Bladr proudly presents the exhibition Håndens og hjernens arbejde (The work of the hand and the mind) with works by artists Kate Morrell (UK) & Mikko Kuorinki (FIN). A project initiated by the independent imprint Lodret Vandret (DK) – Flemming Ove Bech and Johan Rosenmunthe.
The two-person exhibition takes Bladr’s locality and its neighbouring printing houses at Nørrebro as the starting point for new works, incorporating print, text and installation.
Kate Morrell works closely with archives, collections and libraries to develop projects that identify and respond to marginal or overlooked histories. Her practice interlaces drawing, text, sculpture, book works and archival research. Morrell’s shown work Digital Theatre engages with the collected documents of Eks-Skolens Trykkeri, a print co-op founded in the late 1960s. Morell’s work utilises the unruly nature of the archive, providing a framework for thinking about divisions of time and labour and creativity and economic purpose. For Digital Theatre, narratives from marketing films, photographic archives and business documents are interwoven across various surfaces, adapting to different formats and ratios for print and screen.
Mikko Kuorinki works with a variety of media including video, photography, installation and performance and explores the possibilities and limits of language and text. He is deeply fascinated by the materiality of writing and how written word can mediate lived and/or observed experience. Certain idea of documentarism is in the center of Kuorinki’s practise: he grabs on to what is at hand because seemingly meaningless and mundane material unfolds to him as a mystery. Through lists and minimal and fragmentary writing, he looks into the connection between language and objects and how language, despite it’s insufficiencies, often is the only way to reach outside oneself and towards others. At the show Kuorinki will be performing a reading, releasing a booklet, publishing his first cassette of synthetisizer music and exhibiting a lightbox which temporarily hosts a poem.
The exhibition runs through
09.07. – 27.07.2019