Trauma 1-11: Artists' Talk
Trauma 1-11. Artists’ Talk
Time: August 28th 2011 2-4pm
Exhibition period: June 19th - September 11th 2011
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, Staendertorvet 3A, 4000 Roskilde
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 11am - 5pm, Saturday - Sunday 12am - 4pm
Entrance Fees: Adults: DKK 40 Senior Citizens: DKK 20 Children & youth under 18 and students: Free
Guided tours: Every Sunday at 1.30pm (in Danish). The tour is free, when admission is paid.
On Sunday, August 28th at 2pm the Museum of Contemporary Art invites you to join a conversation between the artists behind the exhibition Trauma 1-11. Howard Slater, Anthony Davies, Emma Hedditch, Jakob Jakobsen and Henriette Heise will be present and talk about the work that led up to the exhibition and the narrative about the Copenhagen Free University and the surrounding society over the last 10 years. The conversation will take place together with the museum's director Sanne Kofod Olsen and will touch affect historification, collaboration, psychology and the future self-organized university which the group is planning to open. The conversa-tion will be in English.
On June 18th the Museum of Contemporary Art opened the exhibition Trauma 1-11: Stories about the Free University in Copenhagen and the surrounding society in the last ten years. The exhibition is based on one of the most significant international artistic projects on the Danish art scene in the first decade of the 21st century, namely the Free University in Copenhagen.
The Free University in Copenhagen was a self-organized institution founded by the artists Henriette Heise and Jakob Jakobsen in 2001. The Free University functioned as a space for research and knowledge exchange within an everyday environment. The activities consisted of workshops, film screenings, lectures, small exhibitions and publications, and took place in an apartment in the Nørrebro district, which was the artists' home as well. The institution was dedicated to the production of 'critical con-sciousness and poetic language', which was reflected in the wide range of activities that took place during the period 2001-2007. The Free University also participated in numerous exhibitions worldwide. For these exhibitions they developed the concept of propaganda, which consisted of booklets, posters, sound, films, slide shows etc., which presented the Free University.
Trauma 1-11 was created by Henriette Heise and Jakob Jakobsen in collaboration with colleagues Emma Hedditch, Howard Slater and Anthony Davies, who had strong links with the Free University. Trauma 1-11 becomes a personal journey through the period 2001 to 2011 touching both the world political events as the 9/11 terrorist at-tack, as well closer reflections on everyday life. It will be a staged interpretation of events in and around the Free University in a dramatized sequence of acts.
The exhibition is closing on September 11th.