Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen
Sofie Bird Møller has brought her Interferenze works to a new level in this series as she uses collage techniques to change the painted side. The collages articulate and visualize her work with the underficial. In Interferenze, recognisable ad posters and magazine pages are over painted with both precision and violence so the female body parts are partly hidden beneath thick, abstract, and strategically placed layers of paint.
For Bird Møller it is important to work with materials that are used. Used in the sense that other people have kept them in their hands and used them before they were thrown away, put away or given away. A central statement in all of her works is her alteration of the beholders ideas about normality in what we see on the surface. Whether it is an old copper- or steel engraving, the Bible or a modern magazine; there immediately pops a kind of compressed image up in our consciousness of what something like that is supposed to look like.
Bird Møller talks about her work, ”I try to open the pages I am working with creating new worlds or spheres, which you can dive into. You can leave the ticking, consuming time and swim freely in an atmosphere of freedom and distortion.”
Through her works Bird Møller displays her great talent for using a variety of media, methods and techniques, where she reacts to the paper side she is working on. Using her own body as a brush - Bird Møller does in fact unite painting and performance, look and body, method and statements, technique and content.