#TBT to "Degeneration" by Mikkel Niemann. “The underlying current of my work is deterioration of the human body while performing everyday actions, as a representation of the fragility of life. I play with what is present: my body, action-as-material and nearby physical materials. My performances, videos, paintings and sounds blurr the boundary between art, historical art values and routine action, play and injury with non-art related knowledge” ~ from Mikkel's artist statement.
Mikkel is one of the six members of the Snorebarn Collective who exhibited a site-specific installation here in the attic in the Fall 2017. Pictured here is a close-up still image from Degeneration- a single channel projected video with audio from that exhibition. The video is a commentary on “human mortality, the ephemerality of physical performance, and the quantity of violence in the media." He is based in Copenhagen and his studio practice involves performance, video, painting and sound work.
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