C.O.S - Chapel of Solitude
is an experimental sculptural installation of 7 anthropomorphic, textile pillars that are treated to achieve a stone- or clay-like surface. The group engages in a directionless formation on/over the floor – reaching at least 4 meters up, hanging from the ceiling.
The visual expression of the installation refers to the structures of underground geological caves, medieval clerical architecture, Superman’s post-apocalyptic sanctum sanctorum, poster beds and balustrades on stair cases. Reaching up towards the sky or down as you like/wish. Only one pillar is touching the floor – the others are hanging in various proximity to the ground.
On the ground I make a sand bed with rakes to suggest water. The installation are arranged with references to the Japanese Zen garden tradition with the intention to evoke emptiness through abstraction. A place of meditation.
CHART ART FAIR, the leading Nordic contemporary art fair, returned to The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen from 1 – 3 September 2017. The 5th edition of CHART brought an expanded network of the most prominent Nordic art galleries accompanied by a bespoke programme of talks, events and architectural installations. I was invited to exhibit in the main hall of Charlottenborg Kunsthal as part of the curated CHART Design-programme entitled WHAT IT IS, WHEN IT IS NOT.
Read more about Chart Art Fair: https://chartartfair.com/art-fair/
‘En sten, to skyer, tre bomber’. Det er en titel, der tilsyneladende beskriver Hanne G og Juan Heins midlertidige, men stedspecifikke, installation i Sæby Kirke helt præcist: Hanne G’s store sten står foran alteret, mens Juan Heins fotografier af fem forskellige skyformationer for en tid overskygger kirkens permanente udsmykning. Men det kan altid betale sig at se lidt bedre efter, ikke mindst når det kommer til møder med kunsten. Alt er nemlig langt fra, som det ser ud ved første øjekast. Heller ikke her i Sæby Kirke, hvor stenen viser sig ikke at veje særlig meget, og det er svært at afgøre, hvilke fotografier, der fore- stiller skyer, og hvilke der er resultatet af bombesprængninger. Som al god kunst stiller Hanne G og Juan Heins værker nemlig flere spørgsmål, end de giver svar samtidig med, at kunsten viser os, at tvivlen slet ikke er så farlig, som vi nogle gange går og forestiller os. For tvivl er ikke nødvendigvis det modsatte af tro. Den kan derimod være et skridt på vejen mod troen - eller dennes tro følgesvend. Både Hanne G og Juan Hein benytter sig af papiret og fotografier som materiale, og begge gør det på en måde, der først får os til at tænke ét (“det er en sten”, “det er en atombombesky”) for derefter at vise os, at sådan er det måske slet ikke alligevel. Værkerne giver os således mulighed for at se på det, vi troede, vi vidste, hvad var, på en ny måde. De åbner vores sind og beviser, at der er mange mulige synsvinkler, både bogstaveligt og i overført betydning. Ligesom i det spirituelle rum, skaber god kunst en ramme for eftertanke, refleksion og følelser, der går dybere, end vi oftest er vant til. En sådan oplevelse kan være sublim, forstået som den blanding af skræk og overvældende skønhed, man kan opleve i mødet med voldsomme (natur)kræfter i livet, eller når man pludselig har ro og koncentration nok til for alvor at stille sig selv store spørgsmål som: Hvem er jeg? Hvad er meningen med det hele? Og hvordan forholder jeg mig til det? Hanne G og Juan Hein har således skabt et nyt rum i rummet, både fysisk og mentalt. Brug det og velkommen! Trine Ross, kunstkritiker
Photo credit: Juan Hein / www.juanhein.com
Photo credit: 2017 © MINDCRAFT / jeppegudmundsen.com
Time: 05:59:59 — 06:59:59
The installation explores the sculptural and aesthetic potentials of textile in a ‘frozen’ form combined with a musical composition principle driven by repetitive, random patterns. This interactive audiovisual installation engages its audience directly. Built-in sensors detect movement and activate an audio element, producing a ‘song’ that is triggered and shaped by human curiosity, as people approach, move away from and walk around the sculptures.
With inspiration from morning yoga practice, the physical form suggests the Sun Salutation, while the audio is reminiscent of chanting. The sound resonates within and between the two textile objects, forming a duet that encourages pause, reflection and meditation in a multisensory experience that seeks to transform seeing and hearing into breathing, as different senses blend, merge and interact.
The audio element is created in a collaboration with composer and producer Jesper Ranum.
wool yarn, cotton batting, polyester stuffing, EPS foam, powder adhesive, acrylic paint, audio
No. 1: H 187 cm, Ø 60 cm
No. 2: H 137 cm, Ø 75 cm
EXO_w EXO_y EXO_g shown at the miniTEX exhibitions 2017. Danish Tekstillaugs Textile Triennale. Exhibitions in Kolding and Copenhagen.
5 panels á 60 x 110 cm.
Cotton canvas with applicated batting dyed with glue mixed with acrylic paint. The panels have an acustic spatialization as they function as sound absorbing plates
The visual motifs are inspired by my residency stay in Iceland in March 2016.
A small ensemble of objects, crocheted, stiffened and coloured. Containers of future sound. A choir that will ressonate the universal sound in the universe. Sonicly you will be invited into the object and the idea is to make a small sculpture-garden where one can enter and maybe feel the cosmic connection body and mind.
Here at The Spring Exhibition 2016 at Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.
Artist-in-residency at The Icelandic Textile Center / Textilsetur Islands in the North of Iceland. Including an exhibition in the associated gallery. Photos: Mike Seehagel + Cornelia Theimer Gardella
This is a small sculpture I made years ago in my studio in Denmark.
Earlier this year I was going to the northern Iceland by bus from Reykjavik -we soon passed whole fields of lava-formations looking excactly like it. I was surprised and then reassured.
Iceland has a way of restoring your faith.
Crocheted mohair, acrylic gel and spray paint
H: 110 cm Dia: 40 cm.
Crochet. Mohair wool, acrylic gel and spray paint.
Mask made of masks – crocheting form is simple actions governed by very simple equations – by putting these together suddenly complexity emerges. Patterns evolve as a natural consequence. My work mimic intricate natural forms from the plant and animal kingdoms.
Hello Buddha is my contribution to the KONTEMPO exhibition "Is This Textile?" 25-28 maj 2016. Part of the event 3DAYSOFDESIGN in Copenhagen.
KONTEMPO is an association that works to promote the textile field in a contemporary context. KONTEMPO consist of Danish-based practitioners within the textile field. see more: http://3daysofdesign.dk/?companies=kontempo and http://www.kontempo.dk/
Acrylic and spray paint on crocheted mohair
Approx. 50 x 35 cm
170 x 130 cm.
Acrylic and spray paint on rya rug
Front: 52% acrylic, 33% modacrylic, 15% polyester. Back: 100% cotton.
Imago Mundi - Established by Benetton Foundation.
The danish collection is curated by Sophus Gether.
My contribution: 10 x 12 x 3,5 cm. Textile with acrylic gel, glue and spray paint on cardboard
Mohair, polystyrene and spray paint
Red - Height: 33 cm. 33 cm in diameter
Yellow - Height 28 cm. 35 cm in diameter
Blue - Height: 28 cm. 46 cm in diameter
Installation, crocheted mohair with color spray. Exhibition at Raah, Copenhagen.
Burnt wood, crocheted mohair wool, gel and paint
H: 54 cm.
Kom Bare An / Come On
Hvidovre Hovedbibliotek, solo exhibition
Crocheted mohair, household waste and spray paint
Assembled, 70 cm. in diameter
“Recycled” household waste made into art. A large number of bottles and cans pile up in front of a housewife, blocking her view. She dreams of broader horizons and new possibilities.
To be featured in Japanese tablet magazine in 2014.
Nine embroideries on Indian hand-made cotton paper.
Format: 75 x 55 cm.
“I WANNA BE LIKE YOU” is a project about my relationship with the American film director, Sofia Coppola. ELLE magazine described Coppola as such: “With her immaculate style, hipster boyfriend, creative gang of confidants and award winning film career, SC is the woman other women want to be”. I agree!
Crocheted cotton, polyester filler, needles and foam board
70 cm. in diameter
I went to a coach. She told me to remember that a lot of major accomplishments are based on small wins. This is my collection of modest steps.
Wool embroidery on linen.
158 x 143 cm.
Sewing thread and embroidery on paper
170 x 150 cm.
Exhibited at KE12 – Copenhagen Juried Fall Exhibition, 2012
Inspired by the Big Bang theory and the discovery of the Higgs particle in 2012, this is a study of the possibilities of embroidery on a large paper format.
Plexiglass boxes, mohair wool, cotton
2 pieces: 34 x 26 x 8 cm.
Artists’ Summer Exhibition, Janusbygningen, Denmark, 2012
Homage to my deceased partner in crocheting, sculptor Anette Johns. I Miss You!
Wool, cashmere, silk, yarn, and other materials
Ten handsewn wall hangings 170 x 150 cm.
Solo exhibition at Gallery Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagen, 2008
These works spotlight figures with featureless faces who are participants in reality shows such as Survivor, The Bachelor and Big Brother. The title of each work alludes to the premise of the reality show depicted.
2011 – 2012
Portfolio consisting of twelve A4 pages
In October 2011 I was invited to exhibit in Paris. I read “Sofia Coppola’s Paris”, an interview with my idol in The New York Times. It included “Sofia’s Address book”. In order to bring Sofia and me closer together, I decided to walk in her footsteps.
Two photographs - Sofia Coppola in Los Angeles and Hanne G. in
Copenhagen wearing the same outfit, Marni for H&M, 2012. I wanna be like
you, Sofia! How close can I get?
2010 – present
Crocheted mohair, spray paint and nylon fish line
Approximately 100 pieces
Merino wool scarf with small implants made of polyester filling
9 x 150 cm.
This piece was made in support of breast cancer awareness and The Danish Cancer Society. “Hanging Breasts” was featured on a live television fundraising show in 2010. I donated my “Hanging Breasts” to the live auction and appeared on the show as “Crocheting Hanne”.
Twenty-three crocheted heads
Wool, polyester filling and wooden base
Height: about 25 cm. Circumference: 13 – 16 cm.
Presenting the ‘Hanne G’ Human Resource department. The solitude of being an artist inspired me to create a group of very versatile and loyal coworkers. They have been successfully posted in various positions around the country.
Exhibited at KE07 – Copenhagen Juried Fall Exhibition, 2007
Paper maché, gouache
A signed series of six pieces
25 cm. in diameter
Paper maché replicas of the Flora Danica plates from Royal Copenhagen, which is the world’s most prestigious dinner service dating from the 1700s.
My hand crafted editions are decorated like the Flora Danica models, complete with golden borders. In Flora Narcotica, the plant motifs are all intoxicating flora.
Wool and polyester filling
Assorted works of various sizes
Acrylic yarn and polyester filling
Exhibited at Gallery Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagen, 2007 and in the curated group exhibition, “Mailles – Art en Laine”, Maison du Danemark, Paris, 2011.
What are weapons? This is a decorous arsenal that women can use to defend themselves against men, other women, the aging process, etc.
Paper maché, gouache.
18 cm. in diameter
Similar in style to the Royal Copenhagen blue Christmas plates, but in this series the motifs are not traditional.
Assorted crocheted weapons, including hand guns and other military equipment
Wool, polyester filler and flower sticks
The Spring Exhibition, Charlottenborg, 2007
“Mailles – Art en Laine”, Paris, France, 2011
“BANG BANG”, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain, 2011
I have been a “weapon manufacturer” since “The War Against Terror” broke out. “Weapon Collection” was my art scene debut in 2007. At present I am best known for these bold, politicised crocheted pieces. These weapons represent my signature characteristics: textiles, contrasts and a sense of humour.