Art Hub Residency :
Steffen Jørgensen: Movie Night
Come to a film screening and a talk with the artist Steffen Jørgensen and curator Toke Lykkeberg.
We have the pleasure of inviting you to a very special movie night from 7.00 to 9.30 pm on Thursday 27 May. The programme features works by Steffen Jørgensen, currently an artist-in-residence at Art Hub. Steffen Jørgensen will introduce and screen his two works, Sirens (2015) and The Restaurant (2020) and, in conversation with curator Toke Lykkeberg, talk about his artistic practice and various projects.
Admission to the event is free, but if you wish to attend, you must sign up. This you can do on Billetto. Please note that only a limited number of seats are available at the event. Even though the tickets are free, we urge you only to book the number you expect to use, so no seats are left empty unnecessarily on the night.
Though the films are in English, the conversation will be in Danish.
Of course, popcorn and drinks will be served to accompany the films.
ABOUT STEFFEN JØRGENSEN
Steffen Jørgensen (1983) graduated from the Funen Art Academy in 2009 and the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien. Steffen Jørgensen works in various collaborative constellations, most recently with visual artist Will Benedict (US/FR) and as a member of YEARS (DK). Recently, he started his own practice outside the various collaborations; a practice that consists mainly of video and installation.
THE FILMS IN BRIEF
Sirens (2015) is part sit-com, part murder-mystery and part sci-fi thriller. A mermaid is lying dead in a swimming pool. The two agents Fitzo and Pretzel arrive at the scene and plunge into the investigation. At the same time, throughout the film we follow the development of a butterfly from larva to pupa to fully-fledged butterfly. Frustrations rise and, in a moment of exasperation, Fitzo shoots the butterfly and pierces both its wings, while Pretzel resorts to rap music in an effort to cope with the growing tension. With humour and irony, the characters in Sirens pose a number of questions: about posing and dissembling, and about owning your own identity when it is constructed on the basis of media stereotypes. Steffen Jørgensen created Sirens in collaboration with Robert Kjær Clausen and Allan Nicolaisen.
The Restaurant (2020) features a brand-new TV genre: ‘cookery sci-fi’. The work is a fable about our own metabolic, moral economy and takes place in a world embedded in our digestive system, and populated by characters shaped by libidinous forces. The Restaurant reveals a world in which the experience of food points directly to the grotesque inequalities of the world, combined with our fundamental need for food and the systems we have built to cater for this basic need. The Restaurant confronts us with the fact that, in the Western world, we no longer eat to gain energy. In fact, it is almost the opposite. At the end of the day, it is the waste - faeces - that runs the show.