COLAB Copenhagen – Contested Concepts
COLAB Copenhagen was a series of 4 COLAB Samtalekøkkener in April, May and June 2016 in Overgaden Art hall.
Activism, performativity, memory and identity: In their home nations, the artists are creating alternative stories, that challenge or differentiate the official history. Their Danish mentors work for public institutions, that select, store and meditate the history and identity of Denmark; a country that is known for its transparency and trust in the public institutions.
Co-curator Marcio Cavalho about COLAB:
“The program tries to think about performance and memory as forms for transmitting knowledge: How we learn through our individual and collective bodies, how we embody the archive and how we participate as audience, witnesses or participants in particular histories. The program will give special focus to the relations between performance and memory by analyzing various aspects of remembering and forgetting as two sides of a process that shapes our thinking, experience and imagination.”