July 22, 2019

Womankind #21: Denmark


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In her work titled Interiors, Danish photographer Trine Søndergaard photographs a renaissance castle uninhabited for 50 years. For Søndergaard, the starkness of the rooms – devoid of people, decoration or alterations for half a century – was oddly captivating. The rooms existed in a state of waiting, of ‘what next?’

For Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, too, it was this state that the philosopher dreamed of. “Pleasure disappoints, possibility never,” he declared. “If I were to wish for anything,” it would be for the “passionate sense of the potential”. By paring back, and making space, we welcome possibility. By clearing space in our lives, we make way for the new.



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