Digital map exhibited at KP Digital 22, Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark 2022.
The work consists of a map with the names of different swamps and bogs located in the hilly moraine landscape north of Copenhagen. By clicking on the swamp on the map, you will be directed to the location on Google Earth where you can navigate in the 360 degrees street view. In each swamp you will find an immersed self portrait painted on semi-transparent paper with mud from the swamp and a decoction of alder cones.
The work experiments with Google Earth as an exhibition platform by creating connections between the digital and the site-specific physical reality, in which two traditional genres within fine art - the landscape and the self portrait - are put into play.
The title of the work refers to the word self-sacrifice, which means " the sacrifice of oneself or one's interest for others or for a cause" and wonders what the most precious item would be for modern humans to sacrifice: ones self image, ones selfie?
In Scandinavia in the Mesolithic period through to the Middle Ages bogs and swamps were possibly perceived as being sacred gateways to the other world and gateways to the Gods, and the most precious items such as earthenware, decorative metalwork, weapons, and human corpses were sacrificed/deposited there. Later in history the bogs were exploited as a source for iron and peat and in recent centuries drained for agriculture.
Today, bogs are considered highly endangered and vulnerable eco systems that needs protection and preservation.
PÅ VILDVEJE (ASTRAY)
Participatory guided walk at Jægersborg Hegn, Denmark, 2020.
The project was part of Naturens Dag in collaboration with Danmarks Naturfredningsforening (The Danish Society for Nature Conservation) and Friluftsrådet (Danish Outdoor Council).
FOREST FANTASIES and OTHER FORESTIC AFFAIRS
Artist in residence at L'Observatoire, Singapore, 2019.
The studio was converted into a “Faculty of Forest Fantasies and other Forestic Affairs”, and the nearby, partly forested area, became a place for wonder, imagination, and engagement, ‘a landscape of possibilities’.
SELECTED PROJECTS FROM THE RESIDENCY:
at Untitled Space 空间 题 空间, Jinze, Shanghai, 2018.
Landscape painting in the 21st century might take shape as a wearable dress made of white canvas. The gallery (dress) displayed an exhibition of photos depicting "found forests" in Shanghai (found in books and in reality), and the exhibition was performed on the streets of Jinze, April 2018.
The work was responding to the challenges of being a global nomadic artist, whose work often requires applications, permissions, and network in order to come into being. The intention of Gallery Go was to make an autonomous art platform that was so light and ephemeral, that it moved around freely, crossing in and out of territories, borders and bridges (as we once roamed the forests of the world), requiring no approval and censorship - and if asked: “I am just walking around in my new dress”.
at Untitled Space 空间 题 空间, Jinze, Shanghai, 2018.
Take Time to Care is a collaborative project in the village of Chandelao, Rajasthan, India where we are an international group of women working together with women from the village on issues of social entrepreneurship, women empowerment, and conservation.
Rajasthan is known for its traditional hand block printing practices that connects humans with the local environment through storytelling and the process of using mud and natural dyes.
The project started in 2017 and is on-going.
TURNING TO BE WILDER(ED)
MacRitchie Me: Turning to Be Wilder(ed), a project that through research and direct engagement with MacRitchie Nature Reserve in Singapore, aimed to go into the dark and unknown wilderness beyond categories of self, nature and art.
The work was shown as a multi-media installation at the MA degree show Maybe in Gallery 1, Institute of Contemporary Art, LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore, and presented at Interdisciplinary Symposium - Travels in Trans-Sensoriality, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore, 2017.
Strange Strangers, a video installation in the the group show Freshly Squeezed at Institute of Contemporary Art, LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore, 2016.
BOTANY FOR BEGINNERS
A project using botany as a platform for discovering the world anew by bringing science, art, conservation, natural history, romanticism et al. into play.
Latest the artist books Botany for Ladies and DipteroWhat? were displayed at Singapore ArtBook Fair, NTU Centre of Contemporary Art, Singapore, 2014 and 2018.
WILD WOOD WOMAN
A long term project investigating contemporary wo/man’s perception of Nature and the utopian dream of travelling into the wild.
So far the project has visited South Sweden, Nybyggerne i Ridehuset in Århus (DK), Helt øR i Plantagen at Rø Plantage, Bornholm (DK), Face Forest in Charlottenlund Forest (DK), Gallery Koh-I-Noor in Copenhagen and Institute of Contemporary Art in Singapore.
Charcoal drawings on tree stumps in Charlottenlund Forest near Copenhagen, June 2011.
BEWILDERED IN THE WILDERNESS/
HELT ØR I PLANTAGEN
A project about our perception of the forest in Rø Plantation, Bornholm, Denmark.
WHO'S THAT TRIPPING OVER MY BRIDGE?
A collaborative international art project at Frederiks Bastion, Copenhagen, 2002
by Anne Mølleskov (DK), Joss James (UK) and Ingrid Weiss (UK).
Site-specific installation exhibitied at Central St. Martin's Window Gallery (London, March 1997).
WE LOVE OUR LAND
Landscape paintings for parrots, North Zealand's Birdpark, 2006.
Pippi Power is a statement, a vision, a way of living and a twinkle in the eye. Pippi Powers mission is to share, to celebrate and to explore ways for adult women & men to integrate the very special POWER of Pippi Longstocking.
Read the Pippi Power blog by Anne Mølleskov and the book Pippi Power written by Gitte Jørgensen and illustrated by Anne Mølleskov (published by Schonberg in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish 2008/2009).
Oil paint on laser prints.
The Centre of Attention, London 2000
DO YOU CARE?
Who Cares? occasionally collaborates with NGOs, government agencies and companies.
Do you care about something, and do you think your cause would benefit from an artist's interaction and point of view, then please drop me an e-mail.
The shown works are made for the health lounge Props & Pearls' campaigns: Can a breast prosthesis be a piece of jewellery?, What's hiding behind the Bush? and KnibNU.dk.