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Enchanting arch-shaped glass mosaic creates a mental sanctuary at the festival

With shades of moss green and turquoise colors, the sunlight transcends artist Rasmus Søndergaard Johannsen's sculpture 'Bow' and offers a unique and dazzling experience.

Rasmus Søndergaard Johannsen's sculpture functions as a collective symbol or totem for the individual, and, at the festival site during Final Days, it creates a space where you can be briefly absent from your surroundings.

The work is a further development of Rasmus Søndergaard Johannsen’s 2021 series of small sculptures 'Patterns'. The sculptures explore the ideologically driven textile production in Russia in the early 20th century where artist communities worked towards breaking down hierarchical structures in society and the barriers between art, craftsmanship, and industrial production.

The artwork at Roskilde Festival will be the first time Rasmus Søndergaard Johannsen works with glass mosaic. The stained glass is a fascinating material full of history and is also in line with his interest in handmade and non-industrialized replicas.

Rasmus Søndergaard Johannsen is educated at HfBK, Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, and primarily works sculpturally creating process-lead works with a strong focus on textile art. He has exhibited his artwork around Europe and in the United States.

Rasmus Søndergaard Johansen's work is presented at the festival in collaboration with Art Hub Copenhagen as part of Residency To Go 2024.