Vertical Exile - Copenhagen '09

Vertical Exile-Copenhagen'09

Vertical Exile-Copenhagen'09

Vertical Exile - Copenhagen'09

Vertical Exile - Copenhagen'09

Vertical Exile - Copenhagen'09

Vertical Exile - Copenhagen'09

Vertical Exile-Copenhagen'09

Vertical Exile - Copenhagen'09

Vertical Exile - Copenhagen'09

Vertical Exile-Copenhagen'09

Vertical Exile-Copenhagen'09

A social and political art manifestation

A MONTH PLATFORM OF WORKSHOPS, EXHIBITIONS, COLLECTIVE CITY INSTALLATION, LECTURES & PERFORMANCE, defined to exchange creativity, knowledge and new thoughts about the city of Copenhagen, inviting Danish artists and the citizens living in the periphery, to find alternatives on how to appropriate the public spaces, through small art interventions.

The work is based on the thematic idea of mapping and the trinity of Territoriality, Power and Identity.

The performance is an amazing result of a collaboration between 6 artists, in a unique way mixing analog and digital media still responding to a concept more than the aesthetic in which normally digital media over rules performances. Artists: Joen Vedel, Esther Wrobel, Martin Vognsen, Casper Øbro, Ylva Henrikson & Sara Gebran.

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Performance trailer:
Vertical Exile - Copenhagen(Vimeo)

Workshop Hammock attack:
Vertical Exile - Copenhagen(Vimeo)

Support by: Scenekunstudvalg (Art Council), Copenhagen International Theater, Nordic Culture Point, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden & Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond. Produced by Public Eye. Collaborators: Nørrebro library, Ungdomshus in Vesterbrø and Copenhagen International Theater.


Your part of our city - workshop:

A creative and reflective project about the perception and use of Copenhagen and of dreams of change. Map and share your personal view on the city. Creating physical models and ideas for new ways of inhabiting and using the space we share, in collaboration with art and architect students and local citizens of Copenhagen. A 3 days workshop. The results of the workshop will be exhibited. Look below. Dates: 29.-31. juli/17.30 – 21.00. youth from 14 til 25 år. At Vesterbro Ungdomsgård, Absalonsgade 8, 1658 København V.
5.-7. august/17.00 – 21.00. Nørrebro Bibliotek, Bragesgade 8b, København N. Alle er velkomne.

  • Your part of our city - Installation from the workshop in Vesterbro Ungdomsgård. Dates: 1.- 4. august. At Løve’s Bogcafé i Toves Galleri, Vesterbrogade 97, Kbh V. Date: 8.–29. August. At Nørrebro Bibliotek – Bragesgade 8b, København N.

  • Video & photo documentation of 'Vertical Exile - West Bank' of the refugee camps Jalazoun and Deheisha, April 2009. Dates: 1.-4. August. At Løve’s Bogcafé, Toves Galleri, Vesterbrogade 97, Kbh V. Dates: 3.-29. August. At Nørrebro Library – Bragesgade 8b, København N.

Hammock Attack - workshop

Relax in your city. Learn how to make hammocks and hang them up in the city with us. Date: 1 August/14.00. Enghave Plads, Vesterbro. Date: 9 August/14.00. Nørrebroparken, Kbh N.

Hula-hoop - workshop

A playful social meeting. Have fun learning new ways of using the Hula Hoop ring with others. A tool for communication. Break down your borders. 31 July/16.00 – 17.30. Vesterbro Ungdomsgård, Absalonsgade 8, 1658 Kbh V. 1 August/10.00-11.00. Gårdhaven i Toves Galleri, Vesterbrogade 97, Kbh V. 5.& 7 August/16.00 – 17.00 + Nørrebro Library - Bragesgade 8b, Kbh N 8 August/12.00 – 13.00. Nørrebro Library - Bragesgade 8b, Kbh N.

Lectures on Mapping:
  • 'Mapping Eternity':
    The city's invisible dimension - mapping of the metaphysical layer of Copenhagen through the history of the churches. Lecture by theologists Sylvester Roepstorff.

  • 'Inspiration for visual mapping of the city': How do you see the city with the body and the eye, and how do you categorize things and visualize them in drawings. Lecture by artist and architect Biba Fibiger. Date: 11. August/18.00. Nørrebro Library, Bragesgade 8, Kbh N.

Collective city installation

Exchange an object for a ticket to the performance and be part of the creation of an installation in the city. 15 August/14.00. Meeting place: Bicycle bridge between Islands Brygge and Fisketorvet.


An exploration of territory, power and identity and a celebration of the month of work, we have done together.
21.-23. August/21.00. Absalonsgade 8, København V

Check Martin's music: Composition for the Performance (music)

Credit workshops: Celine Bardram, Joen Vedel, Mikael Bing, Allan Myrup, Thomas Bo Østergaard Sylvester Roepstorff, Biba Fibiger, Emma-Cecilia Ajanki, Sara Gebran, Ylva Henrikson, Esther Wrobel, Rikke Kjær, Roberta Blasone, Line Koch Nørreklit, Julia, Giertz, Nuria Pellitero. Producer: Ulrika Pii Zeuthen. Assistenter: Emma-Cecilia Ajanki, Celine Bardram.