CHART Social, part of the CHART art fair in Copenhagen that took place last weekend, offered free public programming, opening the art fair to a larger audience. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, visitors encountered a series of installations and social happenings exploring art, design, architecture, music and performance. CHART Social took place across the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and its two courtyards. Below, are some highlights.
Connexions: Alice Anderson
“Connexions” was Alice Anderson’s first exhibition in the Nordic region, consisting of an installation of “cable data” in which the artist weaved thread around objects formed from copies of architectural features such as internet cables, power cables, and skylights. Derived from the series “Body Itineraries,” the suspended squares were wrapped by the artist in copper wire, ritually tracing her body movements. The route of Anderson’s movement became visible in the pattern of each individual square. Inspired by ancestral cultures, Anderson addresses our relationship to the physical in an undeniably advanced digital world.
Sinus: Pearla Pigao
Investigating how music and sound could appear through materials woven with metal threads, Norwegian artist Pearla Pigao’s work Sinus was an intelligent instrument that is played without physical touch. The artist transformed the woven surface of the piece into functional instruments. Her work could be described as “sound pictures,” as music and weaving play together, making the viewer the composer. Introduced at DesignMuseum Denmark guests were able to interact with the textiles and co-create sound structures using their own bodies.