LEA PORSAGER

29.04.2016 - 02.07.2016

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Nils Stærk is pleased to announce Lea Porsager’s solo exhibition E(AR)THERIC SLIME ~ PRE-OP, an assemblage of experiments, sculptural forms, 3D animation / video, foam, and tons of iron.

E(AR)THERIC SLIME ~ PRE-OP is a push-and-pull operation between weightlessness and gravity. Generated by mishaps, anesthetic-induced deliriums and unearthly synchronicities, E(AR)THERIC SLIME ~ PRE-OP embodies an entanglement of Lee Lozano, Rudolf Steiner, Niels Bohr, Wolfgang Pauli, the inner ear, slimy matter, and the initials ET.

“ET disappe(ar)ed from the windowless Kingdom and slipped into Niels Bohr’s office down the street. Painfully uplifted, ET eased into the e(ar)theric slime-realm’s warm, wet wound. Busy tunnels, waxy labyrinths, hilarious mollusks, rubber-like and dull openings into systems stuffed with iridescent hairs, hammers and snails, colors of silvery white to pink, deep blue, green, purple.” *

A complimentary exhibition, E(AR)THERIC SLIME ~ POST-OP, opens at Brandts13 in Odense on May 28, 2016.

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Lea Porsager (b.1981, Frederikssund, Denmark) was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. She received her MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2010. Porsager’s recent exhibitions include Göttingen Kunstverein (2015); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2015); Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway (2013); The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York (2013). In 2014, Porsager was awarded the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens Art Scholarship. In 2012, Porsager participated in dOCUMENTA (13) with the work Anatta Experiment. In 2015, Porsager was part of the 14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms as Annie Besant’s “medium,” recreating watercolors from the book Thought-Forms (1905). Porsager became a Ph.D. fellow in Fine Arts at Malmö Art Academy and Lund University in September 2015.