STINE DEJA

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BIOGRAPHY

Through the practices of 3-D animation, photography and installation, immersive sleek aesthetic, Stine Deja explores issues of machine learning, AI, and compels the viewer to consider him or herself through this self-reflective intertwining of humans and machines.

Using 3-D animation, digital surrogates, and narrative, Stine Deja’s videos explore how cyberspace affects our imagination and sense of intimacy. Recognising that technology has become an architect of emotion in the hybrid space of contemporary life, Deja’s work compels the viewer to consider him or herself through this self-reflective intertwining of humans and machines.

Deja’s lavish and sleek animations wash over the viewer, encapsulating the viewer’s consciousness in a bubble of highly stylised motifs and graphics; often supported by music. These microcosms are further punctuated with footage found in the public domain, integrating a sense of parody and the absurd within the narrative. Throughout Deja’s practice, the use of voice-over guides each viewer across the transient planes of her videos. Within this generated space, viewers inhabit digital surrogates that negotiate the malleable borders separating the ‘real’ and the ‘virtual.’ These entities feel an uncanny familiarity, with their responsive range stretching from comforting to ironic. Deja’s digital human proxies simultaneously probe both cyberspace and the viewer’s psyche, investigating the extent by which genuine emotional feeling within this virtual realm shapes us as social beings.

Stine Deja was born in Denmark in 1986 and currently lives and works in London. She received her MA in Visual Communication (Moving Image) from the Royal College of Art in 2015 and her BA in Interaction Design from Kolding School of Design in 2012.

Since 2017, her work has been represented by Annka Kultys Gallery. The artist has had three gallery exhibitions, including CYPHORIA, a virtual travel agency that explored the techno-social phenomenon of living concurrently outside/inside the machine, then There is Life Outside intended as an exposé of our increasingly artificial world.. More recently, Deja has also collaborated with the artist Marie Munk on the exhibition Synthetic Seduction  examining synthesised intimacy.

A select exhibition history of the artist includes shows at: Annka Kultys Gallery, London; Assembly Point, London; SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen; Frieze, London; Concrete Lab, Copenhagen; Remisen, Copenhagen; Bargehouse, London; Hockney Gallery, London; Fringe Film Festival, London; Dansk Kvindesamfund, Copenhagen; and No Man’s Art Gallery, Copenhagen.


SELECTED ARTWORKS

ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
STINE DEJA
Antibodies 1
2018
Inkjet print, and oak frame
55 x 42 cm (image size)
(21 3/4 x 16 2/4 in)
Edition of 3, 1 AP
(SDej011.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
STINE DEJA
Antibodies 2
2018
Inkjet print, and oak frame
55 x 42 cm (image size)
(21 3/4 x 16 2/4 in)
Edition of 3, 1 AP
(SDej012.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
STINE DEJA
Foreigner
2018
Video, 05min 11sec
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3, 1AP
(SDej009.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
STINE DEJA
The Intimacy Package
2018
Video, 07min 47sec
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3, 1 AP
(SDej010.18)

STINE DEJA
Cyphoria
2015
Video, 6 min 20 sec
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3 + 1AP
(SDej001.15)

STINE DEJA
The perfect human
2015
Video, 04 min 47 sec, 16:9
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3 + 1AP
(SDej004.15)

STINE DEJA
Self-service
2017
Video, 01 min 05 sec, 16:9
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3 + 1AP
(SDej007.17)

Annka Kultys Gallery
STINE DEJA
Self-service
2017
Video, 01 min 05 sec, 16:9, trolley, and fake rose petals
110 x 101.5 x 56.5 cm
(43 1/4 x 40 x 22 1/4)
Unique
(SDej008.17)
Annka Kultys Gallery
STINE DEJA
There’s life outside
2015
Coca-Cola cans, shelves, and curtains
197 x 158 x 20 cm
(77 1/2 x 62 1/4 x 8 in)
Edition of 2
(SDej006.15)
Annka Kultys Gallery
STINE DEJA
There’s life outside (detail)
2015
Coca-Cola cans, shelves, and curtains
197 x 158 x 20 cm
(77 1/2 x 62 1/4 x 8 in)
Edition of 2
(SDej006.15)
Annka Kultys Gallery
STINE DEJA
Electronic Nomad
2015
Archival Inject print on Velvet 250 gsm
197.6 x 158 cm (framed)
(77 3/4 x 62 1/4 in) (framed)
Edition of 3 + 2AP
(SDej002.15)
Annka Kultys Gallery
STINE DEJA
Departures
2017
Video, 2 h 0 min 0 sec
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3 + 1AP
(SDej003.17)

For more information about the available works, please contact Annka sales@annkakultys.com


PAST EXHIBITIONS AT ANNKA KULTYS

STINE DEJA & MARIE MUNK  | SYNTHETIC SEDUCTION 

21 FEBRUARY – 24 MARCH 2018

ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY

STINE DEJA | THERE’S LIFE IS OUTSIDE

27 SEPTEMBER – 7 OCTOBER 2017

Annka Kultys Gallery

STINE DEJA | CYPHORIA

22  MARCH – 22 APRIL 2017

Annka Kultys Gallery

 

Annka Kultys Gallery