The Wide-Mouthed Frog

In the performance “The Wide-Mouthed Frog” we meet a frog trying to perform a striptease routine for the director of an art hall, but midways it has a breakdown and starts ranting about the struggles of being a frog and and artist in a post-capitalist society. It’s a story about performance art and experience economy, loneliness and capitalism, fetischisation, frogs and sex.

The performance was developed for the opening of CPH Art Week, 2022.

“…And as you know in the art world often they can’t offer you money, but they can offer you a lot of exposure! Too bad the only thing I got exposed to was gonorrhea…

Sorry am I using that word correctly? Exposure? I think the word I was looking for was… Exploitation? Sorry I always mix up the two of them...”

Duration: 20 min (Watch an excerpt here or send a mail to request the full lenght video)

Nikolaj Kunsthal, CPH Art Week, June 2022.

Arken Museum for Contemporary Art, November, 2023.

Imperfect Pitch - 48 ideas for a pop song

Imperfect Pitch - 48 ideas for a pop song is a site specific video made for the exhibition Public Announcements curated by The Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde for Roskilde Festival 2023. 

The film is a hesitant manifesto for a new, alternative pop song in a world that’s changing. In the course of six minutes a series of different realistic and unrealistic ideas for pop songs are listed: a pop song about starting at the bottom and staying there, a pop song that unpacks your relationship to your parents or a pop song for ants.

Roskilde Festival, Museet for Samtidskunst Roskilde, 2023.

Photos: Rie Neuchs

Installation, performance, 60 min

“Resort” is an exhibiton and performance about a fictional surreal holiday paradise, where climate crisis, human isolation, escapism and doom lurk right under the luxurious surface. 

The performance revolves around a couple that has gone on a holiday to a resort to fix their relationship. They begin a role play, where they pretend to be two strangers that meet in a hotel bar, but as they try out different scenarios they slowly lose their sense of self.

Resort is a fictional universe where everything appears porous; nature and culture, identities and relations, and past, present, and future coalesce, while small and bigger movements affect each other, both plate-tectonically and relationship-dynamically. 

The exhibition is inspired by Møstings’ origin as a summer residence for the wealthy citizens in the late 19th century. 

Resort is an exhibition about wishing yourself far away, dreaming of being anywhere but here. About anxiety, escapism, and new identities, and about missing something before you have even lost it.  

Performers: Marie-Lydie Nokouda, Kristoffer Eriknauer, Louis Bodnia Andersen and Emma Silja Sångren

Reviews: Bastard + ISCENE + Den 4 Væg

Møstings, Copenhagen, March-June, 2023

Supported by Statens Kunstfond, Arbejdernes Landsbank, Beckett Fonden, Colour Ceramica and Rosendahl Design

Photos: Torben Eskerod + Palle Bo Nielsen

Hjertet på Ærmet
Performance, 20 min

Hjertet på ærmet (”The Heart on the Sleeve”) is a project about the party as a place. The performance is structured as a party where a rift happens. It’s that moment where you feel too much, where you’re suddenly reminded of your own mortality, the end of the world or a heartbreak.

The project is an exploration of the cool and the cringe, ecstacy and apathy, oversharing and intrusive thoughts on the dancefloor. On having a serious talk between two sips of a drink, crying in the club, being boring, leaving the party...

All the movement scores and text material for the performance was created together with the students at Krabbesholm Højskole.

Kulturmødet Mors, 2023, in collaboration with Art Hub Copenhagen and Krabbesholm Højskole 

The performance was made in collaboration with and performed by the art students from Krabbesholm Højskole, autumn semester 2023: Alfred Lillo-Sæther, Henriette Andersen, Ingrid Bach Jensen Bang, Ingrid Johanne Opheim Ellis, Johan Ruus, Klara Emma Lilhav HoffmannLea Fagernes, Linn Eneljung, Linnea Ringstad, Nanna Gade, Lori Rosali SommerStella Lovisa Braun & Synne Elisabeth Bøe

Assistant: Anna Caroline Kristensen

Film: Hans Ravn

Foot Fault
Exhibition + performance

In 1917, the Danish tennis player Leif Rovsing (1887-1977) was banned from all tournaments because rumours about his homosexuality had begun to circulate. During the following years, he tried to contest the decision again and again, but with no luck. Eventually he ended up building his own tennis court that opened its doors in 1921.

“Foot Fault” is a reimagining of Rovsing’s tennis court. It’s an exhibition about rules, sex, queer bodies, (tennis) fields of one’s own, and losing as a form of winning.

KHM Gallery 2, MFA graduation show, June 2021

Copenhagen Contemporary, performance, September 2021