1/25/07

Martine Myrup / Domestic Disturbances

Martine Myrup's Domestic Disturbances is the current show and will be open til early March, to view the exhibition e-mail or call to arrange an appointment; contact details below.

Above - milk spill in the shape of Antarctica in the kitchen - Untitled
Apartment is delighted to present Martine Myrup’s Domestic Disturbances; Martine Myrup was selected from over eighty international artists that applied for a one person exhibition at Apartment during our recent call for submissions. Martine Myrup is a Danish artist who graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2002. Her recent shows include In Ruins in Melbourne, Sidekick in Nottingham and Maid of Corinth in Market Gallery, Glasgow. Peculiar Flight; her first artist book was published in April; she is currently working on an animation for the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow. For more information on this artist please visit www.myrup.co.uk

Martine Myrup’s work strives to reflect her interest in the fleeting moment, and in the idea that in order to build, something must be destroyed.

Myrup’s focus is on natural history and literature conce
rned with polar explorations. In her search for geographical metaphors, she reveals the moments between the scientific and the personal descriptions of mans’ often futile attempt to fill the void. Her starting point is often a wish to react to a specific location; the white walls of a gallery transformed into a vast snowy background, the interior of an old mansion house becomes the site for an unfolding hidden narrative. While striving to incorporate what is already present; small signs of decay, flaws and traces of other events, she adds another layer which hints at an alternative narrative.

Domestic Disturbances utilizes Apartment as a backdrop for small interventions. Rather than adding more “stuff” to the world, Myrup merely re-works what is already there. By using everyday, non precious materials, she appropriates what is to hand in an attempt to bring the void closer and domesticate it, by doing so her discreet interventions turn the mundane into
the epic.
Below a closer view.

3 comments:

Erhard von Ebitsch said...

Nice geographics - is it skimmed or full?

Apartment said...

Martine Myrup explored various kinds of milk; skimmed, semi-skimmed and full fat. It was full fat that was found to have the correct viscosity for this purpose.

Thanks for your comments they're always welcome.

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