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Heidi Maribut

MA work

IMPORT IN(CHOIR)Y






YOU WILL SOON WITNESS A SPECIAL CEREMONY



While borders might be closed, material goods flow freely into our counties, cities, shops and homes. Among these are objects we associate with the foreign; souvenirs, food, plants and other goods that can be seen as constructed symbols of a collective identity of the other. Some of these representations are more, and some less widely endorsed, some are completely accepted and integrated as part of our own culture, some are pure nonsense while others reveal actual cultural overlaps. They are all around us and we feel strangely familiar with them. The objects may appear to be benign visual representations, but often contain a implicit tendency to stereotype foreign cultures by either romanticising the exotic or by defining the ‘other’ through reference to a problem status. Both approaches feed into a discourse of difference which reifies the ‘us’ and ‘them’ distinction. It is these notions of difference and belonging that I am interested in and how that raises questions about the power of media, categorisation, multiculturalism, global consumerism, inherent collective perceptions and local displacement.




BBC as in BRITISH BONE CHINA

BBC as in BRITISH BORN CHINESE

BBC as in BRITISH BROTHERS by CHOICE

BBC as in BREEDING of BRITISH CULTURE

BBC as in BEST of BRITISH COMEDY

BBC as in BRINGING BACK COLONIES

BBC as in BYE BYE CHARITY

BBC as in BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION

or BBC as in BITCHES BE CRAZY




Georgia: Well chin chin to your mother.



Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Print, 2017


  • As an artist I am interested in the narratives that can take form in the liminal interplay between subjectivity and objectivity. By reassembeling or amplifing things I try to create gestures that will allow the viewer to recognise and dwell upon preconceived perceptions. Lately my interest have been drawn to objects that are commonplace and by magnifying them, revealing everyday subtext and unconsciousness enactments, in order to reflect upon the conditions of society.

    My practice spans across various media, such as film, photography, print, object, writing and installation. Either way it often has an element of something playful, theatrical or surreal that wish to unveil and present itself in a manner of both familiarity and peculiarity. For me my work isn’t about telling one exhaustive truth, but rather about creating an exaggerated, comic or reduced framework, where objects and imagery can undergo a sort of transubstantiation in order for the viewer to redeem their ambigious roles as plausible. 


  • Degrees

  • BA Design, Visual Communication, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - School of Design, 2015; Exchange Student, Moholy Nagy University of Art, 2013
  • Experience

  • Workshop, TATE EXCHANGE, London 2016; Set Design / Installation / Video, Tidsalder II, HAUT, Copenhagen, 2016; Artist Talk / Guest tutor, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, 2016; Stage Design, Trailerpark, Copenhagen, 2016; Visual Identity and Graphics, Baby it's you not me, Dansehallerne, Copenhagen, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • Fresly Squeezed, CGP, London, 2017; Future Medina, TATE EXCHANGE, London, 2016; Break Link, CGP, London, 2016; WIP, Royal College of Art, London, 2016; I/O, Trailerpark, Copenhagen, 2015; Déjeuner sous l’herbe, Galleri 59 Ravoli, Paris, 2013