Anette Harboe Flensburg's work for RoofTop is the statement we live in each other. The sentence stands open in public space where countless of people’s roads daily cross. To live in each other is attached to the conception of how to carry other people with you. It can be your nearest just like it can be those you incidentally meet and never see again. Even those we lose – or expel – achieves a being in the consciousness of the living.
In the conception of how the body as a holster can contain other people there is a special sensibility towards the possibilities of metaphysical space. Here, existential philosophical considerations such as the borders between body and soul and between alone and together unfold. For the most such considerations are key. A sensation of a deep universal cohesion can lie in the statement we live in each other.
The universal is supported by Flensburg’s use of the word we. We can both be an anonymous collective mass, a “you and I” and a general human community which e.g. can arise in the city scape where people for better or for worse constantly are referred to each other. In this way Flensburg’s work we live in each otherdraws lines between the private space and the public, the specific personal and the human general.
Anette Harboe Flensburg (1961 DK) is educated at The School of Design in Kolding (1986). Selected solo exhibitions; ’Space without a Place’ at Brandts Art Centre, ’Black nothing and its impossible shades’ at Galleri MøllerWitt in Århus, ’La poétique de l’espace’ in The Danish House in Paris, ’Still’ in Galleri Andersson/Sandström in Stockholm. Flensburg is currently working on a commission for Johan Borup’s School in Copenhagen along with an exhibition at Trapholt Museum in Kolding. Flensburg is represented at several national and international private and public collections. She received the Eckersberg Medal in 2017 and The New Carlsberg Foundation Art Price in 2018. In 2014 Flensburg released the prose/photo book ‘Vi bor i hinanden’ at the publishing house Wunderbuch.