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Talk: LARS DYRENDOM, GL/DK (2018-ongoing)

3. June 2021 @ 14:00 - 6. June 2021 @ 15:00

GL/DK captures a Danish national gaze towards Greenland and Greenlanders and as well Dyrendom’s own perspectiveas a Dane who has never visited Greenland. Growing up in Denmark, Greenland was present for him on many levels; from the education at school, children’s television, public debates, and Eskimo ice cream in the summer.

This series highlights the Denmark/Greenland relations and challenges the ever-existing colonial gazedespite Greenland having been freed from its colonial status in 1953. 

For this ongoing project, Dyrendom has documented and reappropriated items from archives in Denmark. His practice is methodic and complex, addressing specific topics, collections or archives, and arranging them in sub-categories. Each project is an independent series that together highlight the structures that are embedded in the Danish view of Greenland. 

Through a myriad of conversations with very different people and approaches towards photography he engages in dialogue with others to form the core of how he presents his works. This ongoing project evolves with each presentation or audience, each a unique presentation with new additions or compositions of images, texts and other media.
For Dyrendom, photographs in an archive or collection often have no beginning or end, but they exist in layers. When moving in-between these layers, norms and structures emerge, as well as political and ideological meanings, but also human experiences and emotions. Whilst works from the different series may appear visually different from each other, they become interwoven by their form of presentation.

GL/DK is presented with a set of archival images and in two publications with texts by Naja Dyrendom Graugaard and Martine Lind Krebs.

The Camera House presenting GL/DK by Lars Dyrendom has been designed and built by Emma Svarre Hjerrild, Magnus Tollnes Kjærnes, Trygg Sigbjørn Østhagen Hamar and Louise August Kryger, 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.

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. 

His participation is being supported by the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture.

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

Lars Dyrendom (b. 1981) is an artist based in Sweden and in 2020 graduated from The MFA Program in Photography, Valand Academy University of Gothenburg. His artistic practice revolves around photographic archives and collections.⁠ A returning theme in his works is how humans as groups behave and act in relation to their surrounding and environment. 

Dialogue has become increasingly intrinsic to his methods and artistic practice. It was prompted by his dyslexia, and the need to have people checking over his texts several times and giving their input. With this, texts evolved and expanded through collaborations. Throughout his work Dyrendom strives to create a dialogue with the people he meets, valuing the interactions as an opportunity to learn from their knowledge about the material and themes he explores.


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 @ 14:00
6. June 2021 @ 15:00
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