CV Marie Thams (education, exhibitions, publications, organisation): (click here)
E-mail: marie [at] mariethams [dot] com
Phone: +45 22 75 55 61
Selection of work
This web site is meant as a platform and showcase for my work and activities. You can here find a selection of my projects and artistic practice, and follow my activities in news.
Currently based in Copenhagen, DK.
Chairperson in UKK's committee (Young Art Workers / Unge Kunstnere og Kunstformidlere) (since June 2011).
Conceptual and interdisciplinary practice
My artistic practice is conceptual, I work in installation, sculpture, photography, video and text. My work often moves between sculpture/installation and props, and I aim for this because of the opening it creates: the work moving from being mere object towards being an actual event. My aim is to create work that exists as a vehicle for experiencing both the given interest area, which the work departs from, and for looking into the very mechanisms of the nature of art. I have a strong interest in theatrical and performative set up, methods and visuals. To me visual art is a space for possible reconstruction of lived experience; the staging of reality invites one to take a critical view on this (the real being already a construction perhaps).
I consider my practice interdisciplinary as I operate on different platforms and in various mediums.
Working in different disciplines creates the most challenging situations. And I wish to link, mutually pollute, and challenge both the visual, sonic and practical aspects with the theoretical and philosophical in artistic production.
Furthermore I work with event and exhibition organisation. My wish is to join different fields and disciplines, challenge the individual professions and open up discussion about art's nature as a visual, performative, scientific and research based sphere and gesture.
I have a strong interest in questions about art's precarious nature, and artists' working and living conditions. Hence my involvement in UKK (Young Art Workers), where I work with young artists' and independent critics/curators' working conditions in Denmark.
See my profile on www.kunstdk.dk, a digital archive presenting Danish contemporary visual artists, operated by the Visual Arts Centre in the Danish Arts Agency.