Christian Falsnaes creates immersive situations, in which film works, paintings, exhibition spaces and performances are interwoven. He targets the problematics of learned social structures and power dynamics in society. Exhibition visitors become part of Falsnaes’s works as he explores notions of ritual and group mentality, including himself and the role of the artist. He investigates what happens when people – especially those accustomed to the rituals and dynamics of highly codified social fields such as the art world – are directed to give up control.
Christian Falsnaes (born 1980, Copenhagen) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and is currently based in Berlin. His works have recently been shown at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen; the private collection of Juan & Patricia Vergez, Buenos Aires; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Centre Pompidou, Paris; ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe; and Manifesta 11, Zurich. In 2015, he was nominated for the Preis der Nationalgalerie award in Berlin.falsnaes.com
Residents from Denmark
Lisa Seebach’s space-consuming course of sculptural formations is reminiscent of a deserted playground at night. Like delicate drawings on a piece of paper, constructions of steel stand shakily in the exhibition space. They evoke notions of processes frozen in time, absurd training tools, or a conglomeration of homemade machines from an unknown industry. Seebach’s sculptures made of bent steel and ceramic volumes appear like highly enlarged drawings transcribed in space. The works’ underlying freehand drawings emerge on site from memory, or are based on research as extracted from observations, abstract circumstances, and individual emotions and thoughts. They refer to architectonic elements, forms and structures that are isolated, modified, and newly combined.
Lisa Seebach (born 1981, Cologne, Germany) studied at the Braunschweig University of Art. In 2016, she received the Friedrich-Vordemberge Prize of Cologne, the Gustav Weidanz Award in Halle and the artist’s prize of Brandenburg. Her work was show in recent group exhibitions at artothek, Cologne, 2016; Kunstverein Hannover, 2015; Villa Arson, Nice, 2015; Idling Gallery, Berlin 2014; and Biennale Mulhouse, 2012.
Residents from Germany
The work of Elisabeth Molin deals with slips in perception, time warps and bodily displacements; often materialized as video, photography, installation and performance. Her work looks beyond the seamless ideology of the world we live in and finds multiple jarring contradictions, dislocations, asymmetries and quiet injustices.
Elisabeth Molin has had exhibitions at SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen; Tenderpixel Gallery, London; and Danish Cultural Institute, Edinburgh, among others. She has participated in residency programs at CCA Andratx, Mallorca and Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.elisabethmolin.com