Nova Milne create moments of connection or disruption, often taking the form of encounters across the breach of time. These sometimes reveal invisible or poetic connections between minor-historical events, and shared fictional or popular references. Through their increasingly expanded video installations, they unleash the occult potential of recombining anachronistic elements, forging a magical sympathy between documentary or amature sources and fabricated material. Their process invents a de-centered point of view and the question of inter-subjectivity forms an ongoing curiosity, alongside considerations of time, mysticism, longing, and empathy.
Nova Milne is a relationship that began when the two artists met as teenagers in 1998, and started exhibiting in 2003. They are recent alumni of the Residency Program at the Bemis Center, Omaha and have undertaken several residencies, including at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, and Artspace, Sydney. Their solo exhibitions include the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia; The Physics Room, New Zealand; and Artspace, Australia. Other exhibitions include venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia; The Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania; The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; 104 and The Musee Rodin, Paris.
Residents from Australia
Chun-Yi Chang’s work focuses on the presentation of light reality within digital images. In recent years, her works have emphasized the exploration of imagination and experience. She accomplishes coexistence of the eternal and the ever-changing by alternating motion and motionless scenes, and reorganizes the different facets of a single phenomenon into plausible events which are aberrations of normality. She uses the “floating light” and “glimpse” of digital images to remodel a sense of light reality that wavers between reality and virtual reality.
Born in Taipei, and based in Paris, Chun-Yi Chang received an MA from the Rouen College of the Arts and her PhD the University of Paris Sorbonne. In 2009, she was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture for a residency at 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica. She was also awarded the Gerda Henkel Stiftung scholarship in 2013. Chang’s participation in exhibitions include the 5th and 11th White Night (la Nuit Blanche) and 6th Young Artists Biennale, Paris, and French-Chinese Young Artists, Today Art Museum, Peking.
Residents from Taiwan
Dominique Hurth is interested in the framing and reading of objects and events, folding and unfolding in non-linear manner historical narratives. The starting point for new works is often a narrative present in localities or images, that finds itself anew in documents, archives and exhibition displays, questioning the entity of the object in space, as accompanied by the subjective voice of personal narratives. Recording technology, popular culture and science fiction oscillate with art history, modernism or litterature, thus merging fact and fiction, image and caption, form and word.
Dominique Hurth graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Arts and Design, London and the Beaux-Arts, Paris. In 2010 – 11 she was awarded a bursary at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht and in 2013 a Fellowship at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck. She was resident at Triangle France and Can Xalant in 2010 and 2011. Recent projects include group shows at Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; Villa Oppenheim – Museum Charlottenburg, Berlin; Tiroler Künstlerschaft Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck; LOOK/13 – Liverpool International Photography Festival; MAMO – Cité Radieuse, Marseille; Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen; solo shows at Souterrain and clockwork gallery Berlin; Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck; a commissioned work on the Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, and a series of readings in Marseille, Rotterdam, Innsbruck, Paris and Berlin. Her first book language in the darkness of the world through inverse images was published in 2012.