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Work carried out on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary
of Foss Electric. The title of the work is “Ni’ Tid” from the
French “nitide.” (Latin: nitidus: shining - noble! “Ni” is the
Danish word for “nine”).
Measuring apparatuses of the kind used for carrying out tests
provided the inspiration for the pure forms, created by nine
glass plates faced with handmade paper. A microscopic world
is enclosed - a foating blueness - the colour of eternity.
The inner bark of the Nepalese bast fber called Daphne
was boiled down, cleaned and crushed, frst in a stamping
machine, then in a Hollander beater (both are machines for
shredding paper fber). The pulp was then dyed and poured
in large vats full of water. Handmade sheets were formed in
a Japanese mould. While being affxed to the glass, the sheets
were torn into lengths in order to create shadows and overlaps
within the form.
The nine glass plates are intervals - layers between the inner
and outer spaces. The handmade sheets refract the light, so
that its shifting, ever-changing character constantly alters the
life and rhythm of the forms.
FOSS ELECTRIC, HILLERØD, 1996