Selected works | Body of Desire
Every day I watch the girls from the windows of my studio in Skelbækgade as they stand along the grey walls of the street. In the morning they are gone, but I feel the presence of their shadows in the street along with a few visible traces of last night’s activities. Men live more stealthily among secret sites on the internet or at random intimate venues around the city.
”Body of Desire” came into being as a reaction to what I saw, and not least because of the things I was not allowed to see. The bodies of prostitutes reflect our dreams and longings as well as our wishes for love, intimacy, lust and desire. The invisible shadows of the night are brought into light, if only for a brief moment. 
The body is the tool of the prostitutes. Their bodies are commodities that we can treat or use anyway we want. 
The male and female prostitutes portrayed in this exhibition are between 23 and 58 years old. They work every day in the streets, at sex clubs, massage palours, escort agencies, through personal ads in the paper or online. The incentives for working as prostitutes range from sexual curiosity over earning money for the next fix to covering one’s consumer spending. 
There is a great reluctance to stand forward in the prostitution environment due to public condemnation and stigmatization. “Body of Desire” takes no position for or against prostitution, but the work is supposed to make the story come alive in the mind of the passer-by. 

The exhibition about prostitutes men and women opens Culture Night 10 october 2014 at Skelbækgade 22 in Copenhagen between 20-24.