Using fluid media including installation, sound, video and text, Vibeke Mascini explores the sensorial scaling of abstract phenomena, with the intention to seek agency from intimacy. In long-term collaboration with scientists, engineers, government employees, and musicians she proposes the development of a conscious understanding of electric energy as a statement of interconnectedness and entanglement. By exploring the complex relationship between source and user, and focusing on the material implications of unlikely sources from which electricity is derived (including a whale carcass, a melting glacier, confiscated cocaine, and human remains), Mascini proposes installations where memories and mysterious sensorial experiences meet the newest technology of the rapidly growing field of energy storage systems.

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Salvage
Unfair - Vibeke mascini, salvage, 2019
Unfair - Vibeke mascini, salvage, 2019

Vibeke Mascini
Salvage (2019)

Electricity generated from burning whale remains, Tesla lithium ion batteries, pianola, audio transcript on pianola roll

Durance of a single performance: 7 min

180 x 170 x 200 cm

Blind Men
Unfair - Vibeke_mascini_blind men_2022_gunnar meier_installation view at radius cca, delft, nl

Vibeke Mascini
Blind Men (2022)

(Picture by Gunnar Meier)

Installation shot at  RADIUS CCA, Delft, NL.

Instar 6.9 kWh
Unfair - Vibeke_mascini_instar (6.9 kwh)_2023_martin argyroglo_installation view at frac grand-large, dunkirk, fr

Vibeke Mascini
Instar 6.9 kWh (2023)

(Picture by Martin-Argyroglo)

Installation view at FRAC Grand Large Dunkirk, FR

Peninsula
Unfair - Vibeke_mascini_peninsula_2023_vibeke mascini

Vibeke Mascini
Peninsula (2023)
Ray
Unfair - Vibeke_mascini_ray_2022_natascha libbert

Vibeke Mascini
Ray (2022)

(Picture by Natascha Libbert)

Unfair - Vibeke_mascini_florian braakman
(Picture by Florian Braakman)

Vibeke Mascini (1989) is a visual artist, writer, and amateur moth breeder based in Amsterdam. She has a BFA from Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and was educated through practice, collaboration and artist-in-residency programs. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and a Fine Art tutor at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Her work is part of international collections a.o.: MoMA Library, New York, FRAC île-de-france, Paris and Getty Research Centre, Los Angeles. Her publications include Silent Whale Letters (2023), published by Sternberg Press, Cloud Inverse (2017) and The Dent of Walter Umenhofer (2015).


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