Interviews with residency artists – Walking the City, July/Aug. 2018

In July-August 2018, five international artists are visiting and working in Copenhagen as part of the month-long Metropolis Residency – Walking the City.

Here you can meet the five artists and hear them talk about their experiences working site-specifically in Copenhagen:

Christiane Hütter, Germany
…is an artist and urban game designer (education: psychologist & scriptwriter), core member of the collective/network Invisible Playground. She has been designing games and playful experiences on different scales all over the world, e.g. during the Field Office. She also co-founded the performative writing group Pussy Write and the Society for Cultural Optimism. Recently she started curating and organising the Social Fiction Lab, an open Lab for artists/programmers/thinkers/makers to work together on visions of possible futures.,


Nicola Visser, South Africa/Denmark

Nicola is a community dance artist, teacher and maker based in Aarhus, Denmark. She has been performing, directing and teaching for 18 years since graduating from the Laban Centre London. Since 2000 she has founded, directed and produced innovative interdisciplinary projects in Cape Town.


Judith Hofland, The Netherlands

Judith works on location and approaches her audience mostly individually by speaking to them via video and/or headphones. She uses new techniques and unconventional presentation forms such as audio and video tours, because she wants to challenge the audience to act and to respond to their actions. This way she lets them look at their own behavior. She is always investigating how far she can take her audience. How much freedom can she give the public? How do you use the technique for an optimal experience to take the audience into a world? The central question is how you, as a theatre maker, can ensure that the viewer feels free to make choices, but is surprised afterwards about what he or she has done.


Alicja Rogalska, Poland/UK

Alicja’s projects are attempts to practice a different political reality here and now, creating space for many voices to be heard and to co-exist, whilst collectively searching for emancipatory ideas for the future. The recurring subjects of her work are: agency, body and affect especially in relation to issues such as class inequalities, global capitalism and international division of labour.


Kim Sandra Rask, Denmark
…works with Visual Art, Video Art, Sound Art, Sculpture, Concept Art, Live Performances, Installations and Sound-design for Performing Arts.


About Metropolis Residency Programme

Metropolis Residency is a unique international urban residency programme in Copenhagen aimed at performing artists with an interdisciplinary approach, researching, creating and producing in public space and the public realm. The programme will be running till 2021.

In 2018, Metropolis organises three residencies of one month. Each residency will have a specific focus and each residency will be for five participants.

The second residency, Walking the City, takes place in July/August and focuses on navigating and exploring places, memories and narratives of the city, and walking as an artistic practice and method.

Read more here.