Julien Discrit (F) and Marius Moldvær (N)
Curated by Lars Sture
Opening Friday May 4th, 7pm
Open: May 5th – 6th, 12:00 – 16:00
Julien Discrit: The Day Trip Project – DV PAL
A moving object made of mirrors is gliding across a park or what seems to be a forest. An assembly of polyhedrons, their specific angles reflecting only what is beneath and what is above, constructs the geometrical machine. As the crystal-like object progresses through the woodlands, it becomes as if transparent reflecting the sky and the ground merge.
Julien Discrit’s work explores geography, cartography and the notion of space. His works involve the perception and the representation of territories looking at the connections between the subject and the world.
Julien Discrit, born 1978, lives and works in Paris (F). Since graduating with an M.A from École supérieure d’art de Reims, he has been exhibiting extensively both in France and internationally. Solo shows includes Diagrammes (2010), Music in Dreams (2009) and Up and down in the end it’s only round and round (2008), Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris, and L’atelier, Galerie du Jeu de Paume, Paris (2006). Recent group shows include WANI, Fondation Ricard, Paris, Une terrible beautée est née, Biennale de Lyon, Nel palzzo di cristallo, CA’ASI, Venice, Entre-temps, Minsheng, Shanghai Loft Project Etagi, St Petersburg and MIS Sao Paolo.
Marius Moldvær: Cairn, 2012 – photographic print, shelves, archival boxes
Personal and somewhat private diary entries render the construction, the dismantling and the displacement of a cairn in a desolate mountain landscape. The diary notes are being set against the geologist’s scientific approach to the different varieties of rocks and the building of cairns. A photograph depicts the cairn in its various positions in the remote mountain landscape.
Marius Moldvær’s work starts out as an investigation; an investigation of occurrences that will unfold another set of ideas and explorations of related occurrences. The focus in Marius’s work is on the personal thoughts, ponderings and experiences. This investigation could be described as a space where the cultural and social world is fused with the personal.
Marius Moldvær, born 1985 lives and works in Bergen (N). He graduated from Bergen National Academy of the Arts with an M.A in 2011. He is a founding member of artist collective Gruppe 11. Recent exhibtions include The Ocean Unseen, CirkulationsCentralen, Malmoe (with Hedevig Biong), Følgene, Gruppe 11, Bergen Kjøtt, ONO – UKS, Oslo, Across the Bering Strait and other tall tales, Nottingham and Fluktforsøk, Gruppe 11, KNIPSU, Bergen.