Artists in Dialog

Variable sizes

An office workshop and collaboration between Jens Axel Beck (DK) and Heidi Hove (DK). Part of the exhibition series, Artists in Dialog at Art Laboratory Berlin (DE).

Excerpts from the exhibition statement:

We have been invited to take part in Artists in Dialog, which are a concept and a series of exhibitions that is developed by Art Laboratory Berlin. Our contribution is a project, which partly can be described as an exhibition and an office/workshop. Within these settings, we have set up a set of rules for ourselves for engaging with the surroundings of Art Laboratory Berlin in Wedding, the exhibition space in itself and our individual practices. We have chosen to work with the A4 paper as a material and with a certain limited amount of office working tools for thereby creating a range of elements and projects to be displayed in the gallery. Working ad hoc and dealing with unexpected limitations of the working tools in the office, we have started on various projects that takes its starting point in themes, that we usually work with in our individuals practices but also where we think we can meet or where we clash, such as memory, history, traces & tags, surfaces and the standard contra the individual.

The exhibition title, 2-1/4-n/2 x 21/4-n/2, is the formula for calculating the dimensions of the paper sizes in the ISO A series. However, the actual millimeter in the standard A series have been calculated by progressively rounding down any division-by-two result, which make the formula slightly imprecise.