Molly Haslund incorporates musical compositions, songs, lectures, movement and sculptural objects into interdisciplinary performances, often in close interaction with the audience, architecture and urban space. Her work explores how ideas, identities and social hierarchies are intimately connected and continuously negotiated through bodily gestures, rituals and arrangements of our physical surroundings. With her interest in physicality related to history, social environment and the present moment, her pieces are rarely constructed or performed the same way twice, but are usually developed locally or adapted to new locations in dialog with the given context.
Lately the core of her practice has been her interactive sculptures and functional objects – as the selection exhibited at MOMA, Roskilde, Denmark (2013) and the sculpture park Wanås Konst, Sweden (2014)
Alongside Molly has developed solo performances investigating music in relation to existential and cultural issues. In 2014 she was artist in residence through the Danish Arts Council at the international residency program ISCP in New York City. Here she developed and performed ‘Rhythm One Choreography’ with audience members for the Contemporary Performance Special Effects Festival at Participants Inc. Manhattan. She released her book ÉTUDE No. 1-19 (2014) based on her experiences with live music during her childhood and adolescence. The book furthermore acts as an integral part of an installation and videowork as well as a musical performance piece.
Currently she is developing new work for Peekskill Project 6 at HVCCA/ Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York. Supported by The Danish Arts Foundation. Molly Haslund is based in Denmark, Copenhagen. She graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 2000-2005 and Glasgow School of Art MFA 2003-2005.