As day breaks, human figures trudge through the morning dew, unfolding a series of nets situated in the landscape, which will soon trap migratory birds. An 18th century man in exile spends twenty years writing a manuscript recounting the bird species making his island-prison a pitstop on their passage.
In a not-so-distant future, an entrepreneur with a preoccupation for wildlife photography– from a wealthy lineage– decided to manufacture a camera that would render the world according to his desires.

Later these cameras traveled to outer space, one producing what is perhaps the most reproduced photograph in human history - AS17-148-22727, also known as The Blue Marble.

On a walkie-talkie, channel voices call out their sightings of birds, and their whereabouts in relation to local markers while the navy frigate Absalon cruises by on high alert.

Skæret brings a faint map of an island into focus, as a strategic landscape across mythologies, beings, material, and oceanic histories.

Shifting between historical fiction and documentary accumulations, this hybrid installation project reawakens national allegories hidden at sea. Invoking colonial specters, it examines notions of knowledge–its inscription, and dispersions at the edges of territorial frontiers.