however, they seem to be just looking at the Earth instead of moving towards change and action. To quote Swedish activist Greta Thunberg: “Some people say that we are not doing enough to fight climate change. But that is not true. Because to ”not do enough” you have to do something. And the truth is we are basically not doing anything” Mille Højerslev Nielsen, extract of “All correct’ in 2019 – or not?”
I am emptying the Summit of its actors, only 7 chairs and a table tilted over its flank remain. Strewn with a survival blanket (on gold side) and thanks to the perfect plateau circumvolution, the table is orbiting indefinitely on itself. The human presence is suggested by an image that seems to come from an archive: that of a gathering of humans at the foot of a planet, surely the Earth, soiled with a pink flow. C.L.
Link to Mille Højerslev Nielsen’s Press release
Link to the exhibition 2019, OK