Nordic Outbreak in Copenhagen
Nordic Outbreak visits the Danish Architecture Center, Copenhagen
October 10-11, 2013 – Exhibition
October 10, 2013 – 5-7pm Talk&Debate, 7-9pm exhibition opening reception
In Copenhagen, Nordic Outbreak will visit the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC). The collaboration between Streaming Museum and DAC around the presentation of Nordic Outbreak in Copenhagen questions the ways in which digital aesthetics challenge, disturb and show new routes for architecture and urban planning, perceptually, conceptually and practically.
In Copenhagen, Nordic Outbreak unfolds under the theme and title Digitally Disturbed. Ideally, digitalization would bring us nothing but wonder and ease. Ushered in by technological progress and the promise of a better tomorrow they would facilitate more creativity and efficiency, extend our human capacities and enable more spectacular perceptions in our everyday urban lives. In reality, however, digitalization might be slightly more complicated. Aesthetically, politically, existentially and practically the works presented in Digitally Disturbed all respond to this condition. They encourage us to question ways in which digitalization frame our perception and engagement with the city and built environment. At the same time, they also point beyond this framework and show us new inventive ways of using digital media as a means of alternative behavior and cultural imaginary in relation to the city and the built environment.
The exhibition at DAC is composed by an outdoor facade installation and indoor projections and screen installations distributed across different spaces on three floors in the DAC building. Playing with various situations of spectatorship, some intimate, some immersive, some hidden and some manipulating the sense of spatial configuration and stability of the room, the installation plays with changing stances of spectatorship as a symptom of our time, reflecting new ways of viewing and experiencing visual content in our digitally infused urban society on various types of information screens in temporary, drifting situations.
The Copenhagen program includes:
Eva Olsson, On Non-Freehold Property (2011)
Jessica Faiss, Rewind (2011)
Mogens Jacobsen, Landskaber (2006-2007)
Pernille With Madsen, Transition (2008-2009)
Sigurdur Gudjónsson, Veil (2012)
Søren Thilo Funder, Everywhere (2007)
Vibeke Jensen, SLEEPER_CELL (2003/2013)
Egill Sæbjörnsson, Brick Is The Key (2013)
Site-specific video-mapping installation with sound, commissioned by Danish Architecture Center and Streaming Museum for the facade of DAC, October 10-11, 8:30-12pm.
Excerpt of interview with Egill Sæbjörnsson about Brick Is The Key (2013)
Digitally Disturbed Talk & Debat – 5-9pm
Following an introduction to Nordic Outbreak by Tanya Toft (curator), presentations will be given by a strong line-up of artists, architects and urban scholars from the Danish art and architecture scene about the “disturbance” of digital aesthetics in practices of architecture and urban planning.
The presenters include Rune Nielsen (architekt, Ph.d., Kollision), Mogens Jacobsen (artist), Martin Brynskov (lecturer, Aarhus University and founder of Digital Urban Living), Kristoffer Ørum, Anders Bojen og Kaspar Bonnén (artist group Radiant Copenhagen), and Kristine Samson (urban researcher an og assistant professor at Roskilde University). Discussions will address the themes of media architecture and the spectacular city, digital urbanity, mental mapping and urban dystopias/utopias. Full program here.
The Talk & Debate will be followed by the exhibition opening reception, with introduction to the exhibition by Jacob Lillemose (curator) and an artist presentation of the new commission on the DAC facade by Egill Sæbjörnsson (artist).
The event will be in Danish. Please RSVP.
The Nordic Outbreak program in Copenhagen is curated by Tanya Toft and Jacob Lillemose in collaboration with the Danish Architecture Center. The program is supported by Realdania, The Danish Art Fund, Nordic Culture Fund and Nordic Culture Point.