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Pia Rönicke


Doc. expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 31:2 | Danemark | 2021

In an unknown near future and past, a filmmaker is trying to retrace the steps of Silvia. “Who is Silvia? What is Silvia?” Silvia has gone missing. In this filmic reconstruction, Silvia drifts with the forest, attempting to attune with its temporalities. In a quest for co-existence, Silvia bridges the supposedly opposing world-views of ‘Sequency and Simultaneity’, presence and duration. At the borders of not only the forest but also of science, the destructive powers of a proprietarian society only obey the laws of succession. Here, the socialists plans of the post war era are being demolished and cleared for new and profitable housing. But in Silvia’s archive, city infrastructure and forest root systems are being integrated. Silvia’s recordings are cut in intervals where time itself becomes unstable. Through a numbering system of repeating patterns, progression is broken. Silvia has abandoned the society of ‘means to an end’. In this movement lays the path to un-build the walls that have infiltrated all aspects of this world. In the film there are excerpts by: Ursula K. Le Guin, The Author of the Acacia Seeds' and Other Extracts from the Journal of the Association of Therolinguistics and The Dispossessed, 1974. Walter Benjamin, Painting, or Signs and Marks, 1917. Una Canger, What the Eye Sees, 1986. Prints, photographs, drawings and architectural plans by among others: Florence Henri, Lotte Stam-Beese, Alma Buscher and Silvia.

In recent years, Pia Rönicke has been investigating different botanical collections that show traces of colonial and geopolitical conditions. She is in her work concerned with problems of space and spatial transformations. She is interested in the connection between workspace and filmic space, and how we conceive historical matters in relationship to our daily activities. Rönicke often works with archives and the practice of collecting is a recurring theme in her practice. She works with film, prints, sculptures and objects, which together builds narratives. CURRICULUM VITAE Pia Rönicke Born: Denmark, Roskilde. 1974 Education 1995-1999 The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art 1999-2001 California Institute of the Arts. Solo Exhibitions (selected): 2022: Drifting Woods, Munkeruphus, Denmark 2021: Drifting Woods, Deserted Forest, Gävle Konstcentrum, Sweden 2020 Astrid, Lotte og Florence, Astrid Noacks Atelier, Copenhagen 2019: one artist / 2 films / one week, gb agency, Paris 2018: Word for Forest, Parallel Oaxaca, Mexico 2017: the Cloud Document, Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art 2015: The Pages of Day and Night, gb agency. 2012: Aurora, Museo Tamayo, M?xico City. Dream and action find equal support in it, gb agency, Paris 2011: Dream and action find equal support in it, Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen 2010: Scanning Through Landscapes, WALDEN AFFAIRS, Den Haag 2009: Facing, CENTRO CULTURAL MONTEHERMOSO KULTURENEA, Vitoria, Spain. 2008: A Usual Story from a Nameless Country, gb Agency, Paris Travel Stories, Casco, Utrecth, Holland. 2007: Rosa’s Letters - Telling a Story, croy nielsen, Berlin. 2006: Rosa’s Letters - Telling a Story, gb Agency, Paris Capitol Punishment, in collaboration with Olga Koumoundouros Glassell School of Arts, Houston. The Plan is Dictator. Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden.* 2005: Hoardings II, public project, Tate Modern. London Without a Name. Gallery Andersen’s, Copenhagen. Land/Documents. Display Gallery, Prague. 2004: Without a Name, Gallery gb Agency, Paris. Landscapes of Resistance,Trafo Gallery, Budapest. Six Architects – An Architectural Rorschach Test, •• A collaporation with Michael Bears. Lunds Kunsthal, Sweden. 2003: Seven Architects – An Architectural Rorschach Test, Schindler residency, The Makey Apartments, Los Angeles ••A collaporation with Michael Bears. 2002: ‘A Place Like Any Other’, Gallery Tommy Lund, Copenhagen, Denmark. Group Exhibitions (selected): 2022: Busan Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Busan (MoCA Busan) Flowers, MAMAC, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice 2021: Acts of Listening: A Common Attempt to (Re) Articulate a Feminist Position, Astrid Noacks Atelier, Copenhagen Perspectives #01,Fonds regional d’art contemporain, Alsace The Secret Life of Plants, Casa da Cerca, Almada, Portugal 2020: The City, BEK – Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts, Bergen 2019: Artistic Undressings of the Royal Seaport, Moss exhibitions, Stockholm Drawing Attention, DEN FRIE, Contemporary Artcenter. Kbenhavn I slipped into my metamorphosis so quietly that no one noticed, DEN FRIE This is Not An Apricot, SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen 2018: Case of Emergency, public project, Gävle, Sverige 2018: Word for Forest, Parallel Oaxaca, Mexico 2017: AMIF, LUX Scotland. Tramway, Glasgow. Collaboration with Henriette Heise, Deirdre Humphrys, Mia Edelgart Conversation I: Family, work, art, surroundings, Tom Christoffersen. Pia R?nicke, S?nder Boulevard 88, 1720 Copenhagen V. E-mail: Mapping with Plants, book work and symposium, Hamborg Art Academy. DFU Kino, screening, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning. 2016: Botany Under Influence, Apexart, New York. But Still Tomorrow Builds into My Face, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai. 2015: A story within a Story G?teborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art.Old News, cneai, Paris. Kvinder frem. Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark. Lokale, Flensborggade 57, Copenhagen 2014: Photography and Architecture. Photographic Center, Copenhagen Human- Space-Machines. Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK), Oslo. Buildering : Misbehaving the City, Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati, Ohio 2013: Reports from New Sweden, Tensta Konsthall. Human- Space-Machines: Stage Experiments At The Bauhaus, Stiftung Bauhaus, Dessau Fokus, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen. 2012: Horizons persistants, Centre d’art le LAIT, Albi Cities of Light: Film Programme curated by Inheritance Projects, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India. Newtopia: The State of Human Rights, exhibition for the City of Mechelen, Belgium VISIT TINGBJERG, Artfestival in Tingbjerg. A Gathering, locus Athens, Athen Envisioning Buildings, MAK, Wien 2011: Ficciones Urbanas, Centro Cultural Koldo Mitxlena, San Sebastian. Community without Propinquity, Milton Keynes Art Gallery, UK Terms of Belonging (gaaafstand collaboration with Nis R?mer) Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen. L'idee de nature, Mulhouse Kunsthalle, Frankrig 2010: hem ljuva hem, Konsthall C, Stockholm. THIS STORY IS NOT READY FOR ITS FOOTNOTES, Ex Elettrofonica, Roma. Danmark 2010 - en vejledning til nationen for 'verdens lykkeligste folk'. (gaaafstand collaboration with Nis R?mer) Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen. Wiels, Rehabilitation, Bruxelles – Brussel Both Before and After, gb agency, Paris Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones de Barcelona, Film festival, Barcelona. Where are yesterday's tomorrow? Film screening, Mus?e d'Art Contemporain de Montreal. Montreal. 2009: Changes in the contemporary city, Sculpture International Rotterdam (SIR), Coolsingel cinema, Rotterdam. The Curve is Ruinous (film screening program), Grazer Kunstverein, Graz. After Architecture, CASM, Barcelona. In May (After October), Gallery TPW Toronto Gets Under the Skin (film screening program), The Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York Os demos, Publik, Copenhagen 2008: Overcoming, Ernst Museum, Budapest After October, Elizabeth Dee gallery, New York Zero Gravity, The Week of Contemporary Art in Plovdiv, Bulgaria U-TURN Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Copehagen The Map is not the Territory, Esbjeg Artmuseum, Denmark Technically Sweet, Participant Inc, New York Danskjävlar – A Swedish declaration of love, Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Copenhagen. A NEW STANCE FOR TOMORROW, The Gallery Sketch, London 2007: “The Other City”, Hungarian cultural center, New York. “Sue?o de casa propia”, La casa encendida, Madrid “Archaeologies of the Future, Sala Rekalde, Bilboa. ”Building Society”, Contemporary artcenter La Panera, Lleida, Spain. “Imagine Action”, Lisson Gallery, London. “A Number of Worlds Resembling Our Own”, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam. Habitat/Variations, B?timent d'art con temporain, Geneve “Anachronism”, ARGOS, Brussels. "Elephant Cemetary”, Artist Space, New York "Dibujos animados (Cartoons)", Museo Colecciones ICO, Madrid 2006: Exportable Goods, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna Dreamlands Burn, Mucsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest Version Animee, Centre pour l'image contemporaine, Geneve. Urban Appearances, video parcour at Rosa-LuxemburgPlatz, Berlin Closely Observed Plans, Transit workshops, Bratislava. Super nova, Pommery#3, Reims, France Esplanaden, The Frie, Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen. 2005: At the Same Time Somewhere Else, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinbourg gb Agency. Paris. Opening exhibition, Andersen’s Gallery, Copenhagen. Urban Cirkulation, public project, Berlin. 2004: Channel _0, CATV Project, Local TV-NETWORK, AIAV, Japan Non Standard Cities, Stadtkunstverein, Berlin. Cycle Tracks Will Abound In Utopia, ACCA, Melbourne Architectual Adventures, Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen. Monument, an exhibition in the city of Copenhagen. 2003: Abcity, Trafo, Budapest. Plunder, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland. Feu de bois, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France. Rent a Bench, Trapholt Moderne Museum of Art, Kolding, Denmark. Coup de Coeur- a sentimental choice, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France. Video festival, Creating New Spaces, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Germany. Venice biennale, Utopia Station, Venice. gb agency, Present Perfect, Paris. GNS, Palais de Tokyo, Paris Nomadic Structures, Cubiitt Gallery, London. Mursollaici, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris. 2002: Home Scenes: 8 days of revision. The Schindler House, Los Angeles. Site-seeing: disneyfication of cities? Ku?nstlerhaus, Vienna. The Fall Exhibition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark. ••A collaporation with Johan Tiren. Rent-a-bench, in the street on bus benches, Los Angeles. Culture meets culture, Busan Biannale, Korea. Urbane Sequenzen, Kunsthalle Erfurt/Museum Schloss Hardenberg Manifesta 4, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany* ’Concrete Garden’, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford 2001: ‘Dedalic Convention’, MAK – Austrian Museum for Applied Arts, Wien. ‘Blick’, Screening touring Nordic and international venues. ‘Exile Video’, Rum46, Aarhus, Denmark. ‘New Settlements’, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. ‘Take Off’, Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark 2000:‘Site Geist’, The Porter Troupe Gallery, SanDiego, USA. ‘No swimming’, org. by Heike Ander, Kunstverein Mu?nchen, Germany. ‘Use your illusion/part 3’, Duchamp's Suitcase, Arnolfini, Bristol, England. ‘Momentum’. Nordic Biennale for Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway. ’Taenk om/What if?’, Moderna Museet, Stockholm,Sweden.