Lise Skou is an artist from Denmark, informed by post-capitalistic politics and capitalist globalization particularly by the work of J.K. Gibson Graham, Nancy Folbre and David Graeber.
Skou is engaged in an art practice that uses multiple mediums – video, installation, performative strategies, research, activism etc. Her work can be seen as an ongoing investigation into various connections between: practical rethinking of economic structures, production and circulation of materials and ideas surrounding contemporary political, economic and social debate, the subject of revolution, people’s movement and feminist struggle, individual empowerment within collective experiences.
Through her collective practise, she envisions non-capitalistic economies and tries to show a landscape of economic diversity – one that is not exclusively or predominantly capitalistic – and examines the challenges of alternative economic interventions. Via empirical evidence from local economic projects Skou describe a politics of possibility that can build different economies. She urges us to confront the forces that stand in the way of economic experimentation and to explore new ways of moving from theory to action. To this aim, she employs conceptual and methodological approaches borrowed from artistic and academic practices such as anthropology and sociology.