Based in Denmark, Lotte Nielsen is a visual artist whose work takes inspiration from her geographical placement, whether it’s London, Copenhagen or New York. Topics as well as materials are generated from her experience of the area, culture, landscape or specific social setting. For the past 12 months she has been working on a site-related project about the abandoned cinema, Stenløse Bio, on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Her practice-based research has been responding to the town of Stenløse; the town used to have a lively cinema culture and where she regularly attended the movies as a child.
Lotte Nielsen will continue her video project YAOI, using film footage captured of LGBT Youth in Copenhagen as well as interfacing with the local LGBT community in Water Mill. She will collage together pieces of atmospheric footage with sound recordings to give a sense of the youth’s emotional life in the context of The Watermill Center’s character. Nielsen also plans to use her findings at The Center to create a new concept for a film.