Norner, Utzon Center

The exhibition NORNS has been developed especially for Utzon Center's unique and beautiful architecture.

The title NORNS is taken from the Nordic Mythology and refers to the three goddesses of destiny: Urd, Verdande and Skuld. The Norns live under the world tree Yggdrasil, where they spin the threads of human life.

In the land of the Norns, the destiny of every newborn child is symbolized in the spinning of a thread. The length of the thread illustrates the length of your life. The number of knots is equivalent to crises.

What we find extremely fascinating in this myth from Nordic Mythology, is the relation between destiny, and the rational informative world we are living in.

Balancing in-between these aspects of life, we want to emphasize the importance of celebrating not only the spiritual aspect of life, but also the non-rational experience of our surrounding world, better known as the ’asmosphere’.

Material: Recycled bicycle tubes, metal fabric, PVC bands, natural fibers and lighting

Collaboration with architect Sofie Kinch and lighting designer Cecilia Ramos, New York.  

Photos: Gert Skærlund

The exhibition NORNS has been developed especially for Utzon Center's unique and beautiful architecture.

The title NORNS is taken from the Nordic Mythology and refers to the three goddesses of destiny: Urd, Verdande and Skuld. The Norns live under the world tree Yggdrasil, where they spin the threads of human life.

In the land of the Norns, the destiny of every newborn child is symbolized in the spinning of a thread. The length of the thread illustrates the length of your life. The number of knots is equivalent to crises.

What we find extremely fascinating in this myth from Nordic Mythology, is the relation between destiny, and the rational informative world we are living in.

Balancing in-between these aspects of life, we want to emphasize the importance of celebrating not only the spiritual aspect of life, but also the non-rational experience of our surrounding world, better known as the ’asmosphere’.

Material: Recycled bicycle tubes, metal fabric, PVC bands, natural fibers and lighting

Collaboration with architect Sofie Kinch and lighting designer Cecilia Ramos, New York.  

Photos: Gert Skærlund

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