THE SIGNIFICANT OTHER
DET BEVIDSTE LANDSKAB / SENTIENT LANDSCAPE
SPILLS AND BLEEDS SPELLS
HARMONIOUS DYSTOPIA
NON NATURE
NEW NATURE
IDSPISPOPD


INFO/CV

THE SIGNIFICANT OTHER









Video installation. / Multi-Channel 12K Digital Video (16:3). 15.37 MIN. Stereo Sount 44000 HZ, 24-bit.

DET BEVIDSTE LANDSKAB 
/ SENTIENT LANDSCAPE











Video installation. 4k-Digital Video (16:9). Stereo Sound 44000 HZ, 24-BIT. Duration 13.26 min. 2019.

Sentient Landscape shows a series of scenes from a constructed landscape. It is an arranged landscape, deliberately designed and landscaped to look natural. It is a composed landscape with plants made of plastic. Stems and stalks, flower and leaves are all made up of the lifeless and artificial material.
In the video, the plastic vegetation is being animated, due to the hot air, that is being added as wind. This breathe life into the landscape, and makes the plastic plants act as living organisms. But this same heated air that makes them come to life, also causes the plastic plants to melt and dissolves the landscape.
The sound of the landscape supports the image of an unnatural nature. By a combination of field recordings, audio of plants, humans and plastics, are voices of the stilled plastic plants taking shape. This creates a soundscape that settles in the field between the natural and artificial.
As the plastic plants dissolve, they are transformed from a series of units into a whole, homogeneous mass, without shape and form, without stems and stalks, without flower and leaves. The plastic landscape begins to approach a more honest natural state, as it is relieved from function and design, and starts to reacts naturally to a chemical process.













SPILLS AND BLEEDS SPELLS















Part of Struktura Time and The Wrong Biennale 2019/2020

Do you see the stone grow? Like fluid rock, roaming freely, unbounded. Smooth, super fluid. Spills and bleed spells. Never-ending-ever-changing, lacking definite form, unorganized body, fluid stratification. Moving hillsides, Secretive forms appear.

Spills and Bleeds Spells portrays a phenomenological landscape, a landscape in dissolve, which cannot be defined as a place "out there", but which is everywhere in and out, in our surroundings and in our bodies. Being of the moment and in process, where the time duration is measured in terms of human embodied experience of place, movement, and memory, landscape is temporal. A landscape that moves evolves transforms at an geological rate incomprehensible for the human perception. A merging or dissolving of time.










HARMONIOUS DYSTOPIA







NON NATURE







NEW NATURE








IDSPISPOPD





 


IDSPISPOPD XYT / HD-video 2.33 min/ 2017

You can walk through walls, people, and obstacles, climb high ledges instantly, and pass through objects and across all materials with no effect. View areas beyond this worlds physical boundary Now Reassemble the temple

   

INFO/CV





Kim Laybourn
B.1988 Denmark.
Based in Oslo, Norway.
E-mail: kimdelaybourn@gmail.com


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EDUCATION

2017-2019 MFA, Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Master in fine-arts. Oslo.
2014–2017 BFA, Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Bachelor in fine-arts. Oslo.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 @Sol, Nexø, DK.
2020 @Studio17, Stavanger, NO.
2020 @K4, OSLO, NO.
2020 The Significant Other @Podium, Oslo, NO.
2019 The Significant Other @Ta-da, Copenhagen, DK.
2018 HARMONIOUS DYSTOPIA @Akademirommet, Kunstnernest Hus, Oslo, NO.
2016 Disassemble a temple @white box, Oslo, NO.
2016 Reassemble a temple @skylight gallery, Oslo, NO.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 100 @Gallery CC, Malmö, SE.
2019 Struktura @The wrong biennale 2019/2020, online, worldwide, Oslo, NO.
2019 PLURAL PLUR, MFA degree show @Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO.
2019 Supermarket 2019 @Stockholm Independent Art Fair, With TA-DA gallery, Stockholm, SE.
2018 Monthly Exam Show 6: Not Degree Show @Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO.
2017 Monthly Exam Show 2 @Lyssky, Oslo, NO.
2017 BYOB @Field of Dreams, Oslo, NO.
2017 Høstutstillingen 2017, Statens 130 kunstutstilling @Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO.
2017 Sentimental Group Show, Copenhagen, DK.
2017 Avgang 2017, BFA graduation show, The Academy of fine arts @KHIO, Oslo, NO.
2017 Transient placenta, w. Erle Saxegaard @Akademirommet, Kunstnerneshus, Oslo, NO.
2017 Shandy Bass @Field of Dreams, Oslo, NO.
2017 Spring exhibition @Kundthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK.
2016 Plastic Semiotics, w. Erle Saxegaard @Skylight gallery, Oslo, NO.

GRANTS

2019 FKDS Kunstnernes Hus Studio Grant.
2019 Arts Council Norway, Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere.