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AHC x Containerakademiet x 44Møen : Conversation : Bjørn Nørgaard, Michala Paludan & Peter Ditlevsen

8 July 2023 01.00 PM - 02.00 PM

“Fill in with your own imagination.” That’s what it says on the board – a paraphrase of the title of Arthur Køpcke’s 1964 work fill: with own imagination. In summer 2023, Bjørn Nørgaard is borrowing these stimulating words and using them as the framework for a series of conversations, to which he is inviting you at Kunsthal 44Møen. He wants to provide guests with a sample of the interdisciplinary discussions he dreams of promoting at the Container Academy in the Nordhavn district of Copenhagen.

The Container Academy is an upcoming studio community, expected to open in November this year. It will accommodate approximately 30 artists who not only need a studio in Copenhagen, but who also wish to be part of a community based on continuous, like-minded, exploratory conversation.

In three conversations at Kunsthal 44Møen, Bjørn Nørgaard will invite one artist and one scientist to meet at the blackboard with a piece of chalk. They will be asked to share their respective practices with each other and discuss the two forms of knowledge they represent: evidence-based and speculative.



Saturday 8 July at 1.00 pm

Artist Michala Paludan & professor and climate change researcher at the Niels Bohr Institute, Peter Ditlevsen

Moderated by Bjørn Nørgaard.

The conversation will be in Danish.



Michala Paludan is an artist based in Copenhagen. In her practice Paludan investigates how our perception of society is constructed through interactions with photographs, collections, exhibition design and activism. In previous works, often in the form of installations, Paludan has worked with questions of satire, labor, care and reproduction. She is a fellow of the Whitney Independent Study Program and received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, previously she studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.


Professor, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Peter Ditlevsen is MSc in theoretical physics from the University of Copenhagen, PhD in surface science from DTU and DrSc in Physics of Climate from University of Copenhagen. He's research is focused on Turbulence, Chaos, Dynamical systems, Climate and Meteorology. He has been working on analysis of paleoclimatic proxies, especially from ice cores. He presently works on tipping points in the climate and is heading the European project.


MORE ABOUT THE COINTAINER ACADEMY IN NORDHAVN The Container Academy is currently under construction in the Nordhavn section of Copenhagen and is expected to be inaugurated and in operation from November 2023. It will accommodate 30 studios and two large joint workshops in one large "container" - an industrial building covered with steel sheets. The "Academy" in Container Academy refers to the School of Athens; the Socratic idea of equal conversation between free people as expounded by Plato. The Container Academy is built and run by the Container Academy Foundation in collaboration with Art Hub Copenhagen, which will take care of the organisation of the artistic program as well as the day-to-day operations. Quite practically, studios are rented out to younger artists. You can apply for a lease for 3-5 years (3 years with a 2-year extension). The Container Academy this summer at Kunsthal 44Møen is a container, and an example of how a discussion and conversation can take place in the final Container Academy in Nordhavn.

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