CLOSE CONTACT is an exhibition presented by Norm Architects, Kinfolk and Sørensen Leather at the Kinfolk gallery and an exploration around the sphere versus our human body.The exhibition comprises ten large-scale, limited edition artworks finished in glass alongside 100 portfolios of smaller prints. The highly tactile and sculptural series juxtaposes the texture of the skin with leather spheres co-created with Sørensen Leather.
All works are for sale and the exhibit is open to the public Monday – Friday from 10am-4pm until October 31st at Amagertorv 14, first floor in Copenhagen
The Sphere as a form
The sphere is a fascinating form. Consider the Earth, our eyes and the perfect pearl. Or symbolic spheres, like our circle of friends and family. Even the womb, where we first experienced a close sense of contact.
On a philosophical level, many have questioned the sphere and its significance. Dating back to Plato, the origins of humans were described in mythical terms as spherical entities, with men as descendants from the sun, women from the earth and the third sex from the moon. In Greek Mythology, Zeus is said to have split each of them in two, creating an urge in all of us to find our other half for a sense of wholeness. [text: Norm Architects]