Participants in SkulpturOdense’21
LARS ABRAHAMSEN SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark / The Funen Art Arcademy
PER AHLMANN SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark
HANNAH ANBERT SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark
SØREN ASSENHOLT SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark / The Funen Art Arcademy
BEGITTE LYNGE ANDERSEN SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark
OLGA BENEDICTE SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark / The Funen Art Arcademy
IDA BROCKMANN SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark
BALDUR BURWITZ (D) INTERACTIVE Hollufgård Skulpturpark / The Funen Art Arcademy
LILIBETH CUENCA-RASMUSSEN SCULPTURE AND PERFORMANCE Hollufgård Skulpturpark / The Funen Art Arcademy
ELMGREEN OG DRAGSET (DK/N) SCULPTURE The Funen Art Arcademy
INGRID DUCH SCULPTURE The Funen Art Arcademy
IDA GULDHAMMER SCULPTURE The Funen Art Arcademy
OLE HEMPEL SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark
ANDERS HERGUM SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark
SILAS INOUE SCULPTURE
Hollufgård Skulpturpark / The Funen Art Arcademy
CHRISTIAN BANG JENSEN SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark
SISKA KATRINE JØRGENSEN SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark / Det Fynske Kunstakadem
PER KIRKEBY SCULPTURE The Funen Art Arcademy
JACOB KIRKEGAARD SOUND Hollufgård Skulpturpark
FREJA NIEMANN LUNDRUP SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark / The Funen Art Arcademy
LAURA CANHA MALPIQUE (PO) SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark
TONE WASBAK MELBYE (N) PERFORMANCE Hollufgård Skulpturpark
LYD PORT SOUND AND SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark
CAMILLA NØRGÅRD SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark / The Funen Art Arcademy
ANDREAS OXENVAD SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark / The Funen Art Arcademy
MARIE RETPEN SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark
NANA FRANCISCA SCHOTTLÄNDER SCULPTURE, VIDEO Hollufgård Skulpturpark
SØREN SCHAARUP SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark
DOMINIKA SKUTNIK (PL) SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark
JONAS KJELDGAARD SØRENSEN SCULPTURE AND PERFORMANCE Hollufgård Skulpturpark / The Funen Art Arcademy
ANDREAS SLOMINSKI (D) SCULPTURE Hollufgård Skulpturpark
ERWIN WURM (A) SCULPTURE The Funen Art Arcademy
The Funen Art Arcademy Hollufgård Skulpturpark
CHRISTINA KØNIG KØHRSEN
JEPPE ØSTERGAARD MUNK
JONAS HOLLERUP HELLE
METTE WALSØ BREHM
Participants in the recidency program
Birgitte Christens (DK) Visual artist
MY WORK OF CERAMIC SCULPTURES AND INSTALLATIONS reflects the aspects of our lives in society and private settings. Often presenting a critical voice towards modern life and showing the vulnerable sides of humans, that is often hidden publicly because of taboo.
The themes concern diseases of different kinds, both physical and mentally. I transform everyday items into body parts or other given settings to tell my story in ceramics. Especially the use of metal sanitary objects because I see them as a strong metaphor of human organs. While we are often naked and vulnerable in bath rooms or hospitals, where these daily designs are present.
I often use humor to make my point of a serious statement. I am inspired by surrealism and grotesque art.
My technique for ceramics is always mixed. I like to cast in plaster. I am driven to try new materials such as silicone and alginate, to explore my knowledge and expression. Sometimes I sculpt by hands and use mainly stoneware and porcelain in my work. I like to use contrasts in my work. If my work is a soft organic shape, I will add an industrial pattern or strict metal design item, to make an interesting collaboration between the different expressions.
My work is inspired by the history of ceramics and sculptures. I see it as an important purpose to bring this knowledge and use into our modern context of ceramics. Ceramics is much more than pottery, design and crafts.
I use ceramics as a context between contemporary art and craft. I find it interesting to collaborate the art fields and bring ceramic into a high level of art while drawing on important aspects from its ́ history. Like gender and social status combined to modern gender and social status. I use female aspects and political views in my ceramics. Being it commercial slogans such as “Because you ́re worth it” to my disabled African figurines made in Raku in contrast to posh porcelain as a comment to our western use of medical experiments. Or raise the question of legal use of women as prostitution with “Her soul was like a drain” where I use a drain as vagina in my ceramic sculpture. Ceramics is going through a new level of conceptual art that I find important to be part of and exiting to explore the years to come.
Lisa Kottkamp (D) Visual artist
I AM A SCULPTOR FROM LEIPZIG and have been working with various materials for many years: mainly with malleable materials such as porcelain and clay, as well as cast materials such as plaster, concrete and epoxy resin, and with marble. I studied
at various universities: the Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle (ceramics), the Akademie der Bildenden Künste (with Monica Bonvicini), at the Angewandten in Vienna (with Hans Schabus) and most recently in Leipzig (media art), where I obtained the Meisterschüler title. The different places and people have influenced my work in that the basis is the sculptural approach to the material. This is enriched by an often preceding examination of questions about the present day.
Based on the respective thematic confrontation, e.g. with ’borders’, the ’artificial’ or ’nature/culture’, I use a wide variety of materials. Mostly this means a synthesis of classical sculptural materials with new media. By combining the different physical elements, I set material references that react to and reveal the questions in the content. It is important to me that my works raise questions, explore dialectical relationships and that my works have a modular character in that they are composed of different fragments/objects.
Miroslaw Baca (PL) Visual artist
AS AN ARTIST I MAINLY WORK in traditional sculpture materials as wood, stone, ceramics and metal, also willingly making experiments and applying new technologies in my works. The process of creation is open. It is an experiment. The result is impossible to be predicted. The only thing one can choose is the direction. This is exactly what I like about it – uncertainty and surprises. At the same time, I want to have the power over the process of creation to give it a sense, using the most adequate sources, which hit the heart of the matter, to create the general character. It is the receiver that matters, who should make his/her own judgment or even spell it out.
Although I created many individual sculptures I usually work on series of abstract pieces to complete the idea. I had opportunity to realize several large scale projects
in places of contrary cultural background which impacts me to focus on the art as an objective, neutral and universal mode of communication. My work is based on investigation and experimentation on classical material (wood and stone) in terms of its quality, precision in making, simplicity, discipline, synthesis and juxtaposition of varying components of the sculpture. Conquering limitations of natural material I attempt to extract the climactic potentiality of the form. I install sculpture components to create a new potential of the space and I invite the observer to be a part of the zone and the artwork itself.
I usually realize multiple pieces of abstract sculptures to create the composition that portrays the process and variable aspects of the matter. Repetition of the initialshape in different size and proportions, recurrence of material, iteration of matching elements or congruent details in each piece of the composition are always presentation of the progress in terms of development and modification of the sculpture. Evolution of the form becomes integral constituent of my work. An abstract form of the sculpture makes it possible to seek out a narration and allows the viewers to have their own interpretation. It becomes universal and objective in reception.
Morten Søndergaard (DK) Author
MORTEN SØNDERGAARD (born 1964) is an award-winning poet and artist. Søndergaard is a graduate of the Danish Writers’ School, and has since his debut ‘Sahara I mine hænder’ (Sahara in my Hands) in 1992 published a large number of collections of poems, translated several works by Jorge Luis Borges into Danish, been editor of the literary magazine ‘Hvedekorn’, and has helped found the experimental poets’ association ‘Øverste Kirurgiske’ (Supreme Department of Surgery). In addition, Søndergaard’s tireless explorations of the collisions between meaning and materiality have resulted in a number of extensive extra-linguistic works that span sound art, ready-made, artists’ book, asemic writing practice and performance. Søndergaard’s artistic work unfolds around explorations and challenges of what poetry is and can be. His work is at the intersection of signs and things, and tirelessly examines the various alliances and breaks between world and language that constitute our always semiotically mediated lives.
Ida Bencke 2015
Marcela Lucatelli (DK/BRComposer/performance artist
MARCELA LUCATELLI IS A COMPOSER, improvisational vocalist and performance artist. She was born in 1988 in Brazil to a family with Italian roots and has lived in Denmark since 2005. Her production erupts from a performative approach to the immediate. Here the composition comes to shape itself through the fragile social and relational situations that arise in the encounter with the outside world under her artistic premises. The living, contemporary voice is her real source of research. She uses her voice not only as a vocalist, but also in relation to composing with a myriad of media. Her works have been performed by well-established vocal groups such as the DR Vokalensemblet and Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgartt, as well as by some of the most active avant-garde and experimental ensembles and music collectives in the world, including Apartment House (UK), Bastard Assignments (UK), Pinquins (NO) and Mocrep (US). These have been presented at various festivals and international events across art forms and music genres. These include Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Ultima Festival, Borealis Festival, AllEars Festival for Improvised Music, Nordic Music Days, Reykjavik Arts Festival, SPOR Festival, KLANG – Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, DMA – Danish Music Awards, Waverly Project NYU, FILE – Electronic Language International Festival, Festival Novas Frequências, WOMEX, as well as art museums such as Nikolaj Kunsthal, ARKEN and Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Norway. Her music has also in recent years been played on several national radios, including DR P2, BBC3 and NRK. In 2016, her piece was chosen as the official image for Nordic Music Days at Harpa in Reykjavik, i.a. as a statement for Nordic integration and diversity in new music. Lucatelli’s works are known for reinventing music as a concept for talking about the times we live in.