Florian Hecker: Formulations As Texture, horizontal and vertical crossings / Mads Lindberg: Sclupture 3D

Florian Hecker: Formulations As Texture, horizontal and vertical crossings / Mads Lindberg: Sclupture 3D


February 24, 2022
Florian Hecker: Formulations As Texture, horizontal and vertical crossings / Mads Lindberg: Sclupture 3D
Talk: March 26, 5–7pm, Mads Lindberg in conversation with Jacob Fabricius
Kay Fiskers Plads 17
2300 Copenhagen
Hours: Thursday–Saturday 12–5pm
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In the first two solo exhibitions of the year, Simian presents Florian Hecker and Mads Lindberg. Translations and displacements are a recurring feature in both exhibitions that opened on February 12, 2022.

Florian Hecker’s exhibition Formulations As Texture, horizontal and vertical crossings divides the grid structure of Simian’s exhibition space diagonally into two quasi-equal parts through a suspended architecture consisting of loudspeakers, cables and sound-absorbing panels. Each side of this spatial bisection hosts a three-channel computer-generated sound piece, Formulation As Texture [vertical crossing: epochs 500/500/500] and Formulation As Texture [horizontal crossing: epochs 102/52/500] (both 2017). These works are entirely resynthesized interpretations of Hecker’s sound piece Formulation (2015). Played back simultaneously as one, overall, spatial composition, the proximity of these synthetic auditory environments produces a maze of different resolutions, gradations, scales, similarities and differences. All synchronized in the minutest details, yet highly diverse in their material register. In the accompanying text, Anti-Timaeus, the philosopher Reza Negarestani stages sameness and difference, motions and stasis in platonic times, further addressing the conceptual logic at work in both pieces.

As with Hecker, Mads Lindberg uses a form of translation and displacement of material in his new series of sculptures presented in the exhibition with the deliberately botched title Sclupture 3D. While Hecker works with the changing of sound and sound material through digital readings, Lindberg takes actual objects he has acquired through his part-time job, where he clears out houses of the recently deceased, and reconfigure these into sculptural objects.

Lindberg’s series of sculptures vary in size, colour and form, at first glance they appear abstract, but by closer inspection one nevertheless discovers recognizable figures: an oversized toy car, a rider on a horse, an easel or a trophy. Lindberg collects, 3D scans and prints small pieces of toys, souvenirs or homemade crafts of no remarkable value. Objects left behind which may be presumed to have had some form of sentimental value for a previous owner. Each object carries with it a history and a time, which in the transformation and translation from memorabilia to sculpture are displaced from their original form into grotesque oversized objects that appear partially dissolved and distorted due to the 3D scanner’s technical incapability. The colours of the sculptures are chosen from the most dominant colour of the original objects, giving them a monochrome look. This displaces them further from their original, but simultaneously maintains them in a state of tension between different levels of authenticity. Lindberg is interested in ordinary objects and the way we add value to the things we store and care about throughout life - both in terms of market and affective value.

More information and exhibtion texts here.

Formulations As Texture, horizontal and vertical crossings is supported by Galerie Neu, Berlin. Sclupture 3D is supported by Danish Arts Foundation, The Danish Art Workshops, Akademiraadets Understøttelsesfond, 15. Juni Foundation and Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse

Simian is supported by By&Havn, The Obel Family Foundation, The New Carlsberg Foundation, Danish Arts Foundation, 15. juni Foundation, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansen Foundation, Augustinus Foundation, A.P. Møller Foundation, Lizzi and Mogens Staal Foundation, Drost Foundation, Sportsgood Foundation, City of Copenhagen, Amager Vest Lokaludvalg, Dansk Komponistforening, Ørestad City Grundejerforening, Nørrebro Bryghus, Fredericia Furniture and BC Hospitality Group.

New board joins Simian
It is with great excitement that Simian announces its new board, consisting of Jacob Fabricius (co-director, Art Hub Copenhagen), Diana Baldon (artistic director, Kunsthal Aarhus) and Kirsten Bagge-Nielsen (former administrative director, Teknisk Landsforbund), along with Bent Lautrup-Nielsen as administrative secretary. The board will take part in the organization, together with the founders and directors of Simian, Jan S. Hansen, Toke Flyvholm, Markus von Platen and Christian Vindelev.

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