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Neo-worlds: Transformative Agency through Fright, Rite, and Myth

Stipendiat Marie Kølbæk Iversens doktorgradsprosjekt

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

This practiced-based artistic research project traces the power of rite and of active mythic thinking to resignify modern experiences of fright, from barren and isolating experiences to potential sources of learning and transformation.

It uses my own near-death experience in childbirth as case to explore how ritual action and active mythic thinking might serve to mend the gap instilled by fright between frightened subjects and their surroundings. Similarly, the project investigates how active mythic thinking may equally operate on the levels of society and culture to help generate collective other-becoming beyond modernity’s organisation of humanity and nature.

The critical reflection is carried out in dialogue with: A) contemporary art theory and anthropological theory regarding myth and ritual, as well as liminal and liminoid states of being, and auto-ethnography. B) my own artworks and experiments carried out throughout my years as an artistic research fellow to familiarise myself with methods of active mythic thinking on practical, artistic and embodied-rather than theoretical-levels. C) the works of fellow artists.

The project culminates in the exhibition Rovhistorier | Histories of Predation at O-Overgaden, which focuses on the shapeshifting figure of the mermaid or - man in the dissident mythic heritages of the peri-Atlantic regions, among them the Danish West Coast. Imaginarily appropriating the predatory gazes of the Atlantic grey shark-in Danish: the ‘havkal,’ i.e. merman - and the modern microscope (the latter as a technoscientificcipher), the exhibition performs the human desire to know, and negotiatewith, obliging forces across distant locations in time and space.

Fakta om prosjektet

Prosjekttittel Neo-worlds: Transformative Agency through Fright, Rite, and Myth
Prosjektstatus Avsluttet
Avdeling Kunstakademiet
  1. Marie Kølbæk Iversen: Neo-worlds: Transformative Agency through Fright, Rite, and Myth (2023). Doktorgradsavhandling. Mer info
  2. Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Gaia Fugazza & Diana Policarpo: Water from the Waist Down (2018). Kunstutstilling. Mer info
  3. Marie Kølbæk Iversen: Autumn equinox celebration (2017). Kunstutstilling. Mer info

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