The fact that an infinite amount of love goes into making a crafts object, both the electronic work and the craftsmanship, like the polishing of the aluminium. Sound is like a landscape that happens in your mind when you enter the sound scape. Historically, we’ve always congregated to listen to music and dance together. Being isolated, being blue, just listening to your own landscape, is a more contemporary phenomenon.
This exhibition at CFHILL will be the gallery’s most ambitious project so far, and the whole space will undergo a colour transformation. The neon lit treehouse is over four meters high, and there are several other works that have been taken from nature, but transformed into gilded bronze. The underlying theme of the exhibition, which is titled Källan(“The Wellspring”), is what you might call the alpha and omega of art: blue ink, conventional watercolour paper, and the golden ochre.
Ulf Rollof achieved his big breakthrough in the late 80s, and his stripped-bare yet innovative and existential installations soon won him international acclaim as well. In 1992, he participated in Documenta in Kassel, and since then, he has had a long series of solo exhibitions, including at the Venice Biennale and the celebrated exhibition at Moderna Museet in Malmö.
– All of us at CFHILL feel privileged to be playing a part in Ulf Rollof’s next step along his artistic path. He’s so incredibly unafraid of letting go and surrendering himself, and all we’ve had to do is listen, really. Now, he’s made the exhibition space his own, and invites the viewers to take part in these unusual yet obvious and fascinating points of view.