Majestic (2014)



Despite being on the biggest ship in the world, the vastness of the ocean left me with a feeling of being lost in space. All I could think about was Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey.


     

‘Majestic - 32 Dage Ombord på Verdens Største Skib’ (’Majestic - 32 Days Aboard the Biggest Ship in the World’) is a book I made in collaboration with Danish author Kirsten Jacobsen. The book was published by Danish publishing house Gyldendal in 2015 (1st edition, 2000 copies). Book-designer Carl Zakrisson and I co-designed the book and it was printed by Narayana press.

The independent and self-financed project is an authentic portrait as well as a visual meditation on what it means to be a modern sailor, working aboard the at the time biggest ship in the world, The Majestic Maersk. Kirsten and I spent 32 days aboard, sailing along from Hong Kong to Algeciras, Spain. A few months later, we also visited DSME shipyard, the second biggest ship yard in the world, located in South Korea where The Majestic was built. 

Select pieces from the project has since been exhibited globally, starting off with a solo show @ In The Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark when the book got published. 

The work has been widely published in international, leading publications including CNN, The New York Observer, Der Spiegel, F-Stop, PDN and Danish major newspapers Børsen, Politiken and Berlingske.

I remain thankful to Kirsten Jacobsen for choosing me as her teammate for this project and to Gyldendal for publishing our book.


Few signed copies of the book remain available:

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Opening show @ In The Gallery, Copenhagen:









“This still night was bewildering in its deep silence and peace, as if something had happened to the world; as if the soul of it had been, by some magic, turned upside down. The free monsoon came from far places, and the sea wandered on under its sway, on her long journey, in the face of the dim luminous moon.
But the brightness of the moon upon the water was so clear that it seemed as if all the light in the world were in reality radiating from the sea, to be reflected in the skies. The waves looked solid, as if one might safely have walked upon them, while it was into the vertiginous sky that one might sink and fall, into the turbulent and unfathomable depths of silvery worlds, of bright silver or dull and tarnished silver, forever silver reflected within silver, moving and changing, towering up, slowly and weight”


From “The Dreamers” by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)
as used in the book “Majestic - 32 Days Aboard the Biggest Ship in the World




SELECT LIMITED EDITION PIECES

(For limited edition print inquiries or to request a digital catalogue of available works, please contact the studio by clicking here)



‘Thor’
Surface of the Indian Ocean
Chromogenic print (analogue C-print)
112 x 112 cm (44” x 44”)
Limited edtion of 3, signed and numbered





‘Beast’
Malaysia
Chromogenic print (analogue C-print)
76 x 113,5 cm (30” x 45”)
Limited edtion of 3, signed and numbered






‘Interstellar’
Turbulence Water, The Chinese Sea
Chromogenic print (analogue C-print)
69 x 94 cm (27” x 37”)
Limited edtion of 3, signed and numbered






‘Transformation’
Somewhere in the Indian Ocean
Chromogenic print (analogue C-print)
113 x 170 cm (44.5” x 67”)
Limited edtion of 3, signed and numbered





‘Out Here’
The Mediterreanean Sea
Chromogenic print (analogue C-print)
113 x 170 cm (44.5” x 67”)
Limited edtion of 3, signed and numbered




‘HAL’
South Korea
Chromogenic print (analogue C-print)
112 x 112 cm (144” x 144”)
Limited edtion of 3, signed and numbered


For limited edition print inquiries or to request a digital catalogue of available works, please contact the studio by clicking here




‘Suez Fishermen’
Suez Canal
Archival inkjet print

21 x 30 cm (8.5” x 11”)
Limited edtion of 3, signed and numbered


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