I am a Danish-born visual artist working primarily with lens-based media, exhibiting photography and sometimes moving image. Other visual outputs are developed as new art practices, involving digital technology.
I have always tried to use my own curiosity as a starting point and then employ some of the concepts I feel close to, including mapping, exploration, science and ecology.
Mapping appears frequently in my body of work, not just in a geographic sense, but also applied to sociology and ecology. This is why subjects as diverse as gay rodeo, mining and Congo’s glaciers fit together.
Mapping goes hand in hand with exploration, something I enjoy doing in a physical sense and also in a conceptual manner. The first involves going to places and bringing back never-before seen images, the latter involves creating new processes using technology. I have devised new trekking routes in search for glaciers, and I am the only person on the planet to have scuba dived in the world’s clearest lake.
Frequently I use intervals as a motif in my work to embed storylines and narratives that form when visuals are connected, juxtaposed or overlaid using the prism of time.
Collaboration is important to my artistic practice. Key to conceptual development is collaborating with fellow artists, scientists or digital developers in an effort to gather information, skills and creative input, thereafter to have multiple rounds of feedback before realizing the project. Past and current collaborations include David Shrigley, Broomberg and Chanarin, NASA, MIT, the World Glacier Monitoring Service, University College London, the Global Terrestrial Network for Glaciers, the Oxford Internet Institute amongst others.