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Veil

Lærke Lauesen

The photographic project VEIL exposes that which is hidden, yet inevitably part of all life. By entering the enclosed spaces of morgues that deal with death every day, their peculiarity is embraced.

Taking Michel Foucault’s Heterotopia as a starting point, VEIL deconstructs the strange characteristics of morgues. What is exposed is an almost phenomenal balance between tangible and intangible, and one might ask what occurs when something with such sensitivity and deviation from the world arises to the surface?

A photographic study on morgues in Denmark, this project has resulted in a larger series of images taken around different hospitals. The project includes a careful selection of rooms, each with their own function within the hospital, photographed with a medium format camera and on film. At last, after a specific selection and editing, the project was finalized as a photobook within a handmade slipcase.

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Lærke Lauesen

is a Copenhagen based artist who works within the field of photography. She is originally born in the northern part of Denmark in Aalborg (1991). In 2015 she received a diploma from the Copenhagen School of Film and Photography and later on in 2016, she studied commercial photography at the Technical University of Copenhagen.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

In a gallery, or in a small creative space arranging exhibitions.

What is a good design for you?

A good design is something which is able to convey the purpose of the product.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Overpowering my own insecurities.

Who or what inspires you?

The selection of photobooks on my shelf.

How do you approach a new project?

Researching and looking for references.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Print your work for class the day before.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

Absolutely. I have learned to trust my own decisions, and I have gotten a lot more experienced.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

I wanted to challenge myself and learn more about photography in a theoretical sense.

What are you not going to miss in your studies?

If I would have to say something, it would be the cost of prints.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

The ceremony with the other graduates and some champagne afterwards.

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1 comments in total

chris 2021-02-23 19:33:59

very beautiful artwork, love the ambience, nuances and colours. and such a beautiful book too! huge congratulations xxxx

Natascha Christina Petersen