• EKS-RUMMET is an artist run project- and exhibition space located at Prags Boulevard in Copenhagen in the studio union of Prag61. EKS-RUMMET was a former studio but since 2015 it has been turned into an exhibition space, with its own entrance. Eks-rummet is run by the artist of Prag61, and since its beginning EKS-RUMMET has shown new as well as more established names from the art scene. In May 2017 EKS-RUMMET decided to invite and arrange open calls with deadlines every half year. The exhibition schedule is set for the period September 2017 until february 2018, with artists from e.g. Denmark, Sweden and Poland.
  • The Regiment by Maria Norrman. Opening February 23rd

 

Eks-rummet invites you to the opening of

The Regiment

by Maria Norrman

friday February 23rd, 17.00-20.00.

Exhibition period
24-25/2 and 1-4/3, 14.00-17.00.

The video The Regiment shows five persons from a Danish group who reenact German army forces from World War II. They consider it a strategy for historic research and a way of communicating history, and do it without standing behind
the politics of the nazi regime or its contemporary affiliations.
The group is photographed and interviewed by the artist in a photo studio.
Norrman’s questions revolve around their controversial choice to recreate a military unit which they know were part of a horrific regime. By wearing civilian 1940s clothing, Norrman shows that she shares their interest, and question them to understand hers and many other people’s interest for the era surrounding World
War II.
In between questions and answers, the persons pose for pictures in silence, which create a contemplative pause that highlights the vulnerable situation of the photo shoot.
Only the sounds from the camera are heard. The persons are showing a slight unease, at the same time as they are doing something very important for their hobby, the documenting of their personas in uniform.

Maria Norrman (b. 1987) work with mediums such as video, photography, performance and costume making. Her work often examine how history is used as a tool for relating to one’s surroundings, or as a strategy to repress it. The work
explores why we fantasise and create images about topics such as war history, gender and sexuality.

Norrman graduated from the MFA program at Malmö Art Academy in 2013. Her work has been shown at group exhibitions such as Understrøm – young Nordic Art, Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark, 2014. Norrman has had solo exhibitions at Molekyl
Gallery, Malmö, 2015, Gotland Art Museum, Visby, 2017 and Gallery Ping-Pong, Malmö, 2018.

https://marianorrman.net/

Thanks to Inter Arts Center, Malmö