Knitting, “The New Shit”: Chapter – ART
Contemporary Art Knitting / Minimalism in visual art with knitted Installations /
Participatory Project and Social Sculpture between Denmark and Germany
Here´s Still Light – is the name of the new flagship project conceived and developed
by the German mixed media Artist G.G.M. Brockmann, set up by the Danish Art
Gallery “Galleri Nexus” in Uge, Åbenrå – Denmark, and progressively materializing
thanks to the agile fingers of Flensburg Servicehaus Fruerlund der Arbeiterwohlfahrt
Schleswig-Holstein and Tinglev Uge´s Monday Knitting Club.
(Team Members born between 1920 – 1989)
Contemporary Art Knitting – Here´s Still Light © 2014 by BROCKMANN / Wood, Knitted Surfaces, Leaves
Size: W: 600 cm, H: 270 cm, D: 420 cm, Dimension variable, (W x H x D. Width x Height x Depth)
Four different undergrounds available: Leaves, Earth, Pebbles, Charcoal
Detail – Here´s Still Light / Installation
Details: Knitted Faces – Installation / Here´s Still Light
Short Statement / Work “Here´s Still Light”:
The Fine Art Social Sculpture – when the creative process tackles the issues our
modern society is struggling with (disintegration of the social network, aging, etc.)
In Here´s Still Light, what matters is not just the final exhibition, the ongoing social
process that leads to the creation of the work of art and prolongs it constitutes the
core of the concept.
The protagonists are here elderly people, eager to learn and share their knowledge,
bearers of the tradition, and –too- often forgotten. Indeed this constantly growing
population does not take up much space in the public sphere; they are looked after,
nursed – what else? Do they have aspirations? Has the question ever crossed our
Witnesses of the biggest upheavals of these last decades, they do have a say in the
matter, they are the bridges our society lacks. Between yesterday, today and
tomorrow. Between tradition and modernity. Between old, young, and less young. We
have to reintegrate them in the public sphere and listen to them.
Reflection of their wisdom and talents, this Fine Art Social Sculpture is their
message. And their way to contribute to our society´s development.
“War Is Over” for Here´s Still Light Project by G.G.M.Brockmann
“Life,Neon,Flash” for Here´s Still Light Project by G.G.M.Brockmann
“Pink Dreams On Devil´s Grass” for Here´s Still Light Project by G.G.M.Brockmann
“Hidden Movement”for Here´s Still Light Project by G.G.M.Brockmann
“Level: Knit Your Spring EGO” Detail,Head…for Here´s Still Light Project by G.G.M.Brockmann
“Level: Knit Your Spring EGO” for Here´s Still Light Project by G.G.M.Brockmann
“Reign over the yellow Perception” for Here´s Still Light Project by G.G.M.Brockmann
“One Moment Red Silence (Heartbeat Now)” for Here´s Still Light Project by G.G.M.Brockmann
The TEAM –Lovely Knitting Ladies:
Erika Margarete Pieger 01.03.1920, Mary Catharina Langholz 06.04.1924,Cathrine
Pedersen 29.12.1925, Marga Wilhelmine Robbe 30.04.1929, Christa Erika Ingetraut
Petersen 22.12.1931, Astrid Krøyer 29.05.1933, Ellen Margarete Petersen
11.06.1933, Marie Hansen Nielsen 01.05.1936, Sonja Raun Kristensen 28.09.1938,
Emmi Käte Johansen 02.04.1939, Karin Margenfeld 12.05.1940, Karin Hildegard
Büchel 28.07.1943, Helene Truelsen 12.10.1944, Inga Jensen 13.12.1944, Jytte
Frost 20.05.1949, Yrsa Karna Schmidt 16.02.1950
Gerd Gustav Martin Brockmann 21.03.1977, Nejla Yilmaztürk 06.01.1989, Korbinian
Rudolf Georg Petzinger 17.08.1945, Kent Lauritsen 14.09.1966
Here´s Still Light is supported by Kulturregion Sønderjylland-Schleswig,
Servicehaus Fruerlund /Arbeiterwohlfahrt Schleswig –Holstein and Billedkunstrådet i
Aabenraa Kommune .
The Art Project Brockmann would like to thank all of the many institutions,
corporations, and individuals whose invaluable contributions have made the
“Here´s Still Light” – Project possible.
Special Credits to the lovely Knitting Ladies…Thank YOU ALL!!!
Artist, Curator, Project Management, Art Concept, Art-Direction by
All Works © Gerd Gustav Martin Brockmann
Flensburg / Bursa / Istanbul