Per Christian Brown

Born: 1976
Nationality: Norwegian
Based in: Germany
Media: Multimedia / Video, Photography, Sculpture / Installation
Content: Conceptual, Gender, Immaterial, Spiritual

The relationship between what we perceive as being real, and the fictional and imaginary is a recurrent theme in all my projects. By staging scenes and tableaux vivants using lighting, props, models etc, I try to capture and visualize an emotional and poetic substance referring to desire, longing and the flickering imagery of dreams and reveries. By adopting a theatrical approach to the photographs, videos and installations, I wish to lend new, dramatic significance to what seem to be everyday situations, and a world of symbols and representations is revealed.
In recent years, enclosed spaces and interiors have formed the bases of my tableaux. Inspired by an amalgam of references and influenced by cinema and art history, I try to construct ambiguous narratives using models taking on different characters in staged settings. The representation I am seeking to achieve relates to the constant coexisting of the fictional and real and our capacity to reconcile apparent contradictions, to shape parallel realities.  When we are confronted with images, a narrative process is sparked. This process involves subjective impressions and cultural conceptions, but also personal memories or the revival of fragments of things forgotten. It is in this dynamic interaction between the viewers perception and my story-telling that my pieces unfold.

The attached pdf contains a selection of photographs, video/film, Installations produced in 2013 and 2014.

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Der Baummensch 1, 2012, C-print

Stills from 16mm film Der Luftbaum 2012

I am the Father of Fire, 2012, C-print

Installation view of "Anemophily", 2014, Project Lynx Oslo

Stills from 16mm film "The Flame that Dreams", 2013

Pilloow Fight 2, 2006, 100x80cm, C-print

link to vimeo videos. Password protected. Password is: Per Christian Brown