A R T nS T A T E M E N T S
art statements & press
The 32nd Annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards, Nominees Los Angeles: SET DESIGN BIRGITTE MOOS The Arsonists at The Odyssey Theatre Awards bash at The El Rey Theatre in the Miracle Mile, April 4th, 2011
Driven to Abstraction; My Bloody Black Valentine show GLORIA DELSON CONTEMPORARY ARTS, LA, March 2009 and CAPORALE BLEICHER GALLERY, LA, January 2011 Link to VIDEO & ART STATEMENT
STAGE AND CINEMA. THEATER IN LOS ANGELES: THE BEST OF 2010 AWARD, January.1.2011
ARTS District Winterfest, Dec. 10, 2010 warehouse 833 E. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90013 The Los Angeles Downtown Arts District is a community of downtown Los Angeles. It was created in the 1970's when artists moved into the empty warehouse and manufacturing spaces in buildings up to 130 years old in the area between Little Tokyo and the L.A. River. The residents gained legal status when the LA City Council permitted artists to live in their work spaces as live/work space. In the 1990's, at the urging of Arts District activist Joel Bloom, the area was officially designated as the Arts District. It is home to hundreds of artists, musicians, artisans and dozens of arts-related enterprises, including the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc), Cornerstone Theater, ArtShare and a scattering of galleries, cafes and restaurants.
BěRSEN NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: Dreams and Hard Work November29, 2010
The Arsonists at The Odyssey Theatre April - June 2010 Set and costume design by Birgitte Moos
TIGGEROPERAEN / THE BEGGARS OPERA by Theatre Cantabile 2 at K2,Copenhagen. January 12 - 24, 2009 Set and costume design by Birgitte Moos
January 18, 2009_-_Politiken January 14, 2009_-_Berlingske Tidende January 13, 2009_-_Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten
THE PAINTING WHITE COWS & 5 storefront installations Art Statement
I Am Nation Social Network - Overvision's blog - Art @ Pershing Square 11/29/09 'Also displayed was the art of Birgitte Moos. Her work explores ancient Greek Mythology in a contemporary way.'
MIRROR WRITINGS Art Statement
MEMORY PALACE SERIES by Birgitte Moos Art Statement
GALLERY WESTPHALL - Copenhagen. January, 2007 Press Release The exhibition consists of 16 brand new paintings. Dark images inspired by the late 70's punk epoch and the transition into the art movement of the Young Wild Ones' strangulated cry for help. The fatalistic cry of the no future generation towards a Pre-spirituality: Time is now! The conceptual approach in these paintings tends to become an abstract science. Where the images of memory transcend into a form, to evoke emotion.
BISCUIT LOFTS EXHIBITION, April - May 2007 May 2007 - CITIZEN LA. The Biscuit – an accidental art exhibition. Downtown LA, Text by Jonathan Jerald “A large work by Danish-Angelino Birgitte Moos, whose abstract paintings of black and red modules, evoke dark and dramatic urban landscapes, dominates a loft room adjacent to the main display space".
April 2007 - KTLA The Morning News Live
April 2007 - LAIST. Biscuit Lofts to House Lofty Resident(s)
Dec 4, 2007 - REUTERS. Lacy Studio Lofts, New Urban Residences for Creative Angelenos, to Open in December LINK TO ARTICLE
December 1999 - POLITIKEN - The Original Idea. 'Lack of Oxygene', Winner of The Scandinavian CLOSE-UP Shorts Competition
SET & COSTUME DESIGN for The Hamletmachine. Play written by Heiner Muller Thesis project at Denmarks Designschool LINK TO PROJECT DESCRIPTION
"BIRGITTE AT WORK? YOU SAY. In the past few months, I have keenly observed an artist in lust with abstract expressionism, a fine artist sublime. Her day begins late, an ecclesiastic abominance, and ends late, the working mans abhorrence. I have only seen her work with cabinet pictures, yet the details of cissing and crawl are clear and unmistakeable, a palpable form for the tears emotive. Love and pain the two indistinguishable parts of orgasm. Sometimes she uses impasto, where minute shadows straggle albeit in questionable harmony, yet achieving the depth of an almost three dimensional character of a bas relief. Even though she paints with acrylic, there are many instances where she reaches disturbingly into the school of aquarelle, strangely enough imparting an illusion of fugitive colours. Her retouching is mood oriented, with rarely a conscious thought to embellish or improve the original, rather an emotional withdrawal system, the elegy of saying goodbye to a lover. Her collection is a visual melisma where one syllable of a theme is carried through several notes of painted symphony. In a world of where everyone uses eclecticism, somehow the artist must, if likened to another, struggle to avoid plagiarism, that too, is the essence of a fine artist, sublime". Cheiron Coelho, Writer. Copenhagen november 2006 "You are a very talented painter" Achim Freyer, Berlin 1997
“...I know Birgitte as being a very engaged and competent person, who out of precise desires and lines of direction for the projects she is involved in, is capable of creating solutions, which in original ways unites functionality with high aesthetic. In addition to that, her works contains a high extent of personality, which clearly manifests that she is capable of supplying a given commission new dimensions. Birgitte shows exceptionally understanding and sharp talent in the artistic field of scenography and production design for theatre and film. She contains great human qualities and values, and has a pleasant manner, getting along with people. This makes it a pleasure co-operating with Birgitte. She is simultaneously ambichious, outstandingly energetic and very purposeful...” Jonas Elmer Film Director
Station Next is the film school that lies in the heart of The Film town in Avedoere; Denmarks international production environment acclaimed for its creative film art. Station Next cooperates with Zentropa Film Production, Nimbus Film production, Nordisk Film Production, the two national broadcasting channels et al. Station Next’ primary vision is to acknowledge and create an awareness in the vast talent and potential of young film creators in Denmark. Since 2004 Birgitte Moos has frequently lectured film production design at Station next. Birgitte has a high vocational base that places her in that certain category reserved for outstanding Danish mediators in the creation of film. She possesses an astute and innate understanding of disseminating knowledge to a wider public. Pupils have time and again declared Birgittes teaching to be inspiring, enriching and invaluable. Her accomplishments are manifold. She is an eminent production designer and a very talented painter. She is unusually articulate and entertaining. Birgitte functions perfectly in the role of a teacher. Great artistic talent is characterized by the artists ability to be innovative, and this Birgitte possesses in abundance. In her artistic work, she has a high level of proficiency in developing visual concepts based on literary sources, for theatre and film. Her strongest skills are the analysis of a script and the creation of its visual appearance whether on stage or screen. Birgitte Moos is enourmously qualified to work with the education of design of television, film, video and the performing arts. We here at Station Next, are happy to salute with our best recommendations in her chosen vocation as well as her humanity.
Susanne Wad Film Studies Director, Station Next
November 4, 2003 - USC SCHOOL OF CINEMA AND TELEVISION “It has been my pleasure to have Ms. Birgitte Moos as an Artist in Residence at USC’s School of Cinema and Television, Division of animation and Digital arts from January to June 2003. I have worked closely with her during this time… and her creative imagination was inspring to all of us. Ms. Moos is a specialist image maker, an artist, thinker and craftsperson who possesses an extraordinary esthetic sensibility. She is already a visionary in the field, pioneering exciting new areas at the cutting edge of technology and the arts, and creating striking and deeply interesting art works in the process. She is a creative and gifted talent who not only excels, but stands out. Her works show great sensitivity, versatility and universal appeal in many genres of artistic media. She is an excellent conceptual and creative thinker, a fine communicator and highly sophisticated in her use of visual language and contemporary computer special effect. Individuals with her combination of skills, knowledge and talent are extremely rare and much sought after in the industry. She will undoubtly bring prestige to any project in which she is involved…” Vibeke Sørensen Professor and Founding Chair Division of Animation and Digital Arts, USC
March 2006. Arts District Citizen Magazine, Los Angeles Review of Parsifal, directed by Robert Wilson at The Los Angeles Opera by Birgitte Moos Review of PSiegfried, directed by Achim Freyer at The Los Angeles Opera by Birgitte Moos
Transcendental images and spiritual symbols in the millennium epoch of Hollywood films - studies of religious signs and symbols in films By Birgitte Moos 'An inner constitution becomes a concrete outer' Shakespeare LINK TO ARTICLE