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Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen is an artist and independent curator based in Berlin, Germany. Madsen is very interested in the conceptual meaning of ephemerality, human patterns and strategies for dynamic art production and networked performance. Besides working with her own artistic practice, Madsen holds a Master of Arts in Art History form Aarhus University, Denmark. In her work Madsen combines her practice with her theoretical background as an academic. Madsen’s works often have a conceptual outline and focuses on e.g. temporality, behavioral patterns, systems, gender etc. She often uses words and text in her practice.

Portfolio

Selected projects - conceptual works 2003-2013

 

Untitled (Description of Object), 2013 (installation, mixed media)

Temporary installation at appartment Pflüger str. 5A, Berlin, March 2013, Berlin.

 

Concept: Untitled (Description of Object) is a work in progress that deals with how objects are perceived and how this perception is transformed into descriptive words. This work is a research in ways of replacing the object and the artworks with statement and words, to create a shift in focus. This work is a part of an ongoing research in ephemerality, concepts and contexts in art production. To capture the essence and the characteristics of objects and transform these into narratives, that constitutes a new form of materiality through words.

 

 

Hopelessly Devoted to You II, 2013 (installation, found objects, mixed media)

Temporary installation at appartment Pflüger str. 5A, Berlin, March 2013, Berlin.

 

Concept: By recontextualizing found obejcts new narrative structures are created. These compositions are supplemented with a title that through the combination of words with obejcts construct new meanings and storylines.

 

 

Hopelessly Devoted to You I, 2012 (found objects, mixed media / mixed media objects)

 

Concept: By recontextualizing found obejcts new narrative structures are created. These compositions are supplemented with a title that through the combination of words with obejcts construct new meanings and storylines.

 

 

Obsessive Compulsive Acts I-III (Beauty), 2011-2012 (instructions / scores for action)

Score 1: facial treatment was performed at Low Lives networked performance festival April 27th 2012.

 

Concept: Obsessive Compulsive Acts is a performance series that explores and exaggerates the obssesiveness of beauty in today’s society. These are often absurd and can be a fixation for the person doing them. The obsessive compulsiveness reference is also inspired by the obsessive compulsive disorder, where rituals controls a person’s actions, which I myself have had in my life for about 15 years.

 

The series consists of different beauty scores / instructions that are performed and repeated in a 5 minute duration, following the instructions as a mantra and an obsession. The movements are desperate and irrational. There will be no speech, music etc. in the performance – only the sound of the acts themselves.

 

 

Human Behavior, 2010 - ongoing (photography)

Photographic research project on human behavior patterns.

 

Concept: Human behavior is a project that deals with the irrational behavior of humankind. It’s a project with various elements, a photographic installation, an archive and a slideshow together with instructions for actions, leaving a room for performance.

 

 

Stedspecifik I (2003-2005)

Concept: Stedspecifik (site specific) is a series of photographs and a looped video focused on signs and narration through the combination of objects with actions.

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