Above - milk spill in the shape of Antarctica in the kitchen - Untitled
Martine Myrup’s work strives to reflect her interest in the fleeting moment, and in the idea that in order to build, something must be destroyed.
Myrup’s focus is on natural history and literature concerned with polar explorations. In her search for geographical metaphors, she reveals the moments between the scientific and the personal descriptions of mans’ often futile attempt to fill the void. Her starting point is often a wish to react to a specific location; the white walls of a gallery transformed into a vast snowy background, the interior of an old mansion house becomes the site for an unfolding hidden narrative. While striving to incorporate what is already present; small signs of decay, flaws and traces of other events, she adds another layer which hints at an alternative narrative.
Domestic Disturbances utilizes Apartment as a backdrop for small interventions. Rather than adding more “stuff” to the world, Myrup merely re-works what is already there. By using everyday, non precious materials, she appropriates what is to hand in an attempt to bring the void closer and domesticate it, by doing so her discreet interventions turn the mundane into