Universal Blindness

The concrete blocks appear familiar, as architectural reminiscences from previous empires, and at the same time as blocks of knowledge, outside of time and space. The architectural references are also present in Kalsmose’s central crystal tower, consisting of purple, yellow and green crystal rods in different shades, all connected to an overwhelming structure in brass. Kalsmose describes the tower as an image of the connected self. The work represents the crystals’ ability to connect organisms or individuals, as described in, among other things, quantum physics. The artist is particularly concerned with their properties in relation to moving energy between particles, and from this perspective the work explores an activation of our potential and how we can reach beyond ourselves by going into ourselves.