Hybrid Matters Exhibition @ Kunsthall Grenland
Hybrid Matters Exhibition
at Kunsthall Grenland, 2016
Kunsthall Grenland hosted the first of the ‘HYBRID MATTERs’ exhibition series in March 2016. The exhibition consisted of five artworks within the conceptual landscape of ‘HYBRID MATTERs’. It premiered commissions by Hanna Husberg and Lawrence Malstaff, Laura Beloff and Jonas Jørgensen, Åsa Ståhl / Kristina Lindström as well as Hege Tapio.
Hege Tapio (NO)
HUMANFUEL is presented as a response to the hunt for alternatives to fossil fuel and posits an obligation to embrace a larger perspective to the Anthropocene – to include the human form in the biological chain of recycling – through the proposal of using human fat to fuel vehicles.
Laura Beloff (FI) & Jonas Jørgensen
The project investigates Normann fir Christmas tree as a postnatural organism and exposes it to changing conditions, such as micro gravitation with continuous rotational movement. The underlying idea speculates whether or not Christmas trees can survive in changing environmental conditions; on a different planet, on a polluted place or in an environment that has experienced drastic changes.
Lawrence Malstaf (BE/NO)
Folding is a research project which employs new technology, such as 3D scanning and modeling software in combination with traditional origami techniques, in order to explore the boundary between representation and abstraction. The sculptures expand and contract, and react according to how close the viewer approaches. In this way the individual onlooker brings the abstract model “to life” and creates a set of breathing avatars.