Ane Mette Ruge
Exhibition of contemporary video art. A total of 19 artists present 22 works, more than half of which were created within the last two years. The show title Dwellan refers to the reduced pace of the video works â€“ they 'dwell' on their subject matter. They are video works which unfold with such a slow progression that they are perceived as unmoving, even static images. Images which transform and shift in a slow sequence.
Exhibition of contemporary video art
It gives Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning great pleasure to be able to present a prime selection of international video artists and their works at the exhibition Dwellan.
A total of 19 artists present 22 works, more than half of which were created within the last two years. The majority of the works presented have never been exhibited in Denmark before.
The following artists contribute to the exhibition:
Janet Biggs (USA), Jonas Dahlberg (Sweden/USA), Willie Doherty (Northern Ireland/UK), Simon Faithfull (UK), Charlotte Gyllenhammar (Sweden), Birgit Johnsen and Hanne Nielsen (Denmark), Mark Lewis (Canada/UK), Euan Macdonald (Canada), Aernout Mik (The Netherlands), Fanni Niemi-Junkola (Finland), Florian PumhÃ¶sl (Austria), Sven PÃ¥hlsson (Sweden/Norway/USA), Michal Rovner (Israel/USA), Ane Mette Ruge (Denmark), Hiraki Sawa (Japan/UK), Berni Searle (South Africa), Andrew Stones (UK), and Jutta Strohmaier (Austria)
The exhibition title Dwellan refers to the reduced pace of the video works â€“ they "dwell" on their subject matter. They are video works which unfold with such a slow progression that they are perceived as unmoving, even static images. Images which transform and shift in a slow sequence. It could be said that these are works which primarily work by force of their immediate lyrical, painterly, or evocative idiom, but they all contain a message, a story, or a statement.
In our hectic everyday lives, these works represent an offer of experiencing the visual arts as an anchoring point in the midst of all the hustle and bustle; a place to stop, to dwell, and to reach a different kind of insight into and understanding of the world.
The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue that presents the works exhibited as well as an essay contributed by the art historian and critic Kristine Kern: Mellem Billede og BevÃ¦gelse â€“ om videokunst i udstillingssammenhÃ¦ng.
Dwellan was arranged and curated by a working group comprising three artists from the Board of Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning: HjÃ¸rdis Haack, Lotte Tauber Lassen, and Jesper Rasmussen, assisted by Curator Marit Ramsing, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning.
The press are welcome to visit Dwellan on 5 November from 11.00.
Private view: Friday 5 November 2004 from 17.00 to 20.00
The exhibition period ends on Sunday 12 December 2004
Opening hours: Daily 10.00 to 17.00, Wednesdays 10.00 to 19.00
Admission: DKK 30, groups (of 10 or more) and other concessions DKK 15.
Guided tours are conducted on Sundays at 2pm and can be arranged at other times on request.
Simon Faithfull, 30Km, 2003
Copyright holder: Simon Faithfull
Courtesy Film and Video Umbrella London
Nyhavn 2 - DK 1051 Kobenhavn K.