Mikkel Nieman: Decaying
Compound Yellow: #244 Lake street
Friday February 28th, 6-9pm
Help us welcome Danish artist Mikkel Nieman at the opening reception of his solo exhibition:”Decaying” at Compound Yellow.
Danish artist Mikkel Neimann will be in residence at Compound Yellow from February 28-March 28, 2020. He will be show casing four different videos that examine how political decisions impact urban design and our perception of the space we inhabit. Specifically, each of the videos portray abandoned
villages in Greenland, abandoned factories in Detroit and the separation wall in Israel. Niemann, through his site visits, collects materials through digital video, photography, sound recording that emphasize a relationship between remnants of the architecture, human life, and the collective memories of these remnants. Niemann uses his collection process to capture everyday details which we see but do not gave much notice, like
wallpaper, a painted wall, brick patterns, labels etc. The images are combined with sound, recorded onsite or from archives, helping the viewer contextualize how these remnants or spaces are used. The short musical non-narrative works that Niemann creates also addresses how these spaces often become an enactment of civil disobedience as they are transformed through generational population shifts.
Mikkel Niemann is a Danish multi-media artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Mikkel works in video, photography, performance and installation exploring the connections between memory, history, architecture and decay.