Performance-installation at KonventZero in Catalonia.
Drawing inspiration from the geometric formations of crystals, NULEINN created the ultimate healing tool, used to heal the mind, expand the third eye and give the audience a quick fix. Our identities are constructed while being completely surrounded by technologies, information and screens, depicting social media and raw data. We have misplaced our forefather’s beliefs and experiences about mystique and unexplainable powers of nature. In the loss of our original culture we found solace in modern western spiritualism, seeking balance and stillness – We are led by the crystals, our spiritual guides. The crystal serves as a transmitter, receiving and releasing energies. During the performance installation, the audience was invited to step into a healing circle, lying down on the floor with their heads on square pillows holding the healing tool, which is formed as aluminum polygons, to their forehead. Inside the pillows a pair of headphones played a series of pop-songs all referring to different types of crystals and diamonds. The word “diamond” refers to wealth and status in society, whereas “crystal” often refers to methamphetamine and a high similar to falling in love. Both abundance and addiction are often seen in religious context as being sinful in its flesh-like cravings, making KonventZero, with its religious history, the optimal setting.
Live performance "Parasit" in the Metro during Copenhagen Art Week presented by DIAS
The artist duo NULEINN combines technologies and textiles to extend their bodies – in an interactive performance that registers other traveller’s bodies. They use the parasite as a term to explore the Metro as a body. The Metro becomes a host for endoparasite’s that coexist at the expense of the host.
With the work “Parasit” NULEINN dissects the components of the metro where they find their inspiration from the metro’s movements, light and architecture and mimic it in their bodies. The parasite lights up in the presence of other bodies and addresses the bodily presence in this transit everyday space. A space that for a short period of time hosts humans that come together as one body but often seek anonymity.
NULEINN wants to address this anonymity, and give the travellers the possibility to view their journey with the metro in a different light. The Metro seen from afar might seem a simple, oftentimes uncomfortable place, filled with different smells, sounds, lights, screens and movements, but by looking closer at the inner workings and “parasites” inside of the “host”, it can look beautiful and almost romantic – a magnificent mixture of different beings stuck in a tube together.
FACTS: Video work
PLACE: Museum am Bach / GAMES AND CIRCLES
The video work “Gefilterte Realität” uses everyday life as a focal point, removing the boundaries between games and social conditions. We are all biological robots in a social system surrounded by rules and codes to follow. We all play the game everyday life, where all our actions are codified and scored in the game. We receive points for complying with socially established norms, but with a single meltdown or error, our whole life can change: If we loose our job, partner, or home, the possibility to win the game is minimised. We play on hard difficulty and we could never press save.
The artists have combined a reality from computer games and real life, where elements from the game dictate the results. An everyday scenario unfolds in a perfectionistic pastel universe.
Uploading Ritual I
Oskar Jakobsen and NULEINN created a ritual for the event Heksering #1 part of KBH Læser. The audience were invited to participate in the ritual and consume pink oyster mushrooms loaded with digital data – becoming one organism with a collective knowledge.