Ananda Serné (1988, NL) holds an MA in Fine Arts from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík. Through moving image, photography, textiles and writing, her practice explores forms of sensory (dis)orientation. In order to create her work, she visits specific places where she collects words, images or sounds that serve as ingredients in her practice. These elements are then intuitively arranged into narratives that weave temporary connections between the concrete and the imaginary.
A selection of recent solo/group exhibitions and screenings includes:
Framferd, Velferden, Sokndal, NO; Prospects & Concepts, Art Rotterdam, NL; Mesh, Galleri CC, Malmö, SE; Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO; Studio17, Stavanger, NO; Tenderflix International Film and Video Prize, Tenderpixel, London, UK; Bangkok Underground Film Festival and Stuttgarter Filmwinter, DE.
She completed residencies at Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Iceland and Asahi AiR in Japan.
Ananda Serné is selected staying at Bamboo Curtain Studio for 3 month since the 1st of May.
Works in residency
During my stay at the residency, I will gather auditory and visual impressions about the ways in which insects navigate a man-made environment like Taipei. I am specifically interested in caterpillars, cocoons, and all kinds of winged insects. I will focus on their movements and their sense of hearing; the sounds they produce in order to communicate. Subsequently, I will process this material into a new video that will include both staged and observational sequences.
It is my intention to get to know the insect life in and around Taipei by talking to an entomologist. If possible, I would like to film cocoons at a natural history museum or lab. Furthermore, it would be great to meet someone who is specialised in insect bioacoustics.
I want to emphasise the sound in the video and I’m therefore planning to work together with a voice artist and/or foley artist (who artificially reproduces sound effects) so that environmental sounds will blend with artificial ones and balance on the brinks of the natural and the man-made.