Mark

Solo Shows

Drafts of Ecology/Beastial Fantasy, Patara Gallery 2020
Tbilisi, Georgia

CRITS, Brigade Gallery 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark

Roaming Away On The Pillars Of Consensus, CGK 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark

Group shows

“HUMAN ERR0R”, GMO Gallery 2020
New York, USA (Online)

Staff Only, Salon 75 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark

Rehearsal of The Beast, Rum46 Studsgade 2020
Aarhus, Denmark

The Legend of the Larynx Metamorphosis 2019
Bologna, Italy


Zoom With Your Feet (Make Friends) 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark

Homesick Gallery - Fantastic Sunny Apartment And 10 Min To Manhatten 2019
Brooklyn, New York 

Learning From (Learning) Albertslund 2019
Albertslund, Denmark

Supermarket Art Fair curated by Ta-Da 2019
Stockholm, Sweden

Pulsar Festival, Udstillingsstedet Q 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark

Vibevej Præsenterer: Rentemestervej 69B 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark

Førsteårsudstillingen, Udstillingsstedet Q 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark

Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark

Calculation LIVE online-performance, Tashkent International Biennale for Contemporary Art 2018
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Båndmagasinet no. 2, The Lake Radio. 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark

Walther & Langgaards Artists Supplies, Delfi 2018
Malmö, Sweden

Nye Rør!, Salon 75 2018
Frederiksberg, Denmark

Don’t Feed The Troll, Salon 75 2018
Frederiksberg, Denmark

Vi Tager Intet Ansvar 5, Kræ Syndikatet & Warehouse9 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark

Flerdagesdrøm festival 2017
Slangerup, Denmark

Ingen Jury, Ingen Præmier, Salon 75  2017
Frederiksberg, Denmark

In The Gallery #10 No Title, Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalon  2017
Copenhagen, Denmark


Spring Exhibition Charlottenborg  2017
Copenhagen, Denmark


Krystalpaladset, Odensemusikbibliotek  2017
Odense, Denmark




Patara Gallery

12 september - 14 october 2020

Tbilisi, Georgia


Curated by Gvantsa Jishkariani 


http://pataragallery.com/en/




Drafts of Ecology/Bestial Fantasy


The exhibition Drafts of Ecology/Bestial Fantasy by artist, filmmaker, curator and composer Theodor Nymark revolves around four diagram-like illustrations which depict the grand narrative of the coming film by the artist; The Picturesque Beast. The illustrations consist of manipulated and vectorized imagery, architectural floor-plans (From a passage-grave and a neoclassical Liselund Old Palace, both central architecture of the film), descriptive texts and narrator models.

The primary aspect of the narrator model and the contradictory distinction between the primal and the picturesque is central for the narrative to unfold. As seen in three of the illustrations (Primal, Picturesque, Metamorphosis), the narrator model (appropriated from Carl Jung) depicts a descent from the picturesque to the primal and back as seen in the illustration entitled Drafts Of Ecology. The relation and contradiction between the phenomenological concepts of the primal and picturesque arose from a 19th-century romantic understanding and distancing of nature as a phenomenon, rather than as an inevitable aspect of ecology, evolution and therefore culture. That exact same distancing is relevant today as it follows up to 21st-century thinking and its effect on climate change, industrial production, xenophobia and economic accumulation.

The Metamorphosis depicts both the actual transformation of the character from human to wolf (or picturesque to primal) by the application of a prosthetic nose and the contradicting ecological relations in contemporary materiality. The central materiality of modern technology derives primarily from rare-earth-minerals and alloys which are resources naturally harvested from mines. These resources reflect the ecology of all existing objects as they symbolize the union of an ever-growing distinction between man and nature.

Inspired by thinkers and writers as Timothy Morton (Hyberobjects, Ecology Without Nature), William Gilpin (Forest Scenery), Carl Jung (his concept of the Corascene Dog) and Snorri Sturluson (The Poetic Edda) the narrative explores dialectical relations in aspects of society such as culture and nature, biology and technology, fiction and reality, past and present, dog and wolf, good and bad.


The Primal
500 gsm heavy-duty tarp (PVC) material (fire resistance rating “B1 (self-extinguishing)
150 cm X 100 cm

The Picturesque
500 gsm heavy-duty tarp (PVC) material (fire resistance rating “B1 (self-extinguishing))
150 cm X 100 cm


Drafts Of Ecology  
500 gsm heavy-duty tarp (PVC) material (fire resistance rating “B1 (self-extinguishing)
150 cm X 100 cm


The Metamorphosis
500 gsm heavy-duty tarp (PVC) material (fire resistance rating “B1 (self-extinguishing)
150 cm X 100 cm


Brigade Gallery

3 July - 24 July 2020 Vesterbro, Copenhagen

CRITS Duo solo-show w/ Sofus Keiding

Curated by Michael Bank Christoffersen.

https://www.brigade.site/crits



“Drafts of Ecology” 2020
Variable dimensions
  1. Passage grave of graphite on paper
  2. The Complete book of self-sufficiency by John Seymour with landscape modeling trees
  3. Dollhouse Empire Furniture with flint flakes
The three assemblages are small tableaus relating to the notion of ecology and architecture. The miniature-like situations also act as diagrams for understanding the historical and spiritual aspects of ecology within the framework of the coming film by the artist.


“Nest of The Beast” 2020
30x45x60
Styrofoam Thermobox, Monster Energy hoodie, dried branches, skin of a badger, bubble wrap, USB grow lights, USB hub, power strip with modelling grass.
A tomb-like case inhabited by an anthropomorphic figure resembling the carcass of the protagonist, Fen-Dweller - the main character of the narrative in the coming filmwork of the artist.


“Chalk Cliff Staircase (host body)” 2020
170x45x30
Casted gypsum
Plaster cast of a fragment from a broken wooden staircase leading down to the chalk cliff on the island of Møn. An island in which the film by the artist revolves around and as a geography for the narrative.