14th foxhole meeting

The 14th foxhole meeting approaches—a community project in collaboration with Minibar Artist Space. foxhole meetings aspire to assist independent curators and self-organized entities; the project is interested in creating and supporting its own safe zone or “foxhole” of self-sufficiency in Stockholm. foxhole was initiated in 2012 by Jacquelyn Davis but is now co-curated with the assistance of Kristina Lindemann.

Mads Aarøe: Previous Works & Work-in-Progress

“There is a project I have worked on for a while, but on and off … sort of … I am not really ‘stuck’ or anything like that, but the project could nonetheless benefit and grow from being developed together with others. As with many other projects, it did not start in a specific manner, but rather: as a conglomerate of coincidences and not-so-well-defined interests—stumbling upon things that I don’t ‘care’ about, but maybe these things have something to them already, which is peculiar … in this case, ‘patterns’ which are connected to a certain position / person / character. Playing with them, using it all in a way that one will still recognize, but something has become radically different in relation to the ‘original.’ I will discuss possible ‘characters’—or rather, ‘characteristics’—appropriation and how / why to move forward with a particular work in flux, with reference to completed works.”

—Mads Aarøe

Laurie Charles & Carl Palm

The making of a trailer for a film—contesting contemporary limits and possibilities when merging two artistic mediums and artistic positions. An investigative talk on thinking as action, potential energy and speculative realism—a thinking that does not place itself outside the physical world but is an active part of it. A potential energy that is created in two objects’ specific relationship (energy that an object accumulates when its position changes in relation to the other, then also the thinking subject). And a speculative realism in which an object never can be reduced to its properties but shows its essence by redrawing—pointing towards infinite change. A verbal exchange in search of one object, dense with potentiality, aiming to turn the plasticity of decor and set design inside out. As ‘sculpture’ then becomes the new inside, it enables us to reintroduce the filmic in order to experience sculpture in succession, mimetically over a defined timeline.

Foxhole Meeting #14
Date: Wednesday, 3.26, 2014
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Minibar Artist Space
Address: Hälsingegatan 33, 113 31 Stockholm
T-bana: Odenplan / S:t Eriksplan

7 – 7:30 pm: Introductions
7:30 – 8:15 pm: Mads Aarøe’s presentation + Q&A
8:15 – 9 pm: Laurie Charles & Carl Palm’s joint presentation + Q&A

Note: All meetings are open to the general public. Refreshments await.

March’s Invited Artists / Speakers

Mads Aarøe (b. 1983) is Danish artist based in Stockholm. In 2013, he received an MFA from the Royal Institute of Art (Stockholm) including an exchange to Tsinghua University (Beijing). Before studying in Sweden, he received his BFA from Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam) in 2011. In April, he will participate in the Spring Exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen) as well as show a new work in Odenplan’s metro station (Stockholm). www.mads-aaroe.com

Laurie Charles (b. 1987, Belgium) works and lives in Brussels and graduated from the School of Fine Arts (Bordeaux, France). Charles’ video-works stage friends, actors, curators and artists in a game of multiple references framed within her sculptural installations. These narrative films are frequently contextualised inside site-specific scenographic environments made for the gallery; objects turn alive within Charles’ videos through a process of humanization: using voices to draw absurd and polysemic dialogues. High and low, counter-culture or philosophy towards post-Internet aesthetics gather in a large pop and folk multiple faced discourse; all that research contained in a practice meets DIY, amateurism in video and a certain ‘degenerated craftsmanship.’ vimeo.com/lauriecharles

Carl Palm (b. 1980, Sweden) lives and works in Stockholm. With both extreme precision and a belief in the way of the object itself, whether a grand gesture or a small step, his work is made with the psychological space and room in mind—we were there, and now we are here. The works and installations are tools for us to mould and embroider into a warm or cold embrace. When our gaze slips and we see the figure inside abstraction, folded in fabric, the mute objects speak to us, and our place in the room shifts, as if to say: Look, we were just there, but now we’re here. Dreams have already spoken to the artist, who listened closely, and now pieces are already withdrawing from us. But this is when their actual construction takes place; they become and are the tools for our dreams—for meanings and selections. Perhaps, already exhausted from their travels from mind to idea to object, we can’t take anything away from them—only give back and insert. These words are now already inserted, and Palm’s works generously stay mute—no praise nor objections arise from their mouths. This is shaped from that, two tables and three blankets becomes six in our eyes. www.carlpalm.com

Image (left): Untitled. Photo by Mads Aarøe. Image (right): Untitled. Photo by Laurie Charles & Carl Palm

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