SHORT BIO

 

Maren Dagny Juell is an artist working with moving image, installation and VR.

Currently based in Ski, Norway she received her MA from Chelsea College of Art (London) and has exhibited widely. Including solo shows at Atelier Nord Oslo, Trafo Kunsthall, Tr√łndelag Senter For Samtidskunst, Akershus Kunstnersenter, Podium Oslo and group shows at Bergen Center for Electronic Arts,  Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Stavanger Kunstmuseum and Riga Photography Biennial 2020 among others. Moving image works have been screened internationally including The Australian video Biennial in Melbourne.

 

Maren co-run SHE WILL art space with Liv Tandrevold Eriksen.

 

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contact: maren@marenjk.net

 

 

 

 

SHORT STATEMENT

I work with a combination of moving image works and installation/sculpture where the physical object is considered a manifestation of the more fleeting and narrative moving image. In the Virtual Reality works this duality is my main focus; an attempt to make sense of a digital world through physical objects.

 

In my practice, I am interested in means of control, command and instruction.  The fragility of the body in VR and the (current) inclusion of the hardware and tech is included as an essential part of the work.

 

I use video tutorials and online forums with instruction as a disseminator of knowledge for optimisation; especially chances of survival, mental health and physical fitness.

The agent giving advice and the subject trying to calibrate this to its own need. There is an element of pedagogy in this, a didactic discourse that fails to inform and thereby seek to examine gaps in perceived inter-subjectivity.