Sidsel Meineche Hansen is an artist whose practice explores nervousness as a form of institutional critique. Her work manifest as exhibitions and cross-disciplinary seminars.
Her current work is centered on the chemical production of subjectivity, through the historical development and increasing prescriptions of anti-depressant and anti-psychotic drugs. Recently this research culminated in the production of an animation in the genre of bodyhorror, using CGI. Seroquel, which is the name of this piece, reflecting on psychoapharmaca as technology that mutates the human organism towards the post-human.
Meineche Hansen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main. While obtaining her master’s degree at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmith (2008-2010), she co-initiated the collective research project Model Court. Their recent film, Resolution 978 HD, explores the shifting infrastructure of international justice. From her studies, she developed a research methodology and an approach to theory, which is based on critical spatial analysis and self-organisation.
Exhibitions from 2014 include: INSIDER, Cubitt Gallery, London; Let’s Destroy the Earth but Keep the Humans, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich; Je Suis Feministe, London; J’ai froid, castillo/corrales, Paris, (2014); Late Barbarians, Gasworks Gallery, London. Seminars initiated in 2014 include: Methylene blue diluted by female ejaculation, SPACE gallery, London; Why does Fred Sandbeck’s work make me cry? Cubitt Gallery and If I can’t Dance Amsterdam; HIS HEAD, Gasworks Gallery, London; This is not a symptom hosted by South London Gallery (2014-ongoing)
Exhibitions and events by the collaboration Model Court include: L’Europe des Artistes, Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo (2014); Forensis, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2014); Model Court, See you in The Hague, STROOM, The Hague; RESOLUTION 978 HD, Gasworks Gallery, Gallery, London (2013); Model Court, Oslo, curated by Rio Bravo, The Danish Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); The 21st Century Program at the Chisenhale Gallery, London (2011); Model Court: An Ecology of the Courtroom, CCA, Glasgow (2009). Screenings at: The Norwegian Film Institute, Olso; Pori Art Museum, Helsinki; Witte de With, Rotterdam; EVA Biennial of Contemporary Art, Limerick (all 2014).