Intimate Earthquake Archives

00:04:10 Van Abbemuseum
Sissel Marie Tonn won the Theodora Niemeijer Prize and will show an interactive installation on the earthquakes in Groningen.

Sissel Marie Tonn on her winning proposal Intimate Earthquake Archives for the Theodora Niemeijer Prize 2016

Intimate Earthquake Archives is a proposal by Sissel Marie Tonn in which she wants to explore the relationship between human experience and an environment undergoing change. It’s an interactive installation that allows participants to access and experience all the earthquakes recorded in Groningen - related to the gas drilling - to date. 

Sissel Marie Tonn (1986) is a Danish artist living in The Hague. She works with multi-media installation, drawing and writing, and her processual approach is driven by a great deal of curiosity and the possibilities of building relationships across fields. Her work builds upon an interest in ‘presence’ within ecologies undergoing subtle or profound changes. Within this discourse the work explores these environmental (often humanly induced) changes, extending the public debates towards epistemological issues connecting these events to the body and its sensing of presence. She completed a master in Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in 2015. She is the cofounder of the artist initiative Platform for Thought in Motion together with artist Jonathan Reus.

Video credits

  • Film: Ilse van Loon 
  • Interviews: Inge Borsje 
  • Made possible by: Stichting Niemeijer Fonds
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