EXHIBITIONS MA-WEEKEND: THERESE HOEN
THE FRAME CONSISTS OF NOTHING MORE THAN THIS
The MA-weekend this autumn, Rammen består ikke av noe annet enn akkurat dette (The frame consists of nothing more than this) by Therese Hoen, has the physical frames we can recognise as a spatial floor plan.
The starting point for this project is a reflection on a house which has been revisited in alternative ways: through memories of social and familiar situations, thoughts on spatial solutions and small details like thresholds and cabinet corners. After a process where a number of people drew their own floor plans of the same house, Hoen has created a piece which transgresses ideas of property and ownership. The house is held together by memories and fragile porcelain fittings, and through a spatial floor plan we too can visit to this, by now imaginary house.
Even if the piece appears to be an empty frame, the artist anyway suggests a story in the exhibition’s subtitle: The frame consists of nothing more than this: the wall in front of me when I have dinner, or the kitchen floor as I bend to remove some grit sticking to my foot as I walked barefoot in from the living room.
Therese Hoen (1983) is a second year MA student at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts where she also did her BA at the ceramics department (2003-2006). During her BA studies she was a visiting student at the Glasgow School of Art, and 2007-08 she attended an international MA-programme in scenography at DAMU (Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague Czech Republic. In 2009 she exhibited at FORMAT in Bergen with the project Mellomrommets mange vegger.
The MA-weekend is collaboration between Hordaland Art Centre and Bergen National Academy of the Arts. Twice a year the MA-students at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts are invited to submit proposals for an exhibition to be realised at Hordaland Art Centre, and a professional jury selects one of the proposals.