Newsletter #34 with Ida Marie Hede
Last spring, author Ida Marie Hede took part in AHC’s Testing Ground programme – a place for artists, writers and curators who want to try out an idea, project or material in front of an audience. Seeking substance and a shape for a yet-to-be-realised manuscript, Ida Marie Hede invited a number of people to a conversation in Thiemers Magasin bookshop under the title The Still Unrealised Play. The four conversations were with researcher Adam Bencard, artist Sidsel Meineche Hansen, architect and curator Sofie Højgaard, and scenographer Nathalie Mellbye together with the performance collective Mycelium. It included a session where the guests, along with Ida Marie Hede herself, performed a short, scripted dialogue. These four interesting dialogues can now be read on AHC’s website (in Danish only), while in this letter below, you can read Ida Marie Hede’s fascinating before-and-after reflections on writing the theatre piece itself. On feeling like a chicken nugget while working. On metabolic cognition. And on the sound of the voices of the dead, if they could speak right now. And then you have to look forward to the 1st of February 2024! Here, Ida Marie Hede’s manuscript, PROTECT THE SALMON, finally appears in a publication, published by AHC.
Happy reading! Now and in the future.