Randi & Katrine: The Tourist Gaze

Opening Reception: Friday May 4, 7pm – late
Gallery Hours: May 5, 6, 10 – 14, 12-6 pm

In ”The Tourist Gaze” Copenhagen-based artist duo Randi & Katrine have created a large-scale installation exploring the context of the Flux Factory gallery and its history as a former greeting card factory. The installation is comprised of a grid of buildings, with each rooftop containing its own world of unique pleasure, seduction, and playfulness.  The viewer is invited to walk between the structures and watch each narrative unfold throughout the city. On one roof an abstracted pinewood forest grows, while the next roof displays ”Twistee Treat,” a fictional pineapple factory with a fabricated history.

These sculptural works by Randi Jørgensen (b. 1974) and Katrine Malinovsky (b. 1976) are a result of their common interest in combining architecture, objects and narration, and a fascination with monumental scale installations in which a dynamic exchange with the viewer and a specific space are emphasized.

Randi & Katrine have worked collaboratively since 2003. Anthropomorphic houses, artificial gardens, mechanical ships and vernacular architecture are recurrent themes in their large-scale works. Recently the artists have made a number of psychadelic public sculptures around Denmark and South Korea, including a teapot garden house and a pinewood forest-themed playground. They have also been commissioned for a number of public works, including a recent award to create the facade of a Danish public ferry.

This exhibition runs concurrently with Anders Bojen & Kristoffer Ørum: AutoBiography.