Fragments of Matter: Jeannette Christensen

Bergen National Academy of the Arts, 2009

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Mieke Bal’s essay provides an extensive exploration of the issues of time and materiality relevant to Jeannette Christensen’s work. Referring to Bergson and Kristeva, Bal develops an understanding of matter as being in itself temporal and of time as living duration, both being essentially continuous and open-ended. She uses these concepts to look specifically at a language of porous and changing matter at work in Christensen’s art, and at the ways the works visualize or mobilize experiences of time that challenge the monumental time of history.”

Anke Bangma (adjunct professor Bergen National Academy of the Arts).