Prune in the sky

Kaj Aune (NO), Leah Beeferman (US), Center for Models of Life, Fausto Falchi (IT), Sigrún Gudbrandsdóttir (DK), Wieteke Heldens (NL), Ingen Frygt (IS/DK), Mathias Kryger (DK), Kasper Lau Hansen (DK), Anna Lundh (SE), Peter Møller Rasmussen og Mads Emil Hilmer (DK), Matthew-Robin Nye (CAN), Pind (DK), Davide Savorani (IT), Jens Peder Søndberg (DK), Elizabeth McTernan (US) og en navnløs kunstner.

13.4.2012 - 29.4.2012

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Fernisering: 13.4.2011 kl. 17-22

 

UPDATE – WEDNESDAY 18th – A NIGHT AT THE NIELS BOHR INSTITUTE:

EVENING STARTS AT 6 pm

6 pm – WELCOME
We meet in the court yard of the institute and toast in NielsBrusco
Please come in due time as the doors shut behind us. Second chance to join the program is 7.30 pm

6.20 pm – CMoL
Lecture by Namiko Mitarai who elaborates on the different functionalities and ideas behind CMol’s computer simulations

7 pm – SOUND PIECE PREMIERE
Leah Beeferman (US) is premiering her sound piece in Niels Bohr’s old Auditorium

7.30 pm – PAUSE
Cigarette break – chance to join the next part of the evening

8 to 9 pm – PERFORMANCE
Anna Lundh (SE) gives a lecture performance + a silent concert ‘The Tale of the Big Computer’ is an investigation into a future vision, computers, opera, physicists, pseudonyms, art, technology, and a sudden death.

9 pm – READING TOVE
Tilde Maja Frederiksen will be reading Tove Ditlevsen on the repose at the Niels Bohr Instituttet

 

Address:

Niels Bohr Institutet
Blegdamsvej 17
2100 København Ø

 

Leah Beeferman: Journey into the Unknown Machine, digital animation with sound, 2009 (still)

 

You have to imagine a prune, A curly wet big small thing, and it is set against the sky. First think of it in daylight. You see the prune in silhouette; the backlight makes its wrinkles invisible. Then it is night – the prune now has no outline, and it is merely a subtle transition in texture. Prune in the sky is an exhibition that draws a curled up axis between the softness of the prune and the endlessness of the sky, between a) the artist run exhibition space Toves Galleri, named after the Danish author Tove Ditlevsen, and b) the Niels Bohr institute (part of Copenhagen University), named after the physicist Niels Bohr; venerating liberation and imagination in c) science (and) fiction.

Prune in the Sky will be a physical exhibition and a program of reading, performance, screening and talks. It will be based at Toves Galleri, yet part of the program will take place at the Niels Bohr Institute, and not only that, Elizabeth McTernan’s performance means we have to get up at start walking at nine o’clock on a Sunday, the very exact moment a tree is being cut down somewhere north of Seattle, and keep walking in the direction of it for six hours until the sound waves technically hit our ears. In many of the works in the exhibiton, a notion of inner and outer time and space collapse. Other than overlapping in lifespan and each having iconic status in Danish culture, Niels Bohr and Tove Ditlevsen have no real connection. Notwithstanding, Copenhagen was always a very small pond, and the poet, thinker and designer Piet Hein was a friend of Niels Bohr’s and keen follower of the work that was taking place at the institute, and he also had a brief love affair with Tove Ditlevsen in the 1940s. The prune in the sky is a ying yang symbol of sorts, as is pairing up Tove Ditlevsen and Niels Bohr. Possibly more of a kling klang. Or a Plim plum. A little rhythm tapping through Copenhagen in time and space.

 

OPENING PROGRAMME

17-22: whisky and buzz

20-21: Readings and performances including:
– ‘Sisimka’ – Sigrun Gudbrandsdóttir will be reading from her sci-fi novel accompanied by Jomi Massage
– ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ – a theatrical performance by Kaj Aune
– ‘The Fire Inside – Vocal attempts at something biographical’ – performed by Mathias Kryger

During the opening Italian artist Davide Savorani will be activating a site-specific installation in one of the windows of the gallery with performer Michelangelo Miccolis (IT).

Canadian artist Matthew-Robin Nye will be showing ’Load more guys…’, a performance in which the artist runs a marathon in search of his inner void.

CONTINUED PRUNE PROGRAMME

SUNDAY 15th – A TREE CALLS – A performance by Elizabeth McTernan

Meeting point Toves Galleri at 8.45 am (early start, yes).
Be dressed for out doors and bring a snack.

WEDNESDAY 18th – A NIGHT AT THE NIELS BOHR INSTITUTE

Performance by Anna Lundh – The Tale of the Big Computer,
Presentation by Naniko Mitarai from Center for Models of Life
The premiere of Leah Beeferman’s new sound piece
Readings of Tove Ditlevsen by Tilde Maja Fredriksen
and bubbly Nielsbrusco drinks and snacks…

Evening starts at 18 pm

Address:

Niels Bohr Institutet
Blegdamsvej 17
2100 København Ø