BILLBOARD FESTIVAL ISTANBUL OCTOBER 2020
Billboardsketch Istanbul 2020
BILLBOARD FESTIVAL ISTANBUL brings non-commercial imagery to the cityscape of billboards– raising awareness and encouraging public debates on gender issues, as well as bringing contemporary art to a wider audience of all genders and ages. The project provides a more prominent, public site for very different stories and images than the advertising that dominates the streets of many cities worldwide.
The aim is to build bridges between cultures and challenges our ideas about urban space, gender and identity through artistic interventions and new kinds of images by and of women. 100 Moroccan, Turkish and Nordic contemporary women artists wil take part.
BILLBOARD FESTIVAL ISTANBUL is the idea and concept of the Danish visual artist Hanne Lise Thomsen http://hannelisethomsen.com/ In 2015 she curated BILLBOARD FESTIVAL CASABLANCA http://www.billboardcasablanca.org/ 2012 the billboard-project WE ARE FROM HERE in Ramallah, and in 2003 the citywide billboard project WOMEN2003 http://women2003.dk in Copenhagen and Malmo.
EVENTS: A full festival event programme, with artist talks, video screenings, performances and panel debates will take place at the same time as the billboardproject.
WEBSITE pinpointing the location of all the billboards in the city with links to each artist’s image and work.
CONCEPT AND PRODUCTION Hanne lise Thomsen, Womens Museum Istanbul, MA in Modern Culture Lise Grüner Bertelsen, MA in art history Ditte Vilstrup Holm, MA in Middle East studies Duygu Cakir, filmdirector Carina Randløv, Graphic designer Jeanne Betak and Kentvizyon.
BILLBOARD FESTIVAL ISTANBUL is planned for October 2020.
HANNE LISE THOMSEN PUBLIC ART PROJECTS 2002 -2016
Hanne Lise Thomsen’s works are driven by two passions: one directed at the atmospheric site of the city, and the other mobilised against oppression. One is aesthetic, the other political. Yet they are intricately intertwined, because urban spaces are formed not only by architectural structures, but also by political negotiations. Becoming visible in urban space is about occupying and shaping that space.
The Home in the Unknown: Hanne Lise Thomsen’s Use of Photography
Professor Mette Sandbye, Head of the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen
Ditte Vilstrup Holm is MA in art history and an art critic at kunsten.nu
Books can be ordered online from the Really Simple Syndication Press Shop
MEMORIES TARTU 2018
Sketch of lightprojection
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 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
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
INSIDE OUT SHUFAT 2011
– 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
– Forslag til Videoinstallation i forbindelse med Udenfor-eksperimenter.
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