Two Måner
Collaborative Installation, 2010;
working alongside Danish artist Stephanie Donsø
Exhibition: Outside 2011, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester, Essex

The art piece ‘Two Måner’ is a product of a cooperative art project between two people, two artists – from two different countries, using two different languages, and mixing two different artistic mediums.

The work has been centered around an 8th century Chinese poem ‘Drinking Alone with the Moon’, a poem set within the natural environment deals with desperation, loneliness, hope, and the need of companionship.

Amidst the flowers with a jug of wine,
I pour alone lacking companionship.
So raising the cup I invite the Moon,
Then turn to my shadow which makes three of us.
Because the Moon does not know how to drink,
My shadow merely follows the movement of my body.
The moon has brought the shadow to keep me company a while,
The practice of mirth should keep pace with spring.
I start a song and the moon begins to reel,
I rise and dance and the shadow moves grotesquely.
While I’m still conscious let’s rejoice with one another,
After I’m drunk let each one go his way.
Let us bind ourselves for ever for passionless journeyings.
Let us swear to meet again far in the Milky Way.

I blandt blomsterne med et glas vin,
Jeg hælder alene manglende kammeratskab.
Løftende glasset inviterer jeg månen,
Derefter vender jeg mig mod min skygge og vi er tre.
Fordi månen ikke ved hvordan man drikker,
Vil min skygge blot følge min krops bevægelser.
Månen har bragt mig skyggen for at holde mig med selskab et stykke tid,
En praksis af munterhed burde holde tempo med foråret.
Jeg begynder på en sang og månen begynder at trække sig,
Jeg rejser mig og danser og skyggerne bevæger sig groteskt.
Lad os fryde os sammen imens jeg stadig er ved bevidsthed,
Efter jeg er blevet fuld lad os da gå hver sin vej.
Lad os for evigt binde os selv for evige passions forladte rejser.
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