MFA from The Royal Danish Art Academy and The Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, China.
Anu Ramdas interprets the syntax of photographic language and the ontology of images into three-dimensional works. With the influence of the German New Objectivity movement and Vilém Flussers ideas on the technical image, Ramdas experiments within the field of traditional and contemporary lens-based media to create new works. She connects her own subjective ideas of the future into open-ended narratives often relating to existentialism based on facts from the past and present.
I would prefer not to
For the exhibition I would prefer not to Anu Ramdas shows her work (Grand Pause).
In Greek mythology a cyclops was a giant with only one eye in the middle of the forehead. It was described as uncivilized, wild, lawless and brutal and saw itself as a being more feared than the gods.
Fermata | färˈma’t | is the name of a musical sign for rest but is also known as the eye of the cyclops, a sign that indicates that the note, above which it is placed, should be held for an unspecified amount of time longer than usual.
Modern science has begun to acknowledge what the old mysticist’s and wise men have been telling us for hundred of years: that everything is in a constant state of vibration. The most elemental state of vibration is sound. Everything has an optimal frequency and this speed of repetition is called resonance. When being in resonance we are in balance, a state that is also reached through transcendental meditation in which it becomes possible for the third eye to open.
The sign is painted with iron gall ink; a type of ink that was invented in Europe at in the 14th century and utilized all the way into the 20th century. What makes iron gall ink unique is that it is self-destructive. The paper that the ink is painted on disintegrates over time eventually causing what is written to disappear.
Meditations with artists Kristoffer Ørum & Anu Ramdas
For the third meditations over art (works) we invite audiences to join us for a talk and practical exercises around works by artists Anu Ramdas and Kristoffer Ørum. Both artists have for the exhibition investigated systems of signs as communication and what happens when elements of that system no longer functions.