All Opposing Players at David Kordansky
curated by The Racial Imaginary Institute
July 23 - August 27, 2022
Devenir Isla at La Casa Encendida
curated by Aina Pomar Cloquell
May 27 - September 18, 2022
Lotte Andersen (b.1989) is an interdisciplinary artist born in London, currently based in Latin America. Centering around installation, her work forms an investigation into group dynamics, movement and its properties within different contexts, and the manipulative nature of nostalgia. Her performances oscillate between investigative, documentary, participatory and autobiographical, in which the viewer is often placed within the artist’s work, activating it whilst dealing with the implications of their own presence. Here, an interesting paradox is uncovered; that of producing factual knowledge from observing human behavior, within the context of an artificial or constructed social environment. The figures in Andersen’s work serve as abstractions or archetypes, acting mostly as characters based on metaphors or tropes to examine certain pre-existing hierarchies which permeate daily life.
Andersen’s approach to materiality is mirrored across mediums, themes and ideas are often ‘cobbled’ or mashed together, whether working in collage, sculpture, video or audio samples. Considering sound and video as physical objects in space, she works with the idea that echoic (sound) memory is stored for longer periods than iconic (visual) memory. Additionally working with archives of images and sound, she is interested in the power of the role of the archivist, to foreground or background certain information. In this way the politics of the edit; either subtle or violent, are of poignant and specific interest whilst considering the impact of implicit biases. Presented individually, the works function like relics, revealing a residue or core in the process of deconstructing the installation, prompting the viewer into the narrative of her wider practice. Joy is an act of resistance.
Andersen is a visiting lecturer on the Sculpture Masters program at the Royal College of Art, London, UK. She was the founder and organizer of MAXILLA, a party and community events project that was active in London from 2011-2016.
Recent shows and presentations include, The Future Isn't What It Used to Be, Morain House, London, UK (2021); Set to Go, Space 52, Athens, Greece (2021); It's not you, It's me. It's complicated, Nada Miami, presented by Ginsberg Gallery Lima, Peru (2020); Propositions for Alternative Narratives, Photoworks UK, Brighton, UK (2020); The Economics of Movement, The Whitechapel Gallery London, UK (2019); Good Night, Energy Flash, Hyundai Card Storage foundation, Seoul, Korea (2019).
El Cuarto de Máquinas
Hilario Galguera, Mexico City
El Cuarto de Máquinas, 2021
Installation view Hialrio Galguera, Mexico City
The Esprit family ( Musical Note)
84.5cm x 54 cm
The Esprit family ( Balloons)
84.5cm x 54 cm
The future isn't what it used to be, 2021
duo Show with Jack Jubb at Moarain House
The Future isn’t what it used to be
Speakers, cables, hat, pins, vase, amp, media player, audio (11 minutes)
It’s not you, it’s me. It’s complicated, 2020
-Solo Project at Nada
Helmut Cutout, 2020
Inkjet on semi-matte luster paper, aluminium frame
28 x 21.5 x 1.5 inches
The Nail in the Coffin (Mis Uñas Favoritas), 2020
13 painted acrylic nails on velvet, bevelled wooden display case, glass
Babygirls own standard of etiquette, 2020
Steel structure, acrylic car paint, serigraphy on
embroided black twill, denim and velvet
Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, 2020
Welded iron, engraved plaques
14.5 x 11.5 x 4 inches
The Dick Jewell Standard, 2020
Stainless steel structure, serigraphy on textured
plastic, serigraphy on clear plastic, screws
109 x 17 x 0.5 inches
“HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT LYING ?” Projector, monitors, sound, print, Tate Modern 2018.