Gateway (Chasing waterfalls)
Installation at the exhibition Generations - Transformations at the House of Art and Design (Holstebro, DK).
Bjerre works with action as a method in her practice. The action can be a poetic gesture and an activist reaction. Her works often addresses issues of human conditions and the power structures that help define society and social guidelines. The medium, materials and artistic investigations are clearly rooted in the context in which the works present themselves. The installation Gateway functions in 4 acts, distributed in the House of Art and Design. Act 1 takes place in the courtyard of the house and is a gutter extension that opens into a waterfall. The roof gutter draws the perimeter of the house and is a transport system that catches and drains the excess. Act 2 consists of a rocking chair made of solid elm wood that invites two people to sit down and with their weight make a coordinated tilt, which sets the 300 kg chair in motion or lets one of the two participants hang in the air. Act 3 is a poster in transformation: from an outdated exhibition poster from the Jens Nilsen and Olive Holm-Møller Museum to a fan poster. The image on the poster shows a self-portrait of the artist Oliva Holm-Møller 1947 Act 4 is a drawing, a poetic exposition and a proposal for a choreography in a stage play. The 4 acts work their way into the concrete urban settlement that has taken place around the House of Art and Design. Bjerre's work is both a nostalgic look back and a critical perspective on the profile of primary schools in Holstebro and their use of PALS (Positive Behaviour in Learning and Interaction). Gateway is composed of playful tools of change made up of displacements and a relationship with gravity.
For the day and the road / Til dagen og vejen
Bucket spiral, bucket instructions, school chalk, petrified potato found in Nørreland School's schoolyard, potato bag.
Handcrafted rocking chair in elm wood,
Oliva Holm-Møller's self-portrait on exhibition poster from 1995, 2020