30 May / day: Molly Haslund
TIME: 30 May 06.00-18.00h
START: Griffenfeldsgade, Copenhagen N
KATEGORI: Visual artist / performance
Live-stream each hour on the hour on www.facebook.com/walkingcopenhagen
I AM SO BLOODY BORED
I want to go to places I usually avoid, and with me I have a sign that says: I AM SO BLOODY BORED.
I will walk through town with my sign when people are cycling to work, walk down Strøget, look at Magasin Du Nord, cross Queen Louise’s Bridge, walk around the lakes and, like many others, walk along Nørregade, visit the major museums, Christiansborg, Langelinie, The Little Mermaid, the Zoo, Tivoli Gardens. Vesterbrogade, Østerbrogade, Nørrebrogade. Islands Brygge, Christianshavns Torv, Bredgade, Nyhavn. Amagerbrogade, Amager Bio, all the squares. Walk past the movie theatres, cafes, parks and the outdoor swimming pools.
Places I know where it is teeming with people.
Every hour of my walk, I will stand up and shout what is on my sign, I AM SO BLOODY BORED, to the full force of my lungs.
I want to walk, and I want to shout to create some reaction
Between these hourly outbursts along the way, I will find someone who wants to join – maybe I meet someone who wants to walk with me, perhaps shout with me or even discuss.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Molly Haslund lives and works in Copenhagen. She graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen (2000-2005) and Glasgow School of Art (2003-2005).
Molly Haslund has previously attracted attention at home and abroad with her surprising and humorous works, which place themselves in an experimental field between performance, sculpture and new media. A set of giant passers, a wig with a 10 meter long braid, an institutional hanger row, or transparent banners for a demonstration are examples of sculptural objects that Molly Haslund have created and included in VR works, video works and public space performances.
With changing strategies, Molly Haslund explores how identity and social hierarchies are intimately connected to and negotiated through bodily gestures, objects, rituals, and the staging of our physical surroundings.
In 2019, Molly Haslund had solo exhibitions at Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen and at Absolute Art Space in Tainan, Taiwan – and she participated in Choreographies of the Social in the public space organized by the Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm.
Molly Haslund’s work can be found in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde and Sketches Museum, Lund. Public art works can be seen in Sweden in front of Lunds Kunsthall and at Wanås Konst.
Photos: Maiken Kestner / Matilde Haaning / Molly Haslund