Tine Bech


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Most Recent Affiliation(s):


  • University of Copenhagen

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  • Denmark

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  • Tine Bech (Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture) is a visual artist and researcher who works with interactive installations and public art. She was born in Denmark and now lives and works in London, United Kingdom. Bech’s work has been exhibited in Scandinavia, Europe, Russia, and the United States, in venues including Aarhus Kunstbygning (Centre for Contemporary Arc, Denmark), the Fore Collins Museum of Contemporary Arc (United States), L Gallery (Moscow), Trnndelag Centre of Contemporary Arcs (Norway), Bankside Gallery, and The Royal British Sculptors Gallery (United Kingdom). Bech was selected for the Cultural Leadership program Method-Artists Leading Through Their Practice (2009), and was recently awarded a PhD research grant at the Digital Culture Research Centre, The Pervasive Media Studio (University West England).

    Bech’s work is intentionally accessible and, according to the artist herself, often “hums and reacts with a playful anthropomorphic life chat is liable to cake you by surprise.” Bech focuses on the use of interactive electronics and location-tracking technology, urban spaces and environmental elements-including gravity, water, sound and light-in order to develop spaces where play and experiences of immersion take place. Bech’s work investigates the use of interactive technology and how it can address the interplay between the digital and the physical, exploring the body moving through the environment in which it is immersed. The body is the membrane through which we must necessarily relate to the world. However, the borderline between the two is not sharply defined; body and world are entwined in a constant dialogue. This dialogue is an important part of Bech’s work.


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