Mie Frederikke Fischer Christensen
My work emerges from a interest in the way film, TV and pop culture reinforce social constructs such as the relations between women, objectification, violence and power. Installations reminiscent of the set designs that stay in the background in dramas and comedies are brought to the forefront and become the basis for social commentary. Real life, risk and ephemerality is added to the safe, never changing, staged environment. I build build sets and environment that seem controlled and untouchable - celebrating specific aesthetics; femininity, beauty, film and art history. By using uncontrollable materials I hope to challenge myself as well as my audience and to invite people to break the structures or create new ones. In my work I am search for the balance between restraint and release hope to make the drama and the theatrical a catalyst for change while I´m also simply enjoying the playfullness of materials and the tensity between chance and purpose. My work often takes on a personal angle - even when i try not to. In the case of my recent collaborative works with Margaux Parillaud, our work has become about our relationsship; both as humans and women and as friends and collaborators. Our collaboration became an exploration of the space in-between these categories as well as an experimentation with the borders between privacy and performance.
Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Insitute.