Liesel Burisch, Never Stop, Video Still, 2022
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Art Hub Residency :

Performance & presentation : Liesel Burisch : Rest as Resistance

2 May 2024 07.00 PM - 09.00 PM
Containerakademiet Oceanvej 1, Nordhavn 2150

We warmly invite you to join us for AHC resident Liesel Burisch’s performance and presentation on 2 May at 7:00-9:00PM.

Together with choreographer and dancer Marga Alfeirão (P) and Jesseline Preach/PREACH/Fathoeburger (GH/DE), Liesel Burisch (DK/DE) will present an investigation of the limits of rest in movement. Oftentimes thought as a passive act, rest is here imagined as a collective experience of timelessness. Joy experienced through dance that does not exhaust the mover, but allows them to recover, reconnect and rekindle sensualities within and between the female* body.

On the 2 May, the audience can immerse themselves into this research on a raver bus travelling through Nordhavn. Party busses have in recent years become a commodity, an almost normal part of public space during the weekends. But where party busses are heavily coded, restrictive, and trivial, the raver bus during its prime, managed to subvert public space and invite the passing public into a moving moment of surprise. The evening will center around the preliminary results of the collaboration between Burisch, Alfeirão and Preach.

Please notice that we will meet at Orientkaj Metro station at 6:50. The raver bus will depart at 7:00PM.


7:00: Raver bus pick up at Orientkaj Metro St.
7:30: Stop and performance
8:00: Arrival at Containerakademiet
8:10-8:40: Drinks and presentation
8:50: The raver bus returns to Orientkaj Metro St.


2 May 7:00-9:00PM, Orientkaj Metro Station, Klubiensvej 2150 Nordhavn

The event is free to attend, but requires that you book a ticket through Billetto.

Please notice that the event is in English.


Liesel Burisch is an artist, writer, and birth activist/worker. Burisch’s interest currently lies in hybrid gatherings around healing and celebration. Influenced by night-life culture and dilemmas, Burisch explores the reconstruction, recontextualization and reinterpretation of rest as a form of collective healing from trauma and austerity.

Burisch wrote the manifest Queer Nursing which has been included in the Wellcome Collection, London and has become a norm-critical reference work for birth workers. Burisch is winner of the Prix JCE and a nominee for the CIRCA Prize 2023. Their most recent shows include exhibitions at O-Overgaden, Copenhagen, Art Tower Mito, Japan, Imagine The City, Hamburg and Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

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