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Galleri Bokboden - Hermann Helle Grøndahl "TOWARDS A QUEER HORIZON. Art and gender as appropriations, reproductions and repetitions"

My artistic project deals with gender and identity as a transformative action and views the search for identity as ”…a transformative exercise, an example of desire itself as transformative activity” (Gender Outlaw, K. Bornstein). It’s my wish that the art should function as a platform where dialogues can happen. Social change will not happen through the artworks alone, but through the dialogues and discussions they have the power to create. My aim is to reconstruct the negative and passive performativity of gender and turning it around to becoming an active positive act of gendered behavior.

In my work I use appropriation, copying, imitation and reproduction to comment on, reveal and deconstruct the ideas of originality, art, identity, gender and sex. Trough the use of found and already existing images we can both reveal and suspend the truths we take for granted. Paving the way for queer perspectives, looking towards a queer horizon.

 

Helle Grøndahl

 

Opening friday 21.nov. 19.00 with performance at 19.30

Open sat-sun 13.00-16.00

 

Published: 11/18/2014 by Bokboden Updated: 3/19/2015 by admin