Ninna Bohn Pedersen

What’s your background?

My education spans film and fine art, but both taught me about authenticity and fiction. I have a love for collaborative practises.

What influences you artistically?

My influences come from many places, often my everyday life, often from working directly with a material. e.g. at the moment I am making some quite formal experiments in the studio with light and colour. These then inspire thoughts that blend with my personal situation and potentially produce writing and conversations or perhaps other experiments.

Another important influence is being in dialogue with other artists, especially those who are very close to me. I find often, they understand my work better than I do. I have always been more drawn towards that which is within my reach, than those and that which is far away.

How do you start a new work?

I feel as if I am always starting new work or that I somehow continuously work on the same forever evolving piece. My practice is a continuous flow of making, collecting video recordings, writing and painting. So I never really feel like I start anything entirely new as I build upon that which came before. It is the littlest of things that create a new forking in the road of making. However I find that it is the showing of a piece that essentially ends a line of thought. That whenever I share a work with others, the public, then I let go of it. Usually this is when I finally begin to understand what the work really is about.

What are you working on right now?

At the moment I am working on a video, which is made up of a series of formal experiments with light, colour, movement and sound. It is diving into the birth of cinema and the elements that constitute a filmic narrative. I am exploring the perimetres of storytelling instigated through moments of dramatic conventions.