SPECTA presents Jette Hye Jin Mortensen's first solo exhibition "A Three-Way Metamorphosis Play". In the exhibition one will - among others - meet three canaries, a soaked copy of August Strindberg's Inferno, a Japanese woodcut, an interpreted monologue by Alan Watts in 1971 - all elements of an artistic process. The gallery is transformed into a total-installation with three spaces or scenes, which simultaneously play out the illogical, semi-psychotic and dreamy negotiations in an artistic process of cognition: a three-way travel through mind, time and space.
As it is characteristic of Jette Hye Jin Mortensen's practice in general, the exhibition reflects an energetic quest - in this case a quest to understand, communicate and manage the artistic process and the elements which unfolds along the way, partly as successive stages and partly parallel in the process. As a start - but also as a thread through the process - mind and psyche play a major role. It is the intense hunt for inspiration and experiences in this stringent condition, which is recorded and stored in the form of scent, sound, text and image.
In "A Three-Way Metamorphosis Play" we go from the raw sophistication of the simple ideas, to photo- and soundworks in a social self-consciousness, to a final abandonment of human speculation where three canaries "perform" in a flexible setting made of mahogany and delicate green chiffon. The birds are perhaps representatives of another way of being in the world, or a reminder of all that is outside the human world of understanding and feeling.
Jette Hye Jin Mortensen (b Korea 1980) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2010 and has a background in theater (The Odin Theatre, Vestegnens Film and Theatre School) and rhythmic and classical singing and piano. She has participated in numerous exhibitions such as U-Turn Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, 1st Nordic Art Triennial, Eskilstuna Art Museum in Finland, Yogyakarta International Video Festival in Indonesia, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art in Scotland, LOOP Videoart Fair in Spain, 5th Socle du Monde Biennale at HEART and Folklore now. Old new forms, Kunsthal Moen 44. In addition, Jette Hye Jin Mortensen has listed several performances and performance installations such as.: The Sliding Doorway - splintered Cognition for 7 actors in Nikolaj Kunsthal, Merging Grounds, Den Frie Center for Contemporary Art, ACTS Performance Festival, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde and SPOR - Festival of Contemporary Music and Sound Art.