Bark, Marrow and Electricity, 2020 / Plant pigments, acrylic binder, acrylics, ink and pen on paper / 73.5 x 109
Score for a Microscopic Garden, 2020 / Plant pigments, acrylic binder, ink and pen on paper / 73.5 x 5 4.5 cm
John Cage contemplating the relation between Bees and Mushrooms, 2020 / Plant pigments, acrylic binder, watercolor, ink and pen on paper / 73.5 x 55 cm
Systema Naturae, Installation view, CFHILL, 2020
Systema Naturae, Installation view, CFHILL, 2020
Systema Naturae, Installation view, CFHILL, 2020
Artemisia absinthium / Malört, 2019 / Plant pigments, acrylic binder, ink and pen on paper / 74 x 55 cm
The Dream of Walden, 2020 / Plant pigments, acrylic binder, ink and gouache on paper / 73.5 x 5 4.5 cm
Space and Thyme, 2020 / Plant pigments (thyme, indigo) acrylic medium and pen on paper / 152.5 x 93.5
Dissolving Strawberry, 2020 / Plant pigments (strawberry , indigo m) acrylic medium, acrylics and pen on paper / 151.5 x 94.5 cm
St John's wort and Buckthorn, 2020 / Plant pigments (buckthorn, nut shell) acrylic medium, aluminium foil, ink and pen on paper / 151.5 x 94.5 cm
Bee hive, 2020 / Cast recycled aluminium / 67 x 44 x 37.5 cm
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man (video)
17:12 min loop / Colour / Audio stereo
Tesla sphere and sound: Christine Ödlund / Kirlian photography and sound: Valdemar Asp
Electricity, 2020 / Cast recycled aluminium / 270 x 64 x 50 cm
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man
17:12 min loop / Colour / Audio stereo
Tesla sphere and sound: Christine Ödlund / Kirlian photography and sound: Valdemar Asp
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man
17:12 min loop / Colour / Audio stereo
Tesla sphere and sound: Christine Ödlund / Kirlian photography and sound: Valdemar Asp
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man
17:12 min loop / Colour / Audio stereo
Tesla sphere and sound: Christine Ödlund / Kirlian photography and sound: Valdemar Asp
Chlorophyll, 2020 / Plant pigments, acrylic binder,ink and pen on paper / 73 x 54.5 cm
Allotment Garden/ Kolonilott, 2019 / Plant pigments, acrylic binder, and pen on paper / 73.5 x 54.5 cm
Compost I, 2019
Time-lapse video, 10:32 min loop, no audio

Compost is a microscope photographed time-laps video. A flowerpot filled with soil and vegetal elements has for a year been used as a compost in the artists’ studio. During the daily routines the compost has been filled with organic material. A shared rhythm with a life cycle in miniature, a collaboration requiring parallel efforts in the small world and in the larger one.
Compost II, 2020
Time-lapse video, 15:00 min loop, no audio

Compost is a microscope photographed time-laps video. A flowerpot filled with soil and vegetal elements has for a year been used as a compost in the artists’ studio. During the daily routines the compost has been filled with organic material. A shared rhythm with a life cycle in miniature, a collaboration requiring parallel efforts in the small world and in the larger one.
Bell Cloche, 2020 / Cast recycled aluminium / 100 x 100 x 100 cm
Bark, 2020 / Cast recycled aluminium / 162 x 30 x 30 cm
Bark, 2020 / Cast recycled aluminium / 162 x 30 x 30 cm (detail)
Seedlings, 2020 / Plant pigment (Indigo), acrylic medium and pencil on canvas / 113 x 175 cm
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man (video)
17:12 min loop / Colour / Audio stereo
Tesla sphere and sound: Christine Ödlund / Kirlian photography and sound: Valdemar Asp
Compost I, 2019 (time-lapse video) / 15 min loop / no audio
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and man (video) / 17:12 min loop / Colour / Audio stereo
Tesla sphere and sound: Christine Ödlund / Kirlian photography and sound: Valdemar Asp
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man (video)
17:12 min loop / Colour / Audio stereo
Tesla sphere and sound: Christine Ödlund / Kirlian photography and sound: Valdemar Asp
Plant-Man Electro, 2020 / Plant pigments, acrylic medium and pen on paper / 151.5 x 94.5 cm
The Allotment, 2020 / Plant pigments, acrylic medium and pen on canvas / 175 x 113 cm
Strawberry Field, 2020 / Plant pigment (strawberry) and acrylics on canvas / 204 x 165 cm


Systema Naturae


CFHILL
Stockholm, 2019

The Linnaean view on the human being, consisting of bark, marrow and electricity, has been the poetic inspiration for the works in this show. The name of the exhibition is also the title of Linnaeus’ major work, Systema Naturae. Carl von Linné (1707-1778), was a Swedish botanist and known as the ”father of modern taxonomy”. In 2019 the artist became caretaker of an allotment garden located just north of central Stockholm. Together with a long-time interest in plant communication, the allotment garden constitutes the framework of this exhibition. With the help of a Belgian pigment maker, some of the garden plants are transformed and made into pigments used in the painted plant studies. Conversation partners such as John Cage, Agnes Arber, Henry Thoreau and Hildegard von Bingen have also helped broaden the perspectives on cultivation, art, science, music, mythology and how we can coexist in an allotted space.

C-print interview

CFHILL


Systema Naturae
Christine Ödlund / CFHILL, 2020
Texts by: Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Petra Lafond, Sara Walker, Elin Unnes and Christine Ödlund.

Systema Naturae
Christine Ödlund / CFHILL, 2020
Texts by: Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Petra Lafond, Sara Walker, Elin Unnes and Christine Ödlund.

Systema Naturae
Catalogue
Christine Ödlund / CFHILL, 2020

Texts by: Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Petra Lafond, Sara Walker, Elin Unnes and Christine Ödlund.


Malörtens vänner

Malörtens vänner, CFHILL, Stockholm, 2020.
Christine Ödlund, Nicklas Randau & Fredrik Söderberg - shruti box.
Marcus Matt - tar. Amanda Randau - horse bells. Andreas Kalliaridis - autoharp.

Malörtens vänner
CFHILL, Stockholm, 2020

Christine Ödlund - shruti box
Nicklas Randau - shruti box
Fredrik Söderberg - shruti box
Marcus Matt - tar
Amanda Randau - horse bells
Andreas Kalliaridis - autoharp

Malörtens vänner
CFHILL, Stockholm, 2020

Christine Ödlund - shruti box
Nicklas Randau - shruti box
Fredrik Söderberg - shruti box
Marcus Matt - tar
Amanda Randau - horse bells
Andreas Kalliaridis - autoharp

© 2022 Christine Ödlund