Both artist and muse, Penny Slinger is a
pioneering British artist. Her radical feminine
surrealism was forged in her seminal collage
work, ‘An Exorcism’. LESS festival presents
a collection of Slinger’s photographic collage
from 1969–2020 at Viborg Old Town Hall.
K Young works with ‘re-photography’, the
process of reconstructing found imagery
from photographic material. Inspired by
a fascination with the concept of space
and time, the photographic hand-cut
paper collages suggest new narratives and
dimensions. LESS presents K Young’s new
series around social constructs, gender-roles
Pizzani’s expressive collages investigate
the fragility of the individual through
photography, video and sculpture. Her
work focuses on the organic and the
environmental, using the body form to
explore human relations to the natural
world. LESS presents her new work
‘Acorazada Series’, which questions the
external threat of our relationship with
nature as refuge.
Entwining handmade collage, animation
and audio-visual performance, Okaku’s
work materialises fictional surrealistic
narratives and mythic scenery, exploring
the formation of personal memories
into the imaginary. LESS presents her
new video and performance creation,
‘Entering the Rabbit Hole’.
Sviatchenko is an influential collage artist
and founder of LESS Festival. His artwork
brings together influences from Soviet
avant-garde art, architecture, constructivism,
surrealism, to 1960s pop culture. LESS
presents Sviatchenko’s series ‘Gentle Double
Melody of Nature’, homage to the Danish
landscape painter P. C. Skovgaard.
Springall plays with humour, tragedy and
social commentary to evoke a visual world
at odds with our image-saturated consumer
culture. He has co-curated ‘The International
Weird Collage Show’ and ‘Tribute to Viborg’.
LESS presents his new installation artwork
‘Why The Long Face?’.
Keck works with mixed media collage,
rotoscoped video animation, sculpture
and installation. She navigates between
the individual and the collective, creating
narratives about gender, history, and personal
and private space. LESS presents ‘One Day’,
an installation developed from
The Mobile Forum group.
Kliewer is a mixed media collage artist
working with both analogue and digital,
across still and moving imagery. Driven by
her curiosity about alternative realities, she
challenges our perceptions through surreal
connections between nature and human
identity. LESS presents a selection of her
Krijno describes his creative process as a
private physical performance, wherein the
audience becomes the camera. Through the
use of discarded found materials, he shapes
intertextual dialogues and assemblages.
Highlighting nature, his art draws a reaction
against the man-made manufacturing
process. LESS presents ‘Lockdown Collages’,
created during the 2020 pandemic.
Casella is a post-internet collage artist,
working with raw digital footage and
animated collages. Unapologetic and vibrant,
her provocative work challenges contemporary
social issues and stereotypes which infuse
the modern world. LESS presents Casella’s
work in print and moving image.
Artistic-duo Donnachie and Simionato
push the boundaries and interpretations
of digital media art. Their creative process
experiments with media such as Flash
animations, GIFs, PowerPoint, videos,
CD and digital soundfiles. LESS presents
‘Delayed Rays of a Star’, a digital series
created from a custom-made algorithm
which builds images from digital archives.
Authors of Cut that Out, artists and
designers Ryan Doyle and Mark Edwards
founded DR.ME, a design studio working
with process-led collage techniques. Their
work explores subjects such as plastic
and global warming, using art to provoke
thought on ecology and nature. LESS festival
presents ‘It’s like a jungle out there’.