Bed made to look like body
Installation, performance, sound piece
Bed Made to Look Like Body is a performance in the form of a monologue performed by the artist himself. We follow a person sitting in a hotel room waiting for a date. The waiting person has turned off their phone so that the other person cannot call and cancel. As time goes by, we experience the waiting person’s anxious thoughts, inner monologues and attempt to kill time while the light changes and day turns into night.

When there is no performance, the visitor can experience the work as a sound installation. In this version of the monologue, the ”I” of the work changes into a “you” so that the listener now becomes the waiting person, listening to the sound of their own thoughts told by the objects in the hotel room.

The work was made on the occassion of Nikolaj Kunsthal’s 40 years anniversary show where they invited me to respond to the film Tango (1981) by Zbigniew Rybczyński. The installation is constructed as a stage setting that integrates Rybczyński’sTango  and enters into a dialogue with it through its study of vulnerability, loneliness and dissolution of time.

The title of the work is borrowed from Maggie Nelson’s poem Wheels from her collection of poems Shiner.

Nikolaj Kunsthal, 2021


Searching for Nigel
Film, installation
Searching for Nigel is a film about love and distance, humans and animals, lost carrier pigeons and messages left on read. It’s a story about how a boy fell in love with a bird and how a bird fell in love with a statue.

The film circles around Nigel, the gannet who fell in love with a concrete bird made by a group of scientists on Mana Island. In a mix between a missing people documentary and a romcom, fact and fiction blends as we meet different people connected to Nigel, all asking the same question: Why did he leave us?

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Marseille, MANIFESTA, group show curated by The Winter Office, november 2020. Villa Kultur, Copenhagen, “Searching for Nigel”, March 2021. Supported by Snabslanten and Det Obelske Familiefond.


Tæt, lukket: Museum (”Close, closed: Museum”)
Performance
Tæt, lukket: Museum is a participatory play for two participants that took place in the public space of Copenhagen during lockdown.

Two people meet at a museum, but realize at their arrival that the museum is closed.

A: And there are four people and they are naked, but not in a sexy way, more in a I’m-making-scrambled-eggs-and-I-don’t-bother-to-put-on-clothes kind of way. Or they are not completely naked. One of them is wearing a little crown that looks like a moon.

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Copenhagen, May, 2020


Signs of passage, passage of signs
Video, performance
Signs of passage, passage of signs is a work about a number of people and animals living together, going on dates and trying hopelessly to communicate and make sense of their surroundings using temporary chalk spray, contemporary art and advice from Marie Kondo.

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2020