Killer Machine
(the sublime sky, clouds, camouflage smoke disrupting heat seeking missiles, fighter planes removed) 


In this photographic series, Paula Duvå positions the viewer in the
context of the sky, yet her intentions are not about cloud formations,
rather it is to challenge one to take a closer look at hidden structures
we may not be aware of. Duvå offers the viewer a horizon line that can
be viewed as sentences read from left to right, or right to left. The
mood appears calm and neutral although it is only a façade as one begins
to realize this narrative foreshadows something more to come. Within
this repetition of photographs mysterious gestures appear, alluding to
some kind of movement or a presence existing in the atmosphere which we
just missed seeing. Identifying who or what created these strokes
interrupting the space can only be interpreted through speculation. Is
the sky a place we can control?  Who has the right to draw lines in the
sky? Who is the killer machine responsible for the trauma that will be

AFGANG, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (DK)

Photos by David Stjernholm