One camera, multiple scenes, no destination.
Divided into two sections – cityscapes and landscapes – ‘So near yet so far’ is a photography exhibition by Mariana Gil, that explores the emotional geographies ingrained in the urban structure and in multiple landscapes: a visual diary, topographies of everyday life. These images were created à la dérive as a result of walking in the streets of Aarhus and revisiting her home country of Brazil.
‘So Near Yet So Far’ relates to how we feel about and how we connect to our environment and personal landscapes. It is about stretching boundaries and re-inventing trajectories while becoming present (in) and aware of all that surrounds us. It is a visual inquiry concerning the complex emotional geographies that constitute our memories, identities and everyday life.
“A journey implies a destination, so many miles to be consumed, while a walk is its own measure, complete at every point along the way.” – Francis Alÿs
Join us at END OF THE LINE for opening night on Friday, August 16 from 15:00-21:00.
Exhibition runs until August 31, open Wednesday-Friday 15:00-19:00 and Saturdays 12:00-17:00.
Alongside the exhibition, visitors will view a video installation made by VHS-Fabrikken, a project by Mariana and Kasper Lauritzen screening both pre-recorded material and videos that will be produced during the exhibition.
One camera, multiple scenes, no destination.
Travel to END OF THE LINE to experience and co-create analogue visual effects with VHS-fabrikken in an interactive light and sound installation.
For the final night of Mariana Gil’s photography exhibition, 'So near yet so far', VHS-fabrikken will lead an open video lab, using their analog equipment to produce live visuals and special effects. You can assist them as a rookie AV worker, or just relax, look into the flickering screens and enjoy a cosy evening at END OF THE LINE.
During the video lab, VHS-fabrikken will explore both analog and digital imagery, where they will re-adapt and transform digital recordings filmed in Brazil into analog recordings creating a bridge between analog and digital technologies — what is near and far.
FREE ENTRY, BAR AVAILABLE
VHS-fabrikken is a video art collective specialized in obsolete video technologies run between photographer and artist Mariana Gil and artist Don Kasperaliteten. They have worked with musicians to produce music videos and live visuals at concerts (FEUM Techno, Off-site Festival, Vekselstrøm Festival) in close creative dialogue with the performers as they expand the sonic universe with optical depth and textures using their analog video equipment. Their work also includes installations at festivals (MADE, Music for the Meltdowns), open workshops (End of the Line, A:M:O:K), video art and videographics. Visit http://vhs-fabrikken.dk/
Out of The Blue’ is an immersive and interactive installation that explores the source of artist inspiration - the nine Muses from Ancient Greek mythology. Created by IGLO project - a collaboration between two Aarhus-based Polish designers, Ola Mirecka and Iga Górniak
Melting balls of ice, suspended in the air. As each drop hits the floor the sound is captured with a microphone and will, together with sensors in the space, create an interactive soundscape.
Working with time, Pernille Kofoed’s installation will exist for one day only, slowly melting away in the Mirror Room at END OF THE LINE while also creating references to bigger global perspectives. The piece is an interactive sound installation, working with the whole space it is placed in.
Smelter’s central element will be 7 melting balls of ice. The audience will be able to walk in between the balls, to get up close and experience the space and the installation together.
Every time a drop lands on the floor, a sensor will capture the sound and play a modulated version of it. The sounds of the drops will be combined with the visitors moving around in the space, a movement that will be captured by sensors, played and transformed into a sound, making them part of the piece.
Smelter recently featured as part of Aarhus Artspace 2019 at Rum46 and will show at END OF THE LINE alongside Mariana Gil Photography's ‘So near yet so far’ exhibition.
Artist Statement: Pernille Kofoed
I work with creating artificial abstract representations of nature and what we do to it. I hope to create pieces that are both aesthetical, poetical and at the same time related to society. I have previously exhibited at Kunstnernes Påskeudstilling 2019, Aalborg Surreal 2019 and Floating Arts Artzone i Vejle 2018, created a project as part of Aarhus 2017, worked within Institut for (X) and much more. Visit: http://pernillekofoed.dk
Meet LO1, an operational system with the sole mission to guide us through the gateways of our mind. One poignant but penetrating incision and we enter into the realm of the psyche where we investigate the mind’s thought processes, tread on neurological routes and transgress mental boundaries to finally arrive at the new and unknown
the fear of descending into the depths was never unfounded
Come to the END OF THE LINE on August 1-10 and join your fellow humans as we brave ourselves..
Thursday 1.8 18:00-19:00, 19:00-20:00
Friday 2.8 18:00-19:00, 19:00-20:00
Saturday 3.8 18:00-19:00, 19:00-20:00
Sunday 4.8 (Kids Edition) 15:00-16:00, 16:00-17:00
Friday 9.8 18:00-19:30, 20:00-21:30 Performance + Artist Talk
Saturday 10.8 19:00-23.00, 21:00-23:00 Closing Night + Exhibition
Midnight Edition. This AUTUMN. More info TBA
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Show open from JUNE 6-JUNE 30 WED–SUN 12:00-17:00
Dive through the Swamp Mirror Lake and into an interactive dreamscape to find yourself walking on ice in a Plastic Swamp that feeds on dream cycles.
You, the Lucid Dreamer, can help the swamp grow. Turn the corner and wander into the Witches Wardrobe, suspended in mid-air and filled with embroidered talking t-shirts from KIRSE, amorous glass jewellery and berry crowns from Porcelanity. Fields of dry flowers line the walls, embedded with fine art windows to other dreams. Walk through this never-ending chain and glass corridor under Joanna Jensen’s Zolitude Storm Sky surrounded by a changing soundscape by Alex Newman.
Once you’re ready, find your way back to the surface of the Swamp Mirror Lake to awaken. Did you just experience a dream? Lucid dreaming starts with writing down what you’ve seen in your dream — find the Dream Scrap Pad Journal in our SOUVENIR SHOP.
END OF THE LINE — 12 months. 1 room. Art is the destination.
Destination: Inherent Agitations by Aoife Soden
Opening night — Wednesday, May 15 from 15:00-20:00
Exhibition runs — Wednesdays-Sundays, 11:00-17:00 from May 16th-30th
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Join us at END OF THE LINE for the opening of ‘Inherent Agitations’ a solo exhibition by glass artist Aoife Soden Glass.
Interpreting human conditions through sculpted, blown and cast glasswork, this exquisite collection of intricate works chronicles Aoife’s exploration of the link between mind and body - with a focus on the dysfunction of internal organs as the result of stress and anxiety.
Creating a series of ornate glass body organs, Aoife highlights the issues surrounding mental health, stress and anxiety and the difficulty we have in identifying and describing these symptoms in today’s fast-paced modern society. The organs are juxtaposed with colourful nautical elements such as anchors and buoys that reference everyday phrases and jargon used to describe the symptoms.
Inspiration for her sculptures is drawn from medical references, physical objects and common language, and Aoife has created these works using a number of glass practices including blowing, sand-casting, lampworking, pate de vare, and various cold glass techniques.
END OF THE LINE is presented by: AarhusMakers
Principal partner: 4IMPROVE Consulting Group
Supported by: Incuba, Museum Ovartaci, Cklar Service, Attitude Apoteket (http://attitudeapoteket.com)
END OF THE LINE is an ever-changing cultural space that aims to present the city’s emerging art scene through a multi-disciplinary program of exhibitions, performances, events and creative experiments.
Ride the 2A, 6A or Letbanen to Aarhus Universitethospital (Indgang G) and look for the OVARTACI black box between the stops or just type 'END OF THE LINE' in Google Maps > https://goo.gl/maps/mpcFUE8eQdF2
(Open 1-3 May and 8-10 May)
Aarhus artist Torben Buus brings his pop art-style creations to END OF THE LINE for a solo exhibition.
WORKS is a walk-through exploration of Buus’ practice - showcasing the evolution of his techniques, approaches and styles since he started to paint. The exhibition maps a chronological timeline from where his work began, how it has transformed today, and what’s next in his artistic vision.
Heavily influenced by pop art and street art, with references to his background in graphic design, Buus’ works incorporate iconic imagery inspired by pop culture, music and film.
An expression of self, his artworks are laden with vibrant acrylic and aerosol paints, collage and metals which combine to form distinctive artworks that burst from their frames. WORKS will showcase a collection of original fine art pieces, art posters and a new insight into Buus’ creativity: large-scale graphic design formats applied to canvas.
“Visitors to END OF THE LINE will see a large variety of my works. Right now I am experimenting and playing with my style to discover what I enjoy creating most. Hopefully, they can see it all comes from the same person - one who is continually evolving his techniques and style over time.”
“It’s not about the result. It’s about the process. In the process we can learn a lot more than we think about the product.” – Phuc Van Dang
Arriving with an empty canvas, an open heart, and his striking signature one-shot, black-on-white style, Phuc Van Dang brings his philosophy of becoming to the END OF THE LINE.
"THE TRANSFORMATIONS" is the culmination of a weekend spent creating a portrait of the Aarhus University Hospital area, and a 10 hour intensive workshop guided by Van Dang, where a collective of artists selected by AARHUSMAKERS will respond to each other’s interpretations of Van Dang’s work – like an expressive echo. Each new work fits into the others, and stands on its own.
The essence of mythology lies in sharing stories. Stories derived by human beings through carefully sensing our surroundings and being confronted by the forces of nature. Sensations so strong that you get overwhelmed by a need to recreate it, and thereby processing the experience. A key subject in myths is existence and the struggles we pull through in order to survive. Like the caveman, who, through an epiphany of his own existence paints the outline of his hand directly on the cave wall, and beside it paints the ox that will nourish him in the days to come.