Exhibition | Menier Gallery, SOUTHBANK

Thanks to all who came to see and support my works at The Menier Gallery on the Southbank over the last couple of weeks. It was an inspiring show of works in a beautiful old chocolate factory building, for which I showcased two projects - The Disappearing Islands and Schizophrenic Panospheres. Thanks also to Cylinder Gallery for hosting.

The Garden of Imperfection | Kyoto

I am delighted to have received a grant from the Danish Arts Foundation for "The Garden of Imperfection" an upcoming collaboration with the wonderful Kaja Skytte. We will be taking off to Kyoto this November to explore the transience of the Japanese Garden, and intend to return with some magical creations.

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EBB// \\FLOW Exhibition Opening

Thank you to everyone for absolutely packing out the room at Friday's vernissage, it was a fantastic night and I hope to see you back over the next month with a little more space to storytell! You're all amazing, I'm astounded! The exhibition is open until 3rd March, and we will be arranging some special viewings and talk over the next few weeks so watch this space!

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EBB// \\FLOW

I am excited to announce the opening of my solo exhibition tomorrow at Buddenbrooks Gallery, Copenhagen.

EBB// \\FLOW is a two-part exhibition exploring architectural states of fragility and fluidity: moments caught between construction and destruction, compressing speed, time and topography.

EBB// preserves the cartographic memories of six islands lost to the Indian Ocean. Situated in the Maldives, one of the most remote, beautiful and fragile places on earth, the archipelago is the lowest country in the world and the third most endangered from rising sea levels. EBB// preserves six of these endangered islands as relics of how they once stood. Hand-etched into copper sheets and exposed to a series of acid erosion processes in embodiment of the destructive oceanic forces, the topographical models preserve a frozen moment of lands caught in transition. Their embossings are almost invisible; ghosts caught in a state of spatial and temporal suspension.  \\FLOW captures the impacts of force and flow in a calligraphic ballet of speed, time and gravity. The drawings investigate a poetic cartography of turbulence, chaos and fluidity, enacting complex weavings of movement, event and impact that engage on a scale of the entire body. An interplay of energies imagines new architectonic hydroscapes shaped by a constant state of flux. Fragmentary, temporal and unpredictable.  Kirsty Badenoch is an artist and architect working with landscape, territory and the imaginary. Her work centres around the dynamic relationship between nature and the manmade, exploring processes of time and the interplaying forces that shape our environment.  The solo show EBB// \\FLOW will run from the 9th of February until the 4th of March. Beer and wine will be served at the vernissage on Friday 9th from 17.  Buddenbrooks Gallery presents contemporary art by Danish and international upcoming artists.   Opening hours: Wednesday - Friday 12-17 or by appointment. +45 61376003 mail@buddenbrooksgallery.dk  www.buddenbrooksgallery.dk   The gallery is located in Kjeld Langes Gade 4, in the Nansensgade quarter.


EBB// preserves the cartographic memories of six islands lost to the Indian Ocean. Situated in the Maldives, one of the most remote, beautiful and fragile places on earth, the archipelago is the lowest country in the world and the third most endangered from rising sea levels. EBB// preserves six of these endangered islands as relics of how they once stood. Hand-etched into copper sheets and exposed to a series of acid erosion processes in embodiment of the destructive oceanic forces, the topographical models preserve a frozen moment of lands caught in transition. Their embossings are almost invisible; ghosts caught in a state of spatial and temporal suspension.

\\FLOW captures the impacts of force and flow in a calligraphic ballet of speed, time and gravity. The drawings investigate a poetic cartography of turbulence, chaos and fluidity, enacting complex weavings of movement, event and impact that engage on a scale of the entire body. An interplay of energies imagines new architectonic hydroscapes shaped by a constant state of flux. Fragmentary, temporal and unpredictable.

Kirsty Badenoch is an artist and architect working with landscape, territory and the imaginary. Her work centres around the dynamic relationship between nature and the manmade, exploring processes of time and the interplaying forces that shape our environment.

The solo show EBB// \\FLOW will run from the 9th of February until the 4th of March. Beer and wine will be served at the vernissage on Friday 9th from 17.

Buddenbrooks Gallery presents contemporary art by Danish and international upcoming artists. 

Opening hours:
Wednesday - Friday 12-17 or by appointment.
+45 61376003
mail@buddenbrooksgallery.dk
www.buddenbrooksgallery.dk 
The gallery is located in Kjeld Langes Gade 4, in the Nansensgade quarter.

1:12 Exhibition

I am delighted to exhibit as part of the group show at Buddenbrooks Gallery this December. Just off Nansensgade, this little gem of a gallery is exhibiting an array of drawings, paintings and photographs all December so drop by for your christmas cultural fix.

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DRAWING COMPLEXITIES | KRABBESHOLM

I just got back from teaching a one-week experimental drawing workshop with this year's Architecture students at Krabbesholm. We rounded off with a public exhibition in the beautiful old warehouse blocks of Skive. Thank you to all the students and teachers who embarked on the journey, pens and pencils at the ready.

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   DRAWING COMPLEXITIES | A ONE WEEK EXPEDITION INTO THE UNKNOWN  Armed with pencils, pens, a handful of film stills and the avant-garde mechanics of the 1930s,  We headed into the great white blank expanse...  Exploring time and speed  Positive and negative space  Making connections, building relations  And uncovering the spatial potentials of unimagined cities

 

DRAWING COMPLEXITIES | A ONE WEEK EXPEDITION INTO THE UNKNOWN

Armed with pencils, pens, a handful of film stills and the avant-garde mechanics of the 1930s,

We headed into the great white blank expanse...

Exploring time and speed

Positive and negative space

Making connections, building relations

And uncovering the spatial potentials of unimagined cities

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MILLIONS OF PLANS | KADK

I am excited to be speaking about and exhibiting drawings from New Lohachara at the upcoming "Millions of Plans" conference at KADK Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts next month. 

The conference and exhibition invites scholars and practitioners to investigate and discuss contemporary architectural drawing and, in particular, the drawn plan.

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SUNSHINE [illu]ST[r]ATE

Some of my more adventurous drawings are very excited to have made it safely across the Atlantic without getting wet, and are now enjoying their new life in sunny California.

The lovely designers at Poet and the Bench in the Mill Valley Design District are showcasing the Planter Planeter drawing series as a part of their Nordic Pop Up alongside the celestial creations that inspired them, by my talented friend and ally Kaja Skytte. Check out their feature here

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EXHIBITION | AQUA FLUXUS

A couple of images from my exhibition this September at Arts, Letters and Numbers.

The works were exhibited at The Arts, Letters and Numbers Barn, Averill Park NY together with installations by James Rogers, Emily Fitzell and Yingting Cui. It was a wonderful (if a little chilly) night so thank you to all who came, and to this summer’s ALN crew!

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RESIDENCY | ARTS, LETTERS AND NUMBERS

I was lucky enough to spend the last three weeks on an artist residency with the wonderful people at Arts, Letters and Numbers, deep in the forests of upstate New York. Some very talented minds and hands are making magic up there in the old Mill, the conversations with whom and vast sunlit spaces of which inspired a new experimental painting project based on my Disappearing Islands research, entitled Aqua Fluxus.

The project develops a cartography of turbulance, chaos and fluidity through the act of drawing. The drawings map a series of natural disasters that led to the upheaval of specific remote communities I have been studying over the last three years. Focussing on islands that are continuously reshaped by the interplay of extreme force and fluidity - of event, encounter and adaptation to the unpredictable, the works explore time and tumult as the creators of new physical geographies. 

The works were exhibited at The Arts, Letters and Numbers Barn, Averill Park NY together with installations by James Rogers, Emily Fitzell and Yingting Cui. It was a wonderful (if not a little chilly) night so thank you to all who came, and to this summer’s ALN team - permanent and transitory. 

Particularly big high-fives to those whose words fed the project, including David Gersten, Hannah Smith, Pablo Martinez, Daehyun Kim, Jen Bracy and the cheeky little forest chipmunks who stole my snacks.

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EXPEDITION |VESTMANNAEYJAR, ICELAND

Finally returned from a three-week trip to Iceland. The primary study was of the volcanic island of Vestmannyjaer, to understand more of the 1973 eruption that overnight spawned a mountain from a meadow, and slowly engulfed the entire fishing town in lava and ash. Met some amazing people who recounted touching stories of memory and endurance, fighting lava with seawater for months on end, and digging their houses from mountains of ash and silt. A quite eerie and barren meeting of new and old lands, with some of the closest constituents to Mars dust, and some bleak moments where we wondered if we would have any toes left by the time we got home. But despite a number of storms, cancelled flights, and abandonments on the roadside, we made it back to tell the tale and updates will follow shortly in the research section, together with fresh material toward a new drawing series.

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RESEARCH GRANT | vestmannaeyjar, ICELAND

I am very excited to have been awarded a research grant from the Danish Art Foundation to visit and study the Icelandic island of Heimay as a part of my ongoing "Disappearing Islands" research project. In contrast to the Maldives case studies, this research will study the phenomena of land creation, societal and political reaction, and community improvement in a Western context. 

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