LOOKING WITH THE BODY

 

Interview with artists Elina Brotherus and SMITH for Katalog – journal for photography and video.

 

How does a photographer look with the entire body? Elina Brotherus switches on a form of visual thinking and SMITH (Dorothée Smith) engages with science to go beyond the regime of the visual. For one of them, their initial meeting was formative, and even today a warm relationship remains between the two. 

 

The meeting that brought together Finnish artist Elina Brotherus (1972) and French artist SMITH (1985) resulted in Brotherus’s double portrait entitled Teacher and Student, Self-Portrait with Dorothée Smith. They met during a class, called ‘Ecology of Emotion’ led by Brotherus, where SMITH initiated her first interdisciplinary work, C19H28O2 (Agnès), an installation based on synthetic testosterone. 

OM AT SE MED KROPPEN

 

Mødet mellem den finske kunstner Elina Brotherus (1972) og den franske kunstner SMITH (1985) resulterede i Brotherus’s dobbeltportræt med titlen: Lærer og elev, selvportræt med Dorothée Smith. De to kvinder mødte hinanden til undervisning I “Følelsernes økologi”, der blev ledet af Brotherus. Det var her at SMITH begyndte sit første tværfaglige studie, C19H28O2 (Agnès).

 

 

Begge kunstnere arbejder med kroppen som udgangspunkt, men hvor Elina Brotherus skaber sine værker igennem en form for visuel tænkning, så knytter SMITH (Dorothée Smith) an til en naturvidenskabelig tilgang til det visuelle.

Interview

 

Published in
Katalog
Interview

 

Published in
Katalog
LOOKING WITH THE BODY

 

Interview with artists Elina Brotherus and SMITH for Katalog – journal for photography and video.

 

How does a photographer look with the entire body? Elina Brotherus switches on a form of visual thinking and SMITH (Dorothée Smith) engages with science to go beyond the regime of the visual. For one of them, their initial meeting was formative, and even today a warm relationship remains between the two.

 

The meeting that brought together Finnish artist Elina Brotherus (1972) and French artist SMITH (1985) resulted in Brotherus’s double portrait entitled Teacher and Student, Self-Portrait with Dorothée Smith. They met during a class, called ‘Ecology of Emotion’ led by Brotherus, where SMITH initiated her first interdisciplinary work, C19H28O2 (Agnès), an installation based on synthetic testosterone.

OM AT SE MED KROPPEN

 

Mødet mellem den finske kunstner Elina Brotherus (1972) og den franske kunstner SMITH (1985) resulterede i Brotherus’s dobbeltportræt med titlen: Lærer og elev, selvportræt med Dorothée Smith. De to kvinder mødte hinanden til undervisning I “Følelsernes økologi”, der blev ledet af Brotherus. Det var her at SMITH begyndte sit første tværfaglige studie, C19H28O2 (Agnès).

 

 

Begge kunstnere arbejder med kroppen som udgangspunkt, men hvor Elina Brotherus skaber sine værker igennem en form for visuel tænkning, så knytter SMITH (Dorothée Smith) an til en naturvidenskabelig tilgang til det visuelle.