Artists: Lina López / François Bucher
Encompassing sculpture, video and photography, Wormhole explores the delicate distinction between reality and myth—a line that shifts according to our belief or doubt in the veracity of an idea. In their collaborations, the artists aim to deconstruct the hierarchy of knowledge set forth by contemporary scientific materialism, and to open a multidimensional understanding of man and nature within a millenary cycle.
At the center of the exhibition are the physical and conceptual connections between an ancient Egyptian tomb and a contemporary Norwegian seed bank. While separated by different time periods, locations and cultures, in Wormhole the tunnels coexist in a mythical place created by the artists. As López and Bucher write, “It is spaceless and timeless in that it reveals that our collective psychic dimension is always expressing eternal patterns: like the burial of the embalmed corpse, or the keeping of the seeds in the expectation that they will bloom again some day”.