2014

THE CARIBBEAN

I´ve been to a Caribbean to draw and shoot a documentary about volcano Mont Pelée in january 2014.

I´ve been showing the work in the lobby at the Nordic house in february 2014. Here are some drawings I show

I did a film about a volcano in the Antilles. The documentary is about a volcano in the Carraibbean.

The town of Saint Pierre was destroyed in 1902. when the volcano Mount Pelee erupted, killing over 30,000 people, the entire population of the town as well as people from neighboring villages who had taken refuge in the supposedly safe city, save few people and the oncle of my grand mother, Jules Wick, who left the day before.

Before the city of Saint Pierre exist, it was the Indians Carraibe living there. Then the french people came and killed them or reduced them to be a slave. When the the french peopled decided to built the city of Saint Pierre, the Indians say that it was too dangerous to built the city because if the volcano explosed, it will destroyed and killed everyone.

The Indians say: "The fire mountain will venge us“

But the French people didnt listen the Indians.

When I visited the volcano, my friend from Martinique bring me to the local sorcer of the volcano. He didnt want to be on a picture.

He gave me a sugar apple. I decided to show the sugar apple in the lobby of the Nordic House.

A fresh sugar apple

ANNE HERZOG

The sugar apple

The sugar apple from the sorcer in a plastic bag after 2 weeks traveling.

10x12 cm

The Nordic House, 2014

Me and the sugar apple at the Nordic House.

Few day later, I receive an email from the Nordic House who say :

Two day later :

I decided to go to the Nordic House to know where was my sculpture. No one could tell me, but i hear it went to the trash.

I never saw the sugar apple again .

I was wondering: What will happen to me and this enchanted house? 

What kind of evil eye the sorcer will put on us in the next future ? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

SNÆFELSNESS, ICELAND

Ive been to the village of Rif to draw the surrounding.

I stay into a haunted house.

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2013

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2013

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2013

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2013

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2013

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

I met an abinos policemen

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2013

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

The volcano try to eat me.

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2013

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

I´m walking with my canvas in the lava desert.

Its raigning.

There is waterfall and raven´s around.

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2013

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

I fand this card . Here is the picture of the dog who bark at me, he looks like the creature Gmork in the Neverending Story.

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2013

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2013

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2013

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2013

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

 

 

 

 

 

ISRAEL

2012

In january 2012 , I went to Israel .

I didnt know anyone in Israel, even I didnt know anyone who went there.

I fand a good recommendation in the book "le guide du routard" about sleeping in the couvent at Rasalamud and I took the plane with my super 8 film camera.

I draw too and i show my work at the Culture House in Reykjavik few months later.

My project was to look for the center of the earth in Iceland and the center of the world in the Middle East .The central idea of the pieces that was displayed in the exhibition was about drifting continents and Land Art in Snaefelljokull and in Jérusalem related to sacred place.

Israel is one of the single place where to find such a concentration of sites sacred to not just one, but at least three major world religions. In the Holy Land, the geological artistic work concern sacred areas and borderlines. In Snæfellsjökull the work concern sacred, seismic pattern and entropy.

The art show featured a selection of drawings, watercolors, seismic paintings made on volcano Snæfellsjökull , sound, films and documentaries shot on fire mountain Snæfellsjökull and in Israel.

Finally, when i opened the show the 6 mars 2012 (my birthday), I fand out that the triaal of the prime minister was on the first floor of Culture House.

I performed a concert during the triaal.

 

Here is an article about the exhibition with Melanie Franz:

MF: You mentioned that you think it is a controversial coincidence that your art show opened the same day as Geir Haarde went on trial in the same building (Related to Art - culture - politics and irony)? Can you tell me more about that?

AH: I think the fact that my art show open the same day as the Trial is a good sign. This is an historical value because this is an historical time for Iceland, the trial and an art exhibition about iceland and Israel in the Culture House, a place who expected to reflect the trends and currents in society and present cultural aspects.

In, Oeuvres complètes. T. VII, George Bataille writes :"I am among those who devote themselves humans other things that the increasing production, challenging them to sacred terror."

 

MF: What made you choose those 2 locations (Iceland and Israel) and not any of the other entrances to the"center of the world"?

AH: The center of the world can be anywhere.The center of the earth is different, its a passage who across the planet.

In the old day Jerusalem was located near the middle of the known world of antiquity, the city occupied a central position on early world maps. During the Middle Ages, religious influence caused some mapmakers to deliberately place Jerusalem at the exact center of the world, in accordance with Biblical descriptions.

I choose Jerusalem because this is the only place in the world where you find such a concentration of sites sacred of three major world religions.

Jerusalem is the most geopolitical place in the world. There is a huge gap between the small stage of the conflict (low land area and small size of its population) and the extraordinary importance of the international implications of any event that takes place there.

 The passage who go to the center of the earth is a myth. Jules Verne took the inspiration from books like "Voyage dans les mers du Nord de la corvette La Reine Hortense” by Charles Edmond, "The Hollow Earth theory" of John Cleve Symmes, Hoffmann , Humbolt…

I found a fascinating representation around the volcano Snaefellsjokull.

The exhibition "Island-Israel" or The center of the world and the center of the earth uses poetic and allegorical methods to address political and social realities, such as national borders, localism and globalism, community, borderlines and territory.

 

MF: Do you think you have succeeded in getting to/ discovering the center of the earth? How does it show in your works?

AH: I haven't found the center of the earth yet.

 

 

 

 

2012

ICELAND, SNÆFELSNESS

This paintings and drawings showed below are made on volcano Snæfelljokull and created with wax, characteristically this chemical compounds melt above 45 °.
The volcano create seismic pattern, strange attractors and fractals. The paintings hints at a deeper mystery, a mysticism, of how something or someone absolutely other can remain other and still approach us in our physicality, our humanity .

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2014

wax on canvas

200x100 cm

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2014

wax on canvas

200x100 cm

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2013

wax on canvas

190x110 cm

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2014

wax on canvas

90x110 cm

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2010

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2010

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2010

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2010

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2010

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2010

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2010

Ink on paper

30x21 cm

 

ANNE HERZOG

Snæfellsness, 2010

Ink on paper

30x21 cm