WESTWERK.

Westwerk-Verstärker

WESTWERK.

Admiralitätstr. 74

20459 Hamburg

Eröffnung | Donnerstag | 12. November 2020 | 19 Uhr

Ausstellung: 13. bis 21. November 2020 | Di bis So 1417 Uhr

Signe Boe

When letters were made from fire

Installation of film, sound and objects

Sie arbeitet mit zeitbasierten Medien wie Video, Ton und Performance, aber auch mit Skulptur, Text und Grafik. Sie greift auf Bereiche wie Archäologie, Linguistik, Sozialwissenschaften und Theologie zurück, und ihre Werke tragen oft unzählige Schichten von Bedeutungen, Zeitlichkeiten und Erzählungen – einige expliziter als andere. Indem sie ganz unterschiedliche Phänomene miteinander verknüpfen, unterbrechen die in Boes Werken erzählten Geschichten lineare Chronologien und bringen unerwartete Zufälle ans Licht.

Signe Boe’s artistic practice unfolds in between the
abstract and the literal, the immaterial and the material. In this space, she playfully explores and deconstructs systems and structures that we commonly take for granted – techno-logical, linguistic, religious, societal – in order to forge new connections and meanings. For Boe, language is not only a means of communication, but also a physical material that can be manipulated such that meaning is transposed and transformed.

She works with time-based media such as video, sound and performance, as well as with sculpture, text and graphic arts. She draws upon fields such as archaeology, linguistics, social sciences and theology, and her works often carry –in numerable layers of meaning, temporalities and narratives – some more explicit than others. By linking together vastly different phenomena, the stories told in Boe’s works disrupt linear chronologies and bring unexpected coincidences to light.

 

Signe Boe (b. 1988) is a visual artist from Denmark.

She holds an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2017) and is represented by C.C.C. Gallery, Copenhagen.

Signe Boe holds currently a fellowship from the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg for international culture exchange at Westwerk.