”THE NOISY SHED”
Mie Olise Kjaergaard.
The Triangle Project. Istanbul, September 2007.
Mie Olise Kjaergaard works with abandoned places and fallen constructions. Through architectural constructions; either built, filmed or painted, she discusses place, the stories and ideas, that was pursued, and fell to the ground.
The Noisy Shed project builds on top of the artist's ongoing project about the Russian Utopian city, The Pyramid. Situated in Arctic Norway, just underneath the North Pole, this city today appears as a Ghost Town.
It is one of the finest examples of a communist utopia, that today is left, with books in the libary, the curtains drawn in the cinema, the plants still in the windows of the houses, grass imported from Russia, the hotel bar with brand new leather furniture, and glasses ready for mixing another drink.
The Noisy Shed, is a construction, that brings the contrast from the Fallen Utopia at North Pole along - within.
Built of Istanbul ”scrap” and inspired by Istanbul industrial architecture, The Noisy Shed contains moving images of the Pyramid Ghost Town, and especially the soundtrack played very loud, the mourning. You can crawl into the shed, or you can look through peepholes and cupboard doors.
The shed is an architectural reminder that Freud's uncanny, the unheimlich, is also indeed close to the homely, or heimlich. – it celebrates the fantastic architecture and the idealistic spirit that fuelled the ideas of the arctic utopia.
Mie Olise Kjærgaard is Danish, and lives and works in London. She finish her MA in Fine Arts in 2007, from Central St. Martins, London University of The Arts. She is a painter, also building architectural structures and –videos about abandoned structures and constructions such as factories, cities, ships and houses.
The sound is created by Danish composer Goodipal/Geoudjiparl van den Dobbelsteen.
The project is in collaboration with Sona Ertekin
After acquiring a BA in American Culture and Literature at Hacettepe University, Ankara; she got a scholarship, moved to Istanbul and got her MA degree on Film and TV at Bilgi University. She presented her masters thesis titled "Through the Liquid Glass: A Comparative Approach to The Matrix and eXistenZ" in academic conferences in the U.S. and the Czech Republic. For a while she was sure that she was going to follow an academic career in cultural studies, but now she is traveling the world as
a DJ spreading her sunshine to the people.
She is also working as a writer in media, advertising, film etc and produces radio for Açik Radio.
Nowadays she is editing a book for Açik Radio, working as writer and director on theatre and film projects.