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MARTE AAS

Marte Aas is an artist working with photography, film and installation. She studied at The School of Photography at The University of Gothenburg and has exhibited her work in numerous galleries and museums in Norway and abroad such as The National Museum of Art, Oslo, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter and Photographic Center, Copenhagen. Aas is thematically interested in the urban landscape and issues connected to contemporary image culture.

 

Marte Aas er utdannet ved Högskolan för Fotografi  ved Göteborgs Universitet og er billedkunstner med utstillingsvirksomhet i Norge og utlandet. Hun arbeider med ulike medier som fotografi, film og installasjon og er opptatt av tema knyttet til urbane landskap og hvordan omgivelsene er med på å forme våre sosiale og subjektive identiteter.  Hun har hatt en rekke separatutstillinger bl.a. på Nasjonalmuseet for kunst,  Kunstnerforbundet og Fotografisk Center i København og er representert i flere sentrale samlinger, både offentlige og private. 

 

 

On the Subject of Body and Space, 2013

The project On the Subject of Body and Space consists of an 8:53-minute long 16-mm film, as well as a number of photographs and collages. The works are based on the concept of the nude model as an idealized art object, and attempt to view this subject from a new perspective challenging the photographic conventions of frame, space, scale and the body. The series plays with these conventions, making one intersect with the other. What is a body in space and how can the viewer identify with the objectified body?

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