Ninna Bohn Pedersen
Ninna Bohn Pedersen works with moving images and plays with ideas of storytelling often using the body as a stage, canvas and subject.
Ninna Bohn Pedersen creates video and film installations as well as single screen works across a variety of formats and technology. Her works explore the spatial relationships between moving image, sound, text, sculpture and found objects. Working around the notion of collage and loose connections the works invite the viewer to fill in the blanks. The focus being on an immersive experience rather than linear structure and drive. She questions the production of images and the construction of narratives. Often using herself and immediate surroundings as a subject, canvas and stage, her works are haptic representations of the real. Taking their starting point in a personal grasp of the world that is punctuated or obstructed by formal experimentation. Creating a language for both the intimate and the universal.
She graduated from the Slade School of fine art in London, UK with an MA in 2012 having won the Adrian Carruthers studio award for excellence. She lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is a member of the artist group (play)ground-less.
Exhibitions include: Burning Eyes, Espacio Odeon, Bogota, CO; Resolution is not the point, Photo 50, London Art fair, UK; Hollow Tongues, Gasworks, London, UK; (play) ground-less, Space in Between, London, UK; Ampersands at W139, Amsterdam, NL; Hands to Mouth at Fold, London, UK; Villa til Franka og Ragna, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, DK; Art barter, Socle du Monde Biennale, DK; Stedet er levende, Astrid Noacks Atelier, Copenhagen, DK; Through the Gap Increasing, Baltic 39, Newcastle,UK; Little Clown, My Heart, Arthouse1, London, UK; Subtitling the everyday, Gallery North, DK; Gust, Global Committee, New York USA; Les Soirees, Maison MACA, Athens, GR; Does Not Equal, W139, Amsterdam, NL; Luminous Flux, February, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL; Another Room, ROOMARTSPACE, London, UK.
Her work has been included in screenings at: Let us reflect festival, Chapelle Saint-Jacques Centre d’art contemporain, Saint-Gaudens, F; Le monde plié: La fin de la séance est avant la séance, La Générale, Paris, F; Chaplins hotel, Papay Gyro Night, Orkney Islands, UK, Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival, UK.
HD Video / 02:57 min / 2015
This film investigates the idea of a utopian body expanding beyond its own limits in order to become part of the world. Utilizing the shared properties between collage, spoken words and video it opens a broken narrative that suggests a new sensual body beyond the digital that is all encompassing and present in the now.
HD Video / 02:20 min / 2015
This film explores the relation between the I and the other. The void between them and the urge to connect. Through a simple but hypnotic image of a painted silk being pulled through a hole it questions the problematic of being, of the body and the need for love.
HD Video / 03:25 min / 2013
The film blurs the boundaries between the image seen and the maker. It creates an intimate sphere of the artist’s personal space exploring her body as a canvas. Following strands that leads the viewer through several narratives all embedded in the female body, as mother, artist and lover.