Low Residency day 5

Margate gallery tour
Turner Contemporary a really nice museum almost on the beach. They had a collective exhibition based on the inspiration of TS. Elliot’s Waste Land. It was an interesting curated collection, but we had very short time at the gallery, therefore I decided to take photos of first impression/attention according to my own work.

I have briefly been studied Ana Mendieta, nice to see a video of her here.

I had briefly been studied Ana Mendieta, nice to see her here.

Like Turner Contemporary had other galleries and studios embraced T.S. Elliot poems “The WasteLand”.

Hantverk Found Gallery
Exhibition Eye of the Needle by Tim Meacham

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Staff and students from UCA Canterbury used the artist book to explore The Waste Land.

This sequence reminded me of some of my former motion graphic design solutions. I got indirect inspired by my self 🙂

Lombard St. Gallery, From Wasteland to Wasteland
This exhibition is part of an ongoing project by this collective of five artists, who have been given unique access to Crater site to inspire their work.

Staging Silence – A video work by Hans Op de Beeck

Exhibition at Den Frie
Happy to see Staging Silence and discover Hans Op de Beeck. Staging Silence had a meditative and dreamish impact on me. There was only one work to see in the exhibition room.
The video work is without a plot or storyline, only scenes showed after each other with very little movements.
The human hand, which change the stages appear in a surrealistic way.

 

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Experience sound and installation

The Ship: exhibition at Nikolaj Kunsthal by Eske Kath and Oh Land

I went to the church (Kunsthal) without expectation, I just passed by. I didn’t try to understand the entire exhibition; the artists’ ideas and so, therefore I will not comment on that. What I did was to experience some of the sound installations.

 

 

 

 

Stanley Kubrick exhibition at Gl. Strand

I’m a big fan of Stanley Kubrick’s movies; the tension and mood (even it is unpleasant), the strong and thoughtful compositions/framings and the storeys. He had a significant influence on the film history, and the movies I have seen made a great impact on me and had followed me during life, like A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Space Odyssey and Dr Strangelove.
Right now Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand show Stanley Kubrick The Exhibition. All his movies are presented with clips, props, storyboards or other documentation, which gives a good overview of the filmmaker’s career. It was interesting to read that Kubrick had been very perfectionist and careful with his work and visual expression also in small details.
I was looking at what could support or inspire my master project. And since some of the movie cuts feel like part of my growing up it might be a kind of “subliminal” language for me. I’m thinking about the grotesque and senseless violence in A Clockwork Orange, the compressed and silent mood in A Space Odyssey and finally the ghosts from The Shining, how they appear like a natural layer of the reality even, they lived in another time. I’m still afraid of hotel hallways.

 

The digital and gradual changing voice trying to give an order. It is interesting how the tone of voice is personal and warm and scary at the same time. In this clip, HAL is singing, the voice is getting slower and slower and it sounds weird to hear this song in a spaceship, a bit creepy.

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Another creepy thing is the twins who just want to play. It is uncertain whether there are visions or if they really are there. They have been there in the past in another time, and now like ghosts, they appear. We got two stories at the same time from the same location; one from the past and the current – two levels.

The human history it very elegant explained in one shot to another; a bone in the air and next a spaceship in space. Because of shapes and movements, it is easy to get the idea. It also reminds me of Eisenstein’s theories of montage.

 

 

Interim Show 2017

I contributed the Interim show 2017 with the surrealisticgenerator app which I developed with my colleague Stig.
Jonathan and London based students arranged the 1. year showroom, they found a computer and install the app. Visitors only had to press spacebar and get new images from the generator.
I was pleased to see the entire show, it gave overview and inspiration for next year.

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Copenhagen Contemporary: Bill Viola

Last week I went to CC in order to see the video and sound installation “Invented Birth” by Bill Viola, 2014. The installation shows five transformations in the human life cycle – from life to death.

More about Bill Viola:
http://channel.louisiana.dk/video/bill-viola-cameras-are-keepers-souls

 

Code Art Fair

Located in Bella Centre Copenhagen, Code Art Fair presented leading as well as emerging galleries from all over the world.
I went there in the end of August. I had only an hour and a half to check out a huge amount of galleries. Because of the short time and the influence of a book I am reading, which is about aesthetic, I decided to go through the whole exhibition and only stop if anything sprang to my eyes, well knowing that I might miss something. Fortunately, there was something. On my way out I realised that I had passed by an interesting art project on my way in. I deliberately avoided reading the signs about the work or gallery in an attempt to get a pure experience of the object.
A snapshot of a red phone on a bed in a hotel room and another frame under with an embroidered text on a black cloth and more text on a white background. This setup was repeated three times, only the story (text) changed to be told in a shorter and shorter form.
Of course, it’s probably a machine that has embroidered the text, but because it was embroidered, it attracted my curiosity; what is so important that it has to be embroidered and how does it emphasise to the “story”?

The text referred to a woman’s experience of being abandoned by her boyfriend. Same story three times, shorter and shorter.
It was an artwork of French artist Sophie Calle. I just read about her in a book from Whitechapel: Chance. Sophia Calle is using life-experiences as inspiration source.

Galerie Raum Mit Licht from Vienna showed some awesome interesting collages. After a conversation with the responsible woman from the collection, I found out that gallery was specialized in art made with collage technique.

Ted Larsen‘s wall sculptures captured my attention.