Residency at Danish Art Workshops

During the next three months I will be working at the Danish Art workshops. I will develop works for a solo show in Officinet, a projectspace in Copenhagen, and for a duo exhibition together with Caroline Slotte (Finland) in Peach Corner Gallery. My residency and the solo exhibition is generously supported by Danish Arts Foundation, Esther og Jep Finks Mindefond og Beckett Fonden.

Mindcraft18 at San Simpliciano

Mindcraft18, exhibition at San Simpliciano during Milan Designweek.
All is Flux #7 and All is Flux #8  (2018)
Photo: Julie Hering

Mindcraft18 was presented by the Danish Arts Foundation,
Curated by Ditte Hammerstrøm.

‘All is Flux’ is a radical experiment based on enlarging and highlighting the tactile properties of ceramic glaze as a manifestation of the constant state of flux that characterizes the entire physical world, even if some transformation processes are so slow as to appear imperceptible. The liquid glaze is transformed in the kiln, but the apparent permanence of its new, solid form is merely an illusion, a temporary stage. Like a tactile snapshot, the works can be seen as a single point in the lifespan of the objects – just as there was a time before their current state, there is an ‘after’. Over time, the objects will break down, dissolve and re-emerge as new physical manifestations.

The objects in the series consist entirely of thick layers of different glazes that are poured into sharply defined rectangles and kiln-fired at 1280 degrees Celsius. In the kiln the glaze melts, boils and bubbles up, the process transforming the texture and appearance of the material and blurring the edges of the rectangular shape. A sudden reduction in the temperature freezes the chemical reaction. The complex and ambiguous textures can be seen both as primordial matter and as a manmade material in the process of melting and transformation.



All is Flux #7 and All is Flux #8
198 x 98 x 5 cm. 195 x 95 x 5 cm. Several layers of different glazes.
Easels: black stained wood.
Photo: Anders Sune Berg.


Detail (2018)
Photo: Anders Sune Berg.

Detail, All is Flux #8
Photo: Anders Sune Berg.

Bort (Border)


Bort is a cooperation between Flemming Tvede Hansen and Gitte Jungersen.
Bort (Borders) is an activation of the spaces we normally overlook: the room’s edges and corners, the uneven meetings between wall and ceiling. Overseen or ‘lopsided’ spaces are emphasised and stimulated to add a subtle, visual surplus. ‘Bort’ adapts to its spatial location and will always appear differently in a new place.

Images are from the exhibition In Between at Galleri Nørby in Copenhagen (2002), together with Derfor! (That’s why!) at Paustians Bolighus (2003)
Bort is in the collection of Danish Arts Foundation

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