THE ISLAND IN THE SES – A PICTURE STRY FORM CHRISTIANSØ
This lecture is about my experiences and thoughts during this project that brought me close to the islanders on Christiansø, and about how it felt to isolate myself from my own life during two winters to be the observer in a small community with only 100 inhabitants.
‘Like the painters who transformed familiar motives from Christiansø into general statements of the time they were created in almost a hundred years ago, Helga C. Theilgaard presents the different portraits and the story of the individual as an overall picture. Even though the individual story is still at the center, diversity universalizes the overall picture. A picture which tells us about the very unique and, at the same time, and maybe even more so, universally human condition which, no matter where we stay and live, can place us on the outer reefs.’
Museumsdirektør Lars Kjærulf Møller, Bornholms Kunstmuseum