LOVE HAS NO REASON (2014)

Mixed media installation

HD video with sound, looped, 18 min

Photograph, hahnemühle archival photo paper, 130x 86 cm

Photographic mirror plate 8,5 x 6,5 cm

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In 2004, I was living in New York, attending an acting course with Danish director Per Brahe. He works with Shakespeare’s texts and hand-made masks from Bali. Some of the masks are made from drawings of photographs of people. One autumn afternoon, in Brooklyn, I wore one of these masks. My whole body posture changed, as if something had lifted me. When Per asked me to talk (I was going to recite my monologue) I started to sing opera, which was absurd because I can’t sing at all. This experience stayed with me ever since as something I couldn’t explain. In October 2013, I went back to New York to find Per and his masks.

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LOVE HAS NO REASON (2014) Excerpt from HD video with sound

LOVE HAS NO REASON (2014)

Screening programme, Sala Pegasus, Spoleto, Italy

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LOVE HAS NO REASON (2014)

Installation view, Royal Academy Schools

LOVE HAS NO REASON (2014) 

Photographic piece

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LOVE HAS NO REASON (2014) Excerpt from HD video with sound

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Credits:

Sound Engineer: Erik Medeiros

Colin Huggins, piano player in Washington Square Park

“The Walking Dance” by Akil Davis

The William Esper Studio

New York University

Sofie Alsbo, Sidsel Christensen, Seecum Cheung,

Anna Erbrederis, Kira Freije, Erin Taylor Kennedy, James Merchant,

Naja Bak Rantorp, Sebastian Lloyd Rees, Wanda Wieser and Tom Worsfold


A special warm thanks to Per Brahe, Akil Davis and all their fantastic students