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A site specific installation for the “Tranen” From press release: Tranen is proud to present Danish artist Jesper Carlsen’s solo exhibition Brick & Mortar; the final exhibition in the season programme Creation – Mists of Dawn. “I lick the silicone joints discretely, hoping that no one sees me. I have to find out if they taste […]
Computer animation HD 200 frames walk cycle. One Tyrannosaurus Rex walk cycle. An animation inspired by the intermediate step in CGI production. A presentation of a 3D model before it gets a realistic skin. “Walk Cycle” 2016 from Jesper on Vimeo.
3D Computer Animation, HD, 2min. A hand is touching and are simultaneously transformed by an invisible box. “Box” 2016 excerpt from Jesper on Vimeo.
70cm width, 70cm length, 160cm height 3D printed Stanford Bunny, wood construction. installation view. Martin Asbæk Gallery, DK
3D animation. HD, 2 min. 52 sec. A Bruce Nauman inspired Animation dealing with the process and the challenges of creating realistic skin in 3D computer animation. The computer generated voice reads text from various technical forums with advise on how to do realistic skin shading in 3D computer animation. The Head Mesh/model is animated from a often […]
3d Animation, UHD, 8min. 12sec. loop
Prototype Construction no 1. no. 2 3D print, 16mm pvc pipe, rubber band. The video work in the background: “Material” 2015
1 min. 25 sec. loop. Computer animation
2,42 min. loop. Computer animation
90 x 12 x 12 cm Eight programed light bulbs
Spray painted on five different computer modeled stencils. cotton sailcloth, 90 x 140 cm
Spray painted on five different computer modeled stencils. cotton sailcloth, 90 x 90 cm
75 x 150 cm cut out plywood
to 20 x 12 cm, wood
16 frames, loop. Hand drawn animation
31 October – 29 November 2014 In the show Animation Syntax Jesper Carlsen works – through animation – with our understanding of objects. Human perception of the spatial is on the agenda in Carlsen’s works. We experience our own reality chronologically, and Carlsen works through animation to clarify time as a crucial factor in our […]
Reflected roof by Jesper Carlsen and Akane Moriyama Jesper Carlsen and Akane Moriyama have created a transient experience within the Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art in the form of an inverted undulating roof. Responding to the temporality of the history of museum, which has been moved and reconfigured many times, this tent like space […]
wooden structures 3 x 23cm x 65 cm The shadows of three dimensional structures.
Computer animation HD, 20 min, loop. commissioned by DIAS 2014 Installed on Vallensbaek S-train station for the exhibition Presenting DIAS, 2014. The animation is a digital recreation of a classic movie scene from the Chaplin movie Modern Times from 1936. A film that humorously and critically relates to the modern industrialization. In the original it is […]
Watercolor on paper. 80cm x 60cm. Satellite scanned elevation data from Mars, computer recreated and then redrawn.
Recreated from photos as 3D print(size 1:1).
wood construction. 62 x 87 cm. A copy of a Alexander Rodchenko Construction and the shadow it cast, a afternoon in the studio.
“Queen Of Mars” 2013 3 x A0 print + 1x projection. Image of Mars + film Aelita, Queen Of Mars, 1924 The three prints are a composite image of Mars taken by “The Curiosity Mars Rover” The projection on top of the picture is a Russian science fiction film from 1924 called Aelita, Queen of Mars […]
5 min. HD video. The video consists of a hand while performing various exercises and a mirror. The video is inspired by a treatment called mirror box treatment. This is a treatment for phantom limp pain where a reflection of the functioning hand can eliminate the pain in the hand that is no longer there. The […]
C-Print Paper, size A4
A study of the two plants found in my studio. 40. A3 drawings.
Undefined meter. Not yet mounted with a printed scale. 6.5 cm X 5,5 cm
A slow chaser light sequence, made with the fluorescent light in the exhibition space “Koh-I-Noor” Copenhagen DK. fluorescent light sequence, 2012, Installation view from Jesper on Vimeo.
wood construction. 80 x 140 cm. Made after a drawing by Gustav Klucis (1922).
wood construction. 82 x 53 cm. rotatable oil painted wooden columns.
cut wood. 74cm X 74cm Two wooden spirals, one assembled as a spiral the other just assembled.
Animation, tutorial like screencast 8 min 31 sec. Sound: Alexander Rodchenko, text “The Line” 1921, read by computer. The Animation is in the form of a construction of various of Alexander Rodchenko’s drawings and Karl Ioganson sculptures. Generally through an adaptation from flat compositions to spatial ones
MDF and tiles 51 x 51 x 51 cm
oil paint on wood 52,5 x 52,5 x 52,5 cm
carving series no.6-13 cut out cardboard 50cm x 54cm drawing the compositions from: Alexander Rodchenko, Gustav Klutsis, László Moholy-Nagy, El Lissitzky and Liubov Popova to explore the gap between the represented and the spatial
cut out cardboard 50 cm x 54 cm drawing inspiration from: Alexander Rodchenko, Karl Ioganson and El Lissitzky to explore the gap between the represented and the spatial.
cut out cardboard 50 cm x 54 cm no.1-4.
Hand drawn animation 2 min. 55 sec. contiusly loop Also present in the image: “Spatial Constructions” 2. series 2012
photo series 2012 c-print 50 cm x 54 cm
Spatial Ambiguity 2012 Martin Asbæk Gallery 13 January – 11 February 2012 press(ENG)/ Greatly inspired by the experimental work of the Russian Constructivists with elementary forms and abstract idioms, Jesper Carlsen is showing new works that turn the focus on construction rather than composition. The exploration of surface, line and colour, and especially of spatial […]
chalk line on wall, after Alexander Rodchenko 150 cm x 200 cm. Chalk line is a tool for drawing straight lines, mainly used in construction. The line is coated in chalk then pulled tight across a suface where it is snapped causing the string to strike the surface, leaving a straight line. Line Composition no […]
carving series no.1-5 cut out cardboard 35cm x 40cm drawing inspiration from: Alexander Rodchenko, Karl Ioganson, Gustav Klutsis and Sol Le witt to explore the gap between the represented and the spatial
Computer animation 24min. 69,7 x 61,7 cm. projection after El Lissitzky’s painting, Composition, 1922 A 3D computer model built from an El Lissitzky painting. The Camera rotate slowly around the elements from the painting. viewing it from all angles thereby creating different compositions during the 24 min.(36.000 frames) long loop
Three site-specific projects carried out by the collective OK corral. 2011 “La fumee gu paquebot” Petit Maroc, St. Nazaire France 1. Double Horizon A wall has been built in front of the view on a small beach. The workblocks the view and thereby interfere with the image of how a horizon isperceived. In the middle […]
24cm x 24cm x 24 cm. 3-dimensional viewing cube. The Elements is used as visual-stimuli in neurological studies for testing Spatial Intelligence Here cut out in paper and and arranged in 3 Dimensions. see related projects at the off blog http://www.off.jesper-carlsen.com/archives/212
30 sec. loop Black & white computer animation. A Custom made computer animation, for the Factory of Art and Design, Copenhagen ,DK.(BYOB – BRING YOUR OWN BEAMER – COPENHAGEN). see preliminary test video from the off blog.
6 March – 3 April 2011 Sierra Metro Edinburgh (UK) exhibition text: For his first UK solo show, Copenhagen artist Jesper Carlsen presents a selection of new and recent video and animations works. Interested in exploring the ways in which we see, these works interrogate notions of perception through explorations of light. Carlsen’s title refers to […]
This blog-site is a kind of outlet for the projects that does not fit this site either because they simply does not work in a practical sens or as works of art.
I find this kind of open or incomplete work very interesting and I want with a blog to create a platform for these projects.
A black box with an LED light that flashes the message: “Light sequence in morse code” in morse code. see installation view from the solo exhibition “Light and Matter” 2011 in Edenburgh
stop motion animation. 3 min. 16 sec. Elements used as visual-stimuli in scientific studies, dealing with perception of spatiality. Here cut out in paper and reanimated as a stop motion animation. Short video clip from animation
8 x 8 cm, 110 pages. The publication is a flip book where the actual movement of the individual pages is represented on each side. 100 pages, the name and number of pages that have been computer-modeled and animated to be printed individually in the book. The book consists however of 110 pages to include […]
manipulated video HD and SD-DVD pal computer 6 min. 31 sec. projection. A projected video of graph paper that is being moved and folded. At specific times in the video the squares on the paper aligned exactly with the grid pattern from the tiles on the wall on which the video is projected. This creates […]
Black & white print . 34 x 42 cm. a collection of 100 pictures of the sun seen through trees. an extension of the ideas which ran in previous projects like: ”Copenhagen Flicker” 2009 ”Colour Vision” 2009 and “Flare” 2009
graph paper folded square. 21cm x 21cm.
Computer animation 2min. One pixel changes color slowly. see video clip One_pixel_animation_wed_web
Computer animation Stereo 2 min. 40 sec. Loop Made specific for the exhibition “Frederiksberg”. Frederiksberg is a part the city, Copenhagen with its own local government.
This channel is a form of outlet or a test site for small structure like film experiment. Projects(films and Animations) that I find interesting and inspirational but don’t consider as artworks in themselves. http://www.youtube.com/jhcarlsen update: it evolved in 2011 to become an independent error blog: off.jesper-carlsen.com examples
DVD pal stereo 115min. A laser beam reading a DVD video disc. A process that is normally hidden is now the main motif of the video. A direct reference to what is actually happening in the DVD player during reading of DVDs.
8 X 8 filter in window (189 X 165)cm A Bayer filter is a color filter that is placed in the majority of digital cameras to filter out the individual colors for each pixel/sensor, as each sensor can only detect light intensity and not color difference. An assembly of these individual colored pixels is what forms […]
Lars Worm / Jesper Carlsen 3. July – 31 July. 2009 NLHspace Vesterfœlledvej 63 1750 Copenhagen v DK-press release Ordet biotop betegner en separat og rumlig afgrænset del af et økosystem ofte med et unikt dyre- og planteliv til følge. Denne udstilling lukker sig på samme måde omkring typiske stueplanter, der oftest har deres oprindelse […]
Variable size (as seen on the pictures : 3m high x 8.6m wide) Print patterns of slightly bent paralleled lines are put on top of each other to produce moiré, which emerges as a secondary pattern resulting from the different lines’ relation to one another. Each layer is a different shade of grey, and can […]
Video HD and SD-DVD pal 5min. 5sec. Inspired by the event that led Brion Gysin to build the Dream Machine in 1960.The video is of light flickering rapidly through trees, recordings from different transport means in and around Copenhagen.The video continues in a endless loop with 1 sec. clips and with the blinding from the […]
Martin Asbæk Gallery, (Copenhagen)DK 20. marts – 11. april 2009 press(ENG)/ In works of video, computer animation, print, sculpture as well as papercuts Danish artist Jesper Carlsen (b. 1977) explores different patterns, how they are created and the ways in which they affect human perception. For instance in a series of prints entitled Moiré (RGB) […]
”Moiré (RGB-print)” 2009 and ”Moiré (Grey-print)” 2009 “In physics, a moiré pattern (pronounced/mwɑːˈreɪ/ or /ˈmɔəreɪ/ in English; [mwaˈʁe] in French) is an interference pattern created, for example, when two grids are overlaid at an angle, or when they have slightly different mesh sizes.” from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moiré_pattern A secondary pattern emerges as a product of the different patterns relation to one another. In these prints […]
Cut out cardboard 45 cm x 52 cm “In physics, a moiré pattern (pronounced/mwɑːˈreɪ/ or /ˈmɔəreɪ/ in English; [mwaˈʁe] in French) is an interference pattern created, for example, when two grids are overlaid at an angle, or when they have slightly different mesh sizes.” from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moiré_pattern A secondary pattern emerges as a product of the different patterns relation to one […]
After Brion Gysin’s ”Dream Machine” 1960 Turntable and light bulb 37cm x 31 cm x 26 cm Rotating trees around a light bulb, mounted on a turntable.Modeled after Brion Gysin’s notes about his experiences, producing the same effects as his Dream Machine from 1960. “Had a transcendental storm of colour visions today in the bus […]
Computeranimation HD and SD-DVD pal 3min. 34sec. Loop Computer animated lens flare. Lens flare occurs when a camera is pointing directly at the sun. It is often an unwanted effect. In computer animation lens flare, or rather a fake lens flare, is often used to create the illusion of the animation being recorded with a […]
Computer generated animation Resolution: XGA 24p No sound Duration: 9 h. 6 min. Sets one pixel per frame and runs at 24 per second. Starts with a completely black screen, ends op with a completely white after abut 9 hours. XGA, the Extended Graphics Array, is an IBM display standard introduced in 1990. Today, it […]
HD and SD-DVD pal computer animation 4min.10sec. loop No sound 16:9 The animation consists of a black and white square that starts to rotate slowly with an exponential rising velocity.The animation stops when the rotation per frame becomes180 degrees. At that point the black space simply changes place with the white from one frame to […]
8 x (4mx4m) painted walls. The location is a former factory that now houses artists’ studios and a large project room (Factory of Art and Design, Copenhagen). Eight removable walls often used to create a showroom were painted black and white, then they were folded out/positioned after each other creating a kind of scale in […]
DVD or High Definition, manipulated video and computer animation Duration: 1 min. 32 sec. Loop The piece “Bouncing a ball between the floor and the gallery wall with changing rhythm” (2008) can be seen as an attempt to eliminate any representation of space in a documentation of a performance, thereby moving the narrative in to […]
140 different lamps installed in a public office building. A building that usually is dark and emty at night Oerestad North, Copenhagen ,DK
3D computer animation transferred to 16mm. 8sec. loop 16mm film A rebuilding of Bruce Nauman’s studio as it looked in a series of 16mm films from 1967-68 such as “Dance or Exercise on the Perimeter of a Square (Square Dance)”. The Animation shows a slight camera movement, which can be observed in the original films […]
Video/animation, 2min 20 sec. Loop. DVD pal. An animation is projected on the fixture of a fluorescent lamp (without the fluorescent tube). The projection starts off simulating the fluorescent light that has been removed, then slowly changing into a fresco-like illusion revealing the sky above. After a few minutes a sunbeam suddenly penetrates the clouds […]
four piles of dirt. Public artwork for the exhibition “Free Space” Sønder Boulevard(Copenhager)DK.
DVD, manipulated video Duration: 4 min. loop. Reanimated scene from the film “Space Odyssey 2001”
Manipulated video, 3 min. 35 sec. Loop. DVD pal.
Itallation: 12 fluorescent light variable size(inside the glass box) 1 pinspot(inside the glass box) 1 mirror ball(inside the pharmacy) for the exhibition: 700 % PLUS CPH KUNSTHAL_Centenniale The 20th of October – 31st of October 2006
DVD, manipulated video and computer animation Duration: 1min. 17 sec. loop. “Smutugle” is the Danish name for “Noctua pronuba” or the “Large Yellow Underwing” moth.The name “Smutugle” can be translated directly into something like “slip (slipping) owl” in English.The reason being that when you think you have caught it, it slips away. The video is […]
HD pal computer animation 4min. loop Stereo sound 16:9 A 3D computer constructed fluorescent light (looking real at first glance) is projected into a corner – an installation that emphasizes the reference to Dan Flavin. After a short while a fly is drawn to the light, landing and walking around a bit before flying off […]
A exhibition made together with Artist Jabob Borges
Manipulated video Duration 37 sec. loop DVD Manipulated video footage of a gull. The gull is copied into the footage three times, that way resembling three gulls. After a while the gulls’ patterns of behaviour is repeated, making their movements almost resemble a dance.
Custom-made animation/projection, 3min. Loop. DVD. An animated spider, custom made to the room concerned. The spider crawls out from the space between a door and door-casing, dwells for a (short) while and then continues crawling until it disappears.
170 picture shown in a ipod(with photo viewing) as a manual(interaktiv) animation. see preview video clip(0,8Mb): spider_ipod_doc
Manipulated video Duration: 58 sec. loop. DVD