Concrete 60 · 80 · 30 cm, Acting by Kirstine Aarkrog 60 min, cotton knit, hedgehogs, Acting by Anna Reinbacher 60 min, monlogue, air drawing
The exhibition opened at 4 am at night.
Photo-documentation: Silas Inoue
The project is linked to the building on Halmtorvet 15. Close to the address is Copenhagen Central Station. The building contains Copenhagen’s drug consumption rooms and the area is inhabited and surrounded by people living vulnerable, transient and exposed lives. I worked on this address in order to examine the conditions of a less local neighbourhood in the city accommodating people shut off from civilisation, living on the verge of a deformed existence. The project’s intention is to unveil and exhibit the uncompromised life of the vulnerable, transient and exposed.
During the exhibition I was wearing a closed form which covered the upper part and bared the lower part of my body. In the hands I carried two hedgehogs.
Anna Reinbacher took one step towards the viewer when the viewer approached her. Reinbacher looked above the viewer’s eyes while she, combined with drawing in the air, recited the monologue:
» Hi. Let me introduce myself: my name is the letter P. I am twelve years old, which is the age between being a child and an adult. I want to describe an art piece; two transparent glass plates have been installed with a gap between them. The plates carry a hole and the holes carry a lid. The holes in the plates point towards each other and connect the plates. At both holes a sensor has been installed. The sensor receives the movements from the opposing hole and keeps the lids off the holes. The intention behind the art piece is to activate and deactivate the holes at the same time. «
Reinbacher stepped back.