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
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.
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Residents from Germany
Allard van Hoorn
Allard van Hoorn investigates relationships to our environment incorporating the disciplines of architecture, design, music and dance. He visually, acoustically and spatially transcodes our usage and perception of cities and nature in order to question preconceptions and experiences of the spaces we live and work in. Through mapping and the subsequent re-ordering of embedded rituals, rules and routines in buildings and public spaces, he allows for reinterpretation of form and function taking into account the inherent impossibility of complete description of our world by manmade systems.
Allard van Hoorn (Leiden, The Netherlands, 1968) has been shown at biennials in cities including Istanbul, Shenzen and Gwangju. His work has also been shown at the de Appel Arts Centre and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City; Pinakothek der Moderne, Zurich; the Moore Space, Miami; MoCA and Zendai MoMA, Shanghai; Art Rotterdam; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Gasworks, London; CCCB, Barcelona; Museu de Arte Moderna, Salvador; Museo de la Ciudad de México, the German Architectural Centre, Berlin and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. He currently collaborates as Outpost with OfficeUS, the official participation of the United States at the Venice Architectural Biennial. He tutors at the Architectural Association in London.