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PRICE : Serenade

25 May 2024 07.00 PM - 09.00 PM
Art Hub Copenhagen Halmtorvet 27, 1700 København V

In folktales, a serenade is an age-old form of (nocturnal) courtship, serenading the one you love. In conjunction with his solo exhibition in Copenhagen and Art Matter Festival, PRICE will present the performance Serenade at Art Hub Copenhagen on Saturday, May 25th, from 7 to 9 pm.

This performance serves as an extension of PRICE’s eponymous exhibition, delving into the concept of serenading as both an aesthetic signature and a means of self-expression. It contemplates the serenade as an affective experience that engages the viewer; two people face each other, locking eyes. PRICE explores the serenade as a symbolic gesture intertwined with myth, sound, theatrics, and pop culture. It prompts questions on how we perceive it as a structural element: shaping gender roles, language, role-play, and fiction. Like the ontologies that PRICE references, speaks with, or sits alongside, the artist demonstrates how the multiplicity of being are facets of an intricate continuum. Through experiencing PRICE's serenade, we, the thousand-eyed audience, are invited to contemplate the confines of normative constructs.

PRICE will be joined by singer Bonnie Banane (FR), viola player and composer Pauline Hogstrand (SE) and dancer, visual artist and choreographer Cassie Augusta Jørgensen (DK)

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Saturday, 25 May 2024
7:00-9:00PM

AHC
Halmtorvet 27
1700 Copenhagen

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

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ABOUT PRICE
PRICE (b. 1986, Rio de Janeiro) creates encounters between performer and audience. With references from pop, fashion, and internet cultures and marked by theatrical aesthetics, PRICE is interested in the ways that authenticity and affect are manufactured by performers and points to how these tropes can be unmasked and reclaimed.

ABOUT BONNIE BANANE
Since her first single "Muscles" in 2012, to her newly released album ‘Nini’, Bonnie Banane has traversed the French musical landscape with a style that belongs only to her. She moves beyond genres, juggling between R&B, chanson, and jazz. In her practice it's the words that fuel her melodies, like incantations. Inspired by her surroundings, her own story, and those of others she cultivates the art of being enigmatic and sexy.

ABOUT PAULINE HOGSTRAND
Hailing from Piteå, the northeast of Sweden, Pauline Hogstrand (Damkapellet, Crush String Collective) is a viola player and composer, based in Copenhagen since 2009. Pauline Hogstrand composes and performs with playfulness and clarity of vision. Her music is intricate with subtile nuances that engulf the listener with transcendental tones, rich in detail and full of surprises. Her solo works implement composed structures in cyclic and extended forms for varied instrumentations ranging from strings, recorder, pipes, percussive instruments and synthesis, in electroacoustic and acoustic formats. Her compositions explore the inherent spectral properties of sound and their ability to transcend time and space, body and unitary. In 2020 Pauline Hogstrand released her debut album “The Enterer’, in collaboration with the Copenhagen based labels No Technique and Forlaget Kornmod. Her second album “Áhkká" was released in September 2023 at Warm Winters Ltd. and has been received critically acclaimed.

ABOUT CASSIE AUGUSTA JØRGENSEN
Cassie Augusta Jørgensen (b. 1991, Copenhagen) works as a dancer, visual artist and choreographer. She has perfected her showgirl-ship through working with theatre, art and dance makers like Ligia Lewis, Leila Hekmat and Rory Pilgrim. Jørgensen has a trained background in classical and modern dance and lived and studied at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance in New York for many years. She works from the imagination of her inside eye, deep, sweaty and long improv sessions. Her own work touches on Christian morals, porn, people that inspire her. She works on the rebuke of film, dance and theater history. She loves the old magazines from the 70’s and 80’s from where a duality of worlds collide, like transsexual fetish and the ability and access to hormone replacement therapy, before it was trans girls were recognized by the NHS, world wide. Cassie draws choreographic information from other dancers like Valeska Gert, Asta Nielsen, Lindsey Kemp and other mime legends, females and of course being a trans girl drawn to tragedy in all its vibrancy. Jørgensen’s desire and goal is to make holes and ambiguous space in film and dance history through expanding the performative field, into pictures, installation, costume, sound and to meditate on new narratives and fiction of live performance and shapes. Cassie Augusta Jørgensen lives and works in Berlin.

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