Andrea Creutz born 1970 in Sweden. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lise Skou born 1966 in Denmark. Lives and works in Aarhus, Denmark
© Lise Skou
Andrea Creutz & Lise Skou, "Psychological Operations - PSYOP," 2004. © Lise Skou
Visual artists Andrea Creutz and Lise Skou graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen (2000) and The Funen Academy of Fine Arts, Odense, Denmark (2004) respectively. In 2003, when participating in The Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in New York, USA, they started collaborating on a series of sound-, video-, and text-based installations. As their starting point, they used their own as well as other people's experiences of being exposed to increasing control and surveillance. Since then, they have produced several projects which deal with authorities' and media's construction of: paranoia, Otherness, and myths of cultural superiority and inferiority. With installations and sound narrations, they have participated in group exhibitions such as: Spheres of Valency (Galéria Jána Koniarka, Trnava, Slovakia, 2003) and Ideologia II - Nordic Biennale (Gothenburg, Sweden, 2003). In 2004, their solo show, Selected, opened in rum46, Aarhus, Denmark. In their interdisciplinary practice, they address economical, political, social, and cultural questions, acknowledging that contemporary art and critical reflection make up a coherent area of meaning. W:,,,,,,,, and
Contribution: Participate in Satellite: Kvickly's Café in Bruun's Galleri, Aarhus, with "Psychological Operations - PSYOP," 2004. Audio play (CD), posters, and "invisible theater," dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artists. "Psychological Operations - PSYOP" is a project, which investigates the unconscious influences and psychological processes that lead to the formation of intolerance and stereotypical images. In collaboration with Susanne Andersen (BA in Psychology), and Heidi Gylden (MA in Communication), the artists developed a series of workshops that took place in July 2004. The workshop participants were visitors in the shopping mall Bruun's Galleri. Through different exercises that focused on the formation of stereotypes and manipulative processes, the participants were confronted with the power structures, which implement these images in the individual. This material forms the starting point for an audio play and a series of events based on "invisible theater" to be installed in Kvickly's Café in Bruun's Galleri for the duration of Minority Report.