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Onsdag - lørdag kl. 13-17

Tester Tester

Ráðhildur Ingadóttir, Marie Melchiorsen

30.08.2014 - 06.09.2014

TESTER TESTER (installation view), OK Corral, 2014. Foto: Camilla Reyman.

Marie Melchiorsen: French Craquelure. Foto: Camilla Reyman.

Ráðhildur Ingadóttir: Presence (Layers of Time). Foto: Camilla Reyman.


Tester Tester is one exhibition that spreads over the three artist run exhibition spaces c4 Projects, OK Corral and NLHspace. This is an exhibition that delves into the back catalogues of the three spaces to give renewed life to art works that have already been on show. It is an experiment that examines how the movement of works of art can create new perspectives by relocating, squeezing, stretching, stacking, archiving or putting them in a corner.

In the show Tester Tester at Ok Corral the two artists decided to work together on installing their works, not as two separate pieces, but to make their works interact with each other and the room.

Ráðhildur Ingadóttir's installation Presence (Layers of Time) is composed of raw sheep wool installed directly onto the gallery's walls, ceiling and floor. From inside the masses of wool a sound can be heard it is a mixture of music from different times and places. The wool has an intense smell and a powerful presence.
"The effect is an all consuming environment which is suggestive of a variety of references but remains ambiguous. In this context there is a visceral meeting of the corporal world and the realm of ideas, and perhaps suggestive of Blaise Pascal's appreciation of the human condition: "what is man in nature? He is nothing in comparison with the infinite, and everything in comparison with nothingness, a middle term between all and nothing."

Marie Melchiorsen shows the installation French Craquelure. The title refers to the french type of cracking from a study of cracks in paintings made by the Hamilton Kerr Institute/Cambridge University Engineering Department.

'The concept of 'pattern' is relevant because a pattern is not a purely physical arrangement and neither is it a figment of the observer's imagination - a pattern is a way in which some thing or some things can be perceived or ordered.'

The work is a replica of typical cracks in french paintings from the 18th century. French Craquelure highlights cracks instead of hiding them.

In a former exhibition at c4 projects, the work was installed in the ceiling. But this time, at the show Tester Tester in Ok Corral, the installation is on the floor. By doing so the artist intends to make the viewer more aware of his/her physical presence in the room.

Ráðhildur Ingadóttir was born in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1959. She studied art in England from 1980 to 86, and has been active as an artist since then. She had her first solo exhibition in The Living Art Museum in Reykjavík in 1986. Ráðhildur Ingadóttir's approach to art includes text, drawings, sculpture, wall paintings and videos and often these elements are incorporated into expansive installations. She has through the years exhibited extensively in Europe. Ráðhildur Ingadóttir was a regular visiting lecturer at the Iceland Academy of the Arts from 1992-2002. She was a member of the board of the Living Art Museum in Reykjavik from 2000 to 2002. She has also curated a number of exhibitions. Ingadóttir has been awarded artist grants and traveling grants in Iceland and Denmark. She now lives and works in Copenhagen and Seydisfjördur. She is currently an honorary artistic director of Skaftfell - Center for Visual Art in East Iceland.

Marie Melchiorsen lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. She studied at the Jutland Academy of Fine Art and at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste. She has had solo shows and taken part in group exhibitions since 2003 both in Denmark and Austria. Marie Melchiorsen is a member of c4 projects an artist run exhibition-space since 2012.

OK Corral is an artist run project space and studio community housed in the Red Warehouse, a former workshop building in Carlsberg City, Copenhagen. The breadth of the OK Corrals interdisciplinary projects range from solo and group exhibitions with national and international artists, open university to cooperation with local and international artist-runspaces.

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