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CITY LINK CPH/FRB: REIMAGINING THE CITY – Evening Exhibition Opening

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

 Lisa Alma blends her soothing voice with tranquil piano chords and pulsating electronic beats to create an encapsulating dream pop universe. Her melodramatic aura puts a contemporary spin on ’80’s pop music. The 29 year old music producer and visual artist is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her incorporation of video and photography help to further realize her musical message.

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

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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

RumOs

The working community of RumOs opened up in april 2014. The site is run as a non-profit charitable association with the ambition to create a better framework for students, professionalsparring and introspection, as well as meetings and friendships across professional backgrounds and educational institutions.

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.

Byhøst

Byhøst is an association and online service that informs, inspires and guides users to gather and use nature’s raw materials in the city. Through online mapping of the edible nature and events, Byhøst gives everyone the opportunity to find and use nature’s raw materials at home in the kitchen. Byhøst are working to identify Denmark’s wild edible nature on an online map, together with its users. Byhøst is about opening our eyes to all the food that grows right outside your door even if you live in the city, Byhøst allows people to share knowledge and the joy of cooking from the farm to the table. By focusing on the immediate (local) we will raise awareness about the value of using nature in your own kitchen, food quality and the idea of self-sufficiency in the city.