Heidi Hove

Work for Live Art Denmark
2013: Installation for Turku Biennal at the Museum of History & Contemporary Art – Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku, Finland.

Heidi Hove was one of three Danish artists whose works we curated for Turku Biennial 2013. For her installation, Heidi Hove was inspired by the past – the archeaological fragments exhibited in Aboa Vetus and two childhood memories. One was a piece of glass which cut her foot with in the garden of her childhood home. The other is about her granddad, a farmer, who collected all the stones he found in the ground. In her installation, Heidi exhibited pieces of glass and porcelain collected in her childhood garden, along with a designers visions of the objects before they broke. Another part of her installation consists of a photo of the collection of stones in her grandfather’s garden and a very large stone actually shipped to Turku from this collection.


About the Artist
Heidi Hove (b. 1976) is an interdisciplinary artist and art educator, who lives and works in Copenhagen (DK). She graduated from California College of Arts (US) & Funen Art Academy in Odense (DK) in 2007 and from the College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Nørresundby, DK) in 2000. She has exhibited her works in various contexts in Denmark and abroad. Works include an illuminated text in a backyard in New York (US), a town gate for the suburban neighborhood of Vanløse in Copenhagen (DK), and a giant, illuminated welcoming sculpture placed outside a small desert village in Texas (US).

Find more info on Heidi’s website.

Om liveart_dk

Liveart.dk was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. The organisation is equally inspired by the imaginative and entertaining English Live Art tradition as by the theoretical and political German theatre tradition. We have organised 10 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and over 40 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation. We collaborate with theatres, music venues, art museums and festivals in Denmark and internationally.