Laundry, Michael

Teknikk
Galleri / Verksted / Hage

Artist statement

-- Åpent lørdag 17. september 2022 --

Mikey Laundry Art Garden er et utendørs galleri etablert i 2019 i Bergen, Norge. Galleriet
kurateres og drives av Michael William Laundry og er en
multikunstnerisk arena først og fremst for live kunst og performance. Galleriet jobber prosjektbasert i samarbeid med andre kunstnere og kunstprodusenter.

Michael Laundry
Ansvarlig koordinator og kurator for Mikey Laundry Art Garden. Frilans koreograf, produsent og kurator. Utdannet Kunst ved Universitetet i Bergen.

Besøksadresse
Kong Oscars Gate 11
5017 Bergen

Kontakt
Telefon: 95477184/45298902
E-postadresse: mwmklaundry@gmail.com
Web: http://www.MikeyLaundryArtGarden

CV

Michael William Laundry

Education
BA Kunst 2022
MMA. English and Education, University of Bergen 2019
MMA. Comparative Literature, University of Bergen 2015
Bachelor of Education, Simon Fraser University
Bachelor in Arts (Honours), English Language and Literature,
Brock University, Canada

2009
2008

Current
MIKEY LAUNDRY ART GARDEN (Curator)
Art Gallery
@mikeylaundryartgarden

2018 - Present

AVALANCHE BOYS (Artist)
Performer-duo
@theavalancheboys.com

2017 - Present

VISP (Member) 2017 - Present
PORTMANTEAU BOOKS (Creative Director)
Publisher
@portmanteaubooks.com
www.portmanteaubooks.bigcartel.com

2016 - Present

Selected Work/Publications
‘1 UTSTILLING 8 TEKSTER’
Published by Myclef Laun and Portmanteau Books in
collaboration with VISP and TAG Team Studios
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzGIJ73oFCY/

TAG Team Studios 2019

‘THE IMAGINARY RIVER AND THE HIDDEN FACE OF
GLOBAL IDENTITY’ (FORTHCOMING)
An academic paper synthesizing artistic research on national
identity and literary masculinity in John Cheever’s Lucinda River
in “The Swimmer” (1964).

Flows of Entanglement
Conference, University of
Plymouth 2019

‘ ON IGNORANCE AND ART’ (FORTHCOMING)
An article on the contemporary state of ignorance and art engaging
examples from the art scene in Bergen
Se http://www.hymenprojects.com/about/

Hymen (Norwegian art
magazine) 2020

’UBI SUNT 3 THE SWIMMER’
A site specific performance in collaboration with Prøverommet -
BiT Teatergarasjen, Bergen Dansesenter, Karen Nikgol (NoPlace,
Oslo) and AdO Arena at Nordnes Sjøbad

http://bit-teatergarasjen.no/program/arrangementer/proeverommet-paa-
nordnes-sjoebad/

Prøverommet, Nordnes
Sjøbad 2018

EMOTIONAL DISTRESSED ERUPTIONS & IMPLOSIONS
Performance for Copenhagen Kunstbiennial ALT_CPH. The
performance was in collaboration with The Avalance Boys and Future
Suburban Contemporary (FSC). https://vimeo.com/271435780

ALT_CPH
Fabrikken for kunst og
design, Copenhagen 2018

EXOTIC DREAMS AND POETIC MISUNDERSTANDINGS
Performance and audio installation at the ‘performance dinner’ in
collaboration with Lin Wang and Prøverommet BiT Teatergarasjen.
REVERIES Curated BY THE AVALANCHE BOYS
A group exhibition exploring integrated schematics and interaction
between installations and drone technology.
https://vimeo.com/330318336

KODE 4
Tårnsalen
2018
ROM 8
2018

EROTICALITILITIES
A performance by NDRAP Development in collaboration with Tariq
Hindic & the Avalanche Boys

Galleri Knipsu
2017

SHARKS HAVE ELECTORECEPTION, WHY CAN’T WE?
A site-specific installation with publication published by
Portmanteau Books

Hardbakka Ruins Project
2017

MAGNUS PEDERSEN
A Virtual Reality production for the library’s 100 Year Anniversary

Bergen Off. Bibliotek
2017

FL II
Published by Portmanteau Books. Book Launch and artist talk at
Bergen Art Book Fair

Bergen Kunsthall
2018

KITSCH AND CAPITALISM
A published essay and participation in a panel discussion for the
Kings of Bling exhibition by Espen Iden
MY FRIEND TORE
An artist’s book exploring the relationship between Emmanuel
Levinas’s theories of ‘the other’ and children’s understanding of the
use of portraiture

Akademirommet (Oslo)
2017
Available at R.E.A.D
Books, Vancouver and
Rogaland Kunstsenter
2018

Other works and publications
THIS IS NOT ABOUT YOU, BUT NOT ABOUT ME EITHER
Published by Portmanteau Books and launched at Bergen Art Book
Fair, 2016

Available at KODE &
Galleri Felt

“YOU MAKE ME”
Video Installation and Performance at After School Special, EYE 2
EYE 2, 2016

Bergen Kunsthall

FLUNG RAZOR
Published by Portmanteau Books and launched at Book at
Tokyo Art Book Fair, 2016

Available at Hordaland
Kunstsenter

MY BODY SAYS LET’S GO, BUT MY TAROT SAYS NO
Curated Exhibition, 2016

Galleri Bokboden

KEWL TIMES WITH MICHAEL LAUNDRY
Video installation for the 10 year anniversary of Bergen Kunsthall,
2011

Bergen Kunsthall

Foto: Othilie Brubæk Stokseth