Indvielsen – Invitation to the exhibition opening – June 3 – Copenhagen

It is my great pleasure to invite you to the opening of the exhibition of our project –

Indvielsen | Initiation: The Danish Tribe

June 3, 2016
17:00 – 19:00, Artist talk at 17.30
Politiken Boghal – Rådhuspladsen 37 , 1785 København K


This is a multi-disciplinary art project that me and Laureline Demonet have been working on lately. It is a project where we combine social studies, fashion, textile craft and photography.

Laureline explores the views of newcomers to Denmark on the Danish fashion and “Danishness” in general. She then creates a mask of what she has discovered through the interviews and later on I take photographs of the interviewees wearing their “Danish” mask.

This work is an opportunity for the Danes to look at themselves from a very unusual angle. We wish thereby to shake up the stereotypes about national identities and invite you to join the tribe!

The first part of our project will be exhibited as an installation on the Metro’s construction’s wall -City Hall Square. This is definitely the largest installation that I have ever been part of – we take over the whole wall, which is 4 meters high and 50 meters long, from top to bottom! The oversized portraits, accompanied by a narrative, will be there from the 3rd of June 2016 until end of December 2016.

More about the project:

I’m really looking forward to seeing you on June 3rd for the opening of this bizarre project!

6 countries, 11 cities, 20 addresses

Did the calculations the other day – some random facts in my biography – listed all the places that I have lived, well, the ones that I could remember, and that’s what came about: 6 countries, 11 cities, 20 addresses…

“Places I’ve done time”, as William Saroyan puts it.. So here are my places, where I have done some time:

  1. Latvia: Riga (4 addresses), Kesterciems, Jurmala, Kadaga
  2. USA: Moses Lake, WA; San Jose area, CA (2 addresses)
  3. Russia: Chelyabinsk, Moscow (5 addresses)
  4. Spain: Granada
  5. Sweden: Umeå (2 addresses)
  6. Denmark: Copenhagen

I keep on thinking it would be nice to finalize some of my photo projects that are linked to those places. One day.. One day..

It actually feels a bit strange that it’s been 3,5 years now and I haven’t moved anywhere… I have to move my studio by April 1 though, but that’s a different story…