Broadcast date: 18th September 2020
Publishing date: 14th November 2020
A new performance lecture short film by award winning artist and film maker Lasse Lau, exploring queer sexuality and re-traumatisation as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch a post-broadcast live Q&A with Lasse Lau and Naja Lee Jensen: https://performingborders.live/pbchannel/fuglen-der-the-bird-there-qa-by-lasse-lau-naja-lee-jensen
Full commission information: https://performingborders.live/commissions/fuglen-der-the-bird-there-performance-film-lecture-by-lasse-lau
Commissioned and presented by performingborders and Warehouse9, in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons & Foreign Actions Productions.
Supported by Arts Council England
Lasse Lau (born 1974, Denmark) is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist who looks into the spatial dimension of power to better understand society’s social struggles.
His films have won Grand prix Nanook-Jean Rouch in France, the Golden Raven in Russia, World Cinema Doc at Kansas Filmfest, Nordic:Dox Award at CPH:DOX and 1st prize at Fokus Videokunst Festival
His work have shown at Beirut Art Center, Brandts Klædefabrik, British Museum, BOZAR, Cimatheque Cairo, Edith-Russ-Haus fur Medienkunst, Fotografisk Center, Green Lantern, Hamburger Bahnhof, Lumiar Cité, Malmö konsthall, Medrar for Contemporary Art, MOMA PS1, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea Lisboa, Museum of Resistance Torino, OCAT, Smart Project Space, Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art and Westfälische Kunstverein.
Lasse Lau was a fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art ISP
Warehouse9 (est. 2017) is an artist-led performance venue located in a historically listed building in Copenhagen’s Brown Meatpacking district. Warehouse9 is committed to building a space and responsible conditions for artists working with ideas relating to identity politics, sexual expressions and body representations. Warehouse9 has a cross-disciplinary artistic profile that embraces live art, choreographic work, installation art, music, site-specific work, conversations, artistic research, parties and activism. Warehouse9 strives to create a space for innovative artistic experiences and experimentation, with a particular focus on supporting work rooted in queer and feminist discourse. Warehouse9 curates and produces the annual international performance festival IPAF. Alongside its artistic programme, the space has a community programme that aims to support local activist initiatives from Copenhagen’s queer communities.