Kunst og kombi

Egne kunstneriske projekter. Jeg har arbejdet mest med fotografi, men også med performance og video.

Babymassasje-bogen

Bogen “Babymassasje. Få god kontakt med barnet ditt ” udkom på Gyldendal sidste sommer. Ann Karine Ringstad , psykolog og babymassasje-instruktør, har skrevet bogen og masseret babyerne. Jeg tog billederne til bogen, og min lille dreng var model på nogle af billederne.  Da jeg arbejdede med motiverne faldt det naturligt at fokusere på det nære i situasjonen, på babyens og babykroppens mange udtryk og kontakten med det lille menneske. Jeg synes det var det mest fængslende ved at opleve de små blive masseret. Der var så meget kontakt i den berøring. Det er blevet en fin og fyldig lille instruktionsbog i babymassasje. En god barselsgave til mødre, fædre eller andre med baby nær sig.

BarniMagen anbefaler den som gave til pappa :)

Bogen har egen side på Facebook og kan også følges på Twitter.

The inaccurate (1997)

What “is” is inaccurate.

The total series consists of 14 photographies all staged and in colour. Some has character of stilllife, some are scenarios with person. There are religious aesthetics mixed up with remedies that point to technology and medical science.

I’m interested in the idea that the world is constantly on the move; that we can be said to actually exist between conditions. Constantly all those in betweens that never seem to settle into any clear permanente condition.

The japanese word “sunyata” describes this; the space in between or emptiness. Because if the thing is not in itself, but in constant transformation from something to something else, I guess you`ll have emptiness.

When it comes to emptiness there will be something I dont understand. So I follow the the sound in silence or the standstill in the movement. I accept calming down with experiencing. Im engaged with the magic in the transformation and meeting this as I can. Sense it put in and out of operation.

These pictures can be seen as riddles. I dont really know if there are many questions or any answers. It can be described as something paradoxical, something with two exits where you can never only use one of them.

Some of the pictures are about creating balance. Balance is something that is “between”.

Nina Svane-Mikkelsen 1997

Seal healing (2002)

Seal Healing 

Seal healing concept was part of the performance project Probe (Sonde) in Artgenda 2002 Hamburg. Performative interventions included preparation of whalebeef tasters, silent speeches and healing performances – all in outdoor public.

A specialy designed dress in seal fur makes up the seal healer.

Seal healer events at Artgenda 2002 Hamburg:

  • Hausbesuche (House calls)
  • Sonde (Probe)

About Probe (in German: Sonde):

“A probe is a space shuttle for the investigation of alien areas. A probe is a medical instrument for diagnosis and local therapy. The space shuttle of the artist collective PROBE will land in the context of ArtGenda in Hamburg on the Spitalerstrasse. From the13th to the 20th of June 02 the probe will be the base station and the strategical center for 20 national and international artists. Thereby the individual artists regard themselves as humanoide probes and diagnose what the environment is missing. After the diagnostic phase they involve themselves artistically in order to show further possibilities how to behave in a german city-center. Therefore they regard themselves as a part at the ohter users of public space but also as a co-creater of it. The goal of that is to find out and extend the scope of action and creation in public space.” (information from www.artgenda.com, 2002).


Public space : On Spitalerstrasse (Sonde)

Seal healing concept was part of the performance project Probe (Sonde in german) in Artgenda 2002 Hamburg. Performative interventions included preparation of whalebeef tasters, silent speeches and healing performances – all in outdoor public.

A specialy designed dress in seal fur makes up the seal healer.

The dress is designed and crafted by designer Katrine Nylund

Seal healing photos are shot by SANA, Hamburg 2002

Seal healing is supported by The municipality of Bergen, Norway 2001/2002

I offentlig rom: På Spitalerstrasse, Hamburg


Seal Healing

Private space: Home visit

The dress is designed and crafted by designer Katrine Nylund, Bergen.

Seal healing photos are shot by SANNA, Hamburg 2002.

Seal healing is supported by The municipality of Bergen, Norway 2001/2002.

Det private rom: Hjemmebesøk


Seal Healing / Sæl Healing

Performance: Forskellige handlinger i sælskindskjole; Tilberedning og servering af hvalbøf for forbipasserende , silent speeches, You are so beautiful (Du bist schön)

Kjolen er designet og syet af designer Katrine Nylund

Seal healing fotos taget af SANNA, Hamburg 2002

Seal healing er støttet af Bergen Kommune 2001/2002

 

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HIV geography (2002)

ENGLISH (text in danish further down this page):
Specifications: Video installation. video 6 minuts long, looped. Projection in window, outdoor.

Hiv geography was shown with Trust Your Local Artist at Artgenda 2002 Hamburg (TA Artgenda).

A video installation that put focus on the HIV/Aids pandemic in the south of Africa. Many children are victims of the pandemic directly in the form of getting infected and indirectly through loss of parental care. Video projection in container window. The video content is sensual images of bathing children in slowmotion and fragments of a womans voice telling her story about becoming and being hiv positive – creating an uncanny atmosphere. The video was projected through a work-container window.

About Trust Your Local Artist:

“The Hein-Koellisch-Platz, formerly a lively market place, is today a center of multi-ethnic activity and social co-existence. It is situated between the famous Hamburg Fish Market and the legendary Reeperbahn, north of the harbor. The square is surrounded by numerous street cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as some of the city’s finest music clubs. This central square in Hamburg St.Pauli will be the exhibition site for videos and computer animated art, which will be projected onto the square through the windows of the studio within. The windows will be illuminated like a light box and will serve as a display screen.” (info from www.artgenda.com, 2002).


DANSK:

Specifikationer: Video installation. video på 6 minutter, loopet. Projection i vindue, uderum.

Hiv geography blev vist med Trust Your Local Artist i Artgenda 2002 Hamburg (TA Artgenda).

Hiv geography sætter fokus på HIV/Aids epidemien i det sydlige Afrika som rammer barn svært hardt både direkte i from af smitte og indirekte i form af forældreløshed. Videoen består av sanselige billeder af badende afrikanske barn i slowmotion samt fragmenter af en kvindes urovækkende historie om at være hiv positiv på lydsiden. Video projiceres gennem vinduet for enden af en container der står lidt afsides i forhold til de andre værker i TA Artgenda. Dette korresponderer med emnets utkant/’outskirt’ prioritet, når det gælder politisk handle-villighed, samt med de sorte townships tvangsmessige placering udenfor de hvide bykerner i Sydafrika. Containeren overgår i kvalitet mange township boliger.

Støttet af Bergen Kommune.

Lille Anna på Svalbard (2001)

Little Anna at Svalbard (2001)

An online fictionary diary in text and image. The rich media text was online from december 15th 2001 to january 15th 2002.

Content: Diary from little Annas journey to the Svalbard winter in the far north, her experiences with ’polar night, the 24 hours a day darkness and reflecting upon survival and hunting.

The online diary is not available in english. The work is no longer available online. For more information please contact me.

Nina Svane-Mikkelsen


Online multimedia tekst i dagbogsform. Projektet blev lagt ud på stedsans.net løbende fra 15. december 2001 til 15. januar 2002

Indhold: Lille Annas rejse til polarvinteren på Svalbard. Hendes oplevelser med mørket 24 timer i døgnet, kulden og hendes tanker omkring overlevelse og jagt.

Dette arbejde er ikke længere tilgængelig på internet. Kontakt mig hvis du vil have mere information om projektet.

Nina Svane-Mikkelsen

Whale Chong (2003)

About Whale Chong

Whale Chong is an Internet project about whale and whaling made for Museum of Natural History in Bergen, Norway. Whale Chong was web-exhibition at http://www.museum.uib.no/ in 2004. See http://bergenmuseum.uib.no/nettutstillinger/alle/

Whale Chong is an interactive multimedia gamelike ’instrumental text about whales and whaling.

Whale Chong in a beta version was available for users to explore at Transform Site at Artgenda 2002 Hamburg where serving of whalebeef-tasters was part the opening of Transform Site and introduced a playful approach to information and the discussion around whaling that Whale Chong aims for.

A beta version of Whale Chong was also shown as an interactive installation at Artgenda By Night – at the Museum of Natural History in Hamburg 2002.

Nina SM, 2003

Credits

Idea, scriptwriting, visuals/animation/programming: Nina Svane-Mikkelsen

Sound: Audun Eriksen, http://plot.bek.no/~audun

Thank you to Jim Nollman for permission to use his sound file Beluga sound © Jim Nollman

The project is supported by The Norwegian Council for Cultural Affairs


Om Whale Chong

Whale Chong er et internetprojekt om hval og hvalfangst lavet til Naturhistorisk Museum i Bergen. Whale Chong var web-udstilling på http://www.museum.uib.no/ i 2004. Se http://bergenmuseum.uib.no/nettutstillinger/alle/

Whale Chong kan kaldes en internet ’symfoni’, eller en blanding af chat og sang, i lyd, foto, grafik. Whale Chong kretser rundt hvalfangst debatten på en poetisk og surrealistisk måde. En beta version af Whale Chong var tilgængelig på Transform Site i Hamburg (Artgenda 2002 Hamburg) for andre kunstneres intervention i værket. Whale Chong indgik også i projektet artgenda by night som en interaktiv installation på Naturhistorisk Museum i Hamburg juni 2002.

På grund af værkets ikke-lineære struktur, med flere mulige veje videre i hver scene, vil hver gennemkøring af verket være forskellig.

Nina SM 2003

Idé, tilrettelægning, visuelt materiale: Nina Svane-Mikkelsen

Lyd: Audun Eriksen, http://plot.bek.no/~audun

Tak til Jim Nollman for tilladelse til at bruge hans lydfil Beluga sound © Jim Nollman

Projektet er støttet af Norsk Kulturråd