INTERVENTION BY LEA LØPPENTHIN & MARIE THAMS
H.C Ørstedsvej 69
23 May 2015-20 April 2016
Curated by Maria Bordorff & Lotte Løvholm
"Bygninger" (2015-2016) 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 the building HCØ Hus in 2016, 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:
we need buildings for the working bodies
that every morning have to understand their work
Visual artist Marie Thams created a conceptual piece consisting of 300 letters addressed to the house with Løppenthin's poem inside for the final show at HCØ Hus. Exhibition audience was invited to take a letter home with them and send it to the address after the house was gone.
Mural production: Frederik Hesseldahl