ULRIKA SPARRE: SOCIETY OF THE SENSITIVES, PINS, 32 MM
The Society of the Sensitives is the name of an historical friendship association that was formed in the German city Darmstadt during the years 1771-1773. The members, amongst others Johan Wolfgang von Goethe, regularly gathered to walk to the mountain Herrgottsberg. During these walks they exchanged "sensitive words" and poems with the aim to rediscover nature. The group dreamt of a society exclusively built on friendship and love.evolving around the human comprehension of nature in relation to our own existence.
Ulrika Sparre is an artist born in Stockholm 1974. She studied at University of Arts & Craft, Stockholm and Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and lives and works in Stockholm. Sparre explores our perception of nature, higher truths, and spiritual experiences and her work is often based on notions of the immaterial, the spiritual, and the mythological. Working methods include performance, installations, film and photography.