Welcome to Christinegaard Mansion ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A public presentation of Flaggfabrikken's current artist in residence group held in the most lavish surroundings that suburban Bergen has to offer.
Tegan Moore (*1985, Toronto, Canada)
Tegan works with sculpture and video to inquire on the workings of fragile sites and systems. Her source materials work invisibly to insulate, buffer, filter, or otherwise mitigate one environment from the conditions of another. With mimetic design and hand crafting, raw synthetic material looses its familiarity, interrogating the very notion that we know what it is (what it is made of, where it comes from, what it does). Recent work looks at controlled heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, as the makeup of interior weather systems. These are fragile systems that still seem to function with an autonomous force (until they break). This break in autonomy drives my practice into social space, where materials hinge on a contingency with their housing: systems, infrastructures, architectures.
Tegan received a BFA from the Emily Carr University in 2008 and an MFA from the University of Western Ontario in 2014. Her work has been included in exhibitions at 221A, Equinox, Helen Pitt, and Access Gallery (Vancouver), MKG127 (Toronto), DNA Artspace (London, CA) and CSA Space (Vancouver). Concurrent with this residency she is part of an the group exhibition A Gust of Wind at DNA Artspace, and presents a solo project, They Feel Themselves Carried with SPRING Ephemeral Projects taking place in a treehouse in Paradise, California.
Katharina Schücke (*1982 in Dresden, Germany)
Katharina´s works are based on formal associations which open a unique poetic vein. Multilayered images arise when questioning the fragility and instability in our seemingly certain reality. Through a conceptual approach she focuses on the activity of presenting and developing forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels. This action incites the possibility for the viewer to make new personal associations. The character, shape or content of the presented artwork adds to to these personal associations.
Katharina studied at the Frankfurt Städel School (2001- 2007) and her work has been included in exhibitions f. e. at Städel Museum (Frankfurt), Galerie Jacky Strenz (Frankfurt), Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (Aachen), Westfälischer Kunstverein (Münster), The Return Gallery (Dublin).
Sandra Havlicek (*1984 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany)
“For me objects have an inner logic, both on the material level of structure and with regard to surface design. This logic of things promises a certain confidence in dealing with our surroundings.”
Sandra disrupts the constants by implementing interventions and modifications that put the object in a state of flux, imply a permanent state of change and make it impossible to assign absolute categories. She deals with objects that oscillate between practical object and art object, by using formal references to furniture and architecture and intentionally fusing them with material or with concrete objects in a permanent state of change. Referring not to high end design but to everyday objects that surround us and replace the idea of representation by their bodily presence.
Sandra studied at the Offenbach University of Design (2004-2008) and at the Frankfurt Städel School (2008-2011). She is a recipient of the German National Academic Foundation and the EXTRACT art prize awarded by the GL Strand art association in Copenhagen. She took part in numerous national and international exhibitions f.e. the “Encore” exhibition at the MMK-Zollamt, “exTRAct“ at Kunstverein GLStrand in Copenhagen, “Being Here & Being Thus”. Sculpture, Frankfurt, Object & Stage” at the Frankfurter Kunstverein and Tivoli to go“ as part of the German Saison in Jakarta.
Residence selection was computed through the Curatron system.curatroneq.com