Platform Artist Talk: Morten Goll and Tone Nielson (Copenhagen, Denmark)

13 April 2004 12am - 12am

Tuesday, 13 April, 2004, 7PM FREE

Morten Goll and Tone Nielson will be participating in a residency at Mercer Union in December 2004, when they will present a community-based project. Goll and Nielson will be in Toronto April 7th to 18th for a preliminary research visit to establish contacts and conceptualize their project. For their talk, Goll and Nielson will discuss their previous community-based projects, while inviting the Toronto community to discuss and make suggestions that will inform what and how their project will be realized in December. The concept is to reverse the methodology of community interactive practices: rather than parachuting artists into a community as social experts to authoritatively comment on the local about itself, Goll and Nielson present themselves as visitors, and as such rely on the community to point out an open set of issues that will inform their project.

Morten Goll and Tone Nielson have been working collaboratively since 1998. Characterizing themselves as an artist-curator collective, their practice attempts to create projects of broader socio-political character that exist in the field between: aesthetic production and exhibition curation, art and activism, and the gallery and public space. Their site-specific projects have included: on location (sin du•da exhibitions, Los Angeles, 1999); Vandervoort Place (East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, 2000); The Evening School (Signal, Malmo, Sweden, 2001); and Information to the Citizens About Neo-Liberalism (ICNL) (Efterarsudstillingen, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002). Goll and Nielson currently live and work in Copenhagen, Denmark.