In March, the artist Lotte Rose Kjær Skau is taking over the big outdoor screen at AAU CPH with the artwork ’Park_Etc.’. The work is shown three times a day, at 9:00-10:00, 16:00-17:00, and 20:00-21:00. It is one of the biggest digital works of art ever shown on a screen in Danish history.
’Park_Etc.’ sets up a dialogue between the virtual and the organic. It is created by capturing surfaces of internal organs, the palm of a hand and metals used in the manufacturing of computer hardware. The surfaces are inserted into programmes where they are modelled by algorithms that respond to each other by alternately dominating, growing, diverging and capitulating. The work is a hotchpotch of soft, abstract shapes whose automatised movements slowly morph in and out of one another.
The piece at AAU CPH is shown on a large LED screen that measures 35 m2 and is vertically placed on the outer wall of the university, visible from Sydhavnsgade. Watch clip from the work on Vimeo.
Lotte Rose Kjær Skau says about her work:
”I look for a place for abstract thinking in our digital world. I’m interested in the way that space, time and physicality are challenged and develop. The piece examines touch between man, machine and the digital infinity. It questions who touches what, which becomes a both concrete and emotional question.”
Campus director at AAU CPH, Martin Vive Ivø, likes the exploring aspect of the piece:
”Lotte Rose Kjær Skau’s work is placed in a cross field where art meets digital technology and provides new possibilities for the human experience. We feel akin to her approach to technology, which is innovative and interdisciplinary – qualities that we emphasise in our education at AAU CPH.”
”When Lotte Rose approached us and wanted to make a piece especially for our big outdoor screen, we thought it was an exiting idea that we should try out. We already have quite a lot of art on campus, and on the footbridge over the water we experiment with lighting design. But it is the frost time we exhibit a work of art on our outdoor screen. We hope that everyone will enjoy the digital wall painting the next month, both students, employees and our neighbours in Sydhavn.”
There is a vernissage 1 March at 16:00-17:00 in building B at Frederikskaj 12, 2450 Copenhagen SV.
About the artist
Lotte Rose Kjær Skau (b. 1984) has an MA in sound art from the London College of Communication and has previously had solo exhibitions on IMT London and Felt Galleri in Bergen as well as being part of group exhibitions at Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth and Gallery North in Newcastles, among others.
Most recently she has taken part in the curated ’Dialogues’ at the London Art Fair 2018. In 2014 she received the jury’s prize at Charlottenborg’s Spring Exhibition for the video and sound piece ’How To Get Somewhere’. Her video work ’me_sunflower’ (2014) is presented in the anthology ’Mass Effect – Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century’ published by New Museum, New York. www.lotte-rose.com.