Sidsel Christensen

I search for artistic, relational areas where the imagination can transform perceived reality for an individual or group.

Sidsel Christensen is a visual artist and currently Ph.D research fellow at the Art Academy in Bergen, Norway. She maintains a crossdisciplinarity focus, that traverses the artistic areas moving image, sound, text, installation and performance, while remaining a working relationship throughout Scandinavia and the UK.

Throughout, she explores how interactive and relational mechanisms can shed light on the formation and reproduction of various identity constructions. The focus has been on capturing a somewhat idealised ‘space’ in between the artist and the subject/audience, where creative input and framing on both sides creates the work. Initially this is a space of potential, power struggle and friction. The tension also lies between a factual / didactic language and more fictive, poetic modes. In this border-space, Sidsel wishes to give a voice to experiences that normally seems unarticulated or invisible.

Selected shows between 2013/2021 include two commissioned solo works at Stavanger Art Museum and an exhibition at Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway, as well as UK exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary art (ICA), Open Gallery, Hjellegjerde Gallery, Photo London and The Tetley. In the same period, Sidsel has showed work at New Shelterplan, VEGA Arts, X and Beyond in Copenhagen, Kunstnerenes Hus, Perfomence Art Bergen in Norway, Ancharpark, Insitu in Berlin, as well as The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

Available Videos to watch
Sidsel Christensen
A Conversation at the Edge of the Object / 19:16 / 2015 ▶
Sidsel Christensen
Study for Composition IX / 20:00 / 2013 ▶
Sidsel Christensen
The Curvature Singularity of Erin Hunter / 19:40 / 2011 ▶
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Website: sidselchristensen.com
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