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Tiril Hasselknippe

Opening Friday 25 September at 5 - 8 pm


I’m consumed by the idea that things could have been otherwise. In everything I see its possibility. Even a fractal shift in meaning reminds me that I am arbitrary, and I seek it, sit with it, an erotics of the ahistorical.

On the gallery floor four balconies lie prone, civic objects in the leaky horror of things misplaced. Something’s not right. A horror evidenced by the material that loses its meaning. Is there a word for that feeling? Architecture is born into an order, and whatever shifts by which it becomes disorganized are the work of time or violence. In its aftermath, the subject is a private detective, a medical doctor, Mister Magoo, thinking of reasons, working out cause and effect.

I’m not sure where the fixation comes from, or what I want from it. The desire can’t explain itself. It’s greedy, and it takes in much of what I see. I feed it. It grows robust with anachronisms, which I suddenly find poetic, in the way that people use the word “poetic” to mean a kind of beauty they don’t yet understand.

How do we move into another time? Can we design ourselves? What if class were a flat plane? Can I move apart from, next to my style?

Under the pavement, pavement. Hoaxes, failures, porches, archaeological strata spread out on a continuous thin plane; softness and speed, echoes, spores, tropes, fonts; not identity but incident and the accumulation of air miles; unmarked solitude absorbing time, bloating to become an environment, indexical euphorias, the unraveling of laughter; a brief history of escalators; memory manifest, brindled, loosening; a crumpling of automotive glass… (Lisa Robertson, “Soft Architecture: A Manifesto”).

Tess Edmonson


Tiril Hasselknippe (b. Norway 1984, lives and works in Malmø) studied at Malmö Art Academy, and Cooper Union School of Art, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Phones, Raum Drei, Cologne, 2015; Sophanes, Evelyn Yard, London, 2014; The Shapers, Grünerløkka Kunsthall, Oslo, 2014; Young Ocean, Vestfossen Kunstlabratorium, Vestfossen NO, 2014. Recent group exhibitions include A Form is a Social Gatherer, Plymouth Rock, Zürich, 2015; NN-A NN-A NN-A, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, 2015; One Step Ahead Moving Backwards, KM Temporaer, Berlin, 2014; Bond Street Bar, Bond Street, London, 2014; Sculpture Triennial 14, Odense, DK, 2014. Artist run space CEO, Malmø, 2011 – 2013.

The show ends Saturday 31 October
Opening hours Tuesday - Friday 12 noon - 6 pm, Saturday 12 noon - 3 pm

Tiril Hasselknippe, Bianca D'alessandro, Copenhagen