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Nanna Navntoft: BINGE EATING DISORDER (2018-ongoing)

3. June 2021 @ 10:00 - 13. June 2021 @ 20:00

Notes on Binge-Eating-Disorder (BED) is a portrait series of sufferers from the eating disorder, documenting both them and what the eating disorder compels them to do. 

Few people know about the phenomena, but Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most widespread eating disorder in Denmark, with between 40.000 and 50.000 sufferers. It is a severe, life-threatening disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food.  Obsessive thoughts about food are with them at all times. 

Suffering from BED is closely related with bad self-esteem, often a difficult childhood, sometimes abuse and a life centered around weight loss. Although BED is the most widespread eating disorder in Denmark, there are very few opportunities to receive treatment. Recently WHO released the new international classification of diseases (ICD 11), which includes BED as a recognised eating disorder, which will come into effect in January 2022.

Notes on Binge-Eating-Disorder is being presented at the festival in the form of images and a publication which includes interviews with sufferers of BED.

The Camera House presenting Notes on Binge Eating Disorder by Nanna Navntoft has been designed and built by Carl Emil Haslev, Carl Emil Augustensen, Phillip McKay and Philip Mar Serejo, Bachelor students from the Institute of Architecture and Design, Royal Danish Academy, under the supervision of Architect and Teacher Kristian Hansen, from Marstal Søfartsmuseum. Head of the Bachelor program is Architect, Associate Professor Jacob Sebastian Bang.


Nanna Navntoft (b. 1981) is a Danish photographer based in Copenhagen. After graduating with a BA in geography and communications, she started studying photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX). Her work deals with social topics and mental health, which she mainly explores through intimate portraiture.⁠ As part of her education she worked at a Danish daily newspaper, Dagbladet Politiken before continuing her studies at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK). She graduated in January 2020 and is now working freelance.⁠

We wish to thank our key partner Institute for Architecture and Design, The Royal Danish Academy for co-creation of the architectural framework of the exhibition. 

The festival centre and CPF has generously been supported by Københavns Kommune, Det Obelske Familiefond and Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond.


Opening Day: 3.6: 17:00-22:00

4-6.6: 10:00-20:00

7-9.6: 12:00-20:00

10-13.6: 10:00-20:00

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3. June 2021 @ 10:00
13. June 2021 @ 20:00
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