Kunsthal Aarhus (DK)
24 March – 21 April 2013
“In the centre of the room, Morten Barker has put his shooting cabin in front of a sequence of x-ray photographs of branches and tree trunks in which projectiles have drilled their way into the wood. Beside it, a singed and maimed tree is seen, which the artist has retrieved from a military shooting ground northeast of Randers, in the peninsula of Jutland in western Denmark. The piece is an intelligent reflection of the clash between beautiful, innocent nature and the brutal reality of the war landscape. It reminds us that we as a belligerent nation leave traces and destruction both in the more rural part of Denmark such as Hevring and in Iraq [...] Morten Barker’s installation with the shooting cabin and the war-afflicted tree is a strong political creation.” Henrik Broch-Lips, Aarhus Stiftstidende [Danish newspaper, located in the city of Aarhus], 26. Marts 2013
Tree felling, Hevring shooting range, 2013.