Nordic Sessions II, May 2021
performance protocols present Nordic Sessions # 2: Walking Protocols II – "Gå-protokoller, on May 8. and 9. 2021 at Lokale, Griffenfeldsgade 27, 2200 Copenhagen (DK). The event is running both days from 10.00 to 17.00 CET and features performative processes by the artists: Mette Kit Jensen – Kristoffer Ørum – Tomas Skovgaard – Anette Friedrich Johannessen (score). Curated by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen/performance protocols.
performance protocols is back with the second part of Nordic Sessions, which this time deals with artistic "walking protocols". The event takes place over two days in the Nørrebro-part of Copenhagen with the exhibition venue Lokale as its anchoring point. The artists Mette Kit Jensen, Kristoffer Ørum and Tomas Skovgaard have all created walking protocols based on the senses, local places and movement in the urban space around Griffenfeldsgade 27, where Lokale has its address. Similarly, the score 'Active Body-Lazy Mind' is presented by the Norwegian performance artist Anette Friedrich Johannessen who participated in performance protocol's first online exhibition Walking Protocols I (2019), here adapted Folkets Park situated next to Lokale.
All walking protocols work on several levels, with lines of flight into the city, online, and even in the local newspaper. Mette Kit Jensen's 'Outside Oneself' focuses on being someone else – to stand out on the street and become a new and different figure among others. Kristoffer Ørum’s 'According to the Nose' provides opportunities to consider what life would look like if you were a nose, where you literally can become a nose and borrow a nose-shaped mask with a built-in audio guide for a walk in the area around Lokale.* In Tomas Skovgaard's protocol 'Untitled' chewing gum is introduced as an oropharyngeal stimulation of a ruminative action while walking. The critical potential of chewing gum while walking is investigated in three steps. All the projects thus departures in the exhibition space Lokale, where they are installed and have an anchoring point, but moves as performative actions out into urban space. The projects will also have an online part on the performance protocols website as an immediate extension of the offline event.
In collaboration with the art and philosophy network Outside Collective, there will be a Collective Art Talk on Sunday at 13.00 CET, as a walk with curator and founder of performance protocols Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen and initator of Collective Art Talks Emil Bach Sørensen (Outside Collective). This will take place outside and registration is recommended at: info at performance-protocols.net
Due to Covid19, the event is adapted to the health restrictions currently in place with regard to the number of guests and we follow the given rules, where visitors can be expected to show a Corona passport/negative test. Some of the performance walks in Lokale must be booked in advance and can have special guidelines. It is recommended that you stay up to date via social media (facebook) and here on the performance protocols website regarding this: https://www.facebook.com/performanceprotocols
* All masks in Kristoffer Ørums According to the Nose are thoroughly cleaned and sprayed with disinfectant after each user. They are lent against a deposit such as a drivers license or a telephone. Since all the walks are working with the senses in one way or another, it is therefore at your own risk that you participate in these and that you take care of yourself when you walk, which includes the passers-by and the traffic.
Mette Kit Jensen is looking for an exclusive audience for the work Outside Oneself, who wish to be styled (inclusive make-up) and thus meet Nørrebro in “another” woman's body. Please contact: mettekit (at) hotmail.com
About the participants:
Kristoffer Ørum (born in DK, lives and works in Copenhagen) is an interdisciplinary creature who has produced a long series of demonstrations, acts and wireless transmissions both in and outside of our solar system. Based in a basement, he works in the intersection between daily life and hypothetical digital physiognomies. He holds dual degrees from Nasal University of London and the Royal Danish Academy of Speculative Arts in Copenhagen. He believes that all artist’s biographies are works of fiction and should be read as such. A rarely updated website here: www.oerum.org
Mette Kit Jensen (born in DK, lives and works in Copenhagen) takes in her works departure in public space. She is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg and operates internationally. For the past 10 years, she has used strolling as an artistic method. These include the audio guide “Flâneuse de l’Europe” at Museum of Contemporary Art (DK) in 2014. Her focus is social and relational, and allows chance to play along. She challenges the notion of free movement through the city and often uses self-imposed challenges to transcend unconscious structures, habits and her own gaze: www.mettekitjensen.dk
Tomas Skovgaard (born in DK, lives and works in Copenhagen) is an architect with an interest in modern culture and interdisciplinary practices.
As part of the Aalborg event, an instruction from another Nordic artist will be offered for collaborate performance by the audience. This is created by:
Anette Friedrich Johannessen is a performance and video artist living in Bergen (NO). She holds a BFA from Camberwell College of Arts, London. Johannessen is head of board of Performance Art Bergen and is one of the co-organizers of public performances in Bergen and Open Sessions. Her artistic practice is highly inspired by Opens Sessions, where the main concept is that art in public space is an expression of democratic thought, where art can, and should, be a shared experience: www.anettefriedrichj.tumblr.com/
Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen (born in DK, lives and works in Aalborg) is a Danish artist, researcher and curator, educated from the Seminar for Crafts and Design (DK) and holds a MA in Art History from Aarhus University (DK). Madsen is currently a doctoral candidate at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Art (FI). Madsen has been curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde (DK), and teaches for Node Center for Curatorial Studies in Berlin (DE). In 2019, Madsen founded performance protocols: www.tmkm.dk
Outside Collective is an independent network which draws on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari: www.facebook.com/Outside-Collective
Walking Protocols II/Gå-protokoller: Copenhagen (DK)
performance protocols Nordic Sessions is supported by the Nordic Culture Point, Nordic Council of Ministers, and Nordic Culture Fund (Opstart).
Kristoffer Ørum’s According to the Nose is supported by The Danish Art Council and “Københavns Kommunes Råd for Visuel Kunst”.
Mette Kit Jensen is collaborating with make-up artist Anne Catherine Saurberg (styling of the audience) in the project Outside Oneself, which is supported by The Danish Art Council, ”Rådet for Visuel Kultur, Københavns Kommunes” and ”Byens Puls, Nørrebro”. Thanks to Cité Internationales des Arts Paris, Josephine Sommer, and Karina Mosegård.