The White space

White is colour of Beginnings. It represents the space of the blank white page. We enter it when we enter the unknown, like a thick fog, we must tread carefully to find our way forward as its uncertainties can be frightening. Beginnings are fragile. It requires an immense amount of trust and patience to overcome the doubts and criticisms that such changes inevitably bring, but if we choose to face them, we will find infinite potential. The White Space is a call to embrace all this and enter unknown with courage.

 

THE white Calligraphic manuscript

On the 28th of October, 2011, Helene Lundbye Petersen put pen to paper on the first blank white page of a beautiful white notebook She had found in Japan one year before. When she began to write, it was not 'On the Beginning'. It was truly the beginning for her, and this book initiated her entire work.

2011, White - On The Beginning, Calligraphic Maniscript written in New York (28.10. - 16.11.2011). Blank white paper, white plastic cover. 18.5 x 12 x 1 cm., 180 pages.


the white Book

In 2012, Helene Lundbye Petersen decided to begin publishing her Calligraphic Manuscripts, translating their handwritten words and drawings into print. The first book was a transcription of 'White', published as 'The White Book'. The White Book' is a manifesto written for life. Its poetic fragments take on the complexity of our current condition. It urges us to move beyond the structures which are no longer serving us by braving the uncertainty of new beginnings. ⠀

 
 
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2012, The White Book - On the Beginning. 

Helene Lundbye Petersen, The White Book2012, Book, English, 120 pages. Published by WhitePageProject, printed by Lightning Source, UK, US. 12.7 x 20.32 cm.First Edition.

ISBN 978-879-95579-0-5

 

2013, Den Hvide Bog

Helene Lundbye Petersen, Den Hvide Bog, 2013, Book, Danish, 120 pages. Published by WhitePageProject, printed by Lightning Source, UK, US. 5 x 8 inches / 12.7 x 20.32 cm. First Edition.

ISBN 13: 978-879-95579-1-2


The White Book interventions

When Helene Lundbye Petersen received ‘The White Bookʼ from print, she saw it as a space that could be placed in a context, which inspired a series of Book Interventions - elaborations on the book to place it in relation to each space and context.

2012, The White Book - First Ed (Ed.50+2)

2012, The White Book - First Ed (Ed.50+2)


The White Performances


the White Paintings

2015, Beginning No.1   Helene Lundbye Petersen,  Beginning No.1,  2015, Painting, Oil on Canvas, 130 x 150 cm

2015, Beginning No.1

Helene Lundbye Petersen, Beginning No.1, 2015, Painting, Oil on Canvas, 130 x 150 cm

2015, Beginning No.2   Helene Lundbye Petersen,  Beginning No.2,  2015, Painting, Oil on Canvas, 130 x 150 cm.

2015, Beginning No.2

Helene Lundbye Petersen, Beginning No.2, 2015, Painting, Oil on Canvas, 130 x 150 cm.

2015, Beginning No.3   Helene Lundbye Petersen,  Beginning No.3,  2015, Painting, Oil on Canvas, 130 x 150 cm.

2015, Beginning No.3

Helene Lundbye Petersen, Beginning No.3, 2015, Painting, Oil on Canvas, 130 x 150 cm.


the White works on paper


the White sculptures

2014, Why must we always think of time as numbers?   Helene Lundbye Petersen,  Why must we always think of time as numbers?,  2014, Sculpture, Edition Series of 10 original works, each handwritten. Tracing paper, white paper, cardboard, ribbon, handwritten words. 3,5 x 22,9 x 32,4 cm

2014, Why must we always think of time as numbers?

Helene Lundbye Petersen, Why must we always think of time as numbers?, 2014, Sculpture, Edition Series of 10 original works, each handwritten. Tracing paper, white paper, cardboard, ribbon, handwritten words. 3,5 x 22,9 x 32,4 cm

2014, At all times, food has been found to be eaten

Helene Lundbye Petersen, At all times, food has been found to be eaten, 2014, Sculpture, Porcelain, paper, handwritten words from The White Book. Dimensions variable


the White installations


the White photographic works


The White Exhibitions

2017, Blank Hvid side,  Christiansborg,  The Danish Parliament, 2-015, The Political Party Meeting Room of Alternativet, Red Hall. Solo Exhibition.

2017, Blank Hvid side, Christiansborg, The Danish Parliament, 2-015, The Political Party Meeting Room of Alternativet, Red Hall. Solo Exhibition.

2015,  Freedom Audit,  ART15, Olympia, London, (UK). Group exhibition, curated by Kathleen Soriano.

2015, Freedom Audit, ART15, Olympia, London, (UK). Group exhibition, curated by Kathleen Soriano.

2014,  WHITE - At all times food has been found to be eaten.  Entretempo Kitchen Gallery, Berlin (DE). Solo Exhibition, curated by Taina Guedes.

2014, WHITE - At all times food has been found to be eaten. Entretempo Kitchen Gallery, Berlin (DE). Solo Exhibition, curated by Taina Guedes.

2013,  07.02.  Art Port, Tel Aviv, (IS) Group exhibition.

2013, 07.02. Art Port, Tel Aviv, (IS) Group exhibition.