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  • From January 18, 2022 13:00 to March 06, 2022 17:00
    Opening:
    At: Galleri Image, Vestergade 29 Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus C
    In the exhibition Dissolved Darkness Veronika Geiger explores the human connection to the Earth through photography and video.  Nature is often viewed as something that has been conquered by humans. But nature has its own life far removed from humanity’s
    fleeting existence. It is this nature, and this life, that Veronika Geiger explores in Dissolved Darkness. In the remote Icelandic landscape, Geiger has explored two natural phenomena: an underground frozen lava cave at Snæfellsnes and the erupting volcano Fagradalsfjall. Inspired by geology and its exploration of Earth’s deep time, she has created photographic experiments and video works that raise questions about the human connection to caves and volcanos.  In Geiger’s works, we meet two geologically connected natural phenomena; the volcano as the cave from which we originated but which we now only rarely encounter. Geiger’s photographic experiments are created without a camera, using the lava cave as a dark room, and were developed in a fusion of photographic techniques and geological field work. The video work on the other hand, explore the juxtaposition of the volcano with its liquid landscape-forming magma, the careful field work, and the form, sound and life of the frozen cave. The works bring us closer to the forces of nature, their time, and their relationship to that time. They create threads to the current climate struggle and the question of what the human relationship to nature really is.   Seminar The exhibition will be accompanied by a seminar on Saturday 29. January at 2 pm, in which the themes of the exhibition will be explored from a variety of angles. The presenters will be Maja Bar Rasmussen, Ph.D. in geology, and Jacob Wamberg, art historian and professor at Aarhus University, as well as Veronika Geiger herself. More information to follow. About the Artist Veronika Geiger is a Danish/Swiss visual artist based in Denmark. She has studied at the Glasgow School of Art and the Iceland Academy of the Arts. In her work, she gathers inspiration from geological field research, but rather than time stamping and categorising, her works communicate about time and life in an open visual language. She has participated in several expeditions with geologists, especially in Iceland, but also in Sicily, and draws from her experience with living near the landscapes in uninhabited and remote locations around the globe. Her work has been exhibited in Denmark, UK, Iceland, Switzerland, USA, China, Mexico, Russia and France. Read more on the artist’s website: www.veronikageiger.com  The exhibition is supported by The Danish Art Foundation, the city of Aarhus (Kulturudviklingspuljen), the Beckett Foundation, Grosserer L. F. Foghts Foundation, the Augustinus Foundation, DJ:Fotograferne and Louis-Hansen Foundation.Please remember facemask and coronapas.
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  • From March 11, 2022 18:00 to April 24, 2022 17:00
    Opening:
    At: Galleri Image Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark
    In the exhibition Special Affects by Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger a three-screen projected video is presented in a total installation, which uses a speculative approach to explore the potential consequences of human-technological manipulation of the evolut
    ionary order.    The central work in the exhibition is a narrative video– an absurd tragicomedy in three acts, which combines 3D animations and live footage. The mermaid and the Medusa are well-known imagery that have gone through a myriad of identity-based transformations throughout art history, from disgusting monsters to beautiful, young women dehumanized by Greek gods. But, as noted by the English historian Mary Beard, they are also symbols of the demonisation of women with power. In the play acted out in the video, the depictions of the mermaid and the Medusa are explored as hybrid water humans, who with their extemporaneous prosthetic skeletals are presented in opposition to a military power and misogyny, where the second sex has been excluded from power for thousands of years. Through these images, gender and power are reimagined in new contexts based in affect and biopolitics.   The piece uses technology to draw myths into reality, weaving past, present, and future together in a fluid narrative that explores alternative ways of understanding and interacting with gender and bodily conceptions of identity in multiple temporalities.   About the artist  Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger (b. 1990) is a visual artist, who studied at the Funen Art Academy and Goldsmiths, London, and works in the cross section between video, installation, textiles, 3D-printing, and sound art. Her practice is influenced by an interest in biological, historical, and sociopolitical phenomena, which are usually the starting point for process driven explorations. Her work has been exhibited in Denmark and Russia, as well as China, Korea, Germany, Mexico, and the UK.
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  • From May 06, 2022 16:00 to June 26, 2022 17:00
    Opening:
    At: Galleri Image Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark
    From 6. May – 26 June, Galleri Iamge presents the group exhibition New Tactics for Unseen Bodies with works by Alexandra Leykauf, Juan Covelli, Michelle Eistrup and Alinka Echeverria.New Tactics for Unseen Bodies focuses on four artists’ work with histori
    cal material. The artists animate and transform subjects such as the (female) colonized body, landscapes and religious objects to challenge the dominant position held by the media, archives and collections. The renegotiation of the power relations between a dominant culture and marginalized groups is one of our time’s hottest platforms, and historical photographs and artworks play a part within it: Who controls our view of the past? How does this view affect our time? What are we able to see today that we could not see before?  In their practices, the four artists are searching for cracks and nuances in the bodies of our visual history, and are transforming them into disturbing and beautiful video pieces, photographic works, 3D-printmodels and even relate these to now-living people’s lived experience in photographic-performative works. By creating a new and reworked motifs in new media, they expand our understanding of ourselves and each other.  The goal is to create tactical ways to spark change in the relationship between identity and history. The exhibition speaks into a global conversation, which forefronts critical assessment and sensuous processing as ways of proposing new ways to understand ourselves as both cultural and bodily beings today. One such example is how the female body as a leitmotif takes on new forms again and again in its meeting with the contemporary gaze in Alinka Echeverria’s works, simultaneously the same and new.  During Art Weekend Aarhus, 9 – 16 June, we are excited to welcome you to explore the works in conversation with the artists. Keep an eye on the website and on social media for updates. The four artists have each reached international recognition in their work with the photographic image and related media, such as sculpture, CGI-images, internet activism and anthropology, and Gallery Image is very proud and happy to present this exhibition, the second in a row under the title New Tactics, which explores how artists create works as tactical responses to changes in the relationship between the body, identity, photography and visual culture. New Tactics is curated by artist and MA in Visual Culture Kirstine Autzen.The exhibition is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond, the city of Aarhus (Kulturudviklingspuljen) and the Augustinus Foundation.
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