Back in 2013 I visited the Aros art museum, and saw the exhibition “7-9-13”. Inspired by it I explored what the three different numbers hide – and what exists in the space between them.
In Danish superstition the line “seven-nine-thirteen” is used for protection against evil and bad luck. The line connects three numbers heavy with symbolism. Here, seven is a lucky number representing goodness. Meanwhile the number nine is charged with holiness and the supernatural.
Back in time it was believed that to mention evil by name would banish it – and the number thirteen is often seen as being followed by evilness and mishaps.
These three numbers assembled make the line “seven-nine-thirteen” charged with energy – an energy that carries both harmony, uncertainty, and dread.