March 26 - 28, 2015
by Frisk Flugt
Thursday March 26, 12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:30: Frisk Flugt Open Editorial Process (Frisk Flugt in collaboration with Kasper Opstrup, Hannah Lutz and Asbjørn Skou)
17:00: Collective Silence (Performance by Andreas Führer)
18:00: Collective Silence (performance and text by J&K and Melissa Steckbauer)
Friday March 27, 12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 15:30: Frisk Flugt Open Editorial Process (Frisk Flugt in collaboration Kasper Opstrup, Hannah Lutz and Halfdan Pisket)
16:00: Collective Silence (Performance by Hannah Anbert)
Saturday March 28, 12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 15:30: Frisk Flugt Open Editorial Process (Frisk Flugt in collaboration Kasper Opstrup, Hannah Lutz and Marie Boye Thomsen)
16:00: Collective Silence (Performance by Peter Kirkegaard)
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Silence, please. This is not an order; obviously. It’s an invitation.
Most often silence is conceived as the antithesis of expression, the antithesis of community, as something that inhibits or completely short-circuits social processes. The holding of tongues, the hushing of mouths – silencing as a crucial weapon of oppression. In this sense silence ultimately equals death as one famous slogan from the aids-activists from Act Up reads. However, silence can’t easily be reduced to such a simple deduction. Silence can hardly be reduced at all, since it is in contrast defined exactly by its unruly and open-ended character.
With Growing Silent we are inviting participants to join us in collective investigations of different forms of social silence. During this short exhibition we will inquire into the political potentials of intended social silences understood both as forms of resistance – deliberate passivity that robs the initiative of the powers that be – and as something that allows for otherwise incommensurable differences to coexist and even fuse in extra-verbal processes of social becoming.
The exhibition is part of an on-going investigation of potential lines of flight in the 21. Century that has been conducted by the Frisk Flugt collective since spring 2014. Growing Silent will bring together a variety of visual artists, writers and academics coming together to perform collaborative research, produce texts and visual material, as well as new experimental forms of collective silence.
Frisk Flugt is a militant research collective revolving around the concept of flight as resistance and praxis of autonomization. Frisk Flugt operates with a fluid and aesthetic approach to the space of critical thought and has published the two zines; Frisk Flugt I · Escape (2014) og Frisk Flugt II · Sabotage (2015).
This exhibition is supported by Statens Kunstfond