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Birgit johnsen, hanne nielsen
Outside is Present
Video, Video | 4k | color | 14'57'' | Denmark / | 2017
Outside is present is based on the often stereotype and one-sided media images from the world`s many focal points and from provincial places far out in the countryside. In Outside is present blend these two confrontational media representations, so a small village in Denmark is hereby transformed into one of the world`s focal points. The small well-known facets of the village thus change character in fictionalization and can either occur as everyday realisme, idyllic or scary, depending on the eye that looks: whether it is the individual in relation to the village, the village in relation to the capital, the capital in relation to the country or the country in relation to the world. A similar superfictional view of the world led Miguel de Cervantes` famous madman Don Quixote.
Birgit Johnsen & Hanne Nielsen are educated from the Art Academy of Jutland from 1991 and 1990 They have worked and exhibited together with video, documentary and installations since 1993 . Latest exhibition can REVISIT at Overgaden 2018, Protect/Release at Røda Sten Kunsthall 2017 and Inclusion / Exclusion ARoS 2014. In 2016 /17 they were received Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens honorary award and with Eckersberg Medal, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts.