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MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.


About his artistic practice Kristoffer Ørum writes:

An attempt at an artist statement

I know that every contemporary artist needs a written introduction to their work, something that provides it with a bit of context and flavour. At best a narrative that portrays my work as the logical culmination of a personal journey, full of struggle and heroism. I sit here in front of my screen, trying to make a manifold artistic practice involving installations, video, performance, sculpture and online work out to be a single cohesive body of work. But with under nearly each of the words that I slowly type on the keyboard, a squiggly red line appears. It is as if the spell checker is determined to undermine the carefully constructed artistic persona that I am putting together from shows in and outside of institutions and other arts spaces. It is as if the computer is suggesting a potential drift through my own biography that opens the possibility that I could be writing a far more interesting text about my work, that I am right now: a less regulated and smooth narrative of who I am as an artist, led by the associative structure of my spell checkers software rather than my own preconceived notions of who I am and what I do.






I would prefer not to

Kristoffer Ørum shows his work BlindlyListening, an installation that takes place both in the space and on meter’s website.

BlindlyListening is an installation that connects meter’s internet presence and online communication with the physical exhibition space: A microphone continuously records the conversations taking place in the showroom, after which a computer transcribes them by speech recognition and uploads them to the exhibition space’s website. Here, the sentences are randomly mixed with the site’s original curatorial texts in English risking the occurrence of incoherence and gibberish.