Sunday, October 25, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

तिगेर CHANGE


I was asked to be part of an advisory board to select artists from Copenhagen participating in the latest Tiger Beer Art Project. There was a delightful breakfast that we ate while looking at art. To make a long story short, I was happy to see that Liv Carle Mortensen had applied to be part of the project. Liv (translated LIFE) and her work is filled to the brim with female raw power, to a point where it probably scares the crap out of most (men).


As part of the art interaction at Pakhus 11, Liv got naked together with the Mongolian artist Ulziibadrakh and painted a huge canvas with their bodies drenched in paint..while filming it in a time-lapse video set up..

There will be a final reception Friday September 18th from 5pm -7pm at Normann Copenhagen. Attendants will have a chance to meet artists, have a look at the works created during the Tiger Translate workshop and endless amounts of free Tiger's.
The show will be up until September 28th.

More info HERE

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

(फे)माल्स & निघत #55

FROM CANDY DARLING TO ANTONY photography exhibition and NIGHT MAGAZINE # 55 RELEASE PARTY
Portraits by: Ole Christiansen, Stephen Freiheit, Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen, Gilbert & George, Graig B. Highberger, Anton Perich, Søren Solkær Starbird and others.


JULY 25th - AUGUST 23rd 2009

Sex, identity and diversity are the prevalent themes for World Outgames 2009, that comprise a broad spectrum of exhibitions, performances, concerts and workshops in Copenhagen in July. To coincide with this Fotografisk Center has created the exhibition FeMale Icons - From Candy Darling to Antony. A veritable tribute to the androgynous, a spectacular array of film and photographs from the 70's to the present day.

The photographs in the show challenge our idea of what is masculine and feminine and especially the concept of the feminine male. The photographs depict boundary breaking sexuality, of being a woman trapped in a mans body. This is not a presentation of the homosexual in art and music but of artists forming and developing their own sexual identities.


The Icons are, among others, Lou Reeds “Walk on the Wildside” and Andy Warhol's superstars Candy, Jackie and Holly. The singer Amanda Lear, who was portrayed on the cover of Roxy Musics second album and Antony, Grace Jones, John Waters, Quentin Crisp, Leigh Bowery, Pierre & Gilles, Eva & Adele, Marc Almond, Boy George and Mike Stipe of REM. Boy George was, together with Amanda Lear and David Bowie, one of the first men to publicly portray and present themselves as women. When Boy George made his breakthrough with “Do you really want to hurt me” at the start of the 80's one wasn't sure if this was a man or a woman. Culture Club was the vehicle he used to expose this transgender with a string of hits including “Miss me blind”, “Church of the poison mind” og “Karma Chameleon”.


Since then there have been many transgender artists, the most outrageous and exhibitionistic being Leigh Bowery was known for always wearing exaggerated masks and Amanda Lepore with her body and face sculpture art. Today the singer Antony is regarded as almost mainstream, he performed for many years at the Pyramid Club in New York, where the cabaret scene is a refuge for the transsexual underground. It was a chock for many that Antony, with his very special voice and music became a popular artist on compilations for among others; Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, and Björk.


The photographers themselves are all accomplished portrait photographers in their own right and have many strong, beautiful and visionary images in their collections, two film will also be shown, Anton Perich's “Frankenstino” and Graig B. Highbergers “Superstar in a Housedress”, a documentary about Jackie Curtis.

The will also be a launch party for NIGHT Magazine #55 with Lou Doillon on the cover, an interview with Hubert Selby Jr. by Henrik List, stories by Kristina Korsholm and Giada along with photos by Anton Perich, Eric Guillemain, Neke Carson and Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen.

NB: FOTOGRAFISK CENTER HAS MOVED!
New address:
AMALIEGADE 28
1256 KØBENHAVN K

Website: www.photography.dk

Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm

Monday, May 18, 2009

बिल्ली BINDI



Billy "Bindi" Name

सुन्नी हैप्पी पीपुल PARADE

(SUNNY HAPPY PEOPLE PARADE)


WHEN: meeting at 19.00 - June 5th 2009
WHERE: AXELTORV -by Skala across the street from Tivoli
HOW: The parade is by foot or with any kind of CO2 neutral
way of transportation on wheels.
BE: SUNNY like a yellow bunny!

It is a collaboration between:
Distortion, Soupanatural & The Triangle Project/CO2 E - Race,
WeCollaborate, KarmaKanonen and many more...

more info:
http://co2-e-race.blogspot.com/

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Monday, April 20, 2009

ओनली बुग्गिन

(only buggin')

थे चेस्ला आर्ट MUSEUM



The Chelsea Art Museum is on 22nd Street and 12th Avenue more info HERE
It has a rooftop full of windmills where one can see the SUN
DANISH NEW PIX



There is a new festival in town, called CPH PIX

वाल्किंग दोवं ISTEDGADE



Vilde Hjerter According to Julie Umulige:

"Fuck jeg var helt stegt igår, havde været til 50 års guldbryllup i Ørbæk forsamlingshus og sad over for et par som hver især vejede 175 kg. Ham den ene startede med at snakke om hvordan har skulle drikke sit eget pis. Jeg ved stadig ikke om det passede, men at drikke sit eget pis kan ikke længere imponerer, eftersom ja, jeg har været med på De Vilde Hjerter- Turen. Det var tre uger med 30 kilometer i timen med en ulidelig instruktør og lisså latterlig kameramand som jeg så brugte størstedelen af tiden på enten at skændes med eller at få de to til at lade være med at slå hinanden ihjel. Og så var der måske også visse ulemper ved at være den eneste pige på sådan en tur hvis man ønsker seriøs anerkendelse for sit arbejde. Der var feks. ét skænderi blandt drengene hvor der var en der sagde i træthed, "hold nu kæft man vi har alle spillet pik til tanken om julie i to uger, nu vil jeg fandme ha noget fisse".

Min vigtigste rolle i filmen har ændret sig løbende. På produktionen var det en ting, på festivalsiden er det en anden, på salget til dr en treidje, på distributionssiden er det en fjerde, og sådan fortsætter det. Men i bund og grund er det vigtigste vel at jeg kendte drengene og tvang Instruktøren til at lave filmen.

Den bedste oplevelse under produktionen var at være sammen med mine gode venner gennem ti år. De Vilde Hjerter består hovedesagligt af mine venner fra efterskolen, som jeg har kendt i over ti år. De er nogle af de fineste drenge på jorden og selvom jeg måske havde lyst til at begå selvmord på produktionen så kunne jeg alligevel ikke gøre det når jeg havde 12 gode venner til at sidde der med 30 kilometer i timen.

Hvad gjorde mest ondt. Så fisker du vel efter min skamfering af min røv gennem en branding påført af en brændeovns gaffel, som efterlod mig på hospitalet i en tre timers skylning og som bartender i tre uger, hvor jeg besvimede for hver gang ALLE klappede mig i røven....jo jay...det gjorde fucking ondt! Men i bund og grund gjorde det sku mest ondt at min gamle onkel døde dagen vi skulle afsted.

Hvem af drengene kan jeg bedst forholde mig til...Der er jo to ekskærester i flokken, den ene tog min mødom. Men selvom at det måske er lidt ubehøvlet at fremme en frem for alle de andre, fordi de sku allesammen er voldfede, så vil jeg alligevel lige sige at Røde er min gode gode ven, og ham elsker jeg sku. Og jeg elsker også de andre, men hænger mest med Røde...som hedder Søll i filmen. Og det er nok fordi at vi ikke nødvendigvis deler holdninger men handlinger. Forstået på den måde at vi rykker på vores dårlige ideer, vi gør holdning til handling, selvom holdningerne måske re tarvelige og ligegyldige, men det føler vi jo måske ikke de er. Og så diskuterer vi også på et røv-barnligt niveau om vildt vigtige ting...sys vi.

ååååååååhhhhhhhhh jeg er sååååååååååå fucked...har volddrukket i det der forsamlingshus ...men det var mega fedt og hvis man nu skal være autentisk...så er familiefest i forsamlingshuse sku altid fede!"

Sunday, February 15, 2009

CLASSIC BOOGIE BOYS TRACK FOR YOUR
LISTENING & VISUAL PLEASURES

Monday, January 19, 2009

थे मिराक्ले इन Hudson

(The Miracle in Hudson)


If indeed it is the fault of birds flying into the engine of the U.S. Airways airbus the other day, it was nature creating this situation. Birds are a magic part of nature and not just something you get in a bucket at KFC, if you did not know that. These birds sacrificed their lives to heal airplane related wounds, still bleeding in most non-prescribed New Yorkers souls. Most New Yorkers first reacted with fear. Fear of another disaster in their city. It starts with a faster heartbeat and a milder panic attack. However, when they realized that everything was fine and everybody was ok, and that there was a real American hero to give love, they were just happy. A new happiness that goes along with the overall new energy in New York after Obama is giving New Yorkers hope. America hope. The world hope! Thank you birds. You will always be remembered.

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