This Wednesday our Indvielsen project went up the wall. Official opening with talks and bubbles is today at 17.00 – Politikens Boghal. Everyone is welcome!
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
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
I’m excited to announce an opportunity for you to win a free photo shoot. It is easy to enter the draw.
Join us at the Designers’ Collective Christmas Market, which is hosted by Mirins Copenhagen during 28-30 November. Buy a print for at least 250 DKK and leave your name (or business card) in the basket.
I’ll draw a random winner from the available names and cards on Monday, December 1.
Although there will be only one winner for the free photo shoot, but all who will buy a print will get a discount on my services as a photographer.
In case you would like to give a gift to someone, but not really sure what exactly that person wants, you can get a gift card during the Market. The gift card can be used either during the Market to get a print or hire me later on as a photographer.
And remember that by buying prints from the “10th ward project” you directly support people to get care in hospice in Latvia.
It is a win-win for everyone! : )
I would really appreciate if you can spread this info among your friends and colleagues. And I’m looking forward to seeing you personally at the Market!
Designers’ Collective Christmas Market
Blegdamsvej 108, Copenhagen, Osterbro
10:00 – 18:00