Conference in Denmark, May 20th 2022
At THE ART OF DETOUR(S), we investigated the expanded field of artistic strategies and practices working with site-specific and public art projects.
We explored how art projects are framed, transformed, and entangled into local contexts. We discussed how detours, in theory, and practice, can form new modes of resistance, community, and inclusiveness.
The aim of the conference was to expand our notion on the unforeseen and uncontrolled layers of artistic practice and explore detours, in art and life, as a way to uncover, and navigate within or beyond, dominating logic and discipline of society.
We invited artists, curators, producers, and people interested in the art- and culture field to participate in the conference containing art experiences, presentations, and dialogues.
You can see the full program of the conference here: Program
Part of the EU-project Centripery
The background for the conference is the EU-project Centriphery (2019 – 2022) where nine organisations have been working together with 18 international artists from different disciplines, local artists, and citizens in developing participatory interdisciplinary art projects.
Within this frame, Dansehallerne in Copenhagen has carried out the danish project Sydhavn is buzzing in collaboration with Sydhavn Teater. The project was formed through residencies, workshops, and events with local artists and citizens of Sydhavn in autumn 2019, spring 2020, and autumn 2020.
The conference program is curated by Lasse Mouritzen (Sydhavn Teater) and Anna Katrine Korning (Dansehallerne) with artistic consultation from Ditte Vilstrup Holm (post.doc).
Ditte Vilstrup Holm has followed the project Sydhavn is buzzing and will at the conference do a presentation of her article Polyphony and latent communities in South Harbor – which engage with the question of how site-specific art projects work with communities outside the established spaces of art. Abstract of the article here
Photo: Karsten Piper