You realize you see others live your dreams instead of reaching them yourself.
You’re always wishing you had what they have.
You always encourage people to take chances you won’t.
You have intricate fantasies about being someone else.
Then I realize I have lived life through someone else’s experiences, rather than being a part of any meaningful events myself. I immersed myself in someone else’s world, both emotionally and mentally making their achievements my own. Experiencing rewarding feelings without having to risk my own failures.
You can tap into the feeling of achievement without putting in the work. You explore personas and lifestyles you cannot have in real life, allowing you to navigate the world from a different perspective without committing to any big changes. You see them walking, laughing, putting on clothing, and going to work in the morning, while you just stay where you’ve been for as long as you can remember.
Remember what you are? Something sets you apart and makes you unique. There is a life to be lived somewhere.
Lars Worm (b. 1977) graduated from The Funen Art Academy in 2009. He has exhibited at Art Sonje (KR), Huset For Kunst og Design (DK), and Esbjerg Art Museum (DK) among other places. Worm lives and works in Aarhus, Denmark.
Mikkel Carlsen (b. 1994) graduated from The Jutland Art Academy in 2021 and has exhibited at Kunsthal Aarhus (DK), Gern en Regalia (IT), and Søby Sommer Biennale (DK), among other places. Carlsen lives and works in Aarhus, Denmark.
Julie Stavad (b. 1987) graduated from The Jutland Art Academy in 2015 and has exhibited at O-Overgaden (DK), Holstebro Art Museum (DK), and Aarhus Kunsthal (DK), among other places. Stavad lives and works in Aarhus/Copenhagen/New York.
Supported by the Danish Arts Foundation
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch die Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg