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37th Street 30.12 2016
37th Street is
a collaborative piece by Alva Mooses & Troels Steenholdt Heiredal which
contemplates on how people carry home with them as they move from place to
place. The act of naming land––how do we distinguish soil from a country
when it is transported to another? How is human migration regulated in
contrast to constantly shifting landscapes and geographies?
transported a quart of soil from our backyard in New York City to Convoj in
Denmark to draw out a floorplan of our apartment from memory. Photographs
taken within and around our apartment are placed in relation to the
floorplan allowing for the viewer to enter the space through multiple access
points; an immediate gesture that contemplates our home within a home.
invests a great deal of energy reshaping, displacing, filtering, remixing,
compressing the surface into particular political and geometric forms and
then there comes a time when our constructions are deconstructed whether by
human desire or nature, the formed and demarcated land is eroded and becomes
rubble; thus returning to a new version of a previous state. Throughout
time; shifts in land formations have prompted us to redefine geography. When
the soil beneath your house is renamed, you become displaced without moving;
does that make you homeless?
Mooses & Troels Steenholdt Heiredal
Alva Mooses & Troels Steenholdt Heiredal, are artists based at the edge
of Long Island City and Sunnyside, Queens, U.S. We maintain separate
practices that at times intersect in our shared live/work space in Queens
and through our experiences together in Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Haïti
and throughout the U.S. over the past years.
the intersections of photography, drawing, sculpture and print media we
address formal and social relationships that are grounded in specific
environments that we encounter: from photographs of Nordic houses and the
Haitian-Dominican borderlands to cast concrete forms from our current
neighborhood Long Island City.
Mesingvej 4 - 8660 Skanderborg - Kontakt : Thomas Andersson