Video installation workshop with Marie Kølbæk Iversen

Video installation workshop with Marie Kølbæk Iversen

17 January, 2023

February 20, 10-16: Media School (presentation) and Performancerummet former Audiensgemakket (workshop) 

February 21. 10-16: Performancerummet (Audiensgemakket)  

During these two days we will be exploring the medium of video art and the potentialities of different installatory strategies. I will start on Monday morning with an artist’s talk to present previous video and installation works of mine. This will be the outset for a practice-based workshop where we will be experimentally shifting examples from our own works—yours and mine—across different formats, in order to explore the role of technical and spatial mediums in the perception and reception of video-based art. 

Depending on the number of students, you will be working in groups of two to four. Each group will spend the Monday afternoon installing a specific set-up with my help and guidance. When this is done, we will load identical showreels onto all players. On the following day—the Tuesday—we will walk through the different installations showing the same showreel of all our works. We will discuss how the different formats and strategies influence and co-narrate the individual works, and how the works change with the change of medium and installation strategy: While some artworks may benefit from one particular strategy, others will require something altogether different. We will use these tests and the subsequent discussion to reflect on how to continue developing the installation of each work and to familiarize ourselves with installation as a particular but incredibly important aspect of artistic practice. 

Bio: Marie Kølbæk Iversen graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2008 and submitted her practice-based artistic PhD to the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in late 2022. As part of her PhD, in the autumn of 2022 she presented her solo exhibition Rovhistorier | Histories of Predation at O – Overgaden featuring the video installation of the same name and her music and visual art project, Donnimaar.  

Kølbæk Iversen’s work has been featured in national and international exhibitions including at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo; Kai Art Centre, Tallinn, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk; the 11th Gwangju Biennial: The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?), Gwangju; Biennale de l’image en movement at Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva; MONA, Tasmania, and others.  

She is represented in private and public collections, among them the Danish National Gallery/SMK, Malmö Art Museum, Arken Museum, AROS Museum, and the Danish Arts Foundation.