7 March 2016
24 May 2015
27 April 2015
16 February 2015
10 September 2014
Overgaden - Institute of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen has asked a large group of artists to reveal what inspires them in their art practice. I am showing my collection of 'out of focus cut outs' - a collection I started in 2001. The show 'Coming From' is on from August 8 - September 14, 2014. Read more here.
|Tv-video. 40 min. Heise 1997|
22 August 2014
|Someone has got to do it. Video 10 min. Heise 1994|
The video is also part of a one-evening programme at Arsenal Cinema, Berlin, September 18, 2014. Read more here.
10 August 2014
A series of drawings under the title 'Interiority' (Henriette Heise 2013). Part of the group show 'The Small Infinite' at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, August 5 - September 20, 2014. Read more about the show here.
The title of the drawings - Interiority - is inspired by this quote: "Even the poets celebrated notion of Circumference, generally understood by critics as "a symbol for all that is outside," operates as a sign less of an increasingly elusive exteriority than an infinitely expanding interiority." (From the book; 'The sense of an interior: Emily Dickinson' by Diana Fuss)
11 June 2014
The Transition Zone: Mutual Aid and Gradient Blends (Henriette Heise 2014). Four mono prints made in cooperation with fine art printer Mette Marott for the group show 'JORN LAB' at Silkeborg Bad, April 26 - September 7, 2014. Read more about the show here.
10 May 2014
4 February 2014
11 December 2013
31 October 2013
20 September 2013
28 May 2013
Opening 4. June 5 - 8 pm at Bureau Publik, Vesterbrogade 111 Copenhagen We Object is an exhibition on objects and relations developed in the framework of the spring programme I would prefer not to and as a response to the activities that have taken place.
Emma Hedditch and Henriette Heise investigate the routes of exchange and knowledge that objects inhabit by exploring their own relations to a group of objects and their materiality.
The exhibition proposes that we think of objects as more than just things in the world and consider that “objects are experiences, that they are experiments with materials, desires, time, confusion, desperation” and bear witness to specific histories, sensibilities and relations to the world around them. Read more here ...
Review by Jacob Lillemose (in Danish)
And here is the trailer for the show:
15 May 2013
3 April 2013
One of them is a conversation between Jacob Fabricius and Henriette Heise about lens flares. The other text was written by Henriette as part of a performance: Darkness Machines and lens flares - On the machinery that complicates our ideas about knowledge.
28 June 2012
29 May 2012
9 March 2012
Read more here. Henriette Heise's presentation is called: Darkness machines and lens flares - on the machinery that complicate our ideas about knowledge.
23 February 2012
31 January 2012
18 December 2011
22 November 2011
Vernissage November 26, 19 h
die raum - Oderberger Straße 56 - Berlin
A Darkness Machine does what it promises — it produces darkness. If you leave it on a green lawn to do it's job it will kill every living plant beneath it and leave a cloud shaped patch of naked soil imprinted on the ground like a sun print. Life stopped and naked skin. The darkness produced by a Darkness Machine is the kind of darkness that attracts us and scares us at the same time — somewhere between radical openness and no change whatsoever (sex and death). They take us to a place on the borderline between submission and perdition, where the system of the visible and understandable no longer rules.
For the exhibition at die raum the Darkness Machines are dormant and nicely folded. Two guards — one on the street outside and the other one inside the space of die raum — are watching over the Darkness Machines and making sure that they stay dormant.
To even get started to write this text I had to trick myself: How could I write about something which in it's core is unrepresentable? The trick was to think of the text as a woodcut or a lino cut — a graphic image in only black and white. Just like text is often black letters on white paper. Try to imagine the kind of information you get from a woodcut and then read this text through that. It is not between the black and the white that sense is made. It happens somewhere else — I am not sure where.
Henriette Heise, November 2011
e-catalogue for the exhibition:
21 October 2011
|Poster: photo copy + wall paper paste.|
Darkness Machine in window: weed killing fabric
19 August 2011
|Darkness Machine, weed killing fabric, photo AB|
Saturday August 20, Henriette Heise will press pause on the four Darkness Machines that is Henriettes contribution to the big scale project called Lovealley - initiated and run by the visual artist Marianne Jørgensen. The Darkness Machines have been working for two years now - lying on the ground on Mariannes field. Lovealley will close down (with a huge party) August 20 and the Darkness Machines will enter a new state: Darkness Marchines - dormant.