Halmtorvet, 2017

Hun elskede det ene barn mere end hun elskede det andet. Det ene barn fik hun med en mand hun elskede og det andet med en mand hun ikke elskede. Men noget knyttede hende til barnet hun fik med den mand hun ikke elskede. Noget hun ikke kunne placere hos manden hun elskede og som hun derfor måtte placere et andet sted.

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 an existence. The project’s intention is to unveil and exhibit the uncompromised life of the vulnerable, transient and exposed.

The exhibition opened at 4 am at night.

Kristus, act by Kirstine Aarkrog, silk knit, hedgehogs 60 min, concrete 60 · 80 · 30 cm.

Anna Reinbacher, act by Anna Reinbacher, monologue, air drawings 60 min.

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. «


Photo: Silas Inoue