Troels Steenholdt Heiredal: Artist Talk
Troels Steenholdt Heiredal addresses issues of time, geographies, spatial production, and representation. Working in various mediums and locations, he often explores aspects of serendipity and emblematic effects of place.
Heiredal makes us question the relationship we build with our daily surroundings by drawing out the inner geographies that our spatial experiences build in us, thus opening new ways of understanding. Superimposing collections of places, spaces, and colors on film brings about unexpected connections between distinct geographies and shows that conventionally thought of 2D mediums such as drawing and photography can be a practice of sculpting in time and space. Looking beyond the immediate becomes a way of restitching the constellations of the matter that make up our environment. Mixing media and form, the hand is always a key focal point of the work, not only restricted to in drawing and building, but also in seeing, writing, experiencing. The hands-on approach of submerging into the matter and absorbing it into the skin allows for Troels's strong idiosyncrasies to be exposed and observed in the work.
Heiredal holds a bachelor of science in architectural engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and a master of arts in architecture from the Aarhus School of Architecture. Heiredal has exhibited, been published, and lectured on his work domestically and internationally. He is a founding fellow at Arts Letters & Numbers and an invited guest critic at RISD and The Cooper Union.