my art work

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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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