HANNE LISE THOMSEN PUBLIC ART PROJECTS 2002 -2016

Will be published autumn 2018 Forlaget Vandkunsten

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The Home in the Unknown: Hanne Lise Thomsen’s Use of Photography

by Professor Mette Sandbye, Head of the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen

Urban Diversity Ditte Vilstrup Holm is MA in art history and an art critic at kunsten.nu

 

MEMORIES TARTU 2018

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 MEMORIES is a collaboration with people in the neighbourhood of RAASMATUKOGU, creating a social space where each individual resident participates with their own photographs,with their personal history. The familiar, everyday life of the past and the present: individual memories that form parallels in a projection of visual diversity.

MEMORIES throws people’s experiences into relief, challenging perceptions of urban social cohesion. The changing images throw light on the buildings, creating an atmosphere that alternates between the intimate and the epic. The illuminated projections incorporate the windows and doors of the building to create a kaleidoscopic universe.

 

PASSAGE 2016

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 Visual montage

 PASSAGE gathered and exhibited photographs of Syrian refugees to focus on the story of the individual by showing how different they are to each other, yet how alike we all are.

PASSAGE was a commentary on current political debates on the situation of refugees in Denmark, a manifestation of open and inclusive communication in public space.

As a visual montage, PASSAGE presented a series of narratives and visual representations of refugees based on their own stories and living spaces.

Around 75 posters told the stories of people leaving their families, friends and homes to begin a new life in an unfamiliar part of the world.

PASSAGE was located in the tunnel under Dronning Louise’s Bridge in Copenhagen. Here the tunnel itself and adjoining walls were used to display a 165 m montage. The tunnel is a passage between two sides of Copenhagen Canal, and was therefore the ideal location for a contemporary story of people forced to flee war and destruction. For more information:http://www.passage2016.dk/

 

PUBLICATIONEN INSIDE OUT ISTEDGADE

 

INSIDE OUT ISTEDGADE 2015

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A site-specific video installation. Visual artist Hanne Lise Thomsen was selected by the Danish Arts Foundation and the City of Copenhagen to perform the art project Inside Out Istedgade . http://insideout2015.dk

 

BILLBOARD FESTIVAL CASABLANCA 2015

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http://www.billboardcasablanca.org/

 

INSIDE OUT SHUFAT 2011

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– Video projections in Shufat Refugee Camp, Jerusalem

25.0000 Palestinians live in the Shufat Refugee Camp, which was established in 1966 and is situated 4 km north of Jerusalem. The camp is entirely surrounded by Israeli settlements as well as the apartheid wall which isolates it from Jerusalem. Shufat Refugee Camp residents are daily exposed to assults from the Israeli occupaing forces, for instance closing of water supply, raids and demolishing of neighbourhood houses.

 

LYSAVISEN DEN FRIE UDSTILLINGSBYGNING 2011

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– Forslag til Videoinstallation i forbindelse med Udenfor-eksperimenter.

Så kan man kalde mig dansker, man ka kalde det for Danmark/ Bare ord på en snor i en verden af sanser/
Jeg er blandet/ det min sandhed/
Jeg ik pas og papirer/

Hvor jeg kommer fra er ik det samme som mine værdier/

Zaki Youssef