anders aarvik is an artist, curator, printmaker and system administrator.

Organiser and curator of Ladder Space (DK) and mpaacc (global). Printmaking at SLAUGHTERHAUS (UK), and Næstved Grafisk Værksted (DK). Studied at Chelsea College of Arts (UK), Royal College of Art (UK), and Funen Art Academy (DK). Member of BKF - Danish Visual Artists and DG - Danish Printmakers Association.


+45 2538 0331 or
studio at Halmtorvet 11A-F, Copenhagen
primarily based in Denmark and the UK

artist statement

Othered and distorted bodies, lie on the ground, on their backs, and can not rise. Their joints are missing or disassembled. These entangled and cluttered networks of images of bodies caught in systemic and computational constraints give rise to alternative worlds and extend into posthuman practices of care and questions concerning cohabitation.

The process involves a constant dissolution of materials and societal structures such as industry, power, and binarity. I activate, enable, or bring seemingly disabled entities to life through a diverse range of technologies, methods, and materials. Computation, waste, archival matter, found objects, and representation of non-human or more-than-human entities undergo a rhythmic cycle of shutdowns and accelerations transforming technics into an ecological and poetic field. This happens in a conjunction with machines such as expanded and immaterial computers, printmaking presses, geoenvironments (soil), computer vision, synthetic and cloned voices, and curatorial- and spatial practices, as well as other signs of required engagement.

The alternative worlds manifest as new realities of hope that flourish out of the inevitable despair where we need each other.

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