Christian Falsnaes
(b. 1980, Denmark)
Christian Falsnaes studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Exhibitions of his works includes National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen; Manifesta 11, Zurich; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Centre Pompidou, Paris and ZKM, Karlsruhe. In 2015 he was nominated for the Preis der Nationalgalerie.
Feed is a closed-circuit video installation and immersive performative environment, in which group situations are centered around rituals of submission and construction of power and authority, while the interaction with individuals is focused on exposure, expression of the self and staged behaviors. This takes place within precisely defined set of conditions: the space organization – with the language facilitating the action, and the ongoing production of images where the artwork shapes and articulates itself. Playing with today's general zest for visibility, attention and amusement, the artist creates a highly manipulative situation, a "show" within a show, inside which the questions of obedience and resistance are re-directed toward the art system, revealing the unfolding social responses and behaviors.
Christian Falsnaes. Feed, 2017. Mirrors, curtain, lighting, live-stream on HD screen, camera-person, instructor, visitors.
Profiles of 21 Artists Shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize 2017