Friday 30th October. RumOs, Glentevej 70A, 2400 KHB NV.
Entrance is free.
EVENING PROGRAMME – EXHIBITION OPENING
14.00- 23.00 POLAR TWINS EXHIBITION OPENS *
Polar Twins is the result of a six month artist exchange, in which six Danish and six Scottish artists and curators have visited each other’s cities, exchanging ideas and experiences. The exhibition sees new work inspired by the exchange, showing themes of travel and movement, alienation and home, looking at local histories and reflecting over the differences between cities in general and Copenhagen and Edinburgh in particular. Read the Polar Twins Exhibition Catalogue.
Exhibiting artists: Lisa Bregneager, Rabiya Choudhry, Suada Demirovic, Kevin Harman, Jessica Harrison, Anneli Holmstrom, Christian Bang Jensen, Jamie Johnson, Luise Sejersen and Peter Voss-Knude. The exhibition is curated by Miriam Wistreich and Morvern Cunningham.
* The exhibition will also be open from 12.00-17.00 on Saturday 31st October where there will also be a small programme of drop-in workshops and talks for the public (see below).
17.00 OPENING CONCERT BY SPIREKORET
Performances by the Frederiksberg Music School youth choir “Spirekoret” & Lisa Bregneager
17.00 BAR OPENS
19.00 DJ MIKKEL SONNICHSEN
19.00 FOOD BY BYHØST AND FOODOIR **
The chefs interpret the Danish concept of “suppe, steg og is” through Scotland’s culinary tradition using local Danish produce and Nordic cooking. Served as a standing dinner, you’ll be able to experience the exhibition and make new friends at the same time.
** Tickets for food are now sold out
21.00 CONCERT BY LISA ALMA
SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER
12.00-17.00 EXHIBITION OPEN
13.00-13.30 MEET THE ARTISTS
Polar Twins curators Miriam Wistreich and Morvern Cunningham talk the exhibition and the collaboration between Edinburgh and Copenhagen, along with some of the exhibiting artists.
14.00-16.00 WORKSHOP WITH LUISE SEJERSEN – TO THE HOMELAND WITH GOOGLE EARTH
Polar Twins artist Luise Sejersen presents a video taking a Google Earth tour from Copenhagen to her homeland in Jylland – where the Danish People’s Party gained many votes in the last election. As a starting point in the debate over why many Copenhageners and Jyders in “the yellow Jylland” do not understand each other, she searches with Google Earth’s distance in the landscape around her childhood home, in the area’s history and touches on causes of local and global conflicts. At the same time, she has been inspired by Google Earth’s programme possibilities and limitations and the aesthetics that originate from it.During the workshop, Luise will tell a little about the background for her video, after which she will present some basic features of Google Earth Pro. Participants are then invited to make their own Google Earth tour to their homeland and produce a small video.
Participants wishing to make their own video are asked to bring along their computer.
ABOUT THE COLLABORATORS
They share the space with a multitude of creative industries in Nordvest, sports clubs and a mosque. RumOs is characterized as a space from which life and creativity flow in and out. RumOs is run as a nonprofit association that is driven by desire and volunteer forces. As a user of the working community you are also a member of the Association RumOs, and instrumental to help frame the needs and wishes of the working community. One time a month all members meet for a common breakfast, to share their thoughts and work. The vision is to create a focus on the possibility of new networks, different communities and exciting interaction between students.