ARTISTS: NULEINN & Oskar Jakobsen
FACTS: A video of 3D scanned models from the Royal Cast Collection in Denmark. Audio track built around metadata played in left or right headphone, in order to create a spacial experience for the audience.
PLACE: SMK National Gallery of Denmark / SMK FRIDAYS – DEAD OR ALIVE (DK)
KAS11KAS434/1 was a collaboration with the Swedish/Danish artist Oskar Jakobsen, created for SMK Fridays. SMK recently released 3D printed casts from the Royal Cast Collection in augmented reality and online. NULEINN and Oskar Jakobsen were invited to work with the models for SMK Fridays event in October. The video is a play on the material, transforming the models from mat white cast to a blank metallic coloured surface. We choose two casts depicting western idyllic body understanding, namely Venus de Milo and Doryphoros “The Speer Bearer”. The two are morphed together in a new bodily understanding.
F7UIDS Version III
FACTS: F7UIDS Version III is a performance installation
consisting of a 10 m wide dress placed on a beach.
PLACE: Copenhagen Art Run, Ishøj (DK)
F7UIDS Version III was created as a third iteration of the original F7UIDS (2015), for Copenhagen Art Run, an interactive 5km entertainment run created as a collaboration with Arken Art museum and Ishøj commune. The run invited participants to run a 5 km route through different interactive artworks, placed randomly within the surrounding nature.
F7UIDS Version III was placed on the beach, giving the 10 m wide, pure white dress plenty of space to unfold. The artists placed themselves in the setting, one in the dress, the other dressed in complete black. As with the previous performances of F7UIDS the taboos of bodily f7uids was explored in a sadomasochistic relationship, giving runners, and other audience members the opportunity to join in and expose the dress, and the artists to the different f7uids placed on the dress. This time the audience stopped by for only a brief moment, each participant seeing a different setting, as the dress kept on changing throughout the run giving the performance a completely different result and experience.
The Swing 2.0
FACTS: The Swing 2.0 is an interactive swing, consisting of a wooden swing hanging from a 3 m high ceiling, fitted with an Arduino sensor reacting to movement in the swing, and a projection on the wall infront of the swing.
PLACE: Code Art Fair, Copenhagen (DK)
The Swing 2.0 is inspired by the painting L'Escarpolette (The Swing) by Fragonard from 1767. Known as one of the great masterpieces of the Rococo era and also Fragonard's best known work. The painting was associated with virtue because of the subjects living close to nature, uncorrupted by the temptations of the city. The Swing 2.0 resembles the original swing from the painting, with its wooden plate and woven rope. However, it represents the complete opposite, placed within concrete walls, painting a digital picture it becomes hard and modern. It gives children of all ages the possibility to swing on and let their movement create a new kind of masterpiece for the modern world, without real paint and inspired by the disruption of the city.
FACTS: A collaboration with Athi-Patra Ruga involving 20 individuals
walking through Roskilde.
PLACE: Roskilde (DK)
The Decimation was a final part of artist Athi-Patra Rugas 6 year work with the artistic myth of The Future White Women of Azania. Nuleinn was invited to join the troop of 20 individuals parading through the town of Roskilde towards a large oak tree placed at Roskilde Festival. The artists were dressed in colourful clothing and wrapped in 50 balloons, creating a new type of woman. The troop followed Athi on the way to the decimation, finally arriving at the tree. With a warrior cry the women begin to rescue their own reflections, that have been hanged from the tree, by popping their ballons.
The ritual of popping the balloons of the reflections, as well as their own,
reveals the women's inner, within a cloud of glitter and coloured powder.
Superschön / F7UIDS Version II
FACTS: F7uids Version II is a twofold piece consisting of a video piece as well as an extravagant dress used as a blank canvas.
PLACE: Museum am Bach, Ruden (AT)
F7UIDS Version II was created as a second iteration of the original F7UIDS (2015), for Museum Am Bach, a contemporary art museum used for research of social systems in Ruden, Austria. The performance took place at the season opening of the museum on the 23d of April, under the title Schöne operation/ Designing beauty. The artists placed an extravagant 6 meters wide, white dress inside an abandoned bakery, this time in a raw and unfiltered setting, bringing the bright daylight through the windows, lighting up the white dress. The artists placed themselves in the scenary, one in the white dress, the other in complete black. In a sadomasochistic relationship the artists examined the history and taboos of body f7uids, now giving a totally new audience the opportunity to join in. In contrast to previous performance of F7UIDS the audience was not surveilled by cameras, but rather by each other, experiencing the performance for a shorter period of time, in a raw and unfiltered setting, as opposed to the blackness of the theater from the previous performance, thus being unable to hide from their peers. Meanwhile a video showing the artists exploring different f7uids was showing at a nearby bathroom, giving some thought towards bodily f7uids.