Ditte Knus Tønnesen : knock rock


Dear all.
We are taking a break in the program og would therefore like to invite you to the last exhibiton at Holodeck in 2013. We are very happy to present an exhibition with the danish artist Ditte Knus Tønnesen, combined with a summerparty and a surprise concert. Hope to see you all.

With love,
Kjersti, Lina and Silja.

knock rock. Ditte Knus Tønnesen

Opening: Friday June 21st, 20.00
Open: June 21st – 23rd, 2 – 5 PM

The exhibition knock rock presents several new works by the danish artist Ditte Knus Tønnesen.

The photographic work, The Law Forbids Rich And Poor Alike To Sleep Under Bridges shows an abandoned building site at a resort area in EgyptThe artist has used the cameras technical difficulties of how to reproduce a linear perspective as a reference to the paradoxes in economic growth and downturn associated with tourism.

A plastic cast of a small walking stick with emblems rests on a well know danish design chair, the Safari Chair. The title Goslar, Kungälv, Aarhus, Kalø, Clausthal-zellerf., Himmelbjerget, Danmarks Akvariumindicated different locations, places normal to visit as a tourist. The chair is designed to travel with, as it is possible to take apart with only one simple move. Both objects function as illustrative references to well known trademarks and national ideals.

By using materials as large scale photographic prints, wooden structures, a plastic cast on a readymade chair, Ditte Knus Tønnesen presents a body of work that explors the intersections between the different material qualities, history and context.

The exhibition, knock rock is created in reference to mans desire to explore, conquer and capture the world and explores the associations between historical references and current political matters. Knus Tønnesen’s work investigates how individual understanding becomes a unique way of communication, showing a fascination of the idea that reality often can be seen as layers of understanding from diverse cultures, languages, religious and political views.

Ditte Knus Tønnesen (b. 1982) graduated from The Glasgow School of Art (UK) and Kyoto Seika University (Japan) in 2008, with a first class BA (Hons) in Fine Art Photography. She currently lives and works in Denmark, where she is the co-founder and curator of the exhibition space Green Is Gold Studio. A selection of her latest exhibitions and art projects includes The Jewel, Kontor Project’s, Copenhagen (2013), Forgotten Art, (research residency) MoKs Center for Art & Social Practice, Estonia (2012), Twin City, (research residency) Skaftfell Center For Visual Art, Iceland (2012), Living with Ghosts, Hour Projects, Copenhagen (2012), Ekskursion, Green Is Gold , Copenhagen (2012), 1,000,000 Acres of Sky, Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Iceland (2012), Never Express Yourself More Clearly Than You Are Able to Think, Four Boxes Gallery, Skive, Denmark (2011), We Just Live Here,The Forgotten Bar, Berlin (2010), Possible Realities, One Night Only, Oslo (2009). She is currently an artist in residence at the Danish Art Workshop, in Copenhagen.

The exhibition is kindly supported by Danish Art Workshops, Danish Art Council for International Art, Culture Point North and Forbundet Frie Fotografer.



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