Tine Bek & Paul Deslandes
As we fall we walk
As we fall we walk focused on the concept of mobility and movement by exploring ideals of perfection and disconnection between body and mind. By combining references to the trivial and the unequivocal, As we fall we walk interrogated perceived prevalent presuppositions on our ability to move in a frictionless structure. In this joint research-based project Deslandes and Bek investigated the notions of perpetual motion, system degradation, freedom and constraint associated with movement.
Tine Bek works predominantly as a photographer and with film. Fascinated by the minutiae of human interaction, her practice is often an investigation into identity and its projection by individuals be it through, history, tradition or culture. Paul Deslandes is an issue-based artist working primarily in sculpture. His work is thoroughly informed by in-depth research enabled by cross-disciplinary collaborations. Using an array of materials chosen to embody the work’s thematic, Paul creates large scale sculptural installations that play both on materiality and spatiality.
Tine Bek (b. 1988 Frederiksund, Denmark) lives and works in Glasgow, UK. Bek attended Fatamorgana, the Danish school of art photography in 2009, later studying Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art. She graduated from the MLitt in Photography and Moving Image at Glasgow School of Art in 2015. Solo shows include: The Vulgarity of being Three-Dimensional, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway (2017); Man Made Holes in the Middle of America, 700b, Portland, USA (2016); Peuple, Studio 488, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014); and To Tame a Wild Tongue, Good Press Gallery, Glasgow, UK (2014). Selected group exhibitions include: Ambit – New Photography Scotland, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, UK (2017); Mise En Abyme, Good Press Gallery, Glasgow, UK (2016); and BLACK MIRROR, Aperture gallery, New York, USA (2015).
Paul Deslandes (b.1989 Paris, France) lives and works in Glasgow, UK. Solo shows include: unfolding topographies, SERF, Leeds, UK (2018); L.O.D, The Number Shop, Edinburgh, UK (2017); N-Pulses, Dysfunction Gallery, Strathaven, UK (2016); and Beautiful Cavities, The Arches, Glasgow, UK (2016). Group shows include: Fields of Wheat, Transmission, Glasgow, UK (2017); Locality, DOK, Edinburgh, UK (2017); New Work from Glasgow, Cork, Ireland (2015); Post-Graduate Degree Show, Glasgow School of Arts, Glasgow, UK (2015); Up a Bit and to the Right, ROM8, Bergen, Norway (2015); Up Down and Around, Gallery of Modern Arts, Glasgow, (2015); and Down a bit and to the right, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, UK (2015).
Supported by Glasgow International.
Special thanks to Kate McWilliam, Erich Kruse Nielsen and Sofie Adelsparre.