Welcome to The Great Backdoors, an exhibition series on the backside of Kunstnernes Hus. Throughout spring the artists in the FKDS-studios will present their duo-shows. The first ones are Montserrat Llampallas and Elina Waage Mikalsen presenting Fire Navigations - The Line Has Two Sides.
Throughout spring there will be four shows hosted by the FKDS-artists:
Montserrat Llampallas & Elina Waage Mikalsen: 23-30th of April
Eirik Melstrøm & Jacky Jaan-Yuan Kuo: 7-8th and 13-15th of May
Mari Eriksen & Kier Cooke Sandvik: 28-29th of May and 3rd-5th of June
Yu Shuk Pui Bobby & Ole Petter Ribe: 18-19th and 25-26th of June
About the artists
Elina Waage Mikalsen is a multidisciplinary artist and musician from Romssa/Tromsø, currently living in Oslo. She works with performance, textiles, installation and text, very often connected to sound and sound-practice. Mikalsen completed her BA in visual arts at the Academy in Tromsø/Nordland School of Art and Film in 2017. In the spring of 2021 she took her MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. In 2015, Mikalsen was named "Young Artist of the Year" at the international indigenous festival Riddu Riđđu, and has since participated in a number of group exhibitions and performance programs.
Montserrat Llampallas finds herself in a constant approach and dialog with movement related practices and practitioners. Working with the blurry lines that separate the (body) from (space) she has found in movement a way and a language to play, unfold and merge these words. Using her body as a major site of reference and research she has been keen on questions surrounding position (ing) and location (ing) that have led to the arrangement of what she likes to call antigravitational practices. Her work finds its way mostly in writing/publications, readings, series of individual actions, of which, some can be performed collectively, and a series of drawings/installations in various sizes and materials that lately find their place closer to the floor, where the audience is actively invited in different ways.