Anders Weberg Portfolio | Works by Swedish artist and filmmaker Anders Weberg
HERE ALL ALONE
A total installation of sound and video art in the white factory at Nørrebro
3.-7. juni 2015
The ambient installation of sound and video art in the old white factory at Nørrebro finds its grounding in a current condition – but develops into a fictional, dystopian scenario in Copenhagen:
A time of growing alienation, social exclusion, introversion and rising fear of anyone other. In reality, recent violent events confront us with the actuality of a fear-fixated world. Inside the zone of the factory, the artist Anders Weberg challenges these themes defining of our current situation, as ultimate and endless, as descriptive of a dystopian (yet potential) future condition. The abandoned and decaying enzymes factory exists as a “ground zero” for the expansion of this state. We find ourselves here, confronted with the feeling of being in this uncanny world – all alone.
The curative aura of a factory once producing medicine mirrors a potentially curative, emotional response to this dystopian situation. Through Weberg’s aesthetic engagement with the site we are invited to explore the factory through various mediated entry points to hidden layers, material and emotional, under the “skin” of our current condition.
-Tanya Toft, Curator
HERE ALL ALONE, a total installation of sound and video art in ‘the white factory’ at Nørrebro, is
￼the first solo show by Swedish artist Anders Weberg in Denmark. The exhibition unfolds through
￼large-scale responsive sound and video installations, and other media installations involving push
￼notifications and surveillance cameras.
The current condition in Copenhagen is one of growing insecurity and alienation, where recent
violent events have intensified the anxieties of a fear-focused world. We find ourselves here, in the
abandoned enzymes factory, confronted with the feeling of being in an emotionally desolated
world – all alone. Inside the factory, a fragment of the city is transitioned from the world of the
concrete, productive and real into the realm of the fictional. The artist Anders Weberg invites us to
explore the factory through various aesthetic entry points that confront the dystopian
consequences of a fear-focused world.
￼The exhibition raises the overall question: How do we relate to being actors in a culture of
￼decaying trust and increasing alienation?
Walking through the factory, the audience will experience various embodied encounters with the
installations that mirror how we engage with the world in a mediated reality increasingly
conditioned by surveillance, feedback from invisible computing and overlays of virtual realities.
Remote audiences may experience the exhibition live via surveillance cameras during the opening
hours of the exhibition.
The installation continues Anders Weberg’s examination of identity construction in a
contemporary context, through site-specific video explorations of urban textures and layers of
meaning. Through the mediating optics of a mobile device, the lens through which we
increasingly experience the world, the artist brings the audience on an aesthetic journey behind the material surface of the factory and underneath an emotional skin of our cultural condition of
anxiety, fear and alienation.
The artist is not leaving out hope that this condition can be cured. Mirrored in the aura of a factory
once producing medicine for curing us physically and psychically we are invited to explore a
potentially curative, emotional response to our uncanny status quo via the responsive dimension
of the installations, developed by the artist duo NULEINN.
￼“I have tried to remake this place, filled with so much history, into a multi installation, where the
￼images, sound and the place itself blend together and invite the visitor for a seamless emotional
￼roller coaster, which in some ways is controlled by themselves,” says Anders Weberg.
￼With thematic departure in Weberg’s work, an audio walk, written and spoken by writer Benedicte
￼Gui de Thurah Huang, guides the audience on a narrated tour through the labyrinth spaces of the
JUNE 3-7, 2015
Wednesday June 3: 5-10pm
Thursday, June 4: 5-10pm
Friday, June 5: 5-10pm
Saturday, June 6: 5-10pm
Sunday, June 7: 4-9pm
2200 København N