• Birgit HANSEN, Denmark

Birgit HANSEN, Denmark

 

Birgit SALLING HANSEN

Lives and works in Copenhagen.

Birgit Salling Hansen is an emergent action artist who recently relocated to Denmark after studying, living and working in Belfast, Northern Ireland for ten years.  Her performances contextualise her own pieces of text work, often as vocalisation carried by movement and pace, carried by condensed (abstract, banal etc) thoughts on space, time, self, etc. in short realigning concrete with vocal response. The creative possibilities, circumstances and limitations at hand conjure up intermission-type of situations perhaps but with an at the time carefully chosen, intuitively written, selection of texts  and object(ive)s.

Artist statement :

I UNDERSTAND ONLY WHAT I ALREADY AM? AND IT CHANGES OVER TIME…

“One more word about giving instruction as to what the world ought to be. Philosophy in any case always comes on the scene too late to give it... When philosophy paints its gloomy picture then a form of life has grown old. It cannot be rejuvenated by the gloomy picture, but only understood. Only when the dusk starts to fall does the owl of Minerva spread its wings and fly.”

 G.W.F. Hegel, Philosophy of Right (1820), "Preface" 


Birgit-Hansen
Birgit Salling Hansen. Art Trail. 2007. photo credit : Jason Lee. (detail)