TALK TALK WITH EVIL KNIEVIL THURSDAY 11 JANUARY KL. 20:
OVERGADEN is pleased to present an evening with Jens Kabisch aka Evil Knievil.
Evil Knievil is a character invented by the German performance artist Jens Kabisch. The character is inspired by the legendary stuntman Evel Knievil, who from the mid Seventies risked his life in spectacular ways to entertain an extremely large, international audience.
With his project perfektewelt – the home of Evil Knievil, Jens Kabisch continues Evel Knievil’s strong personality, courageousness, symbolic value and myth.
The event is free and open to all, and is arranged by Jacob Lillemose & Mia Lipschitz, who have also organized a performance with Evil Knievil Friday 12 January at Turbinehallerne – sometime after midnight. Both events are supported by The Danish National School of Theatre og the Goethe Institute .
For more information look in our calender at www.overgaden.org or at www.perfektewelt.com
PRIVATE VIEW AT OVERGADEN FRIDAY 12 JANUARY 2007 AT 5-8 PM
This Friday, the following exhibitions will open at OVERGADEN – Institute of Contemporary Art:
JØRGEN CARLO LARSEN hid og did (to and fro)
NINA JAN BEIER & MARIE JAN LUND Dance Like I Do
GEIRTHRUDUR FINNBOGADOTTIR Losing the Plot
EXHIBITION: 13 JANUARY – 25 FEBRUARY 2007
It is a great pleasure for OVERGADEN – Institute of Contemporary Art to present the first three exhibitions of the new year: a solo exhibition by the Danish artist Jørgen Carlo Larsen, a sound installation by Icelandic Geirthrudur Finnbogadottir, as well as a collaborative project between OVERGADEN and Århus Kunstbygning – Centre for Contemporary Art: a “twin exhibition” by Danish artists Nina Jan Beier & Marie Jan Lund.
The exhibition hid og did (to and fro) is a rare opportunity to experience a solo exhibition by Jørgen Carlo Larsen. An installational and sculptural trail takes up the whole of the ground floor at OVERGADEN, and the exhibition is created in close dialogue with the specifics of the space, its history and architecture. hid og did involves familiar existing objects along side manipulated objects that in the exhibition enter into new constellations, and together with the artist’s “rebuildings”, amongst other things of OVERGADEN’s distinctive interior, the result is characterised by pragmatic coincidence
In addition, during the private view, the artist will execute a series of improvised murals accompanied by live organ music – scaffolding, paint, brush and bucket will be left as traces of the performance. The exhibition is supported by the National Workshop for Arts and Crafts and the Danish Arts Council.
On OVERGADEN’s first floor we are presenting the two artists Nina Jan Beier and Marie Jan Lund are interested in the relationships between people and in challenging often unspoken social customs, habits and rules. In the exhibition Dance Like I Do, Beier & Lund document a series of different staged situations through the use of photography, video and sound.
As an audience one gets to experince the artists’ social experiments by watching or hearing the documentation. However, the aucience is also invited to interact with the Common Objects, where one is exhibited at OVERGADEN. Common Objects is a series of interactive objects in wood, ceramics and leather, which mime various functional implements, and which require two people handling them collectively.
Dance Like I Do is a unique collaboration between two Danish art institutions. With this title, two supplementary exhibitions will be presented at OVERGADEN and at Århus Kunstbygning – Centre for Contemporary Art (16 February – 25 March) that together add an extra dimension to the exhibitions’ concept about individuality and the collective.
Also on the first floor we present the Icelandic artist Geirthrudur Finnbogadottir’s first solo exhibition in Denmark. The exhibition consists of the work Losing the Plot – a sound installation that unfolds in the gallery space. The work is based on one song split into independent and fragmented elements, which are played into the room simultaneously and thereby together create a complex cacophonic sound experience. Geirthrudur Finnbogadottir has adapted the song The Fear from the British band Pulp’s album This is Hardcore from 1998, and in Losing the Plot Finnbogadottir zooms in on one piece of English pop history so to point to a collective consciousness in contemporary culture.