Copenhagen: Pride Special – Art Lounge and Party

Text from Facebook Event for Warehouse9, published by Candy Darling

Pride Special – Art Lounge
August 17, 2011
Warehouse9, Halmtorvet 11 c, 1711 Copenhagen, Denmark

Performance, Music, Art & Activism by Trans & Queer People?
Support Event for t- cafe & t-lounge events in Warehouse9 autumn 2012.(Day ticket 70 DKK)

ART LOUNGE PROGRAMME 14-17 (Entrance 50 DKK)
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curated by Tomas Lagerman Lundme, Gritt Uldall-Jessen & miss fish

A variety of artists including writers, dancers, ceramicists, sculptors, visual artists, performance artists and activists have come together under Warehouse9′s alternative Pride Friday, where the doors are opened wide for an Art Lounge with room for unlimited ideas and thoughts. Performances, exhibitions, debates, videos, lectures, readings and views mingle and form a montage, where the whole is the story of gender and sexuality. Exciting, sexy and enlightful, but not just pleasing and glamerous.

(T)ove Hansen (drag performance, DK)
Sarah Armstrong (dance, DK)
Malene Lang Hansen (Music, DK)
You Little Teapot (ceramic, DK)
Mette Winckelmann (visual arts, DK)
Maria Wæhrens (art video, DK)
Tomas Lagermand Lundme (text action, DK)
MIX Copenhagen (short film, DK)
Stine Ljungdalh (happening, DK)
Elizabeth Japsen (lecture, DK)
Mia Keinicke (dj, DK)

PRE PRIDE PARTY 22-05 (Entrance 50 DKK)
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T-lounge Pride Special party with live music and Dj’s in Warehouse9′s intimate lounge / bar.

LIVE miss fish & the drowners (DK) Art Rock/Electro
PERFORMANCE the Gentleman (DK)
DJs CockWhore & Macho (DK) + Mark Moore (UK) + special guest Kenneth Bager (DK) + Alexis (DK)

Copenhagen: FEMINISTS IN SPACE

Feminists in Space – International feminist qerformance art festival, November 9-13, 2011 at Warehouse 9, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Curatorial Statement
We are pleased to announce Feminists in Space – the first feminist performance festival ever to be held in Copenhagen. Feminists in Space was initially the title for a feminist blog that one of the curators was once part of setting up. We have now drawn this title out of cyberspace in order to use it for the manifestation of feminism as part of our common universe.

Feminists in Space is an international festival that is also locally based. It contains a broad program of artists whose work is informed by feminist and queer theory. One aim for the festival is to mirror the diversity and complexity of performance art, while having a specific focus on artistic practices navigating the field between art and politics. The questions at issue being brought up discuss the identity positions that operate in the intersection between gender, sexuality, age, nationality and class that, on different levels, constitute the loss of or access to privilege and power. At the same time, Feminists in Space is a room for works dealing with feminism from the perspective of the artists’ personal interpretation. It is a space to test new ideas and to experiment. The two scenes will be transformed from day to day, and thus change the character according to the specific works and wishes of the artists.

For five days there will be performances, music, film screenings, theoretical reflection, workshops as well as a political action in public space. Our aim is for the festival is to offer the audience a glance into the universe of performance art in all its complexity, as well as to create a space to meet, get inspired and exchange ideas and experiences.

The festival is financed by the Danish Arts Council but is just as much the result of non profit work by devoted artists and activists.

Kajsa Dahlberg, Molly Haslund and Gritt Uldall-Jessen.

Denmark: Collective Feminist Reading Project

Join a collective reading of 'Jeg vil have en statsminister...' two days before the general election! The readings take place September 13, 2011 at 4.45pm at Rådhuspladsen in Copenhagen and at Rådhuspladsen in Aarhus, Denmark. See the Danish text below.

I Want a President by Zoe Leonard 1992

The original text: ‘I want a president’ by Zoe Leonard, 1992

This is a collective reading project initiated by Malin Arnell, Kajsa Dahlberg, Johanna Gustavsson and Fia-Stina Sandlund in connection with the Swedish parliament elections in 2010. The text that will be read is an adaptation of  “I want a president…”, Zoe Leonard, 1992.  The text has been translated to Danish by Gritt Uldall-Jessen (see text below). The Copenhagen edition of the reading is held in conjunction with the exhibition “Terms of Belonging” at Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art. The Aarhus reading is organised by Ditte Lyngkær Pedersen, Lise Skou og Tanja Nellemann Poulsen in conjunction with the poster exhibition “tilVALG!” at rum46 and in Aarhus city.

Earlier this year Malin Arnell & Kajsa Dahlberg & Johanna Gustavsson & Fia-Stina Sandlund in collaboration with Zoe Leonard initiated a collaborative reading of “I want a dyke for president…” in Tallin, Estonia in conjunction with the queer exhibition Untold Stories, which dealt with the theme of sexual minorities. Untold Stories was a a part of the Capital of Culture programme in Tallin May 2011.

About Zoe Leonard
Zoe Leonard (born 1961) is an American artist, photographer and queer woman, based in New York City. A photographer since the mid-1980s, she has been well known since her work appeared in documenta IX in 1992.
She captures the transformation of social, cultural and economic changes. Her work for Documenta 12, ‘Analogue‘ (1998-2007), consists of more than 350 C-print photographs of windows of small shops and the products they sell. She explains. “I am interested in making a record of an urban landscape as a way of looking at who we are as a people, who we are as a culture, understanding the city as a social space, … as an economic space”. See Documenta12′s video interview with Zoe Leonard.

The danish translation of 'I want a president' by Gritt Uldall-Jessen

The danish translation of ‘I want a president’ by Gritt Uldall-Jessen