Working in various mediums, such as embroidery, banners, photography and video, Gudrun Hasle's works are based on her own experiences. Diagnosed dyslectic, she is alienated from communicating and decoding written statements in everyday life. Despite this, she confesses her daily concerns to the beholder, through simple, but misspelled sentences embroidered in textile, making her works present and almost unbearably relevant. Difficultly decoded, it makes the viewer feel dyslectic and turns around the power relation. The use of textile emphasise the clear reference to the womanly art practises such as the feminist art from the 1970's and the earlier tradition of needlework. This way, she connects the dyslexia with the experience of living up to the woman identity - another kind of communicating with the surroundings in an expected correct way. Thus it reflects the norms in the society and the feeling of being incapable of following them.
Gudrun Hasle (1979) graduated in 2008 from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Funen Art Academy. Selected exhibitions: How can i scrim, Horsens Art Museum, 2016, Dem der kom før mig, Vejen Kunstmuseum, 2015, Hex, Format, Copenhagen, 2015, ”My charlthodt as a expat” at Brandts13 in Odense, 2015, minutes, hours, days weeks, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, 2015, Belding a Humen. Galleri Tom Christoffersen, 2013. Regler, Demorummet, Galleri Image, Aarhus, 2013 All for One. With Luana Perilli. Media Gallery, Bratislava (SK). A Room With a View. Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, 2013. 24 SPACES – A Cacophony. Malmö Konsthall (SE), 2013. Modsmerte. Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, 2012. FOKUS. Nikolaj Kunsthal, Cph. 2012. Enter 2011. Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, 2011. Furthermore Gudrun Hasle is represented in the collections of Horsens Art Museum, The National Gallery of Denmark, and the National Photomuseum of Denmark.
Ruls Befor / Ruls Now, 2012, Embroidery on canvas , 34,5 x 48,5 cm, From solo “Modsmerte/ Overruling Pain”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde 2012
My Blood System, 2012, Embroidery on canvas , 175 x 107 cm (framed) , From solo “Modsmerte/ Overruling Pain”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde 2012
Jeg vil garne blive lyklig 2013 (from the project Relabeling 2004-2008), C-print, 78 x 103 cm, ed. 3 + 1AP 54 x 72 cm - ed. 5 +1Ap From the edition of 3, purchased by The Danish National Gallery From the edition of 5 purchased by The National Museum of Photography, Denmark
Ikke ryger og lorte sund (from the project Relabeling 2004-2008), 2013, C-print , 54 x 72 cm , ed. 5 +1Ap Purchased by The National Museum of Photography, Denmark
Nar jeg er navøs (from the project Relabeling 2004-2008), 2013, C-print , 54 x 72 cm, ed. 5 + 1 Ap Purchased by The National Museum of Photography, Denmark
Jeg føler mig ensom (from the project Relabeling 2004-2008), 2013, C-print , 54 x 72 cm, ed. 5 +1Ap Purchased by The National Museum of Photography, Denmark
I have to be perfect, 2012, Embroidery on canvas, ca. 23 x 66 cm , From project: Modsmerte / Overruling Pain
Installation view Gudrun Hasle ”Modsmerte / Overruling Pain”, 2012, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde
Manifesto Of The Communist Party, 2010, Embroidery on canvas, Four elements of 197 x 99,5 cm, From project: It Hade To Be Love Purchased by The Danish Art Foundation