Contemporary Address

CONTEMPORARY ADRESS

INTERVENTION IN PUBLIC SPACE BY LEA LØPPENTHIN & MARIE THAMS

At H.C Ørstedsvej 69

23 May 2015-20 April 2016

 

Organized by Maria Bordorff & Lotte Løvholm

 

"Contemporary Address" is a critical reflection on socio economics' impact on cultural life and movement in urban space. It materialized as a two-sided gesture that centered around the poem "bygninger" (buildings) by author Lea Løppenthin on the condition of a specific house. The gesture served as a marking on the demolishing of a specific building, HCØ Hus, housing artist's workshops and a gallery. The site has since been transformed into a supermarket and a parking facility.

 

The first sentences from  Løppenthin's poem was written on the facade of HCØ Hus and remained  a "noisy" gesture untill the house was torn down. the sentence translates:

 

we need buildings for the working bodies

that every morning have to understand their work

apartments

loved ones

over again

 

Visual artist Marie Thams created a conceptual piece consisting of 300 letters addressed to the house with Løppenthin's "bygninger" inside for the final show at HCØ Hus. Audience in the exhibition space was invited to take a letter home with them and send it to the address after the house was gone.