Chris Pedersen

Chris Pedersen, editor and fashion expert.

There is melancholy and optimism alike to be found in Rune Bosse’s masterful work

Rune Bosse: tempus circularis fagus sylvatica, 2016

"Can you freeze-frame a moment in time, I mean really freeze it? The kind of moment where the world is suddenly achingly clear: love, death, loneliness or happiness? I can’t, and I’m afraid of forgetting the voices of the deceased, the way they smelled and the way they felt, just as I mourn the time following in the wake of foundered relationships where the ending eclipses the beginning.

There have been many blue hours during the COVID shutdown. Things have felt futile and lonely. At times intolerable. But outside, nature has patiently reminded me that times change. Yes, if nothing else, times change.

There is melancholy and optimism alike to be found in Rune Bosse’s masterful work. Like a pinned-down butterfly, the tree is magnificent but dead. Clothed, yet naked. Of course, it cannot really compare to a living forest. But it comes close, and just as a walk in the great outdoors is soothing, what strikes me in my encounter with this floating wonder is the word ‘comfort’. Because it is, in its purest form, about a circular motion:

The seasons change, the light disappears and reappears, the dead live on inside us, and you always meet someone new."

The work is on display at level 6.

Portrait: Petra Kleis

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