ART PIECE BY WA - Portrait of Friederike Brun’s left ear (1765–1835)
Materials LED lights in glass tubes, colored paper and ash tree
Exhibited at Sophienholm / SE21
Dimensions H 104 cm L 40 cm D 40 cm
Photo by Egon Gade Artwork & WA
Portrait of Friederike Brun’s left ear; a collage reflecting the historical layers between Friederike Brun’s time and ours. A tactile ear, turned towards the world across the ages, captures sound, and the light responds.
'Seated next to her on the couch, I left it to her to lead the conversation, as I noticed that she was so hard of hearing she struggled to catch my modest contributions.'
J. M. Thiele, 1815, about Friederike Brun, salon hostess at Sophienholm from 1790 to 1835. Aesthete, woman of letters, donkey-rider and amateur singer.