Slow Feeder ll
2022

What happens when radical aesthetic advances suddenly appear in your dog’s food bowl? What does the shift in meaning look like when a vessel changes from utilitarian object to museum artefact? What value can we attribute to the slow activities of (arts and) crafts, given the emphasis on speed and reproducibility in our current image culture?

The dog has assumed the lead role in our digital image culture. What might that indicate? As an animal capable of feeling shame, the dog’s most remarkable quality is its ability to curb its urges through obedience training. Might it be that the image of the dog, man’s best friend, is helping us to visualize the burden of culture – civilization and its discontents?

The exhibition consists of scaled-up dog bowls in stoneware and a series of knitted textile artworks featuring images found online. The slow feeder dog bowls look like anaemic representations of formalistic modernism – abstract, geometric reliefs, a far cry from their functional origin. By contrast, the textile pieces have the form of utilitarian objects – knitted jumpers – but the amount of time that goes into their making stands in stark contrast to their source of inspiration, the online meme culture, which is characterized by quick, cheap and limitlessly reproducible production and dissemination.  

Sisse Lee explores how objects and material environments change meaning over time and what this reveals about us. Slow Feeder II draws inspiration from industrially manufactured feeding bowls for binge-eating pets and the prominent role of these animals in the constant stream of online images. The bowls’ form and material qualities have been enlarged and distorted in various ways in order to make the familiar unfamiliar and vice versa.

The exhibition is supported by Norwegian Crafts and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Norway

Peach Corner, Slow Feeder ll

Photo credit: David Stjernholm

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EDUCATION
2018

MFA, Medium and Material based Art, Ceramics, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2016

BA, Ceramic Design, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Bornholm, Denmark

Display, retail, commission
2022

Keramikk Slipp, Salgshallen, Oslo, Norway

2022

Kunstlounge, Nitja senter for Samtidskunst, Lillestrøm, Norway

2020

Cathrine Hammel, Spazio/Grünerløkka, Oslo, Norway

2020

Linie Design (Pernille Vest), Copenhagen, Denmark

2019

Pavillion Elleve, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019

Garde Hvalsøe (Studio David Thulstrup), Copenhagen, Denmark

2018

Copenhagen Contemporary, Refshaleøen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017

Kollekted By (Kråkvik & D'Orazio), Oslo, Norway

2017

Munchmuseet i Bevegelse/Kunsthall Oslo, Norway

2016

Copenhagen Contemporary, Papirøen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016

Alternativet/Kaktus København, Danish Parliament, Denmark

2015

Kunstforening Gl. Strand/Kaktus København, Denmark

2015

Heimdalsgade22, Copenhagen, Denmark

upcoming exhibitions
2023

Dissemination project, Porselenshagen, Kunsthall Grenland/Den Kulturelle Bæremeisen, Porsgrunn, Norway

2022

Juleutstillingen, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway

Selected exhibitions
2022

Os!o - You Won't Believe It, Oslo, Norway

2021

Juleutstillingen, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway

2021

News Value, Peach Corner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2021

Oslo Open, Norway

2021

Conversations w/ Tulla Elieson, Collect Art Fair, London, United Kingdoms

2021

Impossible/Possible, Tendens, Oslo Design Fair, Norway

2021

Oslo Bus Terminal, Kunstvisitten (Nitja senter for samtidskunst), Norway

2020

Juleutstillingen, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway

2020

Conversations w/ Tulla Elieson, RAM Galleri, Oslo, Norway

2020

4+4, Kunsthall Grenland, Porsgrunn, Norway

2020

Virtual Design Destination: The New Reality, Adorno Design/Norwegian Crafts, London Design Fair, United Kingdom

2019

Hjelp Det er Julemarked! Kunsthall Oslo, Norway

2019

Juleutstilling, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway

2019

The 14th Westerwald Prize w/ Josephine Mette Larsen, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany

2019

CHART Art Fair, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019

Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk og Design, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019

Talente 2019, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern, Munich, Germany

2018

Norske Kunsthåndverkeres Årsutstilling, Hydrogenfabrikken/Østfold Kunstsenter, Norway

2018

Traust (MFA degree show), Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2017

MOAN, Oslo National Academy of Fine Arts, Norway

2016

London Design Fair, Tent, United Kingdom

2016

Northmodern, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016

Silica Visions (BA degree show), Bornholms Kunstmuseum/Rundetårn/CLAY Museum, Denmark

2016

Grønbechs Gård, Bornholm, Denmark

2014

Insights, European Ceramic Context, Bornholm, Denmark

other
2022

Artistic Council 2022-2024, Kunsthall Grenland, Porsgrunn, Norway

2022

Assisting professor in ceramic art (substitute during 2022-2023), KHiO - Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2022

Workshop, Vi lager føtter i leire, Nitja - senter for samtidskunst, Lillestrøm, Norway

2021

Residency, Porsgrunn Porcelain grant (w/ group 4+4), Verksted 1400 grader/Kunsthall Grenland, Norway

2019

Workshop, Bugnende - tildekket - dekket w/ Ida Olesdatter Barland, Greenlight District/Porselensverkstedet 1400°/Porcelensmuseet, Porsgrunn, Norway

2019

Residency, Porsgrund Porcelænsfabrikk/Porselensverkstedet 1400° Kunsthall Grenland, Norway

2019

Residency, Project Network, Guldagergaard - International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark

2018

Technical assistant/workshop, Sanselig Måltid w/ Kaja Dahl, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2018

Nominee (Årets Kunsthåndverk), Bo Bedre Design Award, Oslo, Norway

2015

Internship, Katharine Morling Studios, Cockpit Arts Deptford, London, United Kingdom

2015

Assistant, Nøw! (curated by Susanne Jøker Johnson), Lambrate Ventura/Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy

2014

Master class, Materiality - Body as a Tool - Ceramic Heritage as Matter w/ Alexandra Engelfriet (NL), European Ceramic Context, Bornholm, Denmark

2014

Curator, Insights, European Ceramic Context, Bornholm, Denmark

2013

Text, Ceramic Inheritance, UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London, United Kingdom

grants
2022

Freight and travel support for international craft projects (Slow Feeder ll, Peach Corner, Denmark), Norwegian Crafts/ Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2022

3-year work grant for younger and newly established artists, Arts Council Norway

2022

Exhibition grant for recently graduated artists, Arts Council Norway

2021

Work grant, Danish Arts Foundation

2021

Miscellaneous grant, Arts Council Norway

2020

Miscellaneous Covid19 grant, Arts Council Norway

2020

Porsgrunn Porcelain grant (w/ group 4+4), Porsgrunn municipality/Kunsthall Grenland, Norway

2020

Exhibition grant for recently graduated artists, Arts Council Norway

2020

Work grant, Danish Arts Foundation

2020

Travel and Residencies grant, Danish Arts Foundation

2019

Work grant for new talents, Danish Arts Foundation

2019

Artist assistent program grant w/ Tulla Elieson, Arts Council Norway

2019

Miscellaneous grant, Arts Council Norway

2018

Travel and Residencies grant, Danish Arts Foundation

2018

Art and Craft projects in Denmark and abroad, Danish Arts Foundation

2018

Miscellaneous grant for recently graduated artists, Arts Council Norway

INFO

Denmark (1987), lives and works in Oslo, Norway
Studio at Startblokka, Østre Akervei 90