Exhibition Maxi Reload in Unknown Depth, @ The Round Tower, Copenhagen 2022.
Monitor, video, Blush on the present state, Europacity, Otto-Weidt-Platz, Moabit, Berlin. 2021.
Hanging object next to monitor : The Palette Tool , Blush on the present state.
Blush on the present state. Hymøller made this site-specific performance reflecting upon the strategy of “make-up”, relating her persona to the facade of the freshly built apartments on Otto-Weidt-Platzt, a new urban quarter, a living district, founded in Berlin, 2021.
The Palette Tool , Blush on the present state: is a ceremonial object crafted specifically to be used in this specific ceremony, as a connecting tool that also reflect the environment. During the ceremoni Hymøller smeared and covered herself in all the pigment colours. After use the object was casted in concrete and placed on the wall, as a ceremonial object.
A performance reflecting upon the strategy of “make-up”.
Make-up is seen here as a tool for retouching, repairing, covering, and shaping the body. – this body can be abstractly seen as a city structure, its architecture, or even its urban society. A structure that indicates ambiguity, carrying the looks one must have to fit in the norms of society, at the same time it is af tool for reinforcement, for political means” and a method of protest.
In the performance Hymøller is posing as a statuette. Her body is smeared and covered in pigment colours. The performance was produced during her residency at ZK/U, Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin, 2021.
Throughout her stay Hymøller researched the visual and social ideology that embraces urban renewal projects, looking through different stages of remodelling in residential areas and by exploring a new type of architecture that seems to expand throughout Europe.
She was exploring the exteriors of built space in Europacity, Berlin’s new rapidly growing urban quarter, one of the largest and most innovative new construction areas in Berlin showcasing newly built residential architecture.
City renewal and lifestyle mirrored in housing typology as an organised system of ‘type’ is a subject the Hymøller has been researching through her career. Fascinated by the period under construction and the radical physical changes that transform a residential area into an attractive living area. Hymøller draws parallels to the period of construction and transformation to today’s ceremony beauty repertoire, how we constantly try to improve and enhance our self-image.