Audience Award 2014

The Audience Award 2014 went to Olga Benedicte Sandborg for the two works "Veni, Vidi, Vici", a video work of art, and the sculpture "Non-verbal communication - Failed conversation".


Detail from "Non-verbal communication - Failed conversation" (Photo: Jens Møller)

Aarhuus Stiftstidende´s Foundation funds the travel grant of 10,000 DKK, which on April 30 was awarded to - in the audience´s minds - the most popular exhibitor at KP & SPRING 2014.
Anyone who has visited the exhibition has been given the chance of identifying the most spectacular, provoking, moving or otherwise most interesting work / artist.
One can only guess as to the individual motives behind the votes but it is undisputed that Olga Sandborg's contributions on KP14 are among the most spectacular ones. In the video "Veni, Vidi, Vici" a paralyzed man is painted green from top to toe while a female voice (belonging to the artist) spells her way through the work's title by means of an alphabet board. In the sculpture "Non-verbal communication - Failed conversation" which consists of a giant partially unrolled roll of paper, the individual words of the conversation are printed out.  An artifice which at the same time exhibits the great difficulty linked to this type of communication and the comforting fact that a conversation is actually possible with enough determination and patience.

Olga Benedicte Sandborg is a first year student at The Jutland Art Academy and lives in Aarhus.


At right, the videowork ”Veni, Vidi, Vici” (Photo: Lars Svanholm)

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