Teenagers Eating Ice Cream Cones 2019 (14 work titles at Overgaden)
Teenagers Eating Ice Cream Cones
Solo exhibition at Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 14–August 25
Performance Is it Genuine?, August 8, 5.30-6pm, 25 min: Molly Haslund performed Christina Hagen’s poetic, hard-hitting exhibition text in the shape of a love letter. Directed and composed by Molly Haslund, performers Steffen Galster, Sophie Pucill, Sigrid Dyveke Muraour and Haslund, interpreted the text using voices, musical features, objects from the exhibition, and interaction with the projected VR-video about social processes, society values, and lived lived.
Performance Teenagers Eating Ice Cream Cones, June 14th, 6pm and 7pm, 30 min: Eighteen teenagers hung out by the entrance of Overgaden, each of them eating an ice cream, looking at their audience, the audience looking back at them.
During the summer of 2019 in Copenhagen at Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Haslund's solo exhibition Teenagers Eating Ice Cream Cones was on. She showed 16 new titles; From objects made of 18 carat gold, readymades, photography, to costumes, performances, video, and the imaginative virtual-reality work in which the character Hedera Helix (Latin for ivy) meets the group Gekisai Dai Ichi (Japanese for smashing and destroying) for a ritualized karate match in the backyards of Nørrebro, which could be experienced by visitors at close quarters. Scale displacements and architectural interventions in the exhibition highlight how we constantly, through external influences move into social hierarchies and situations, and how everyday rituals are used to ascribe our selves and others identity and status. All this, could also be experienced in the live performance Teenagers Eating Ice Cream Cones, performed during the preview.
Read Teenagers Eating Ice Cream Cones
– Invitation text by Merete Jankowski linked to the web archive of Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art. Here you can also download the exhibition folder, a handwritten letter by the Danish author Christina Hagen udstilling/teenagers-eating-ice-cream/
THANK YOU for the great support: 15. Juni Fonden, Statens Kunstfond, Beckett Fonden, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Overretssagfører L. Zeuthens Mindelegat, Billedkunstrådet Københavns Kommune
THANK YOU members from København Karateklub, Roskilde Karateskole and Køge Karateklub, performers participating in the VR video Hedera Helix (Gekisai Dai Ichi): Laura Kirstein, Pauline Elgård, Josefine Chmeis, Tatjana Nielsen, Nina Johannessen, Mollie Eggertsen, Nini Chila Nielsen, Marousca Helqvist, Maria Larsen, Piia Kirkensgaard Pannbacker
THANK YOU all performers participating in the staged photography, and the live performance Teenagers Eating Ice Cream Cones on June 14th: Frida, Villy, Otto, Mina, Karl-Oscar, Petrine, William, Naja, Rio, Milan, Cecilia, Olivia, Storm, Ejgil, Toke, Jakob, Lulu, Kaja, Mathilde
THANK YOU all performers participating in the video Children on Clothes Racks: Jens-Frederik, Theodor, Bror, August, Uma, Lulu, Sif, Harald, Luka
THANK YOU Anders Morre for co-producing and collaborating om the VR-movie Hedera Helix (Gekisai Dai Ichi) + the video work Children on Coat Racks
THANK YOU Steffen Galster, Sophie Pucill, Sigrid Dyveke Muraour for performing in Is it Genuine?
THANK YOU Christina Hagen for writing Is it Genuine?
THANK YOU Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art
THANK YOU The Danish Arts Workshops
THANK YOU Goldfingers
THANK YOU Anna Holm, Matilde Helnaes, Mette Truberg, Signe Rørdam Thomsen, Rosa Marie Frang, Toke Martins, Katrine Pedersen, Anna Rosa, Dorte Krogh, Matilde Haaning, Anders Sune Berg, Matilde Haaning
Photographer Dorte Krogh, photo 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, studio photos of clown nose, costume, and photos of work
Photographer Anders Sune Berg, photo 3, 6, 13, 15, photos of work
Photographer Nana Reimers, photo 17-23, performance Teenagers Eating Ice Cream Cones
Photographer Matilde Haaning, 24-37, performance Is It Genuine?
List of works in the exhibition:
53 chairs found in the bulky waste sections of five back yards in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, April-May, 2019 (2019)
View, extended windowsill/ elevated floor, 2019 (modules, veneer)
Teenagers Eating Ice Cream Cones, 2019 (B/W site specific photography)
Teenagers Eating Ice Cream Cones, 2019 (site specific performance, 10-20 min)
Black Floating Mattresses, 2019 (twill)
Black/White Confetti versus Ashes, 2019
Coat Rack, 2019 (wood, metal)
Children on Coat Racks, 2019 (video loop 8 min)
Children performing on Coat Racks: In the video projection seven children are performing five simple vocal tasks for video camera. – By contacting Molly firstname.lastname@example.org you can receive a link and a time limited password and watch and listen to the full 8 min video.
Hedera Helix Costume, 2019 (photographic print, twill)
Ten Meter Braid Wig, 2019 (polyester)
Clown Nose (Unexpected Behavior), 2019 (18 carat gold)
Hedera Helix Floating Mattresses and Duvets (Soft Arena), 2019
(mattresses, duvets, photoprint on cotton and silk))
MIO gang Schratch-off, 2019 (textile)
Peek to Backyard Through Superficial Wall, 2019
Is it Genuine?, 2019 (performance, 25 min.)
Hedera Helix (Gekisai Dai Ichi), 2019
– Two track VR video:
Hedera Helix Meets the Gang (VR loop 12 min)
The Gang Meet Hedera Helix (VR loop 12 min)
The virtual Reality projection:
The VR work Hedera Helix (Gekisai Dai Ichi) consists of two 12 min. VR-tracks: Hedera Helix Meets the Gang and The Gang Meets Hedera Helix. The two tracks have different beginnings, a meeting seen from two different angles in the middle section and two endings. While those of the audience wearing VR glasses can freely choose where they want to look as they follow the performance in the 360 degree VR movie, the audience in the exhibition space can follow their gaze directions through two huge projections.