OpZicht: Eline Benjaminsen

Notes on apocalypse fatigue

15 November 2018 - 13 January 2019Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Open: Monday - Friday, 11-17 hrs; Saturday - Sunday, 12-17 hrs

Closed: 17 November, 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January (between Christmas and New Year only open from Wednesday thru Sunday, 12-17 hrs)

OpZicht
s a presentation space in the lobby of Stroom Den Haag for newly registered artists from The Hague. The wall unit functions as a stand or platform where the artist can share his or her work, passion or interest with the audience. Each presentation runs for approximately 7 weeks.
Archive OpZicht presentations 2013-present

Eline Benjaminsen (Norway, 1992) graduated from the Royal Academy of Art The Hague in 2017 (Photography Department), with the project Where the money is made, about the infrastructure of algorithmic trading. For this project she was awarded the Steenbergen Stipendium and the second price in the Zilveren Camera competition (in the ‘Storytelling' category).

The following text is by Eline Benjaminsen herself:

My work explores the visuality of socio-economic processes. I am interested in the creation of ‘impossible documents', images that are mainly successful in their failure. By focusing on the strictly physical - that which can be photographed - my work offers a social-realist approach in dealing with the relation between the material and the immaterial.

Notes on apocalypse fatigue
‘Apocalypse fatigue' is a term used to describe psychological reactions to the repeated warnings about the grave consequences of climate change. This presentation demonstrates fragmented outtakes from the starting phase of my research into challenges of the lacking visuality of the earth at risk. While embracing simplified narratives and myths around climate change, and imagery that more or less unsuccessfully represents it, I look into the conventional and market-based measures taken, as well as radical alternatives.
www.elinebenjaminsen.com

Publication
Eline Benjaminsen's book Where the money is made is for sale in the Stroom bookshop (€ 5,-).

Special event
In concurrence with this OpZicht presentation a special event will take place.
More information will follow soon.

Work by Eline Benjaminsen is also on view at:
Who's in control
Location: FOTODOK in Utrecht
23 November 2018 - 4 February 2019

The Wind of Time
Location: Lianzhou Foto in China
from 30 November 2018
see also: www.scmp.com (article)

OpZicht: Eline Benjaminsen
photo: Myung Feyen, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
OpZicht: Eline Benjaminsen
photo: Myung Feyen, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
OpZicht: Eline Benjaminsen
photo: Myung Feyen, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Eline Benjaminsen, 'Where the money is made'
photo: courtesy the artist
Eline Benjaminsen, 'Where the money is made'
photo: courtesy the artist
Eline Benjaminsen, 'Where the money is made'
photo: courtesy the artist
Eline Benjaminsen, 'Where the money is made'
photo: courtesy the artist
Eline Benjaminsen, 'Where the money is made'
photo: courtesy the artist
Eline Benjaminsen, 'Where the money is made'