ASTRID NOACKS ATELIER

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    • Astrid Noacks Atelier
    • Rådmandsgade 34
    • 2200 København N
    • cp@astrid-noack.dk

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ANA Local

Sara Hamming LOST TITLE – a cycle of testemonies of waste

01.05.21 - 30.05.21

LOST TITLE is a performative work that places itself between visual art, performance, sound and use of the voice. It is created by performance artist Sara Hamming in collaboration with composer Anja Jacobsen – with choreographic research by Alice Martucci. The performance deals with waste as trauma; as something physical and psychological as well as as a political and environmental problem. The performance is inspired by the poetic and musical forms of the ancient Greek choir and by group therapy – where a group of people connect with each other through conversation to dissolve shame and taboos. The text for LOST TITLE is written by eight people who in different ways work with or have a special relationship with waste, eg garbage workers, environmental activists and people who “hoard”, ie. collects and does not throw out. These lyrics are performed by a choir. After the public performances in Astrid Noach’s Atelier, the work will tour around the country and the stage directions will then be passed on to local choirs.

Premiere in ANA:

Saturday May 29th

Sunday May 30th

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ANA Local

Sara Hamming LOST TITLE – a cycle of testemonies of waste

01.05.21 - 30.05.21

LOST TITLE is a performative work that places itself between visual art, performance, sound and use of the voice. It is created by performance artist Sara Hamming in collaboration with composer Anja Jacobsen – with choreographic research by Alice Martucci. The performance deals with waste as trauma; as something physical and psychological as well as as a political and environmental problem. The performance is inspired by the poetic and musical forms of the ancient Greek choir and by group therapy – where a group of people connect with each other through conversation to dissolve shame and taboos. The text for LOST TITLE is written by eight people who in different ways work with or have a special relationship with waste, eg garbage workers, environmental activists and people who “hoard”, ie. collects and does not throw out. These lyrics are performed by a choir. After the public performances in Astrid Noach’s Atelier, the work will tour around the country and the stage directions will then be passed on to local choirs.

Premiere in ANA:

Saturday May 29th

Sunday May 30th

ANA Local

Sebastian Hedevang og Andreas Rønholt Sludge Cake

01.06.21 - 30.06.21

The plumber, however, is the pioneer of cleanliness. He is the first artisan of the state, the billeting officer of culture, of today’s prevailing culture.”

“Increasing water usage is one of the most pressing tasks of culture.”                              – Adolf Loos, Plumbers, 1898

 

“It’s all about second hand tomatoes. In the sense that you have second hand tomatoes that fall on the ground in the farm, that are in some way recycled within the farming system. You have second hand tomatoes, that are dropped in the shop or nobody buys them and they’re left there in the end of the day. You have second hand tomatoes in your kitchen where you chop things up. And then you have the second hand tomato that you actually eat. And they go into the toilet. And so the circular economy for sanitation is a lot about the idea that it’s all just second hand tomatoes. How can we get those flows of nutrients and water and get those nutrients back onto the soil.”                                                                                         – Sandy Rodger, Global Sanitation Economy Summit 2019

 

“Sludge Cake” is a continuation af Sebastian Hedevang and Andreas Rønholts shared project “The Chocolate Wagon”, which circles around themes of sanitation, sewers and their related histories and subjects.

For Astrid Noacks Atelier the artists will produce a series of works that departure from the short history of ‘the sludge cake’ (danglish for ‘night soil’) in a call response with Astrid Noacks relief “Oksekærren” (The Ox Cart) from 1953.

The term ‘sludge cake’ refers to a short experimental transition period from the manual emptying of the latrine to the establishment of the modern sewer system, when the latrine was transported to fields and molded into brick sized blocks left to lie and dry in the sun. The blocks was thereafter sold for use as fertilizer in farmning. In that context the sludge cakes was sometimes referred to with the more subtle euphemism “city manure”. The use of ‘sludge cakes’ ended i Denmark out of fear that German refugees from WW1 would bring diseases, that could spread through the “city manure”.

‘Sludge cake’ was reintroduced as a term in the Danish language, when the sewers stopped being led directly to bodies of water. It refers today to the dewatered settable solids from the primary clarifiers in modern wastewater treatment plants, but the residue in the form of compressed pucks from biofuel facilities are also called ‘sludge cakes’.

Overall the recycling of the ‘sludge cake’ has developed into high tech processes. Roughly sketched the sewage sludge is divided into 3 degrees of quality: A-sludge, which is used as fertilizer in farming with the more neutral sounding word ‘biosolids’, B-sludge, which has to be further treated before recycling, and C-sludge, which is deposited or burnt. Besides the recycling of sewage sludge as ‘biosolids’ it is also a component of such recycling as biogas, phosphorus recovery, bioplastics, biofuel and building materials. The continual challenges for the recycling of the sewage sludge are amounts of heavy metals, microplastics, hormones and pharmaceutical pollutions, as are avoiding emissions of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere while still producing useful energy from them.

The most recent utilization of waste water is monitoring Covid-19 on the sewer network, where it is possible to measure and locate outbreaks even before individuals in a given area experience any symptoms. This could become an important tool to overcome one of the biggest challenges of the present pandemic: the relatively long incubation period for the virus.

The exhibition is supported by:

The Danish Art Foundation, The Municipality of Copenhagen – Council for Visual Arts and Guldagergaard.

ANA Air

Åsa Sonjasdotter Cultivating Abundance

02.07.21 - 25.07.21
ANA Children

Pelle Brage The Border – a Social Sculpture Experiment

02.08.21 - 29.08.21

 

Past events

ANA Forum

Sara Hamming Artist talk – online streaming

21.01.21

Thursday 21th January from 17-18

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/167859695087439/

The performance journal bastard and Astrid Noacks Atelier has invited performance artist Sara Hamming for a conversation on the occasion of the premier of ENGLISH SPEAKERS – a sound- and music performance about English performed by nine loudspeakers – the 24th November at KUBE.

ENGLISH SPEAKERS is a performance about the English language, performed by nine loudspeakers. In etymological masturbation scenes and trance creating spelling séances you will hear English – a main character and a language in one and same voice. English tells her story, but gradually her story is interrupted by other voices. A rebellious girl choir, search engines language of algorithms and the holes, which appears in the narrator’s memory. What will become of the language of the world, which lives in the mouth of you and me? Is the imperialistic linguistic falling?

The artist talk at Astrid Noacks Atelier, which because of covid-19 is streamed online, will begin with a performative scene by Sara Hamming, but will apart from that take its’ starting point in the artist’s latest work. The conversation will continue around Sara Hamming’s art practice and earlier works.

Sara Hamming is a writing performance artist and stage director and creates works from the production platform Moribund, Sara Hamming works performatively and often audibly with the relation between language and history. Earlier works includes among others OUM – en iscenesættelse af stemmer in collaboration with composer Anja Jacobsen, Choreography on the Face in the series Whole Body Treatment and Bloody Mary d. 4., staged in her  childhood home – detached houses in Valby and Snekkersten.

The artist talk with Sara Hamming is organised by the editor of bastard, art critic and writer Mette Garfield.

The event is supported by the Danish Art Foundation.

ABOUT BASTARD
bastard.blog is a performance- and contemporary stage art, choreography and cross disciplinary art practises journal. The journal focuses on the performance genre, which rarely reaches the columns of daily magazines and art medias. Besides articles, reviews, interviews and artists’ contribution at the web platform, bastard arranges events such as talks and performance series in order to expand and create attention around the performance media and to reach a wider audience.

ANA Local

Mia Edelgart, Deirdre J. Humphrys, Ninna Poulsen & Tine Tvergaard, featuring Kirsten Dufour og Finn Thybo In the Zone of Stones

29.10.20 - 29.11.20

 

“After reading your letters, I imagine the studio. At first I see the broad warm bodies, of the horses that inhabited the room before Astrid Noack moved in. I think of her and of the damp sculptures wrapped in clammy cloth, I hear her breath, slowly growing weaker, as a result of the coarse foul air. I think of reproductive work and the premise set forth by materialist feminism that reproduction precedes production. “I work in the kitchen” – yes, I recall your first sketch for ​​a flickering fluorescent lamp with these words, Deirdre. I hear bits of conversations – then and now. Tension lies in the material, in the boundaries and I envisage your works in the room, in the ‘zone’, which at once seem homely, recognisable, yet somehow out of shape – lumpy, useless. You describe your works as alive, Tine. They communicate, and like your many conversations, they are kin to this room. And so I think of your collective practice as an alternative community of (un)learning, where you are actively influenced by the improvised body that is formed between you.”*

 

We very much hope that you will come visit the exhibition.

Opening on Thursday 29 October at 17.00 – 21.00.

Temporary entrance Rådmandsgade 32 via underground car park. Ring the bell and follow the signs!

Opening hours: Friday – Sunday at 13.00 – 17.00.

*Excerpt from a letter Kathrine Bolt Rasmussen has written to us as a group.

ANA Air

Johan Tirén While the City Grows

05.10.20 - 19.10.20

Johan Tirén is invited to do a site-specific exhibition project at Astrid Noack’s Atelier. The project consists of two parts, a shorter residency in May (postponed to October 2020), followed by an exhibition in February 2021. The idea is that the experiences, and findings from the research stay, is developed into a public project to be shown in ANA or in the surrounding public space of Ydre Nørrebro.

In the project with the preliminary title “While the city grows” Tirén will from an artistic point of view look into some of the key issues and questions we face in todays urban development. For whom are we building the “new” city, what happens to the people and the businesses that are already in place? And if everything is planned, where do we find the openings that the unplanned is offering us today?

Johan Tirén (b. 1973) holds an MFA from Malmö Art Academy (2004) and has studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (1998–2003). He works in different media, such as drawing, graphics, video, and text, and uses his research-based artistic practice both inside the art institution and outside, for instance in city planning processes with a special focus on social problematics concerning sustainability and planning. He strives to be open and precise in his artistic work, looking for a political acuity that does not loose sight of art’s poetic qualities. Tirén has exhibited widely, for instance at Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, and Overgaden, and has together with colleague Anna Högberg done public commissions for Statens Konstråd and Örebro Kommun.

The project is supported by: 

The exhibition programme at Astrid Noack’s Studio is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and Nørrebro Lokaludvalg.

ANA Forum

Jenny Graf Sheppard Radical Listening – Postponed!

01.10.20 - 04.10.20

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About ANA

ANA is a cross-aesthetic space for artistic experiments, knowledge sharing and critical discussion at Ydre Nørrebro in Copenhagen. ANA is dedicated to the notion of art as a public sphere and as a collective reflection tool that can create forms and images making us see and sense, ask questions and think about the world and everyday life in new ways. ANA focuses with and through art on sharing knowledge, testing ideas and presenting alternative horizons of imagination and models of action.

ANA was established in 2009 and has a background in the activist artist collective YNKB (Ydre Nørrebro Culture Bureau). ANA’s program has four tracks: ANA Local, ANA Air, ANA Children and ANA Forum. These draw threads back to the Danish sculptor Astrid Noack’s everyday life and artistic work in the studio in the period 1936-1950, where social and professional exchanges with neighbors and artists from near and far were part of daily life. ANA’s cross-esthetic program links the history of the room with a desire to jointly develop the space, which, as a result of gentrification, is left isolated, cut off from its previous existence as part of a lively backyard environment with workshops and small industry.

Today, ANA stands on the shoulders of the many artists and actors who over the years have contributed to supporting and developing the space. ANA’s institutional modus operandi is rooted in a principle of repetition and slowness. In order to allow artists to develop projects over several years and to gain knowledge of the space and the surrounding rapidly gentrified area – which used to be a typical working class neighbourhood – we emphasize inviting artists on several occasions, so that over time they can continue investigations and conversations. Our desire is to keep things moving, to prioritize process over result and to act as an open, caring, generous and inclusive art space.

In the coming years, we will further try to emphasize values around slowness, contemplation, ‘commoning’ and collective (un)learning. A set of values that moves against the productivity- and efficiency-oriented structures that characterize the surrounding capitalist society and the art institution, and which often result in stress and exhaustion. We want, step by step, to slow the pace and focus on offering artists generous time for reflection and the opportunity to experiment and research in a context where knowledge sharing, negotiation and critical dialogue are at the center.

ANA’s program 2021 is supported by

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  • ANA Air
  • ANA AIR is a residency track for international artists who are invited to develop projects over time, often based on the physical and local context of Ydre Nørrebro.
  • ANA Children
  • ANA CHILDREN is a track for children and young people, where artists are invited to develop process- and dialogue-based works over time with children. The track is based in ANA's Mobile Children's Atelier in Mimersparken and is being run in close collaboration with The Staffed Playground.
  • ANA Forum
  • ANA FORUM is a track for knowledge sharing, contemplation, ‘commoning’ and critical discussion.
  • ANA Local
  • ANA LOCAL is a track meant for resident artists, which emphasizes process-oriented studies of historical as well as current societal questions and issues.

Preservation Work

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Det ligger der endnu. Billedhuggeratelieret i Rådmandsgade 34 på Ydre Nørrebro i København. Her boede og arbejdede billedhuggeren Astrid Noack (1888-1954) under meget primitive forhold i baghuset i perioden 1936-1950. Herfra kæmpede hun sin vej op gennem tidens mandsdominerende kunstverden, og skabte nogle af sine betydeligste værker, hvilke siden bragte hende en plads i Den Danske Kulturkanon.

I 2010 blev Fonden Rådmandsgade 34 dannet med det formål, nænsomt at restaurere atelieret. I September 2016 påbegyndtes, som det første vigtige skridt i Fondens arbejde, restaureringen af den del af baggården som Astrid Noack boede og havde atelier i. Restaureringen realiseres med støtte fra Ny Carlsbergfondet og varetages af arkitekt Erik Brandt Dam.

Astrid Noack

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Astrid Noack (1888-1954) er en af det tyvende århundredes betydeligste danske kunstnere og berettiget blev hun i 2006 optaget i (den lidt kontroversielle) Kulturkanon over de betydeligste danske kunstværker.

Som billedhugger var hun inspireret af den franske tradition, gennem sin lærer på Maison Watteau, Charles Despiau, som er karakteriseret ved nøjsomhed og knaphed i midlerne og med forbillede i den arkaiske skulptur. Figurerne står i rummet og med små bevægelser skabes forskydninger, der giver skulpturen liv. Skulpturerne er bygget op indefra, hvorfra forskydningerne forplantes ud mod overfladen og videre ud i rummet.

The association

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Astrid Noacks Atelier er en forening, som du kan blive medlem af. Medlemmer og bestyrelsen består af alle mulige folk; både af kunstnere, lokale beboere, kulturformidlere og alle der har en interesse i ANAs aktiviteter og bevarelse.

Foreningens overordnede formål er at arbejde for en bevarelse og genanvendelse af Astrid Noacks Atelier samt tilhørende baggårdsmiljø i Rådmandsgade 34 for på sigt at udvikle stedet til et nyt kunst- og kulturmiljø for og med lokale beboere.

Foreningens initiativ til at bevare og udvikle Astrid Noacks Atelier blev i 2009 præmieret af Statens Kunstfond i forbindelse med fondens Open Call om kunst i det offentlige rum.

Bliv medlem

Hvis Astrid Noacks Atelier skal bevares og udvikles for eftertiden, har vi brug for dig.

Årligt kontingent

Personligt medlemskab: 150 kr.
Medlemskab for foreninger: 300 kr.
Medlemskab for firmaer/institutioner: 600 kr.

Der kan indbetales på: Reg. nr. 2109 og Konto nr. 6883606696

Husk at notere navn og email ved betaling. Og tilmeld jer Astrid Noacks Ateliers nyhedsbrev.

Contact

  • Astrid Noacks Atelier
  • Rådmandsgade 34
  • 2200 København N

  • Director & curator
  • Kathrine Bolt Rasmussen
  • 22 30 80 91
  • kbr@astrid-noack.dk

The Board

  • Chairman
  • Victor Réne Valqui Vidal
  • 43 64 78 49
  • rvvv@dtu.dk
  • Boardmember & artistic director
  • Kirsten Dufour
  • 20 61 31 73
  • saas.dufour.andersen@gmail.com
  • Boardmember
  • Finn Thybo Andersen
  • 60 81 02 18
  • finnthybo@gmail.com
  • Boardmember
  • Rikke Diemer
  • 40 38 94 29
  • rikke.diemer@gmail.com
  • Boardmember
  • Mie Lund Hansen
  • 27 28 15 29
  • mielun@gmail.com
  • Treasurer
  • Helle Westergaard
  • 42 46 09 54
  • helle.hik@gmail.com