STINE DEJA

Annka Kultys Gallery


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BIOGRAPHY

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.

In 2017, Annka Kultys Gallery is pleased to welcome Deja by hosting her first solo exhibition with the gallery featuring CYPHORIA, a virtual travel agency that explores the techno-social phenomenon of living concurrently outside/inside the machine. Deja is also collaborating with artist Marie Munk on a forthcoming project 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.

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SELECTED WORKS

Annka Kultys Gallery
STINE DEJA
Cyphoria
2015
Video, 6 min 20 sec
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3 + 1AP
(SDej001.15)
Annka Kultys Gallery
STINE DEJA
The perfect human
2015
Video, 04 min 47 sec, 16:9
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3 + 1AP
(SDej004.15)
Annka Kultys Gallery
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)

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SELECTED PRESS


“The boundary between awake and sleep”

AQNB

17 July 2017


“The top 7 art exhibitions to see in London this week”

FAD, article by Tabish Khan

16 April, 2017


“Art to see in New York and London”

Art Rabbit, article by Kyung An and Jessica Cerasi

05 April 2017


“Stine Deja”

Wall Street International

03 April 2017


“Stine Deja : Cyphoria”

Because

24 March 2017


“Stine Deja : Cyphoria”

Anti Utopias

24 March 2017

 


EXHIBITIONS

Annka Kultys Gallery

STINE DEJA | THERE’S LIFE IS OUTSIDE

27 SEPTEMBER – 7 OCTOBER 2017

 

Annka Kultys Gallery

COPENHAGEN ART FAIR 

21 AUGUST – 2 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

Annka Kultys Gallery

STINE DEJA | CYPHORIA

22  MARCH – 22 APRIL 2017Annka Kultys