On the occasion of their nomination for the Remmen Foundation Art Prize 2019 for Synthetic Seduction, their show at Annka Kultys Gallery in March 2018, Stine Deja and Marie Munk have been featured by Stine Hansen as “tomorrow’s stars in the arts”. In the short interview, Deja and Munk talk about their practice as a duo and the interconnections between art and society. You can read the full article here (in Danish).
STINE DEJA AND MARIE MUNK in
3 NOVEMBER – 16 NOVEMBER 2018
KH7 ART SPACE, AARHUS, DENMARK
Synthetic Seduction, was reviewed by Indira Béraud in the Widewalls “You Might Replace Your Next Lover with a Marie Munk and Stine Deja Artwork.” The complete review can be found here.
Marie Munk has been interviewed by Interalia Magazine about her practice, her Magic Wand performance at Code Art Fair and her dual-exhibition with Stine Deja, Synthetic Seduction, originally shown at Annka Kultys Gallery. Discussing the dissolving boundaries between the body and the mind in contemporary digital society, Munk says: “Our body holds our mind, which constantly pushes the boundaries of the body and explores new territories for the extension of the body’s identity. This tension has only been reinforced in the virtual world where our minds can go wandering, without the flabby gravity of the body to hold it back. With the digital universe we enter a post-human approach to the human, which challenges our carnality. The body has become liquid and editable, dissolved into carefully selected and vehemently retouched fragments.” Synthetic Seduction is currently on view at SixtyEight Art Institute in Copenhagen until 4 August. You can find the full interview here.
Online publication Figure Figure has just published an interview between Marie Munk and curator Indira Béraud regarding Munk’s practice and her inspiration for Synthetic Seduction, which was originally exhibited at Annka Kultys Gallery from February – March 2018. Munk says: “Humans are very clever and are usually confused about why they are here. We want to create machines that react just like us to replicate the humanity. We don’t get the complexity of humans so maybe if we can recreate it we would be able to understand our condition.” Synthetic Seduction is currently on view at SixtyEight Art Institute in Copenhagen until 4 August. To read the full interview, click here .
STINE DEJA in
8 JUNE – 4 AUGUST 2018
SIXTY EIGHT ART INSTITUTE, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
In anticipation of the opening of Synthetic Seduction at SixtyEight Art Institute in Copenhagen, artists Stine Deja and Marie Munk have compiled an ‘ABC’ list to explain their inspirations and goals for the exhibition published on the I Do Art blog. To read the full list from A to Z, click here.
Alice Bucknell has written a profile of Stine Deja for Issue No. 28 of Cura Magazine. Discussing the artist’s dual-show with Marie Munk, Synthetic Seduction at Annka Kultys Gallery, Bucknell writes: “Synthetic Seduction asked if the apparent benefits of a low-stakes and immediate intimacy—whether in the form of face-scan emojis or late-night drunken Tinder binges—are actually less valuable than they seem, in fact asking from us a larger sacrifice than we might realize. Rather than conferring an obvious approval or disapproval rating on the matter, the duo’s response was far more ambiguous, subjective, and very nearly sentient.” For more information about this issue and to read the full article, click here.
Stine Deja and Marie Munk’s interactive exhibition Synthetic Seduction has been featured on Mousse’s website. Toying with the audience’s sense of repulsion but also attraction, the objects and videos in the exhibition can be seen as surrogates for intimacy in an age of digital dissociation. You can view the listing and find more information about the exhibition here.
Stine Deja and Marie Munk have been interviewed by Hold Residency, a digital exhibition and editorial platform. Describing the feelings of sadness and isolation that the show explores, Deja says: “I think overall I see the idea of simulated intimacy as tragic for everyone/everything involved. Human intimacy with non-humans is unrequited and misunderstood, while intimacy between non-humans is flat and cliche, a replica of something that existed somewhere far removed. I also believe though that people connect with the videos because they project something into it, and that in itself is a layer of intimacy that is generated through the show.” You can find the full piece here.
Tank Magazine’s Jan-Peter Westad has interviewed Stine Deja and and Marie Munk about their collaboration in Synthetic Seduction, on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 24 March. Munk says: “We were both interested in how technology alters social behaviour, especially the way we are intimate or present with one another. And we were also feeling a similar frustration working with themes situated in the crossover between reality and virtual reality. In combining our practices we felt we’d open up more possibilities to work across reality and VR divide, and uncover the tensions between the two.” You can read the full article here.
Art critic Tabish Khan has listed Synthetic Seduction, the dual-show and immersive environment created by Stine Deja and Marie Munk, as one of the top 7 shows to see in London this week. To read Khan’s full review, click here.
Artland has interviewed Stine Deja and Marie Munk about their collaboration for Synthetic Seduction, an interactive exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery. Describing the core human needs addressed in the exhibition, “We wished to investigate our need for simple physical contact in a world where the virtual arena often seems to have so much more to offer,” the pair explain. You can read the full interview here.
Kuba Paris has featured the new show Synthetic Seduction at Annka Kultys Gallery. Featuring the duel efforts of Stine Deja and Marie Munk, the exhibition is an immersive environment that seeks to tackle issues of digitally-mediated intimacy. To learn more about the show and read the full listing, click here .
Events app Dojo has reviewed Stine Deja and Marie Munk’s Synthetic Seduction exhibition at AKG and listed it as a top show to see on its Arts Radar. Dojo writes: “The show is about how the human emotions of love, attraction, repulsion and empathy exist against a modern digital backdrop, A.K.A. where talking electronic products predict what music we want to listen to on Sundays and do our weekly Tesco shop for us.” click here.
Galleries Now, arts events listing site, has featured AKG’s current show Synthetic Seduction online. The show, a combined effort of Danish artists Stine Deja and Marie Munk, explores themes of intimacy in a digitally dissociated milieu. To check out the full listing, click here.
The opening of SYNTHETIC SEDUCTION, a new dual-show at AKG featuring an immersive collaboration between Stine Deja and Marie Munk, has been listed one of Drool’s event picks of the week. To check out the full listing, click here.
AQNB has listed the opening of SYNTHETIC SEDUCTION, a new dual show featuring the work of Stine Deja and Marie Munk, as one of their top event picks for the week. The show, which will include immersive video installation and interactive sculpture, seeks to critically examine how technology affects emotion and intimacy in contemporary society. To check out AQNB’s full listing, click here.
Artland has included Stine Deja and Marie Munk’s exhibition Synthetic Seduction on its February walking art guide. The show, opening later this month, will serve as an intimacy clinic—filling the void of digital disconnection with artificially-created intimacy surrogates. The full guide can be found here.
Stine Deja has been interviewed and profiled by Daphne Milner for It’s Nice That. Focusing on her work 4K Zen, the author explores Deja’s relationship to the commodification of mindfulness. Describing her impetus in creating the project, Deja says: “4K Zen is a stress diet that promises an escape from the complexity of modern life by combining meditation and infomercials. I created it at a time when I felt haunted by bad news politically, societally and environmentally.” Deja’s dual-show, Synthetic Seduction, with Marie Munk, will open at Annka Kultys Gallery on 21 February. To read Deja’s full profile, click here.
Dreamideamachine ART VIEW has included SYNTHETIC SEDUCTION, the upcoming dual-show of work by Stine Deja and Marie Munk, in its most recent art news round up. To check out the full feature and see the other exhibitions that made the list, click here.