Lea Porsager’s world invites you to embark on an erotic expedition far away from rationality – and right into your ear.

Lea Porsager, Space-Time Foam, 2016, and Disrupted E(ar)thereal Fantasy (Ova Splash), 2016. ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, acquired 2016

In Lea Porsager’s video work Disrupted E (ar) thereal Fantasy (Ova Splash) (2016), the world of physics merges with sensual and spiritual forces. An alluring jumble of purple particles and a stream of intangible satellite images cascade through a turquoise universe. Objects resembling human ears float around alongside shapes that move like viruses or atomic particles. Erotic sequences of a naked body are interspersed with jelly-like animations. A body caresses itself and sucks on an egg-like, squirting organ. Can you feel the pull?

Purple tongues and smooth cochlea

In front of the video you will find the work Space-Time Foam (2016). Fifty-six purple foam mattresses piled up like a mound of soft tongues. On top of them lie various silver-coloured objects. Some resemble giant sperm cells or cochlea. Next to the pile is a stack of posters carrying cryptic messages – as if speaking in tongues – about gender, body, sex and physics. Together, Lea Porsager’s video and installation conjure up a fantasy about moving in and out of a body. Rather like the elementary particles known as neutrinos, which were formed during the big bang and can move freely through the body and the universe because they have almost no mass.


Lea Porsager, Disrupted E(ar)thereal Fantasy (Ova Splash), 2016. ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, acquired 2016

About Lea Porsager

Porsager’s art intertwines flights of speculation with various combinations of media, such as film, sculpture, photography and text. She mixes fantastical forms with scientific and spiritual ideas, investigating incredible phenomena that can be difficult to access and comprehend. From dissected wind turbine blades to principles of quantum physics.

Born 1981. Lives and works in Copenhagen.

Educated from the The European Film College, DK, in 2001-02, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK, in 2004-2010, and Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, DE, in 2008-09

Participated in dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012.

Received the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen grant in 2014.

Participated in the Istanbul Biennale with Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms in 2015. Here, Porsager recreated illustrations from the Rudolf Steiner philosopher Annie Besant’s book Thought-Forms: A Record of Clairvoyant Investigation (1905).

Has been a PhD fellow at Malmö Art Academy and Lund University since 2015

Selected as CERN Honorary Mention at the 2018 Collide International Award