ATU XI “LUST”
30.05 - 27.06.2015
Nils Stærk is proud to present a new work by Danish artist Lea Porsager (b. 1981) in the second exhibition space of the gallery: Mellemrummet.
The installation ATU XI “LUST” consists of 11 aligning struts horizontally extended in the room at various heights. Aligning struts are normally used in the construction industry to support vertical elements during the building process. In Porsager’s work the struts seem to expand the room. Porsager has used aligning struts in several other works such as Group Perfection, 2012 and Celestial Body – Disrupted Nerve Fluid and Crossed Shock Waves, 2011. These works are all connected through the common spatial resistance they convey. The title of the work is taken from the English occultist Aleister Crowley’s tarot deck. Only in Aleister’s tarot deck is the 11th card called “LUST”.
Porsager’s practice is based on research on different occult as well as scientific methods, which she combines in order to create her own speculative fabulating systems. Her works form new networks and connections between different theories and ideas in order to shape new possibilities of thinking. From June 5th to August 9th Lea Porsager’s solo exhibition SPIN Φ will be on display at Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen. In November the exhibition travels on to Göttingen Kunstverein, where it will be presented together with older works.
Lea Porsager is educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Städelschule in Frankfurt, from where she graduated in 2010. In 2012 she participated in dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev. In 2014 she received the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Scholarship. She has had solo exhibitions at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo and Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen.