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20.nov 2020


Carla Gannis is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She produces virtual and physical works that are darkly comical in their contemplation of human, earthly and cosmological conditions. Fascinated by digital semiotics and the lineage of hybrid identity, Gannis takes a horror vacui approach to her artistic practice, culling inspiration from networked communication, art and literary history, emerging technologies and speculative fiction. 

Gannis’s work has appeared in exhibitions, screenings and internet projects across the globe. Recent projects include “Portraits in Landscape,” Midnight Moment, Times Square Arts, NY and “Sunrise/Sunset,” Whitney Museum of American Art, Artport. A regular lecturer on art, innovation and society, in March 2019 Gannis was a speaker at the SXSW Interactive Festival on the panel “Human Presence and Humor Make Us Better Storytellers.” Publications who have featured Gannis’s work include The Creators Project, Wired, FastCo, Hyperallergic, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, El PaÍs and The LA Times, among others. In 2015 her speculative fiction was included in DEVOURING THE GREEN:: fear of a human planet: a cyborg / eco poetry anthology, published by Jaded Ibis Press. 

Gannis received an MFA in painting from Boston University in the twentieth century. In the twenty-first century she is faculty at NYU in the Department of Technology, Culture and Society.

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2.nov 2020


by Marie Høst about Art & Algorithms

Meet Extensions vol 1 artists Amalie Smith & Andreas Refsgaard

in conversation with Marie Høst in her program VI ER DATA

(The podcast is in Danish)

Vi taler ofte om hvordan algoritmer i stigende grad påvirker os. De påvirker hvad vi ser, hvad vi ønsker os, hvad vi synes, hvem vi taler med og meget meget mere, som et usynligt kompas for vores online liv. 

Men kunstnere kan bruge algoritmer og machine learning til at åbne for nye måder at tænke over teknologier på, og ikke mindst skabe en fornemmelse af noget nyt og overraskende.

Marie Høst taler med to kunstnere, som på hver deres måde bruger algoritmer i deres værker: 

Forfatter og billedkunstner, Amalie Smith, hvis seneste bog Threadripper handler om blandt andet Ada Lovelace, en af historiens første programmører. 

Marie taler også med Andreas Refsgaard, der er kunstner og creative coder, og som bruger algoritmer til at skabe usædvanlige forbindelser mellem input og output.  



Charlottenborg Live / Radar Contemporary

Jeanett Albeck & Noah Rosanes

Foto kredit: Ole Christianse & Lukas Renlund 

Helene Nyman

Foto Kredit: Rowan Renee

Ida Schyum

Der afholdes et event d. 21.10. kl. 17.00- 18.00 i Kunsthal Charlottenborgs Art Cinema i forbindelse med udstillingen, hvor musikerne Jeanett Albeck & Noah Rosanes vil performe live til kunstner Ida Kvetnys værk. Her vil Helene Nymann og Ida Schyum også tale om tale om overlappet mellem vores hukommelse og måden vi forestiller os universet på med udgangspunkt i Nymanns værker.

Kunstner Helene Nymann vil, i dialog med kunsthistoriker Ida Schyum, tale om overlappet mellem vores hukommelse og forestillingsevne. Med udgangspunkt i astronom og filosof Giordano Brunos pionerende tanker fra 1500tallet, der med nye hukommelsesteknikker endte med at kunne fremsige utallige spekulationer om blandt andet universet, vil Nymann og Schyum diskutere hvordan vores vores systematisering af viden afgør vores opfattelse af kosmos fra micro til macro. Endvidere vil de med afsæt i Nymanns værker diskutere, hvordan nutidige teknologier påvirker vores evne til at gentænke og huske fremtiden. Billetter til eventen bliver annonceret via Kunsthal Charlottenborg og Billetto.

Extensions vol 2 & 3 kindly supported by 



Radar Channel presents a conversation with composer and artist Louise Alenius & tech jounalist, radio-and podcast host Marie Høst. A Zoom talk about music, art, life and creating in the Covid-19 situation 2020.


Louise Alenius

Louise is a Danish autodidact classical composer born in 1978. In her spiritual choir works and large installations, she investigates the boundary between listener and music, as well as between the musical and scenographic experience. Louise Alenius has received the honorary prize of Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen's Grant, besides several other music awards and Reumert nominations for her innovative works including the 1-1 performance series Porøset at the Royal Theater, the choir Rite of Nothing for the Cisterns, the opera Silent Zone and her miniature opera for the dying Prequiem.

In 2019 Alenius had a solo show with her installation Tête at the National Gallery of Denmark. Alenius is also the conductor of the choir Korage, which consists of several Danish soloists, and she is currently writing a major new opera for the Royal Theater, which will premiere in 2022. Furthermore, she just premiered the ballet Napoli at the Royal Copenhagen Theater's Old Scene.

Marie Høst
Marie is a tech journalist, radio- and podcast host with a passion for Technology, Arts and Culture, Marie has an eye for communicating complex subject areas, such as tech and science.

Marie has a weekly radioshow called Vi Er Data, where she investigates the impact of technology on our lives. And she is an experienced moderator and stage host at festivals and conferences, like Techfestival, CopenX summit and Heartland.

She also works as a curator, digital consultant and has worked with Louise on both the Tête installation and on developing Rite of Nothing the augmented audio experience.

Photo credits: Lasse Bech Martinussen, Justin Hummerston & Eighteen Gallery



5PM (CEST) MAY 28, 2020



Helene Nymann & Kristoffer Ørum

Moderator Ida Schyum 

6-7pm (CEST) at Zoom - MAY 14, 2020












On the occasion of the online group exhibition Extensions vol. 1 Radar Contemporary is proud to present a talk with two of the participating artists Kristoffer Ørum and Helene Nymann. Based on their work, they will discuss what happens when our lives and art get extended into the digital field. What impact does it have on our identities and memories? And how can artworks intervene in the processes of how we perform ourselves with digital media? As both Ørum and Nymann also work as artistic researchers, they will furthermore discuss the benefits of colliding academia with aesthetic practices when approaching the implications of new technology on our lives.


Art historian Ida Schyum will moderate the talk.


We meet at Zoom at 6 pm - 7 pm 14th of May 2020. The event will be in English and is open and free for everyone, but a reservation is needed. To sign up, please write to info@radarartagency.com



5:45 pm  The online chat-room opens

6:00 pm  Ida Schyum introduces the exhibition Extensions vol.1

6:15 pm  Helene Nymann and Kristoffer Ørum briefly introduce their artistic practices

6:35 pm  The artists will discuss different artistic approaches of working with the body and the digital

6:45 pm  A Q&A with the artists will be facilitated


We are looking very much forward to seeing you!

Radar Contemporary


The participants:

Helene Nymann is a Danish visual artist and artistic researcher born in 1982. Looking at alternative ways of remembering, Nymann investigates the notion of embodied knowledge and how associative images stimulate memory. She holds a BFA from Goldsmiths, University of London, and an MFA from Malmø Art Academy. Currently, she is an artistic research fellow at the Interacting Minds Centre at the University of Aarhus, funded by the Novo Nordisk Mads Øvlisen Grant. She has recently exhibited solo at the New Museum in New York (US), Friedman Gallery in NYC (US), Le-sous-commun in Berlin (DE), and Skissarnas Museum in Lund (SE), and also in Denmark at Kunsthal Aarhus and The Round Tower. Furthermore, she has participated in group shows abroad at a.o. ISCP in NYC (US), Seoul International New Media Festival (KR), Tate Modern London (UK), SALTS in Basel (SZ), MACRO Museo D’arte Contemporanea in Rome (IT), Uhara Hall in Kobe (JP), MACA – Maison d’art Contemporain Athenes (GR), Lund’s Konsthall (SE) and in Denmark at Copenhagen Contemporary, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, and Den Frie Center for Contemporary Art.


Kristoffer Ørum is a Danish artist born in 1975. His practice revolves around the digital spheres, wherein we interact and construct our identities. He has especially worked with twisting the algorithms in our everyday lives to make visible the power and impact they have gained. Ørum has studied at Goldsmiths, University of London and graduated with an MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. He was Professor at Funen Academy of Art in 2012-2015, and from 2015-2018 he was an artistic researcher at Uncertain Archives, Copenhagen University. Ørum has exhibited at the Bästa Biennale in Ystad (SE), the Fung Wah Biennale and Flux Factory in New York (US), Baltimore Convention Center (US), and Arts University Bournemouth (UK), as well as in Denmark at Vejle Kunstmuseum, Mønstings Hus, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Overgaden, Medicinsk Museion, Den Sorte Diamant, and The National Museum.


Ida Schyum is a Copenhagen-based curator and art historian born in 1992. Working with an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary art, she has been curating works questioning our understandings of nature and technology at Roskilde Festival from 2016 and onwards. She recently curated a solo show with Inge Bjørn at Galleri Tom Christoffersen, and she is going to co-curate Alt_Cph2020 with Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology. Previously, she has done presentations on artificial intelligence and art for the conference AIIA at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences in 2018, and the Institute of Significant Experiences at the Department of Communication at the University of Copenhagen in 2019. In 2020 she is giving a guest lecture on artificial intelligence and art at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. 


Radar Contemporary is an artist-driven exhibition platform focusing on contemporary artists working in the field of art and new tech. Radar Contemporary was founded by artists Ida Kvetny and Diana Velasco.

by art historian Ida Schyum
 at Zoom April 30, 2020
Here is a sneak peak from opening speech
Thanks for coming and celebrating the opening with us. We were more than 60 people from around the world.