Vibeke Mascini (The Netherlands) in her practice researches cases in which cultural systems falter and regularities shake. She takes advice from scientists, linguists and swimmers and creates installations, audio narrations, texts and loan agreements which are concerned with the underlying operating systems of reality and emphasise the weaving of factual events into speculative narratives; thus enabling unknown or forgotten experiences to materialise. Artist publications are an important part of her art practice, examples include, The Dent of Walter Umenhofer (2015) and Cloud Inverse (2017).

Currently Vibeke is undertaking long-term research in which she navigates through a variety of prehistoric and futuristic notions regarding the perception of (animal) electricity as a speculative agent of life. During her time at Delfina she will continue this research by experimenting with a long-forgotten technique in which electrical current and dust can be used as a writing method.

Vibeke studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL) and received her BFA at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (NL). Over the past years she has been an artist-in-residence at Fondazione Ratti, IT; Alps Art Academy, CH; Studio Galeria FKSE, HU; and is currently at the Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, NL. Vibeke has has lectured at Wageningen University & Research, Academy for Architecture, and Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, NL. She is currently a professor at the sculpture department of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, NL

With support from

Mondriaan Fund


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