Anne Louise Blicher

Rotations of the Heaven. Entropic Cosmos


The exhibition is a series of monoprints for ceiling and wall. It is inspired by the crop Pulaka, which primarily is grown at the island Tuvalu in the Pacific Ocean. Tuvalu is the earth’s first sovereign nation faced to sink due to global- warming related flooding. The Pulaka is grown in pits, which are kept by families through generations. The ownership and cultivation are important parts of family identity as well as an important culinary source rich on carbohydrates. The cultivation of Pulaka is threatened by the rising sea levels caused by global warming as the plant does not thrive in the salt water, which seeps into the pits.
The ceiling installation is composed of works that together create an earthbound sky vault of supposed mirrorings. It is inspired by classical ceiling decoration but is at the same time, from a sustainable perspective, questioning our traditional understanding of heaven, atmosphere, earth and soil in line with the philosopher Emanuele Coccia’s Cosmic Garden, where the atmosphere is the core not the earth.