The Danish sculptor Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, is one of the forgotten female artists of the 20th century. Mancoba created, as a modern witch, anthropomorphic sculptures from the approach; “no one creates alone”. In the landscapes of Bornholm, Mancoba found her deep love for sculpturing in clay and plaster.
The project reconnects Mancoba, her art, and the landscape on Bornholm. The museum is located at Helligdommen, which is a geologically interesting landscape on Bornholm, due to the granite cliffs.
The scope of the project is to reimagine the museum typology, by creating a connection between museum and landscape. By questioning parameters such as size, breaks, and flow in the museum, the project challenges the museum's fatigue. In addition, the museum examines how the body experiences art in motion through a landscape.
This project suggests the creation of a museum that not only stages Mancoba's sculptures but also stages the characteristics of the landscape in which the art is placed. Based on a principle of inverting the museum spaces towards the landscape, the project tries to dissolve the boundaries between outside and inside, art and human, and museum and landscape.