Laurits Nymand Svendsen

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Lending a Hand, Imitation, Night Shortly, Construction

Terrariums, 2017. Collaboration by MOTOR (Margr├ęt Agnes Iversen, Malte Klagenberg, Laurits Nymand Svendsen). Installation view from left to right: Lending a Hand, Imitation, Night Shortly, Construction.

Construction. Terrarium with red wood ants, forest floor, plastic pine cones and leaves, plastic print of a walk in the forest.

Construction. Detail: Red wood ants are using plastic pine cones and leaves as building materials.

Construction. Detail: Red wood ants crawling on background image of a walk in the forest. Photo: Mariana Gil, Kulturmagasinet Fine Spind.

Imitation. Terrarium with stick insects (Achrioptera fallax), wooden stick, polyester sticks, figures of stick insects in plastic clay, plastic print of sunset.

Imitation. Detail: Different kinds of stick imitations.

Imitation. Detail: Male Achrioptera fallax with its adult pattern. Photo: Pamela Grombacher, Rethinking Matter.

Night Shortly. Terrarium with giant cockroaches, sand, acrylic casts of Romanesco broccoli, plastic print of the moon.

Night Shortly. Detail: Giant cockroaches crawling on casts. Photo: Pamela Grombacher, Rethinking Matter.

Night Shortly. Detail: Giant cockroaches crawling on casts. Photo by Pamela Grombacher, Rethinking Matter.

Lending a Hand. Terrarium with fly larvae and pupae, forest floor, cast of human hand in dog food and gelatine, plastic print of pigeon in ruins.

Lending a Hand. Detail: Fly pupae scattered around cast of hand.

Lending a Hand. Hatched flies consuming cast of hand in dog food and gelatine. Photo: Sasha Rose Richter, Rethinking Matter.