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Sidsel Meineche Hansen (UK/DK)

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Sidsel Meineche Hansen participated in 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, The Milk of Dreams (2022) and is a bursary recipient of the 2020 Turner Prize. Solo exhibitions include: Édouard Montassut, Paris & Company Gallery, New York (2023); Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (2021); Christian Andersen, Copenhagen (2021); Rodeo, London / Piraeus (2020); Center for Contemporary Arts, Prague (2019); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2019); SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen (2019); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2018); Kunsthal Aarhus (2018); Index Stockholm (2018); Ludlow 38, New York (2017); Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2016); Gasworks, London (2016); Temporary Gallery, Cologne (2015); Künstlerhaus Bremen (2015); CUBITT, London (2014).

Sidsel Meineche Hansen studied at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College in London. Meineche Hansen’s artworks vary in medium and form spanning wood, clay and metals through which crafted objects are made, to CGI animation, VR and video and other reproducible mediums. The production of these works spur an ongoing enquiry into virtual and robotic bodies and their relationship to human labour within the gaming, pornographic and tech-industries.

ABOUT SIDSEL MEINECHE HANSEN’S PhD PROJECT:

Post-human sex: an artistic inquiry into automated sex and the new pornographic language of algorithmic visualisation 

This project will explore the automation of sex and the new pornographic language of algorithmic visualisation. I have coined the term ‘post-human sex’ as a means to refer to automated arousal — facilitated by sex robots and A.I driven virtual characters in CGI and 3D adult entertainment. Of particular interest to the project is how the gendering and racialisation of humanoid design affect post-human sex. By using an interdisciplinary and post-humanist approach, this project asks: which and whose desires have been central to the development of sexual technologies? At its core, the emergence of post-human sex challenges current understandings of sexual orientation and destabilises common notions about what constitutes sex. This means that new readings of pornography are required, that move beyond the moving image genre to the extended field of sexual technologies. My new artworks and research will attempt to produce such readings.

 

This profile is last updated on 19 June 2024.

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