HENRIK VIBSKOV AW22 ‘BIBLIOTECA OF MICRO SELVES’
For the AW22, collection Henrik Vibskov went to outer space while looking into different ways of archiving our dearest belongings and memories of earth.
How is the future life on earth going to be like, one might ask oneself, especially seen in the light of recent times that put the entire earth upside down. What are we going to leave behind someday? What are we going to save carefully to remind us of former days, when life was perhaps simpler? Archiving things for the future -has always been a way for humans to be able to look back and observe the past. A way of understanding the present better and dreaming of a hopeful future. In South Korea, female divers are collecting objects from the ancient ocean archive, revealing them to the sun. In Svalbard in Norway, near the polar circle, the Global Seed Vault exists, a secure backup facility for the world crop diversity. The scientific way of preserving exists alongside the more primitive way of saving treasures from the world. These images and elements of archiving and the idea of sending it out to space form the profile of the AW22 collection.