Jesper Just. Servitudes — Circuits (Interpassivities)

Pedro Gadanho
Irene Campolmi

Using the exhibition architecture as a medium that enters into a dialogue with film projections, Jesper Just (b. 1974) transformed MAAT’s Oval Gallery into a couple of emotional spaces inhabited by fleeting characters that reflect the human condition in the present era, in a site-specific intervention. Through sound, built structures and deconstructed moving images, the artist alters the physicality and perception of exhibition spaces, obstructing the normal flow of museum visitors. This performative approach makes the visitor adjust to unexpected conditions, testing ideas of agency, self-conscience and physical boundaries.

Servitudes – Circuits (Interpassivities) combines and re-stages two interrelated pieces in the artist’s recent production: Servitudes, an eight-channel video installation that was first presented in 2015, and Circuits — Interpassivities, a more recent multimedia piece presented for the first time in museum context.


Patron: Roff
Support: Soandaimes, Ytong, Kuadrat, Embaixada da Dinamarca em Lisboa, Danish Arts Foundation
Acknowledgements: New Carlsberg Foundation, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Galerie Perrotin, Galerri Nicolai Wallner.