Collected Memory is a work that is silent from the outside yet filled with voices as painting has always been.
How to consider the status of collective memory in our present times, whereas all our social and human references are constantly changing or mutating? Today, we live in an “all-memory” society, where new archiving methods or techniques are invented every day in order to protect us from “memory lapses” …
Re-Sounding Organ, Listening Back in Time, Traces of Memory, Spatial Memory, Points in Time & Untitled
Through her works, Kalsmose seeks to create and give space and shape to the intangible— that which our eyes cannot see—and direct our attention to phenomena such as memory, identity, psychological mechanisms and spiritual connections.
The site-specific sound installation “Liquid Relations, Listening Back in Time” was exhibited at Museo de Artes Visuales (MAVI) in Santiago de Chile as part of the 14th Biennale of Media Arts. Alongside artists Juan Pablo Langlois, Lea Porsager, and Uffe Isolotto among others, Kalmose has been invited to participate in the exhibition “Situated World” under the biennale-theme “The Fourth World”; a subject that refers to the current unstable global political climate and the necessity to embrace a liquid reality.
The sculptural sound installation Cosmic Family was exhibited at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art Exhibition in Copenhagen as part of the exhibition Cosmic Existence. Kalsmose works in the field of contemporary art called Art & Science, but she does so by drawing on intuitive sensations which she together with astronomers and other scientists scientifically explore.
Inverted Rituals was exhibited at the exhibition Flat Out: Drawings, 2000–2019. Inverted Rituals is a set of 24 videos presented in an installation of 24 screens and loud speakers surrounding the viewer as if the viewer had entered the mind of the artist or themselves.
Every Womens Bienale - “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”
New York ,US
The 2019 theme “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” will be a cross-pollination of female artists across mediums, generations, and ethnicities from a multitude of social backgrounds. As a hybrid art festival/exhibition - cooperative/laboratory/incubator - organizing platform, our mission is to provide opportunities to emerging and established artists to elevate each other.
In the solo exhibition “The Shape of Us” at Horsens Art Museum, Mille Kalsmose examines our identity and relations through a selection of new, large-scale installations. With artworks that combine iron, living matter, blood, algae, moss, rocks, silk, wood, plaster and sound effects as her medium, Kalsmose enters a broad field of research of the human existence. She is exploring the inner realms, but also looking into what is stored within our collective human consciousness. Constellations of material and non-palpable elements make up artworks remarkable on both the physical as well as conceptual plan, and the works point towards elements and concepts that transgress what we know from our everyday lives.
Tribe-My Survival: Mille Kalsmose's work can be described as a constant search for and development of survival strategies. In her works, she explores both her own psychological terrain while opening up a metaphysical understanding of her surroundings.
Mille Kalsmose’s exhibition, Re-sounding Organs, consists of three works, which were all made in July 2017 during her artist-in-residence sojourn at CCA Andratx. The works are site-specific and were inspired by the space, the character and the climate of the atrium courtyard of CCA Andratx in Mallorca, Spain.
In 2017, Denmark and Japan celebrated the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. This was done with exhibitions, concerts, animation and film festivals, symposia, performing arts and theater as well as a great focus on architecture, crafts and design.
Mille Kalsmose's new work, Cosmic Relations, carries her signature themes—personal identity and the connections between the self and others, especially family members—to a higher, more abstract level. Previously, the artist kept her explorations grounded, so to speak, despite a high degree of stylization.
The group show presents a compilation of contemporary female portraits created through various media. Video, painting, drawing, photography, participative happening installation and sculpture. Only one art work presented in each media. No narrative, analysis or comparison, rather an abstract expression to let the art works speak for themselves as well as together
La Virreina, Centre de Imagen, Barcelona, Cataluña
Solo Show (in cooperation with Alberto Garcia-Alix )
The project revolves around the ideal relationship between a mother and a daughter. This relationship is a common bond which, in one way or another, occupies or has occupied considerable mental or physical space within the lives of all humans, regardless of cultural customs, whether because of the presence or absence of such relations.
The ongoing project, All My Suicides, which has so far resulted in both a Part One, Two and Three consists of Kalsmose's five official name changes – from the name, ”Henriette Olesen”, she was christened through several variations until she reached her present name, ”Mille Kalsmose-Hjelmborg”, in 2008.
The general title The Core shows that Mille Kalsmose has the real world as her artistic point of departure – both the actual outer world and our actual inner world: The Core refers to a direct dialogue with the new architecture and the physical space in Kernen, where the works are positioned, but the title also refers to the visual source and inspirational framework that Mille Kalsmose has used in all four of her works, namely our own inner cell world.