Born in 1964. Has since 1993 lived and worked in Barcelona, Spain; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Los Angeles and New York, USA
© Morten Goll
Morten Goll, “Listening Post for the Danish People,” 2004. © Morten Goll
Morten Goll graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen in 1993, and in 1999 he received an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Goll regards art as a form of communication and sees it as his task to explore the essential pragmatic process that enables inter-relations between people and thereby the development of individual identities. Regarding the success or failure of any democratic process to be a direct functioning of language's ability to communicate this very process, Goll sees it as his purpose to contribute to the development of communicative tools, which enable models of identity based on a respect for and a strengthening of the democratization of human inter-relations.
Contribution: Participates with the conference “Norms for Citizenship” on Sunday, October 17, 2004, from 10 am – 7 pm in Station 1: The Equestrian Hall, Aarhus. The conference, which Goll has conceptualized and organized in collaboration with Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke (The Danish Association for International Co-operation), sets forth to develop a set of norms for citizenship in multiethnic Denmark, which consider differences in background as well as values. The goal is to develop a concluding document, which can subsequently be circulated nationally. Among others, the community organizations ANTAST– Anti-Authoritarian Socialists, The Boxing Club Aarhus, Forening for moské og islamisk kulturcenter i Århus, GLO – Gymnasie-elevernes Landsorganisation, and Somali Women Organization will present and discuss their individual norm proposals during the conference. Goll also participates with “Listening Post for the Danish People,” 2004. Lacquered MDF platform with 2 x chairs and vinyl lettering, 122 x 122 x 132 cm. Courtesy of the artist. The object will be installed in Satellite: Aarhus Town Hall Square, Aarhus, for the duration of the exhibition.