June 8th, 2014: proposed from Denmark

GREEN IS GOLD

by Ditte Knus Tønnesen and Amalie Bønnelycke Lunøe

GREEN IS GOLD is an artist run exhibition space, publishing house and studio located in Copenhagen. GREEN IS GOLD was initiated in the autum of 2011 by Danish artists Ditte Knus Tønnesen (b.1982, DK) and Amalie Bønnelycke Lunøe (b. 1981,DK). The space focuses on exhibiting local and international artists with diverse, progressive practices that are independent of trends and tendencies in art. www.gigstudio.dkwww.ditteknus.comwww.amaliebl.dk

 

GREEN IS GOLD have specifically selected 3 artists whose diverse practices are intrinsically linked through their incorporation of raw materials, their generational associations and their existence as new contemporaries in European art.

 

Gunnhild Torgersen

Gunnhild Torgersen (b. 1985) is an artist based in Oslo, mainly working with sculpture and photography in a practice focused on functions in communication. Her practice examines language as construction and material, reworking information in text and images through processes of physical interaction. These ongoing physical processes serve as initial elements for form and content. Her deconstruction of literature, advertisement and news translate text on paper into abstract objects and more performative interactions, removing information and suggesting new forms of communication. As in Sphinxes of cement and aluminium when wooden frames for producing homemade paper become constructed barriers when filled with cement. Working with the symbolic value of certain material and forms, Torgersens recent production is showing a more sculptural approach, constructing objects and shapes based on observations and research around language and movements.

www.gunnhildtorgersen.com

 

Stone Cold, in collaboration with Karen Gimle, 2013

 

Stone Cold, in collaboration with Karen Gimle, 2013

 

Sphinxes Of Cement And Aluminium, cement, aluminium, stained wood, mesh, paper from novels, 2013

 

Sphinxes Of Cement And Aluminium, cement, aluminium, stained wood, mesh, paper from novels, 2013

 

A Shift Within A Limited Physical Space, steel, aluminium, paper, rubber wheels, 2014

 

Boy, screen print on newspaper, 30x40 cm, 2010

 

Pulped, Digital print, 105x167 cm, 2011

 

Vera Kox

On stretching (1)

Flaccid and enervated the soft, lax wax drapes in an unlikely upward motion.

At a certain wavering pitch it tapers out and descends plummeting downward.

Pummeled almost erotically onto its unlikely companion,

teetering on violence.

Twisted until it cracks.

Undulating under the surface, ridge to furrow, furrow to ridge.

A petrified mass, deporting from tight splash into long lithe solid,

Etching itself into its newfound match.

A limit of discovery, flailing without limbs.

Ripples stretched into dense compound.

Sinuous and elongated lines

Humming, reverberating softly as it departs from itself,

in a flakey, messy ending,

by a hot dead weight. 

 

Apparent across all elements of Kox’s practice is the presence of tensile stress; often emphasized through varying degrees of an object’s abnormality and as an inherent tenet of the material itself. By way of manipulation the different techniques and processes she employs in the making of her sculptures ensure that they assume a degree of patent and self-evident agency, whilst testing the limitations of what is considered visually acceptable. Simultaneously expanding upon the boundaries of our perceptions, as much as she does the material with which she works. In this way Kox plays a game of material hyperbole, assessing the nature of matter through the principles of liminality.

Extract of a text by Dani Admiss 2013

 

Vera Kox, (b. 1984), is a German/Luxembourgish artist based in London and Berlin. She graduated from the MA Fine Art at Goldsmiths University, London in 2010 and is currently on residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. Her final exhibition at Bethanien opens 21st August 2014. 

http://www.verakox.com/

 

The Marks You Make, When You Try To Make A Pen Work Again, exhibited at Minibar, Stockholm, Sweden, 2013

 

The Marks You Make, When You Try To Make A Pen Work Again, exhibited at Minibar, Stockholm, Sweden, 2013

 

Temporary Forms And Permanent Doubts, exhibited at Galeri Opdahl, Stavanger, Norway, 2013

 

Temporary Forms And Permanent Doubts, exhibited at Galeri Opdahl, Stavanger, Norway, 2013

 

Infinity Now!, exhibited at Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany, 2013

 

Making of, exhibited at Casino Forum dart Contemporain, Luxembourg, 2012

 

Making of, exhibited at Casino Forum dart Contemporain, Luxembourg, 2012

 

Can I Choose Again If I Should Loose The Reason?, exhibited at La Scatola, London, Uk, 2012

 

Hannah Heilmann

Hannah Heilmann (b.1978) is an artist living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark. She works alone and in collaborations. For the time being she's engaged in the web-based radio station generalbootyofwork.net; an open call seeking to gather used contact lenses for sculptures; and the artist run space, TOVES.  

www.hannahheilmann.dk

 

It Wasn’t Like That, It Was Like This, site specific installation and 4 hours performance, video feed and –loops, mixed media. Exhibited at GREEN IS GOLD, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013. http://vimeo.com/60757851  (photo credit Sigrun Gudbrandtsdottir)

 

The Shower, recordings of men responding by an open call by the artist asking them to call her up on Skype and take a shower for the camera (Still, Teit), 2011-2012.

 

Having No Soul, contact lenses worn by the artist and some times her friends, glass, plinth, 10 x 6 x 6 cm. Installment no 11, Museum of Longing and Failure (MOLAF), Leipzig, Germany (on going production), 2013.

 

Plugs, 90 min. performance: A DJ set and 90 commercials for local and international artists and institutions spoken and sung on top of the set, 90 min. National Gallery of Denmark, 2014, (photo credit Magnus Kaslov).

 

IML (In Morrow Life), C-print on paper, 49,4 x 69,9 cm, 2014.

 

Language And School In The World And World In School And Language, collaboration with Lars Arnfred Fynboe, public art piece consisting of photographic print burned into tiles, bench and plant which was already part of the interior, 180 x 280 x 220 cm, 2014, Taastrup Language Center, Taastrup, Denmark.

 

VANDKUNSTEN, collaboration with Lars Arnfred Fynboe, 4 brackets and 4 beer bottles reworked to make a fountain for your new beer to it an old beer, 2013.

 

GENERAL BOOTY OF WORK, ongoing project / web-based radio station, screen dump from webpage www.generalbootyofwork.net

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