Signe Boe’s artistic practice unfolds in between the abstract and the literal, the immaterial and the material. In this space, she playfully explores and deconstructs systems and structures that we commonly take for granted – technological, linguistic, religious, societal – in order to forge new connections and meanings. For Boe, language is not only a means of communication, but also a physical material that can be manipulated such that meaning is transposed and transformed.
Boe works with time-based media such as video, sound and performance, as well as with sculpture, text and graphic arts. She draws upon fields such as archaeology, linguistics, social sciences and theology, and her works often carry innumerable layers of meaning, temporalities and narratives – some more explicit than others. By linking together vastly different phenomena, the stories told in Boe’s works disrupt linear chronologies and bring unexpected coincidences to light.
Signe Boe (b. 1988) is a visual artist from Denmark. She holds an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2017) and is represented by C.C.C. Gallery, Copenhagen.