Still video in a wild world? Video art at the first spring exhibition at M100
Right now, TV2 is running a loop with some soft muzak, a video with bonfires, Trump and another piece about Corona and climate change, and then a crisp TV2 voice over that sounds approximately like this. "There have always been disasters and big events, but today they just happen more and more often."
It's a fairly classic TV2 emotional rollercoaster that always manages to tap into the immediate emotions of many Danes. But is that really true?
Since Friday last week, the young video art talent, Aske Thiberg, has exhibited completely different video loops at M100 in Søndergade in a messy set-up, which is perhaps just as random as the world the pictures show.
The videos are based on surveillance cameras that every second, all year round, film basements, squares, private gardens, empty offices, etc. Places where life runs its slow pace and where it is difficult to distinguish today from tomorrow from yesterday.
Maybe it's good to be reminded that the world just is, and part of the world's violence, is also due to how it's reproduced to us?
See the exhibition every Thursday at 17-19 and Saturday-Sunday at 13-16 at M100 in Søndergade.Link to the event