Following the première of Lasse Lau’s piece Fuglen Der (The Bird There), the commissioned artist and Denmark-based Naja Lee Jensen had a live conversation on the topics of the film, the COVID-19 pandemic and current World affairs.
Broadcast date: 18th September 2020
Publishing date: 14th November 2020
This event was commissioned and presented part of performingbordersLIVE20 & Warehouse9 Autumn Season, with support from HowlRound Theatre Commons, Danish Arts Foundation & Arts Council England
To watch the full performance lecture, please visit: https://performingborders.live/commissions/fuglen-der-the-bird-there-performance-film-lecture-by-lasse-lau
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
Naja Lee Jensen is a interdisciplinary artist whos artistic practice primarily is centered around context, structures and the possibility for change of perception. She has an interest in connections and relations – composing experiences for bodies and minds in collaboration with her surroundings. Her work methods consist of questioning and listening in an attempt to understand the infinite layers of context of which reality is composed. During the artistic process Naja creates a visual and sensorial narrative for an audience that often plays a central part in the creation of the work.
Beside being an artist who works in the intersection between stage art and fine art Naja also has a part time engagement as the artistic director for HAUT, a theatre for artistic development in Copenhagen. Working with relations and contexts in the role of artistic director she regards the engagement as a part of her artistic practice and are wondering how artistic work can change the world.