Katja Bjørn (b. 1967) is a Danish artist working with video sculpture. The starting point of the artists work has always been the investigation of the expression of the sculpture. Especially interesting to Katja Bjørn is the sculptures relationship to the human body. The sculptures are therefore often formed to create an active role for the viewer, either by direct interaction with the sculpture or by the sensuous perception. Recently her works have been focussed on video art and object trouvés, which she is altering into videosculptures, and in which she examines the crossover between the virtual space of the video and the physical and material space of the sculpture.
The sculptures are build up by everyday objects e.g. chest of drawers, doors or buckets. At first they appear as trivial tableaus, but a glance through the keyhole or in the drawer expose an intimate situation, we ought not to have witnessed. The narratives of the videos are often about human beings performing simple actions. Though the videos she takes the sculptures into another sphere and implant everyday situations or actions that though the sculptures transforms into an intimate confrontation and a play of the voyeurism of the viewer.
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Video installation, loop of 18 minutes
Edition of 3
Installation view of the exhibition INVOLVED – a solo exhibition by Katja Bjørn (2019)