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!

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.

A little bit of Zen at Mirins, Copenhagen

I’ve been invited to do some product photography at Mirins, Copenhagen – where the shop owner, Jane, creates all sorts of beautiful things to make your daily life full of wonderful smells, sensations and give it a bit of zen.

I have been exploring the wonders of Jane’s creations for a couple of days now and here are some results, but have a few more things still to cover. Stay tuned!

And do drop by at Jane’s shop, Mirins, Blegdamsvej 108, Copenhagen, Denmark. I’m sure you’ll find something for your soul!

Homeless Gallery exhibition during the Copenhagen Photo Festival

Norse Creative

I would like to invite you to the Homeless Gallery, an event that our collective, Norse Creative, is organizing within the Copenhagen Photo Festival this year.

The concept of the Homeless Gallery was founded in Poland in 2001 by Tomek Sikora and Andrzej Świetlik and since then has found temporary homes in more than 80 countries.

The idea with the Homeless Gallery is to enable all artists to publicly show their work, which for different reasons would otherwise not make it to public display.

Artists who cannot afford a gallery, artists who like to experiment, artists who would not think of showcasing their work to other people than family and friends. But also for professional artists who want to show some of their more personal projects.

The exhibition is not curated and open to all artists. Everybody can show their work, professionals, amateurs, students.

There are no entry requirements with regards to theme, format or genre. The exhibition will show work solely based on the artists self-censorship.

The Homeless Gallery has no permanent residence, it appears, opens its doors to the public, only to vanish again after a short while. The exhibition shall be a tribute to the many forms of photography and shall give space to a unique collection of photographical work, which will only exist in this form for a limited time.

This year we expect to host about 35 artists from various countries, residing mainly in Copenhagen, but also coming from London and Amsterdam.

The exhibition will open on Thursday, June 12th at 20.00 – we will have also some live music that day, first it will be UNA VOX – cello duo and then a bit of gypsy jazz in Django Reinhardt style by Swing Partout trio.

From Friday to Sunday the Gallery will be open from 14.00 till around 22.00 and maybe later!

We have a nice lineup of live music for Friday, June 13th, starting with yours truly as part of the Turkish flute class  with our teacher Cahit Ece at 15.00 (I’ll be on the guitar though), later at 17.00 we’ll have Cloos/Lund/Søgaard jazz trio, then around 20.00 – a band called Pierrot le Flou (beautiful music and vocal! not to miss!!) and there will be a DJ duo at the end of the evening…

Saturday is dedicated more to the photography – we will have Dmitry Bulkin from London giving an artist talk during the day and then Erik Schrader will join the Gallery with his artist talk and we’ll hear and see also from two travellers about their project in Uganda.

Some other events are planned as well, but we’re still in the process on finalizing the program – it’s our first event, so please, bare with us!

The Homeless Gallery is hosted by KW3, a project and cultural house for the young entrepreneurs and artists, located in Østerbro.

Location

KW3, Krausesvej 3, 2100 København Ø.

 

Opening Hours

Opening 12 June 2014, 20:00 – 22:00

13 – 15 June 2014, 14:00 – 22:00

 

Additional Events during the Exhibition

Artist talks by Erik Schrader (DK), Dmitry Bulkin (UK)

Music by Una Vox, Swing Partout, Cahit Ece, Cloos/Lund/Søgaard Trio, Pierrot le Flou and DJs Mie Berhmann & Ignas

 

Free Entrance

Please support the event and the house that is hosting us by buying a beer at the house bar!

RSVP

 

I will be there all days and will be happy to welcome you and give a personalized tour around!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

About Norse Creative

Norse Creative was founded in 2013 and is a photography and visual arts collective based in Copenhagen.

Currently Norse Creative consists of the following photographers: Anna Sircova (Latvia), Bastien Vaucher (Switzerland), Catalin Mihaila (Romania), Inesa Adamonyte (Lithuania), Johnny Frank Nielsen (Denmark), Michal Kwapisiewicz (Poland), Malte Brandenburg (Germany), Petra Lang (Romania) and Scott Urquhart (Canada).

 

Cahit Ece

Since my last trip to Turkey I really wanted to master ebru (traditional paper marbling technique) and learn how to play ney – traditional wind instrument that is used in sufi music. Both of the courses turned out to be possible in Copenhagen, which made me immensely happy! In case you’re in Copenhagen and also would like to learn to play ney, kaval or duduk – please join the course at Dialog Forum, where Cahit Ece teaches.

I’ve been doing my best in taming kaval for about a year now. Kaval is one of the oldest music instruments on Earth, it is 6000 years old. I find it simply amazing! I’m still struggling to make my flute sound consistently, so I’ll spare your ears! But just to give you an idea – here you can see our duo: Asli Sena Kucukyildiz playing kaval and me on guitar

Recently our Danish language school introduced new extra subjects, which are more projects. And in one of them we were preparing an interview on a chosen topic, then recording it and actually vising the radio and participating in the process of editing the recorded files into the radio program.

I interviewed Cahit and got to know what brought him to Denmark, why he decided not to pursue his career as a lawyer, but rather be a musician. Cahit also talks about 3 different types of flutes: Armenian duduk, Persian ney and Turkish kaval. It is my pleasure to present Cahit and his world of music to you. And if you’re brave enough to listen to the interview in Danish – you can find it on the Den2Radio website. You should at least listen to Cahit playing his favorite instrument – duduk.

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proposing on the Easter sunday at sunrise with the view over Copenhagen from the Vor Frue Kirke

The Trumpet Story

Københavns Domkirke at sunrise

Vor Frue Kirke – Københavns Domkirke | Good morning, Copenhagen!

Trumpet Solo at Sunrise

one simple story
and maybe not a story
and maybe not so simple 
we’d like to tell about
 
we do remember it from childhood
and maybe not from childhood
and maybe even don’t remember
but will try to recollect
“Tomorrow morning you can see the sun rise over the rooftops of Copenhagen from the spire of Vor Frue Kirke. Be there at 06.30 and join for a walk up the stairs accompanied by a trumpet solo.”  It was the Easter sunday morning. I was surprised to see that many people at this hour. But in a few moments it became self-evident why.
Awaiting the sunrise | Københavns Domkirke

Awaiting the sunrise | Københavns Domkirke

 

It was an experience which doesn’t travel well with words or pictures, but I will do my best.

 

overview of Copenhagen towards City Hall side from the Københavns Domkirke

City Hall | Good morning, Copenhagen!

We were up in the bell tower with the wonderful view over Copenhagen. Waiting for the sun to rise. At the very tip of it the trumpet played a tune and people lit the candles. They sang a carol and let the moment sink in. On our way down, we noticed a couple that the guard just left standing there. He was making a proposal and she didn’t know. The guard had promised to the man that he could have the spire and the sunrise just for themselves.

 

overview of Copenhagen towards the Baltic Sea with the bridge to Malmo, Sweden

The Sunrise | Good morning, Copenhagen!

proposing on the Easter sunday at sunrise with the view over Copenhagen from the Vor Frue Kirke

“will you …” | Good morning, Copenhagen!

 

 

a dog covered with snow crossing the road on a crosswalk

CPH: personal

With our Copenhagen based photo collective we decided to have a two week photo project: “A personal view on Copenhagen”. It was inspired by the preview of a project by Michał Kwapisiewicz.

It was very interesting to see what people came up with as their take on the brief. The idea was to have some fresh work. During those two weeks many things were in transition for me and I think my final selection for this mini project reflects it. I didn’t really conceptualized my take on the brief. These are more or less snap shots from my daily life in Copenhagen at the moment. Most of the photographs are taken on my way to the Danish class or explorations of the neighborhood I currently live in, Norrebro. You’ll see quite a few cranes since the city is constructing or reconstructing many sites at the moment. These cranes become part of the cityscape. I wonder what are those internal cranes that currently work on my personal reconstruction…

When I was going through the photographs I took in those two weeks, I was listening to some music by Ósk. I felt like they go together very well and put together the slideshow with the final selects. Þorbjörg Ósk generously gave her permission to use one of her songs for it.

reflecting in the windows of the Copenhagen Royal Theater, someone drinking coffee, not paying attention to the beautiful sunset, photographs in the restaurant give an interesting interplay with forms and colors

exploring reflections

kids look out at the sunset from the Copenhagen Royal Theater restaurant with the cityscape reflecting in the big glass of the restaurant

Inspired by Street Photography Now Community instruction # 08
“Show beauty where apparently there is none.” – Guido Steenkamp

my A-side for the brief

reflecting in the windows of the Copenhagen Royal Theater, someone drinking coffee, not paying attention to the beautiful sunset, photographs in the restaurant give an interesting interplay with forms and colors

Inspired by Street Photography Now Community instruction # 08
“Show beauty where apparently there is none.” – Guido Steenkamp

my B-side, which some people from the community liked more than my selection for the A-side. I can never decide actually… and always wonder what would happen if I’d enter the other one instead?