Rasmus Røhling is educated from the Jutland Art Academy, Aarhus in 2008 and from the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, where he received his MFA in 2010. Røhling understands his own praxis as a self-passage and argues that artistic practice works as a phantom limb among other bodies of knowledge. His video installations and sculptural works often revolves around this paradoxical self-concept and how it informs art’s interaction with the surrounding world and vice versa. More recently Røhling has worked with with tropes from the art historical canon, such as male eccentricity and male virtuosity, and how they relate to current political themes such as male anxiety and -crisis.
Rasmus has previously exhibited at Skovsnogen Deep Forrest Art Land (DK), Primer, (DK), Sismografo (PT), SixtyEight Art Institute, (DK), Artist Space (US), Den Frie Udstillingsbygning (DK), and Museum Fur Gegenwartskunst Basel (CH) among others.
Life in the Future of Science and Technology
As part of Art Hub Copenhagen’s Studio Programme, Rasmus examines the rise of so-called anxiety-reducing animations for patients within the healthcare sector. He examines how these interface avatars produce a kind of soothing substitute in the absence of what used to be the role of the welfare state. Røhling asks: ‘In terms of nursing a larger social body, what are the consequences of providing care through animated care rather than that of real doctors and nurses?’