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 2018

Sketch for competion Tartu, Estonia

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.

Images in the categories a journey/ a piece of furniture/ a family member will be edited as a black and white light installation running in a 4-minute loop.

 

PASSAGE 2016

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The project gathers and exhibits photographs of Syrian refugees to focus on the story of the individual person by showing what they look like, how different they are to each other – and how alike we all are.

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

In the form of a visual montage, PASSAGE presents a series of narrative and visual representations of refugees based on their own stories and living spaces. Around 75 posters will tell the stories of their experience of leaving their families, friends and homes to begin a new life in an unfamiliar part of the world.

PASSAGE is located in the tunnel under Dronning Louise’s Bridge on Nørrebrogade. Here the tunnel itself and adjoining walls will be used to display a montage extending around 180m. The tunnel itself is a passage between the two sides of Copenhagen Canal, and therefore an optimal site to tell a contemporary story of people forced to flee war and destruction.

http://www.passage2016.dk

 

PUBLIKATIONEN INSIDE OUT ISTEDGADE

Billedkunstner Hanne Lise Thomsen har researchet og indsamlet materiale til INSIDE OUT ISTEDGADE,   ved at udvælge og besøge 40 lejligheder i Istedgade.
Beboere, der gennem flere generationer har boet i gaden, samt unge børnefamilier som er flyttet hertil, er med til at skabe en fælles visuel fortælling som udfordrer vores opfattelse af byrummet.

Publikationen indeholder billeddokumentation af videoinstallationen Inside Out som blev projiceret i Istedgade i september 2015 på Gasværkvejens skoles gavle. Samt billeder og fortællinger fra Istedgade-beboere, butiksindehavere og professionelle aktører om livet i og omkring gaden.

Publikationen er blevet til med støtte fra Statens Kunstfond og Københavns Kommunes legat til Stadens forskønnelse og almene bedste. Styregruppen bag projektet består af repræsentanter fra Statens Kunstfond og Københavns Kommune: Teknik- og Miljøforvaltningen, Vesterbro Lokaludvalg og Københavns stadsarkitekt.

INSIDE OUT ISTEDGADE 2015

En site-specifik videoinstallation af billedkunstner Hanne Lise Thomsen.

Inside Out Istedgade  vil blive vist i august/september 2015 og er iværksat af Statens Kunstfond og Københavns kommune.

http://insideout2015.dk

 

BILLBOARD FESTIVAL CASABLANCA 2015

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For more information: http://www.billboardcasablanca.org/

 

WORKING CLASS HEROES

Video projektion i Damaskus 2010 

Overalt i Damaskus tonede billedet af præsidenten Al-Assad frem på byens facader og billboards. For at etablere et modspil til dette ensidige udtryk var projektets ide at portrættere gadesælgerne i Damaskus og lade dem optræde i en videoanimation, som satte fokus på deres individualitet. Ved at inkorporere bygninger i Damaskus var Working Class Heroes synlig for alle og tilførte samtidig stedet en ny rumlig dimension.

Videoprojektionen blev stoppet af sikkerhedspolitiet

 

INSIDE OUT SHUFAT CAMP JERUSALEM 2011

                          

Sketch of 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.