+ vertical exile copenhagen '09

Vertical Exile Copenhagen


A month platform for knowledge production and exchange between artists, architects and the community of Copenhagen's periphery, through workshops, exhibitions, collective city installation, lectures & performance. Proposing ways to appropriate public spaces, through small art interventions, a re-occupation. The general themes proposed is mapping and the trinity of Territoriality, Power and Identity. It's also political art manifestation and a social platform ending with a Performance as celebration!

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# Your part of our city - workshop:

A creative and reflective project about the perception and use of Copenhagen, of dreams to change it.

Map and share your personal view on the city, creating physical scale models and ideas for new ways of inhabiting and using the space we live in.Developed by visual artists Joen Vedel in collaboration with architect student Celine Bardram, and local citizens of Copenhagen. A 3 days workshop. The results of the workshop will be exhibited.  

29.-31. July 17.30 – 21.00. youth from 14 til 25 years At Vesterbro Ungdomsgård, Absalonsgade 8, 1658 København V.
5.-7. august/17.00 – 21.00. Nørrebro Bibliotek, Bragesgade 8b, København N. 

# Exhibitions:

  • Your part of our city – Installation from the workshop in Vesterbro Ungdomsgård. Dates: 1.- 4. august. At Løve’s Bogcafé i Toves Galleri, Vesterbrogade 97, Kbh V. Date: 8.–29. August. At Nørrebro Bibliotek – Bragesgade 8b, København N.
  • Video & photo documentation of 'Vertical Exile - West Bank' of the refugee camps Jalazoun and Deheisha, April 2009. Dates: 1.-4. August. At Løve’s Bogcafé, Toves Galleri, Vesterbrogade 97, Kbh V. Dates: 3.-29. August. At Nørrebro Library – Bragesgade 8b, København N.

Video installation by Mikael Bing

# Hammock Attack - workshop:

Relax in your city. Learn how to make hammocks and hang them up in the city with us. Proposed by Allan Myrup,  Date: 1 August/14.00. Enghave Plads, Vesterbro. Date: 9 August/14.00. Nørrebroparken, Kbh N.

Video documentation >>> 

# Hula-hoop - workshop:

A playful social meeting. Have fun learning new ways of using the Hula Hoop ring with others. A tool to help people whom doesn't know each other to break down your borders and communicate with trust. Developed by Sara Gebran & Ylva Henrikson. Assistants:  Emma-Cecilia Ajanki, Sara Gebran, Ylva Henrikson, Esther Wrobel, Rikke Kjær, Roberta Blasone, Line Koch Nørreklit, Julia, Giertz, Nuria Pellitero.

31 July/16.00 – 17.30. Vesterbro Ungdomsgård, Absalonsgade 8, 1658 Kbh V.
1 August/10.00-11.00. Gårdhaven i Toves Galleri, Vesterbrogade 97, Kbh V.
5.& 7 August/16.00 – 17.00 + Nørrebro Library - Bragesgade 8b, Kbh N
8 August/12.00 – 13.00. Nørrebro Library - Bragesgade 8b, Kbh N.

Video documentation >>> 

# Lectures on Mapping:

  • 'Mapping Eternity':
    The city's invisible dimension - mapping of the metaphysical layer of Copenhagen through the history of the churches. Lecture by theologists Sylvester Roepstorff.
  • 'Inspiration for visual mapping of the city': How do you see the city with the body and the eye, and how do you categorize things and visualize them in drawings. Lecture by artist and architect Biba Fibiger. Date: 11. August/18.00. Nørrebro Library, Bragesgade 8, Kbh N.

# Collective city installation

Exchange an object for a ticket to the performance and be part of the creation of an installation in the city. Developed by Thomas Bo Østergaard. 15 August/14.00. Meeting place: Bicycle bridge between Islands Brygge and Fisketorvet.

# Performance Vertical Exile- Cph. (End of the project)

The end of the platform is this performance, a collaboration between 6 artists, through bending the digital interactive media into an analog format, we dreamt of a city, where digitalization can't overtake our reality, loosing the battle. Artists: Joen Vedel, Esther Wrobel, Martin Vognsen, Ylva Henrikson, Sara Gebran, & Casper Øbro. An exploration of territory, power and identity, and a celebration of the month of work we have done together. 21.-23. August/21.00. Absalonsgade 8, København V

Performance trailer: Vertical Exile – Copenhagen >>>

Martin Vognsen Composition for the Performance >>>


Producer: Ulrika Pii Zeuthen.

Assistent: Emma-Cecilia Ajanki, Celine Bardram.


Scenekunstudvalg (Art Council), Copenhagen International Theater, Nordic Culture Point, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden & Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond. Produced by Public Eye. Collaborators: Nørrebro library, Ungdomshus in Vesterbrø and Copenhagen International Theater.