Ann Lislegaard: Spinning and Weaving
11 Nov 2016 – 7 Jan 2017

Ann Lislegaard is renowned for her experimental 3D animations, sculptures and sound and light installations. Overgaden is proud to present Lislegaards new solo exhibition, Spinning and Weaving.

Lislegaard’s work is often based on science fiction, which she uses as an alternative approach to language, gender roles, identity, and the social and psychological structures through which we understand the world. For Lislegaard, science fiction provides a laboratory where ideas can be tested and new alternate scenarios can be created.

Her exhibition at Overgaden is comprised entirely of new works. A central piece is the 3D animation Spinning and Weaving Ada where a spider spins a psychedelic web of the letters ADA LOVELACE. Ada Augusta Lovelace was a mathematician who in the first part of the 18thcentury wrote the algorithms that came to form the basis of the world’s first software and computer. She is today seen as not only a pioneer in computer technology, but also as a forerunner of the development of the internet. The animation is an homage to Ada Lovelace and the feminist qualities that are associated with spinning and weaving: forming patterns and shapes with threads, connecting, creating nets and networks.

Ann Lislegaard (b. 1962) lives and works in Copenhagen and New York. Her solo exhibitions include shows at Tel Aviv Museum, Israel, (2015), Kyoto Art Center, Japan (2015), Murray Guy, New York (2014), Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2009), Astrup Fearnly Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2007), X-rummet, National Gallery of Denmark (2007), Esbjerg Art Museum (2006), and Moderna Museet Project, Stockholm (1999). Besides participating in numerous exhibitions in renowned museums and art institutions internationally, she has also participated at the Venice Biennale in 1999/2005, Sao Paolo Biennale 2006, Lyon Biennale 2013, Sydney Biennale 2014 and latest the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea 2016.