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Eva La Cour

Doctoral student

Eva La Cour
Doctoral student
eva.lacour@akademinvaland.gu.se

Postal Address: Box 132, 405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 50 , 41137 Göteborg


Valand Academy (More Information)
Box 132
405 30 Göteborg
www.akademinvaland.gu.se
info@akademinvaland.gu.se
Fax: +46(0)31786 51 19
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 50 , 411 37 Göteborg

About Eva La Cour

Eva la Cour is a Danish visual artist and researcher with a background in fine arts as well as visual anthropology. She works with audio-visual and spatial forms of montage and display, performance and text, always negotiating with her surroundings. As such her work reflects a general interest in skilled visions, mediation and epistemology, which she particularly has investigated in relation to landscapes of narratives and raw materials in High Arctic terrains.

At Valand Academy of Art Eva la Cour is a teacher and doctoral candidate with the practice-based artistic research project The Figure of the Guide: Mediating the Open Terrain.

 

More on the research project:

The Figure of the Guide: Mediating the Arctic Terrain is an artistic research project that seeks perspectives on the mediating agency of customary geopolitical, geohistorical and geoaesthetic approaches to the Arctic region, through live-narrated image performance constructions and essayistic film-experiments with collaborative live-editing.

While Svalbard often functions as visually representative of the High Arctic, this extraordinary archipelago can in many ways be regarded as a regional anomaly - significantly, it has never had an indigenous population but is rather characterized by transient cosmopolitan communities. This makes Svalbard an interesting place to explore the figure of the guide as a tool to investigate and politicize the mediating agency of customary geopolitical, geohistorical and geoaesthetic approaches to the Arctic region, within the domains of both arts and science. An idea central to the research is thus that of the image-political Arctic – a fundament explicitly related to artistic practice, but also to the Arctic’s neo-colonial location in the context of environmental crisis. In this sense, the topic of the research hinges in the intersections between environmental histories and their mediation; imaginary geographies and their materialities. It bridges anthropological debates on practice and the construction of knowledge with contemporary discourses on decoloniality and materiality, which allows for modes of inquiring that lack previous research: Through a critical approach to the notion of the essayistic film-experiment, and use of collaborative live-editing, the research brings together questions of 'how to construct an altered sense of historical / contemporary narrative?' with 'how to share authorship and ownership in a live-situation?'. Because, this situates and skills the guide in a context of image production and political economy across artistic and scientific research.

Designed as a consecutive series of film-experiments that uses years of fieldwork material from Svalbard, the PhD project more generally seeks perspectives on how artistic practices may enable a shift in focus from that of representation to that of mediation, while speculating on the political and aesthetical implications of such a shift.

 

Latest publications

Where and Whereto? / Sumi Sumullu?
Eva La Cour, Jakob Jakobsen
Hospital Prison University Archive, Art Space in Copenhagen, DK, Artwork 2018
Artwork

Live-editing as mediating mechanism
Eva La Cour
The Creative Image conference, Manchester, UK, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

A Montage of Notes from Svalbard : Mediating the Arctic through Artistic Research
Eva La Cour
Artistic visions of the Anthropocene North : climate change and nature in art, New York, Routledge, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

A montage of notes from Svalbard mediating the Arctic through Artistic research
Eva La Cour
Artistic Visions of the Anthropocene North: Climate Change and Nature in Art, Routledge, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Weather phenomenology & Video Historics
Eva La Cour
Skulpturlandsby Selde / Sculpture City Selde, 2017. Sculpture City Selde is a platform for art in public space. In 2017 the focus is video art and ten invited international artist engaged with the people of Selde as the subject and material for their video productions. The project aims to explore and experiment with the possibilities of video art. In 2016-2017 the artists visited the city to commence their site specific research and preparatory work, in fall 2017 the works are exhibited in Selde’s public areas., Artwork 2017
Artwork

Martin’s Eye
Eva La Cour
Århus Kunsthal Contemporary art centre located at the centre of the city of Aarhus, Denmark. Later, in a significantly different version, at: The Swedish Research Council’s Symposium on artistic research, Stockholm (November 2017)., Artwork 2017
Artwork

Arktisk Station
Eva La Cour
Engelsholms Slot, Vejle, DK. A two day artistic gathering and program of presentations, organized and curated by FOE – tidsskrift for Form og Erfaring. (A Danish collective and journal in the field of ast and litterature)., Artwork 2017
Artwork

Castles of Sand
Eva La Cour
Theater Am Zee Part of a program performed at Klein Verhaal and curated by 2m3, a non-commercial performance platform in Bruxelles. From the 27th of July to the 4th of August Pol Pauwels from 2m3 curated a program of solo performances in connection to the returning theater og performancefestival ’Theater ann Zee’ in Oostende., Artwork 2017
Artwork

A montage across frameworks on Svalbard
Eva La Cour
Nordic Geographers Meeting/Performing Urgency (conference), Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Mediating Climate Change
Eva La Cour
Martin's Eye, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

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2018

Where and Whereto? / Sumi Sumullu?
Eva La Cour, Jakob Jakobsen
Hospital Prison University Archive, Art Space in Copenhagen, DK, Artwork 2018
Artwork

Live-editing as mediating mechanism
Eva La Cour
The Creative Image conference, Manchester, UK, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

A Montage of Notes from Svalbard : Mediating the Arctic through Artistic Research
Eva La Cour
Artistic visions of the Anthropocene North : climate change and nature in art, New York, Routledge, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

A montage of notes from Svalbard mediating the Arctic through Artistic research
Eva La Cour
Artistic Visions of the Anthropocene North: Climate Change and Nature in Art, Routledge, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

2017

Weather phenomenology & Video Historics
Eva La Cour
Skulpturlandsby Selde / Sculpture City Selde, 2017. Sculpture City Selde is a platform for art in public space. In 2017 the focus is video art and ten invited international artist engaged with the people of Selde as the subject and material for their video productions. The project aims to explore and experiment with the possibilities of video art. In 2016-2017 the artists visited the city to commence their site specific research and preparatory work, in fall 2017 the works are exhibited in Selde’s public areas., Artwork 2017
Artwork

Martin’s Eye
Eva La Cour
Århus Kunsthal Contemporary art centre located at the centre of the city of Aarhus, Denmark. Later, in a significantly different version, at: The Swedish Research Council’s Symposium on artistic research, Stockholm (November 2017)., Artwork 2017
Artwork

Arktisk Station
Eva La Cour
Engelsholms Slot, Vejle, DK. A two day artistic gathering and program of presentations, organized and curated by FOE – tidsskrift for Form og Erfaring. (A Danish collective and journal in the field of ast and litterature)., Artwork 2017
Artwork

Castles of Sand
Eva La Cour
Theater Am Zee Part of a program performed at Klein Verhaal and curated by 2m3, a non-commercial performance platform in Bruxelles. From the 27th of July to the 4th of August Pol Pauwels from 2m3 curated a program of solo performances in connection to the returning theater og performancefestival ’Theater ann Zee’ in Oostende., Artwork 2017
Artwork

A montage across frameworks on Svalbard
Eva La Cour
Nordic Geographers Meeting/Performing Urgency (conference), Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Mediating Climate Change
Eva La Cour
Martin's Eye, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 10 of 15

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