For Julia Whitney Barnes, I suggested a former grocery store that had been empty for years. When I met with the owner of building, Ghita, she told me the story of having bought the building at the height of real estate prices, intending to restore it and turn it into apartments. However, the building needed a lot more work than she and her partner had anticipated, and they ran out of funds to continue the renovation. For her work, Fjellerup Flora, Julia found plants around Fjellerup, knocked on doors and asked if she could pick some, in order to trace and paint for the exterior of building. Through this process, and painting in view of all on the street, Julia came to know many of the locals. Some stopped to ask if they could help and artist-hosts pitched in when it got close to the opening date.
Space All Over: The Transient Village Green since 2008. All images copyright Anna Lise Jensen.