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Hide and seek / Each is good in his own house and garden

The Great Backdoors
04.06.22 – 05.06.22

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 third one of the season will be Hide and seek / Each is good in his own house and garden by Mari Eriksen and Kier Cooke Sandvik.


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 4th-5th of June

Yu Shuk Pui Bobby & Ole Petter Ribe: 18-19th and 25-26th of June

About the artists

Working in a variety of physical mediums, Kier Cooke Sandvik’s practice centers around sexuality, the bod(il)y, memory, and the numerous ways the mind has of dealing with trauma. He is particularly interested in the mental mechanism of reimagining and recasting experiences of helplessness and pain in order to gain a sense of power over them. All of the work is ultimately a form of self-portraiture, but it is designed to be activated by each viewer's imagination, personal experience and references; for their mind to fill in the gaps.

Mari Eriksen
(b. 1995) works with installation and performance - the complex meeting of space, time and the things that surround us. The works address socio-political issues in an imaginary and non-literal way. She attempts to "frame" situations or conditions in and between people, and intents to contribute to collective and individual experiences of wonder and reflection; to confront reality with something fundamentally human. Eriksen wants to form, shape, tell and convey with a set of materials, with an insisting attitude towards something being at stake. Fear, despair, hope and play are investigated whilst she searches, gathers, plunders, connects and presents.

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