Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld
January 6, 2012
6pm, at 98 weeks project space
In 2033 the construction worker Ludvig is sent into space to repair the space station “9000 Aalborg”. Suspended in time between past and future, fiction and reality Ludvig recollects the memory of the site to change the future. TIME:AALBORG/ SPACE:2033 is a three-screen video installation specially designed for the amphi-theater of Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg (Denmark). In 1933 Aalborg hosted a fairground for arts and culture to create optimism and hope during the great depression. But the optimism was short lived: Following the German occupation of Denmark, the fairground was turned into the headquarter for the German soldiers. During the war the fairground burned down to the ground and in post-war times Finish architect Alvar Alto erected the Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg on the site.

Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld will discuss the video in relation to her artistic research project “Rehearsing Reparative Critical Practices” and her current project “Movement City”, developed for Metro Al Madina, Beirut. To articulate agency artistically, socially and politically, the reparative critical practice proposes a communal dense exploration of fragments of cultural fabric in response to different “broken” contexts and situations.

Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld works with multi-channel video installation and performance. She is currently doing an artistic research PhD at the University of Copenhagen – “Rehearsing Reparative Critical Practices”.