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MAR alumna Sissel Marie Tonn in The Eye of the VanAbbeMuseum
10/11/2016 - 30/04/2017

Artistic Research (ma) Alumni

Sissel Marie Tonn is the winner of the Theodora Niemeijer prize 2016 and has developed her project The Intimate Earthquake Archive in Het Oog (The Eye) in the Van Abbemuseum for half a year.

From Thursday 10 November you can follow the installation of her project in Het Oog. The installation will be officially opened on Thursday evening 15 December, from 19.00 until 21.00.

The Intimate Earthquake Archive is an interactive installation by Sissel Marie Tonn that allows visitors to access and experience earthquakes recorded in Groningen, which are related to gas drilling. Tonn has created an archive of the man-made earthquakes from seismic data registered by the KNMI. The archive translates this data into a composition of vibrations, enabling visitors to experience these man-made earthquakes through sensation. In her artistic practice Tonn explores the relationship between human experience and an environment undergoing change.


Sissel Marie Tonn (1986) is a Danish artist living in The Hague. She works with multi-media installation, drawing and writing, and her processual approach is driven by a great deal of curiosity and the possibilities of building relationships across fields. Her work builds upon an interest in ‘presence’ within ecologies undergoing subtle or profound changes. Within this discourse the work explores these environmental (often humanly induced) changes, extending the public debates towards epistemological issues connecting these events to the body and its sensing of presence. She completed a master in Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in 2015. She is the co-founder of the artist initiative Platform for Thought in Motion together with artist Jonathan Reus.

ELECTRONICS AND SOUND COMPOSITION:
Marije Baalman, Jonathan Reus-Brodsky, Carsten Tonn-Petersen.

WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Das Leben Am Haverkamp, Monser Naturstein and Augmented Instruments Laboratory at Queen Mary's University London.

photo: Construction of The Intimate Earthquake Archive, November 2016. Photo Peter Cox, vanabbemuseum.nl



 
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