My educational background is within fine art and filmmaking. I did the larger bulk of my education in London, at Goldsmith College and Royal College of art. I studied film at a foundational level in Denmark and this was a great base for how my work has developed.
I get a lot of inspiration from devouring science fiction. Writers like Ursula Le Guin, Doris Lessing, Octavia Butler, and can I say Donna Haraway in this context, hehe? There are male sci-fi writers too of course, but here I would like to highlight Liu Cixin and his book series «The Three-Body Problem”. I love how he takes it to mind-bending intergalactic extremes; especially how he explores human movement into the 4th dimension and the 2nd dimension.
Currently I am also very much inspired by the Brazilian artist Lygia Clark, especially her intersubjective practices and soft body sculptures. A mix between her and the Buddha. He was quite ground-breaking too in his approach to the body – mind link.
It varies. The projects seem to ferment for a while, often through a very wide range of interests and guilty pleasures that I look at, people I engage with, books and films. Then, suddenly it clicks together in an unexpected way. That is when I get the drive to realize the work. With the “performance installations” I do, the work is not really happening before it engages the audience. So then starting would mean making the installation and other supporting “infrastructure” for this interaction.
Right now, I am working on understanding what artistic research really means and how it fits into my practice. As I am now an official PhD candidate at the Art Academy in Bergen Norway, I guess I ought to find out, hehe. Currently, I am looking into how it is possible to move into the 4th dimension, live action roleplay techniques and building structures with people and strings. The latter is a bit hard at the moment due to Covid-19, since I can’t really invite people to join me. The structures keep collapsing, and when I build them it seems more like I am engaged with some kind of absurd Becket-like performance. I am also planning a performative lecture about LOVE. Not romantic love, but love on a communal level. I think that is what’s most needed right now.