August 18, 2015

Salon: Kristina Matousch and Tori Wrånes

During her one year residency at ISCP, Kristina Matousch has explored how common situations and simple objects in her everyday life have the potential to carry new meaning and tell another story. She will speak about the process behind her latest works made in New York, and how the physicality of the city has influenced her practice. Matousch continually returns to the fact that humans are soft biological material and vulnerable compared to everything surrounding them.

Tori Wrånes works mainly with performance, combining voice and sculpture as point of departure. Her use of sounds, costumes, props, architecture and sculptures deform her appearance and creates new dreamlike constellations. During the Salon, she will show extracts from her latest works produced over the last year in New York during her ISCP residency.

Participating Residents

August 4, 2015

Salon: Isa Ho and Roger Mortimer

Isa Ho will present VT Artsalon, an artist-run space established in Taipei in 2006 that stimulates Taiwanese contemporary art and fosters international exchange. Ho became Director of VT in March 2015 for a two-year period, and leads VT’s residencies, exhibitions and publishing initiatives.

Roger Mortimer will speak about his recent paintings that depict specific coastlines in New Zealand denuded of almost all remnants of natural flora. In these absences, he renders images from Christian mythology. His accurate cartographic maps employ symbols and visual devices alongside vignettes from medieval manuscripts, generating a new kind of cosmology. Currently, he is working with imagery from a fifteenth century illuminated manuscript of Dante’s epic poem “The Divine Comedy”.

Participating Residents

July 21, 2015

Salon: Rikke Benborg and Naveen Mahantesh

Informed by theatre and performance, surrealism and the avant-garde, Rikke Benborg will speak about her films and animations that unfold through visual logic, exploring the dramaturgical potential of form, color and the image. Within this framework, Benborg connects staged and scenographic space with the temporal aspects of experimental film, creating works that reside in the tension between the real and the imagined.

Rikke Benborg lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. She holds a BFA honors from Middlesex University, London and a MFA in Visual Arts from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen. She is part of the Danish art/film collective Chaplin’s Hotel.

Naveen Mahantesh’s practice lies at the intersection of art, architecture and the city. He is involved in creative research with a love for urban life and an interest in providing alternative perspectives on the urban everyday. He will speak about his projects that shed light on banal routines, urban myths, and the ecologies that cities thrive upon.

Naveen Mahantesh is the principal architect of CRESARC based in Bangalore. His projects and propositions have been part of Sarai-Reader-Exhibition’09 (2013) and Insert (2014), curated by Raqs Media Collective; Mediating Modernities (2013) at Srushti School of Design; and Design for Change at TEDx-R.V.Vidyaniketan (2013), Bangalore.

Participating Residents