From September 2019 to February 2020, artist Emil Rønn Andersen will develop his practice at Primer.
Since 2014, artist Emil has been developing a technical arrangement relating to the production of images. The technology can emulate traditional photographic light shaping tools and enable the automation of a series of photographic processes. Furthermore, the arrangement shows potential to produce complex atmospheric light and simulations of environments. On October 4th, 2019, he received the patent for the technology from the Danish Patent and Trademark Office.
At Primer he will develop the next prototype of the technology. His work will consist of technical experimentation and upgrades, alongside artistic processes and outputs. Throughout the period he will have dialogues with Aquaporin scientists, IP consultants and engineers as well as Primers network of collaborators.
A feed of images produced during the period will be presented in the exhibition Mud Muses at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, as part of Primer’s contribution.
‘The future hides that it hides nothing’ investigates the production of imaginaries and scenarios of the future. With climate change rendering the future increasingly volatile, the project posits futurity as a crucial site of artistic engagement, one undertaken in constant dialogue with other fields. Set in the context of the water technology company Aquaporin, the project explores the parallel temporalities produced by artists, filmmakers, authors, scientists, corporations and non-governmental organizations.
The project combines an exhibition, public conversations, podcasts, workshops, partnership development and texts. From this base of research and development, a long-term engagement with the subject will be developed, informing coming projects and partnerships of Primer.
Bjarke Hvass Kure is curatorial lead on the project.