Anne  Haaning
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  • Anne  Haaning
  • Birthdate: 1977
    Birthplace: Denmark | Copenhagen
    Gender: Female
    Lives and Works in: United Kingdom | England
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    Anne Haaning's practice revolves around an interest in digital ontology and myth and usually employs CG animation and video installation. She is currently a research fellow with The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme. Her work has been shown internationally in among other venues: The Jerwood Space, London, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, the Islandic Biennial: Sequences Vll, CPH:DOX, Kurtzfilmtage Winterhur, Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo, Nottingham Contemporary, FACT, Liverpool, CCA, Glasgow International and Jeune Creation, Paris. She was shortlisted for the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards and won the Solo Prize at the Spring Exhibition at Charlottenborg Kunsthal in 2014.

    Haaning's work ties myth and technology together through the proposition that human commitment to the digital is profoundly rooted in the origins of human nature. The backdrop to this technological myth, or mythical technology, is what she’s labelled Digital Colonialism. Usually various means of digital image processing, particularly CG animation, are employed to investigate these concerns, typically taking the form of video installations.

    By looking at the employment, performance and meaning of technology through a mythical perspective, she tries to unmask, or perhaps re-mask, some of the structures the digital imposes on us. She looks at how production and circulation locks us in a loop of unpaid digital labour, violated privacy, continued human de-skilling, post factual manipulation and other potential traits of Digital Colonialism enforcing standardization and exploitation of culture and the social.

    Through animated, fleeting and disintegrating images Haaning's work seeks to convey the impermanence of matter and identity in a digital context; she's considering the digital as something comparably fluid, infectious and viral as the bacteria that literally enters the human body to breed and subsequently migrate from person to person through bodily fluids.

    This notion of a digital flow is linked to her interest in ancient myth and its often conspicuously fluid perception of the connections between people, creatures, times and places; the spirit is far from bound by the body and its physical circumstances. In Haaning's work myth serves to deliberately parallel to the conditions that were introduced with the emergence of the digital world.
    2016    Research Fellow, Norwegian Artistic Research Programme
    2011 -2014    MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths University, London (with distinction)
    1998 -2004    BA, MA Architecture, Royal Academy, Denmark
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  • Biography


    SAAR17, Summer Academy for Artistic Research, Helsinki                     

    Beers 5, CGK, Copenhagen

    6X6, online platform for timebased media

    Myth & Technology, Professor in Residence, Medrar, Cairo

    A Global State of Paraidolia, residency/workshop w. Lindsay Seers, Praksis, Oslo



    Filmögon – Richard Vogel, publication, SE

    Reclaim Rehearse, screening. Curator: Maria Bordorff. Artists: Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Maria Meinild, Lil Wachmann and Barbara Amalie Skovmand Thomsen. Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taiwan

    Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterhur, NIGHT:VISION, screening, Switzerland

    The Digital (in)stability, screening + publication, Spectrum Artists moving Image, London

    Sea Empress, Animism, publication, UK

    BEERS 5 - 100 Kvinder på Kro, group show, Huset for kunst og design, Holstebro



    CPH:DOX, Danish Artists Film and Video, Copenhagen

    MONO4, Courtyard Theatre, London

    Medrar, Cairo Video Festival

    BEERS 5 - 100 Kvinder på Kro, Byens Kro, Copenhagen

    Sequences VII, biennial, Iceland. Curator: Alfredo Cramerotti

    Wilderness, group show. New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen. Curators: Wendy Plovmand, Anne Haaning. Artists: Sidsel Christensen (DK / UK), Lucy Clout (UK), Jesse Darling (UK), Noemie Goudal (UK), Anne Haaning (DK / UK), Nicolai Howalt (DK), Jesper Just (DK), Absalon Kirkeby (DK), Tove Kommedal (NO), Kristin Luke (US / UK), Dorine van Meel (NL / UK), Neil Rait (UK), Eoghan Ryan (IRE / UK), Søren Thilo Funder (DK), Wendy Plovmand (DK), and Ebbe Stub Wittrup (DK)

    Turbid Wake, Projectrum D7, Copenhagen. Duo show with Kaare Golles, curators: Melou Vanggard, Helene Garberg

    Culture Lab, Liverpool, UK

    Minuit Vernissage, screening, Grand Teatret, Copenhagen. Curator: Marcus von Platen

    DEC·A·LAGE, screening in Husets Biograf, Copenhagen, curator: SHARNA PAX. Artists: Johann Lurf, Neïl Beloufa, Seamus Harahan, Eva Marie Rødbro, Joachim Koester, Deborah Stratman, Wojchiech Bakowski



    Jeune Création 2014 – 65e édition, Paris

    Selected IV, videoclub and Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network, Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle, CCA, Glasgow, Fabrica, Brighton, FACT, Liverpool, Whitechapel Gallery, London. (Ian Giles, Morten Halvorsen, Jonathan Long, Katherine MacBride, Heather Phillipson, Kerstin Schroedinger, Marianna Simnett, Chooc Ly Tan and Stina Wirfelt)

    Goldsmiths MFA degree show, London

    Solo show, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

    What Will They See of Me, group show, CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, as part of Glasgow International (Lucy Clout, Kate Cooper, Marianna Simnett)

    What Will They See of Me, group show, Jerwood Space, London (Lucy Clout (UK), Kate Cooper (UK), Marianna Simnett (UK))

    GamingGaming, group show, New Shelter, Copenhagen (Astrid Myntekær (DK), Augusta Atla (DK), Cristina Pedreira (UK), Ditte Gantriis (DK), Helen Martin (UK), Jan S Hansen (DK), Julie Bitsch (DK), Maria Wæhrenes (DK), Matthew Stone (UK), Noriko Okaku (UK), Steve Richards, Rachel Cattle (UK), Ren Maria (G), Stine Ljungdalh (DK), Thorbjørn Bechmann (Dk), Vanda Playford (UK), Wendy Plovmand (DK))



    Highly personal rigid and/or soft bodies in suspense, screening, Arcadia Missa, London Arcadia Missa, London.

    Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen



    Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen



    Sådan Set er Byen, collaboration with Ben & Sebastian, Asolo Art film festival - Italy, Videomedeja - Serbien, Danish Architecture Centre, Trapholt, Designmuseum, About Glamour Gallery - New York.



    Truede Rumarter, collaboration with Ed Purver (US), online archive, The Danish Arts Foundation



    Lumen Rooms, interactive screening, Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen.

    Still Life with Crime, group show, Gaden Finder Vej, Copenhagen



    Vinkelstuen, group show, Gallery Modtar, Copenhagen.

    Spyhandbag, photography, publication, London Independent Photography




    Fellowship – Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing, UIT



    Arbejdslegat – Danish Arts Foundation



    Shortlisted for ACME award

    Shortlisted for Selected IV, videoclub and Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network



    Shortlisted for Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards, London

    Awarded Solo Prize, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen



    Shortlisted for Videomedeja, Serbia

    Shorlisted for Asolo Art Film Festival, Italy



    Awarded by Danish Arts Foundation



    Awarded by Danish Arts Foundation



    Elizabeth Price, 3d animation.

    Tate Media, animation.

    Gail Pickering, animation.

    Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Copenhagen




    Medrar, Cairo



    Goldsmiths University



    The Royal Academy of Architecture, Copenhagen.


  • Exhibitions
    • PARKing::Nature as Data. Chapter 2
      Nov 10, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
      Opening: Nov 10, 2018 17:00 Saturday
      Curators: Jamie Wyld, SenSend
      Artists: Anne  Haaning , boredomresearch, Lawrence Lek, Patrick Hough, Semiconductor , Suki Chan, Ursula Mayer
      • Group Exhibitions
    • PARKing::Nature as Data Chapter 1
      Sep 22, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018
      Opening: Sep 22, 2018 17:00 Saturday
      Curators: Jamie Wyld, SenSend
      Artists: Anne  Haaning , David Blandy, Ewa Justka, Larry Achiampong, Lawrence Lek, Patrick Hough, Sebastian Buerkner, Semiconductor , Suki Chan, Ursula Mayer
      • Group Exhibitions
    • ON AIR/West Bund Art & Design
      Nov 12, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
      Opening: Nov 12, 2017 15:00 Sunday
      Artists: Anne  Haaning , Joey Holder, Karen Kramer, Lawrence Lek, Patrick Hough, Shona Illingworth, Torsten Lauschmann
      • Events
    • On Air/Shanghai Vancouver Film School
      Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017
      Opening: Nov 10, 2017 17:00 Friday
      Artists: Anne  Haaning , Torsten Lauschmann
      • Lectures
  • Artworks
    • Delete | Anne  Haaning

      Video, Installation | Dual screen video installation, 2 spinning chairs, 2 back projection screens | 00:09:50 loop | 2014

    • v.xx / v.07 (Dyslexic Odin) | Anne  Haaning

      Video | Single screen video (duration variable), stuffed raven, cardboard, pins, hair clips, printer, paper. | 2014

    • How to Other | Anne  Haaning

      Video | 00:02:59 | 2013

    • Highly personal rigid and/or soft bodies in suspense | Anne  Haaning

      Video | Dual screen wall mounted display, laptop, speakers | 00:02:57 | 2013

    • Mother of Monsters | Anne  Haaning

      Video | Single screen video installation | 00:06:39 | 2015

    • KhoiSan Medicine | Anne  Haaning

      Video | Projection 8:3, Headphones | 00:12:20 | 2014