What I am Working on Now – June 2018

During June 2018 I am:

Preparing:

Futurize Me performance for Berlin Soup International Festival of Arts – a multi-media project with live music and storytelling, based on the research results from Futurization project. In collaboration with Alex Choub, Bruno Rigobello and Laureline Demonet; Berlin, Germany, July 19 – 21, 2018

Dream Guardians and Jah Time installation for the 4th International Conference and Festival on Time Perspective – a multi-media project aimed to create a special place within the space of the Conference, a space to take a moment for one-self, to slow down, unwind and stop for a moment, to take a break, to breathe, to let go of the speed, to listen to the music and to others. In collaboration with Fernanda Poblete. Nantes, France, August 27-30, 2018.

WRITING:

A book chapter on Futurization for the “Managing Screen Time in an Online Society” to be published by IGI Global edited by Lídia Oliveira. Linking the time awareness, future thinking and sustainability across disciplines: Futurization of thinking and behavior. Time Perspective Network, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Playing music:

Every Sunday and some other random days of the week I join the Freetown Social Club, a charity jam orchestra. Come and see us or play with us!

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How do I manage all of the above and a few things that were left out? I love working with my version of the bullet journal and I also follow my own medicine regarding taking the creative breaks.

I am available for giving workshops on how to deal with culture shock, using creativity as a resource or how to find your time. I would be thrilled to develop a tailored talk / workshop regarding time, creativity and your field of interest.

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Indvielsen – Invitation to the exhibition opening – June 3 – Copenhagen

It is my great pleasure to invite you to the opening of the exhibition of our project – Indvielsen | Initiation: The Danish Tribe

June 3, 2016
17:00 – 19:00, Artist talk at 17.30
Politiken Boghal – Rådhuspladsen 37 , 1785 København K

Indvielsen | Initiation - Exhibition opening June 3, 2016 at 17.00

Indvielsen | Initiation – Exhibition opening June 3, 2016 at 17.00

This is a multi-disciplinary art project that me and Laureline Demonet have been working on lately. It is a project where we combine social studies, fashion, textile craft and photography.

Laureline explores the views of newcomers to Denmark on the Danish fashion and “Danishness” in general. She then creates a mask of what she has discovered through the interviews and later on I take photographs of the interviewees wearing their “Danish” mask.
This work is an opportunity for the Danes to look at themselves from a very unusual angle. We wish thereby to shake up the stereotypes about national identities and invite you to join the tribe!

The first part of our project will be exhibited as an installation on the Metro’s construction’s wall -City Hall Square. This is definitely the largest installation that I have ever been part of – we take over the whole wall, which is 4 meters high and 50 meters long, from top to bottom! The oversized portraits, accompanied by a narrative, will be there from the 3rd of June 2016 until end of December 2016.

More about the project: https://indvielsen.dk/

I’m really looking forward to seeing you on June 3rd for the opening of this bizarre project!

Looking for participants – Indvielsen

We are continuing to work on our Indvielsen – The Danish Tribe project. Me and Laureline are looking for a few more people to become part of it! The first part of the project you can find here.

We are looking for women from the following countries and based in Copenhagen to join us in this quest:
Germany or Norway or Sweden
Turkey or Iran
Afghanistan or Pakistan or Syria
India
Somalia
Philippines
If you are interested or know someone who might be interested – please drop an email to Laureline: laurelinedemonet [at] gmail.com

We are looking forward to hearing your story!

Indvielsen – project update

Today we finally got around to work on the images. It is not that easy to figure out all the details, since it is rather special. The planned installation will take over one whole stretch of the construction wall around the future Metro station nearby the City Hall in Copenhagen. It’s dimensions are 4 meters high and 50 meters long. It is by far the largest project that I have done previously. We are happy that Andrea Landi is helping us out with this task. And we are looking forward to seeing the result.

Indvielsen in preparation

Indvielsen in preparation

Rediscovering yourself: Creative flow as a resource

After many years of being in-between the research and creative activities that I do, I have decided to try to blend them in together. And thus the Creative Time Studio was born. I’m not completely sure which direction it will go and which direction it will take me, but I would like to combine what I theoretically know about psychology of time and what I learned by doing all sorts of creative activities (photography, ceramics, mosaics, playing some instruments, my interest in arts – history of arts, visual arts, theater, architecture, and many others). I’m grateful to Maria Vegesh, who organized an online course where we followed Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way” – it gave me courage to try out a few things on my own and start the group – Rediscovering yourself: Creative flow as a resource.

We had a kick-off meeting today, November 1st, but there is still an opportunity to join in if you think it is something for you. The course is designed for 8 weeks. More information about the course is here.

Please get in touch if you would like to join the group.

Visualizing time

Time is such an interesting concept. However, we do not have a dedicated bodily organ to register it – we don’t have ‘nose’ that is dedicated to ‘smelling’ time, or ‘skin’ to ‘feel’ it. It always escapes, but it is always there at the same time. Here is one of my half-joking projects that aims to explore the notion of time. We can ‘see’ time when we witness change upon something constant. Table in this project plays that role. The photos were taken on the iPhone and are left as is. The original idea was to take photos every day for at least a year. But it didn’t really work out. Here are about 3 months of a life of a table. Enjoy!

Nadia and Mia

It was great to reconnect this summer with a good friend, Nadia, with whom we have studied in Moscow. Many things have happened for both of us during the time we have since each other last time, but the warm link was still there and it is a wonderful feeling when that happens. I was happy to be part of Nadia’s world for some time!

CV portraits shoot at the International House

I have been invited again to help out with the CV photos shoot for the people who are currently enrolled in Copenhagen Host Program at the International House. It has been as inspiring as the first time and the weather was on our side, so we could go out and do some shoots outside as well.

Here is a small selection of photos from the day.

We will have another session on September 1, between 13 and 17. Need a CV photo? Contact the Copenhagen Host Program.