Christian Falsnaes’ practice is experimental, often remaining an open process. His choreographies are not intended for a passive audience. Action, not viewing, is at the forefront of his works. Participants are given the opportunity to observe themselves in unusual situations. The artist is interested here in self-perception and in raising awareness of sensations, impulses and reactions. In some cases, Falsnaes consciously provokes feelings of unease, uncertainty or tension. The function of the exhibition space in this context is to create distance and to prompt a conscious questioning of one’s own actions and feelings.
Christian Falsnaes started out as a graffiti artist in Copenhagen, where he also studied philosophy, before embarking on a degree in fine art in Vienna. He has staged performances and interactions in public spaces in Copenhagen before he even started studying art, but he quickly found his way into exhibitions and museums. He can be described as an artist who moves back and forth across the boundaries between the visual and the performing arts