Copenhagen. Red Light Green Light (In the Realm of the Senses) takes off from a mixed state of tension, tenderness and lifeforce. From the stop and go inherent in our feeling of both resistance and fascination. A state of being that is simultaneously angst filled and driven by desire, controlled by a protocol for how to live and perform in our contemporaneity. The result is tension, a dramatic hold between two states – pressure and drive.
Copenhagen unfold as a series of unique situations where audiences and art meet and interact in real life and where the emblematic spaces of the city can be experienced anew. The exhibition opens at Kunsthal Charlottenborg and moves in the city. Six international contemporary artists have been invited by curator Charlotte Sprogøe to present installations, video and performances at six different locations in Copenhagen – portraying the mental state of the world we live in. Continuously occurring in new variations opening at different hours of the day, and different days of the months, the exhibition is meant to be visited over time.
Full program at kunsthalcharlottenborg.dk
Locations are: The Kings Lapidarium; the Garden Salon at the Music House, The Festival Hall at Charlottenborg Palace, an office building at the center of the city, Buen and the closed cathedral-like historical library at the University of Copenhagen. Each location presenting an own intense mixture of desire, intimacy and machinic control.
Realised in collaboration with University of Copenhagen, The Agency for Culture and Palaces, National Museum of Denmark, Buen.
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