ONCE MORE WITH FEELING: RECURSION, ECONOMY AND HAVING NO SOUL
/// Katrine Malinovsky (DK), Matthew-Robin Nye (CAN), and Hannah Heilmann (DK)
January 19 – 26, 2012 - Opening 5 – 21:00 pm, January 19
Once More, With Feeling: Recursion, Economy and Having No Soul is the fourth exhibition in MODTAR PROJECTS current circle Dualities. In this series, pairs of artists investigate dual concepts. Yet, all having a background in collaborative work, to Nye, Malinovsky and Heilmann, it seemed only fair to multiply the dual concept into a triangular one, thus putting the idea of easy opposites into question and play. The artists, in conversation, each chose a correlating concept, to make interstitial spaces, mentally and physically, echoing each other’s fancies in a threesome of muddy concepts. Recursion, Economy and Having No Soul includes a video and two sculptures that fold around the notion of existing in multiple iterations between beginnings as a ‘concept’ and the physical space that a completed form occupies.
With this exhibition series, MODTAR seeks to explore the distance between praxis and academia in architecture by reestablishing the drawing and the built as a social institution and contract. All the exhibitions in the series will be included in a parallel virtual situation, an accumulated pavilion that offers an alternative, abstract site for the projects.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Matthew-Robin Nye (b. 1983, Toronto) explores the intersections of architecture, mythology and sexuality to define new paradigms of historiographical understanding and identity. To the end of establishing a ‘queer gaze’ and by extension a ‘queer architecture’ and ‘queer mythology’, his work has employed the literary and narrative structures of Fairy Tales to introduce alternate identities, spaces and historiographies to a global queer identity fractured by the AIDS crisis. Nye has exhibited at MoMA PS1 in connection with the Art Book Fair with Raketta Press, New York, at the Benaki Museum in Athens, and completed projects for the legendary New York-based media collective Paper Tiger Television. Upcoming exhibitions include Spanien 19c in Aarhus, Denmark with the Flux factory collective.
Katrine Malinovsky (b. 1976, Copenhagen) has an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy. Since 2003, she been working as part of the artist duo Randi & Katrine, who lately have embellished Denmark with a number of psychedelic public sculptures, including building a coffeepot garden house at an elderly home and winning the national public art competition Vores Kunst by baring the insides of the Ærø Ferry. Randi & Katrine work in the fields between sculpture, architecture, and public space. Anthropomorphic houses, artificial gardens, mechanical ships, and vernacular architecture are recurring themes, disclosing their interest in spatial relations; objects. In 2012, they will have shows in South Korea, New York and Denmark. Katrine is also part of the art group Party and Lost and the arts collective Flux Factory.
Hannah Heilmann (b. 1978 Copenhagen) is looking for the Self in projections of soul and subjectivity. Everything is mystical and therefore nothing is. Heilmann has been working extensively in collaboration: as a member of Ingen Frygt, in the group-collective Party and Lost, with classical musicians, with mountain tribe women in Vietnam, with individual artists, as a member of Flux Factory, and as part of Toves Galleri - Vesterbro ConTemporary Workout Space. She has recently completed a year of residencies at Flux Factory in New York and Viafarini in Milan. Upcoming is an installation at KØS with Anna Maria Helgadottir and the curation of a show with 15 Danish and international artists at Toves Galleri and the Niels Bohr Institute.