The recipient of The KP Prize 2020 of DKK 10,000, sponsored by the Aarhuus Stiftstidende’s Foundation is:
Ditte Johanne Krogh Bertelsen
for her video
The award winner has been selected by a jury consisting of Lisbeth Bachman, Pernille Lærke Andersen, Jens Erik Sørensen and Jesper Rasmussen, who offer the following brief motivation for their choice:
The five minute long video consists of two simple views of a kitchen where a body, lying on the floor, moves in small jerks across the space.
The video is a performative registration and exploration of the space involving elements of sexual stereotypes, such as nudity, vulnerability, high-heeled shoes and a kitchen, and at the same time is completely enigmatic in its difference, which resembles nothing we have seen before. This in itself is a remarkable achievement!
Congratulations to Ditte Johanne Krogh Bertelsen!
A professional recognition and a financial boost
Awarding the KP Prize and Audience Award is an initiative coming from KP's Board, and with support by Aarhuus Stiftstidende's Foundation has been made possible a long nurtured desire to upskill talent care in connection with KP.
Winning one of the prizes has meant a professional recognition and financial boost. For as everyone knows, it is the artist who, in principle, bears both expense and risk when creating art works.
KP Prize and Audience Award are donated by Aarhuus Stiftstidendes Foundation and awarded as travelgrants