JESPER JUST, SERVITUDES (VIDEO STILL), 2015. Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Perrotin and Galleri Nicolai Wallner
Using the exhibition architecture as a medium that enters into a dialogue with film projections, Danish artist Jesper Just transforms the Oval Gallery into a couple of emotional spaces inhabited by fleeting characters that reflect the human condition in the present era, in a site-specific intervention. Through sound, built structures and deconstructed moving images, the artist alters the physicality and perception of exhibition spaces, obstructing the normal flow of museum visitors. This performative approach makes the visitor adjust to unexpected conditions, testing ideas of agency, self-conscience and physical boundaries.
In a collaboration with Copenhagen’s Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Servitudes – Circuits (Interpassivities) combines and re-stages two interrelated pieces in the artist’s recent production: Servitudes, an eight-channel video installation that was first presented in 2015 at the Palais Tokyo, and Circuits - Interpassivities, a multimedia piece presented here for the first time in a museum context, after its initial presentation at the artist’s gallery in Denmark.
The artist and the curators want to thank Ny Carlsberg Foundation, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Galerie Perrotin and Galleri Nicolai Wallner.
The exhibition is accompanied by the book Servitudes - Circuits -Interpassivities generously supported by The Ny Carlsberg Foundation, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, MAAT and Galerie Perrotin, with the contributions of PERFORMA and Galleri Nicolai Wallner. The book is edited by Irene Campolmi and published by Mousse Publishing.
Jesper Just, Circuits (Interpassivities) (2018). Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Perrotin and Galleri Nicolai Wallner