Elsebeth Jørgensen (1970) is a danish artist based in Copenhagen. Jørgensen works with sound, photography, video, text and installations in forms of montage, where many diverse elements are shaped into a new whole. In productions she often involves writers, composers, sound designers, historians, archivers, archeologists, biologists and botanists.
Central to Jørgensens artistic practice is a special interest in archives. Her art works of art are built around long term research and collection in historic archives, which she blends with her own photographic documentation and sound recording, film staging and fiction. In this way, her works question how we remember and organise notions of the past. The works are site specific, and presented in places like art institutions, historic institutions and urban space and landscapes. Often sound performances, book and web projects are included. For instance, Jørgensens piece Lyttehaven is created for visitors at Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen. The work blends historic facts with poetry, voices, new music and field recordings from the outdoor environment of Bispebjerg, and may be experienced with a smartphone and headphones via www.lyttehaven.dk.
Jørgensen educated as visual artist from The Royal Academy of Fine Art. She has exhibited both nationally and abroad – for instance at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in København, Museum for Contemporary Art Roskilde, Malmö Konsthal in Sweden, Hordeland Kunstcenter and Bergen Kunsthal in Norway, Participants Inc. & Anthology Film Archives in USA etc. She has made commissions for Tate Modern i England, Jugendstilsenteret and Kunstmuseet KUBE in Norway.