Maxilla Crowd Scan, 2015
Lotte Andersen works in video, photography, sound, print, performance, text and collage. Her practice is rooted in an exploration of movement, people, interconnectivity and personal and group dynamics. Andersen often includes the public as a central aspect of the making process – most notably in Dance Therapy (2017–), for which she held ‘capture parties’ to collect visual records, using the footage as the basis for large-scale installations.
Flyering is an integral part of Andersen’s process, in which she combines the aesthetics of internet culture with DIY techniques such as collage and Xeroxing. Used as a tool for communication, these flyers traverse the divide between physical and digital space and were a recurring feature of the party night Maxilla, which ran between 2011 and 2016 in west London.
Maxilla Crowd Scan is a never-before-seen flyer-based work. The front side features an image captured during a party in May 2015 at 11:45pm. Andersen intentionally used print techniques to make the image distort and fade over time – an example of the glitchy image making that is central to her work. On the reverse of the flyer is a call to action from Andersen, as well as an invitation to participate in a group experiment.
Andersen was born in London in 1989. She lives and works in Lima.