In December 2011, our performance networking event Samtalekøkken took place in Seimi’s total-installation “SET UP” at Dansehallerne, then located at the former Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen. The audience was immersed in a landscape of fabric, tents and tables. The installation served as a perfect backdrop for our event, and we asked art critic Matthias Borello from kunsten.nu to review it in a new installment of our series of live reviews.
The following video takes you on a walk through the installation:
And this one presents Matthias’ take on it:
A home reflects who you are and who you want to be. A place someone calls “theirs” is also a three-dimensional portrait of that person. “Hulerum”, which roughly translates to “Cave Room” was an installation Seimi created for our children’s festival in collaboration with kids from two local kindergardens. It was also a study of how people express themselves through their spaces and homes. Visitors were invited to create their own caves, continue to build on existing ones or just hang out and play in them.
Together with Boaz Barkan, in a collaboration of Live Art Danmark with Aaben Dans, Seimi created Maxi Golf for SWOP festival in Roskilde in 2018. The large scale outdoor artwork took the well known family sport of mini golf as its starting point. Score cards, balls and clubs were handed out to visitors who then struggled to figure out where to shoot their balls in some very unusual tracks, which, among others, resembled a live size campground, a huge living room cabinet, cobbled together from thrift shop furniture, and a forest.
The installation Maxi Golf was developed and built in collaboration with two 7th grade forms from local Østervangsskole. Materials were donated by GENBYG.
About the Artist
Seimi Nørregaard (1975) creates text, scenographies, exhibitions and performance installations as playful invitations to join another state of mind, in childish, sometimes scary landscapes.
Read more about her work on Seimi’s website.