Sydhavn is Buzzing is an artistic citizen-involving project in Sydhavnen, which takes place October 26th – November 21st, 2020.
The project has a colourful caravan as a mobile centre which the artistic team will place at four different selected locations in Sydhavnen and invite the locals to participate in activities there and experience new places and buzzing stories in the area.
A mission in the project is in collaboration with the locals to fold ten thousand origami toads. They will at the end become an installation which everyone can contribute to the creation of Saturday, November 21st.
We invite all to join the folding of ten thousand Sydhavn-toads at small origami workshops. You can also here see how to fold your personal toad at home in our instructional film.
It´s also possible to join site-specific stories, movement workshops and lots of other activities for both children and adults in the period October 26th – November 21st.
November 21st the project Sydhavn is Buzzing will culminate in exhibitions, dance, debates and much more
Join us as Summende Sydhavn culminates with a day filled with impressions and imprints – exhibitions, conversations, “origami-toad-installation” and movement
It is all based on Sydhavnen’s pulse and stories and has been created by a team of both international and local artists who have been involved with Sydhavn and the local citizens for a long period of time.. The event will be held in Dansepavillonen and Karens Minde Kulturhus, Wagnersvej 19, Sydhavnen.
Program Saturday, November 21st 11.00-16.00
Tudsevognen & Titusind Tossede Tudser Fold a toad, send a wish for Sydhavn, and let your toad leap into the installation. Artists Boaz Barkan & Søren Tagø
Explore Sydhavnen with your senses Films, stories, landscapes and dance from meetings with the people of Sydhavnen. Exhibition 11.00-16.00 / Artists Bart Bijnens, Carl Johan Sennels, Helene Johanne Christensen, Lasse Mouritzen
Join a dance 11.30 / 12.30 / 14.00 / 15.00 with Cornelia Scheuer and Esther Haugegaard.
Living Posters Learn more about Summende Sydhavn – an EU Centriphery project – while folding an origami toad or two. Artist Mille Maria Dalsgaard
Outstanding Sydhavn Poetry, dance and conversations about activism, art and struggle.
Poetry and dance at 12-12:15 / 13:45-14 / 15:45-16 + Debate 12:45-13.15 / 14:30-15
The project originates from and rounds off four artists focus on capturing the pulse and stories in Sydhavnen, with a special interest in the area’s community, diversity and creativity. The ambition has been to give new life to locally-based narratives and try to recreate new common narratives across new and old ones.
Sydhavn is Buzzing is a collaboration between Dansehallerne and Sydhavn Teater and part of the EU-project, Centriphery.
Postponement – transforming the final summer project into a winter project
The third and final phase of Centriphery in Denmark planned to take place in May/June 2020 will be postponed to October 27th – November 22nd 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation.
We, unfortunately, have been forced to cancel a lot of planned workshops with local citizens. The involved artists have to redefine some of their planned participative activities, that was ready to be executed in May.
The artists are now working on new artistic approaches that include virtual meetings with the citizens and how to be present in Sydhavnen with the locals in the wintertime in Denmark where people tend to be more introverted.
But no obstructions are too big for us and this project! To be continued when we know how the world looks like in the autumn 2020 and which activities we will be able to do.
Strong roots in Sydhavnen, Denmark
In Denmark, our project is based in the district of Sydhavn, located on the outskirts of Copenhagen. It is an old working-class district, which evolved out of the harbour industry of the past. Today, the heavy industry has moved, and the district is divided by an approach road between an old part and a new part, which at first sight have very little in common.
In the old working-class neighbourhood, the social cohesion and solidarity of the citizens constitute a clear narrative for many people, in contrast to the new neighbourhood, into which the residents have just moved, where the narratives must be created from scratch. One of our local ambassadors Kaj Thelander Jessen has lived in the old working-class neighbourhood since 1978. He talks here in September 2019 about his early expectations for the project.
The artists’ residencies in Sydhavnen
The four artists in the project work in close collaboration with the residents of Sydhavn and the local partner Sydhavn Theatre with strong local roots. The first research phase in September 2019 was called Coffee across Sydhavnen. This week the artists moved around in the different areas of Sydhavnen with a coffee-table meeting the locals over a cup of freshly brewed coffee.
February 17th – 22nd 2020 the four artists gathered again in Sydhavnen for a week of intense immersion into their individual artistic practice seen in relation to each other. They further developed and refined the concepts for participatory activities, scheduled to take place during the spring and as part of the third artist residency, Sydhavn buzzing.