The Blue Room II

Emerging Artists

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The Blue Room II, Manipulated VHS tape still, 2018

Elise Hanson (b. 1991) is a multidisciplinary artist who works primarily with different forms of outdating technologies, including such as flatbed scanners, photocopy machines, and laser printers. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in her hometown of Cedar Falls, Iowa with her BFA in Photography in 2016. Upon graduation, she participated in the annual Sketchbook Project founded and operated by the Brooklyn Art Library in Brooklyn, New York, and her sketchbook entry now resides as a part of their permeant collection. She has participated and curated several solo and group exhibitions on campus at UNI, as well as in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Louisville, Kentucky, and Freeport, Illinois. She will be attending the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon to pursue her MFA in Visual Studies in the fall of 2018.

In her own words:

Created through a trial and error-based studies, I create work by exploring the unconventional methods and ways of operating different technologies. I find inspiration in that these machines were drafted and produced to complete a specific command and how through manipulation, new ways of using these machines become available. In my work, I am primarily interested in exploring the fine line between chaos and order. Often utilizing repetition and movement in my works, I investigate strains and tension, as results of the production process or worn condition from excessive use. As I continue my own experiments and research on the impact of technology on contemporary art, I have a greater desire to create work that follows and explores this notion.

Elise's website

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on April 04, 2018

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