Parallel Vienna: Das Innere wartet draußen auf Dich
Dear friends and supporters,
I am happy to invite you to the opening of the exhibition titled Das Innere wartet draußen auf Dich at Parallel Vienna this Tuesday (19 September, 2017). I am participating with two pieces: a new version of my installation titled The Official Institution and my video titled All the Important Issues. ...text follows below
I am happy to announce that I recently finished a new docu-fiction feature (52 min) titled The Wardrobe Man.
Throughout the movie, I tell the story of the research I conducted, in the area of West Jutland in Denmark, about the peculiar Wardrobe-man. Æ Skawmand (the Wardrobe-Man, Kristian Vandet Jørgensen) was a hermit who lived in his wardrobe by the shore of Oddesund, Denmark, from 1914 until he died in 1956. While his story is currently considered an object in the collection of the Struer Museum, the only traces remaining from his life are his story and some archival material. Commissioned to create this video project by ET4U organization, I try to examine and understand my position towards a very specific history and location that are quite foreign to me. In other words, I attempt to investigate the relationship between geography, history, reality, interpretation, myth, and imagination.
The Wardrobe Man (Æ Skawmand, Christian Vandet Jørgensen), photo from the Struer museum archives.
Currently On View: Ist Das Schön?! Site-specific Painting at Kulturdrogerie, Vienna
Kulturdrogerie is an independent artist-run space in Vienna. This summer I had the pleasure to collaborate with them and I produced a site-specific painting titled Ist Das Schön?! (Is This Beautiful?!).
It will be on view there until the end of October, 2017.