ARCHIVES LABORATORY - March 2016

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ARCHIVES LABORATORY
Anne Fabricius Møller & Ann Linnemann
Exhibition 4 March - 2 April 2016
Artist Talk Saturday 12 March at 16-19.00
Textile and ceramics meet in new materialities - concrete and inconcrete.
An interdisciplinary experimental collaborative project of material combinations and techniques, such as cylinder-drilling in cast concrete, glaze, clay.. made in a studio residency at The Danish Art Workshops SVFK Copenhagen in 2015.

The exhibition is a presentation of the project, showing the laboratory-like character of the experiments and work in progress.

A fascination with secret layers, geological research and collecting things has resulted in a collaboration in which sand, cement, old shards, cups and other easily available materials are cast and/or melted into unique small existences, which are core-drilled, and archaeological surprises have emerged.


Cup-drilled columns, some are several cuts out of one casting, creating new spatialities, as from the recycled teapot that is cast in concrete, to seabed-like associations in the ceramic drillings.


Much fell apart in the process, some fell out reasonably, but small revelations also jumped out of the project.


Unpredictable areas and substances, also much stuff in the bottom of a bucket.


Some casts are in a geological-like state as if extracted from the real world.

The project recycled and used gravel, powder, glazes, clay, pottery shards, - cups, jugs, bowls and other things from Ann Linnemann's many years of ceramic work and Anne Fabricius Møller's accumulations.
The result is both a concrete and in-concrete exhibition.

We would like to thank MT Højgaard for the loan of drilling equipment and The Danish Art Workshops SVFK in Copenhagen for studio space in the spring of 2015.
Also thanks to the Danish Arts Foundation Project Fund for funding in 2016.






HISTORY
Anne Fabricius Møller has a small collection of drilled cores, found and acquired. She had inherited the mysteriously 'unattainable' and interesting stone and concrete cores; and then one day a hole had to be drilled through a concrete wall for a drain, and she saw the process of 'cylinder drilling' and it became physically visual and not as unattainable as she first believed.
The desire for 'drilling' secrets out of things was shared with Ann Linnemann. They had talked about doing a project together, and it was obvious with Ann's archaeological interest and their mutual mindset that cylinder-drilling could appeal to both.
Knowledge of ceramics could prove to be an inspiration for the project.

RESEARCH
The project is inspired by drilling with 'Cup-drills' (cylinder/core drills) for example occurring at construction sites, brickwork for pipes and installations, geological ground investigations, ice core drilling, biological research, time survey, archaeological studies, and not least the left-over drill holes and the drilling cores.

Key words: geological deposits - archaeological accumulations - time layers - time pockets - memories & secrets - conscious & unconscious - precision & randomness..

"We worked with material tests and experiments based on our individual experiences, but with the object being to challenge these experiences through interdisciplinary collaboration, differences in material knowledge, craftsmanship and artistic approach, mindset and philosophical aspects of the project itself."

THE PROJECT
Collection and accumulation of materials - layer by layer.
Material and form studies are mainly in clay and other ceramic materials, fired shards, but also concrete, sand, stone, cement, wood, and other matters.
We drilled with a cylindrical Cup-drill into mixed substances, which we then fired at different temperatures or fired before drilling.
Because of melting risk in the kiln we made clay containers that were labelled and filed in a coded system.

Anne Fabricius Møller - www.aaa-fff-mmm.dk
"Generally, I am inspired by what is at hand and daily chores, mechanics, tool geometry, botany, spontaneous processes, time, nature, and that of the good stuff, I can dig up from my own stash."
BIOGRAPHY (b. 1959)
EDUCATION School of Art & Design, (Art Achademy), Textile, 1982–1986
EXHIBITIONS 2013-2015
2015 Hjemlighed, udstilling i privat hjem i Lavendelstræde, København
2015 Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling, Øregaard Museum, Hellerup
2015 Tisch Towel, Butik for Borddækning, København
2014 Antibodies, Tapholt, Kolding
2014 Mindecraft 14, Møbelmessen i Milano, Italien
2014 Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling, KADK, København
2014 Street Print, La Sala Vincon, Barcelona, Spanien
2013 ‘Wireless’, Kunstsenter i Drammen, Tønsberg og Frederikstad, Norge.
2013 Silkeborgudstillingen 2013, Kunstcentret Silkeborg Bad.
2013 Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk og Design, Rundetårn København.
GRANTS and AWARDS from 2007
Kunstforeningen af 14. August legatet. 2007
Statens Kunstfonds 3 årige arbejdslegat. 2008
Biennaleprisen. 1995 og 2013
Nationalbankens arbejdslegat 2014
Hædersydelse fra Statens Kunstfond 2014
MEMBER OF Boutique for Table-setting and Carpenters Autumn Exhibition.

Ann Linnemann - LINK - ceramic pieces
"I am interested in the secret layers of the work. The dreamy and nebulous hiding in the object's concrete reality. The dialogue with the viewer and the story that underlies the experience.”
BIOGRAPHY (b. 1957)
EDUCATION School of Art & Design, (Art Achademy), ceramics, 1983–1989
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016 Forms of Forrest, Lacoste Gallery, Maine, USA.
2013 Contemporary Spins on Blue & White Ceramics, Lacoste Gallery, USA.
2012 Illusion – inspiration of Italien (solo), Ann Linnemann Gallery, DK.
2009-11 Taking Time: Craft and Slow Movement, travel exhibition, UK.
2009 Ann Linnemann (solo), Helen Stephens Gallery, Sydney, AU.
2008 Blue Room, Scottish Gallery, Edinburg, UK.
2008 Porcelain, JamFactory Contemporary Gallery, AU.
2005 Body Blue - Paul Scott UK & Ann Linnemann, Galleri Nørby, København.
2001-04 Kilns of Denmark, travel exhibitioni USA, Europa.
1999 Biennial for Crafts og Design, Trapholt Art Museum.
1997 Formation (solo), Gallery Nørby. - Danish Ceramic Triennial, Trapholt.
GRANTS and AWARDS
Statens Kunstfond treårigt stipendium 1998; Rejselegat 2011,04, Arbejdslegat 2008,96,94, Præmiering 2009. Ole Haslunds Kunstnerlegat, Helpmann Academy Award AU, Danske Keramik Triennalepris. Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond, Banff Arts Centre Award CA, Knud Højgaards Fond, Thomas B. Thriges Fond..
PUBLIC DANISH COLLECTIONS
Danmarks Keramikmuseum CLAY, Designmuseum Danmark, International Ceramic Research Center, NyCarlsberg Fondet, Næstved Museum, OJD-Fondet, Statens Kunstfond, Trapholt Kunstmuseum.