Borrowed Studio is Lasse Schmidt Hansen's second show with Christian Andersen. It contains a group of different two-dimensional works all related to the organization and framing of labor. It is a show about the fleeting temporality of labor. It is, in other words, as much about documenting a practice as it is about its production - a type of conflation of labor and its result that situates reflection at the core of its production.
The show's title is derived from a photo that Lasse Schmidt Hansen made of a borrowed studio in Los Angeles in 2012, which was recently used for the back cover of the magazine GAS and now hangs on the wall in the exhibition.
In another series of works, commonplace objects, namely writing and drawing tools, have been placed on white backgrounds and photographed in a style that is both analytical and intuitive. The images combine the aesthetics of early conceptual photography with snapshot photography to produce a playful gesture on serial and archival aesthetics that translate the medium writing in to photography.
A similar dynamic between medium and labor is contained in ‘Untitled (Torben Ribe Painting)’ where Schmidt Hansen reflects on the white background of a painting by Torben Ribe. Schmidt Hansen owns the painting and in this way a domestic aesthetic experience is made public as the painting is transformed in to writing. The delineated form of writing suggests the privacy of unstructured ideas in flux.
Milan Ther, November 2014