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EXHIBITION · Louise Herrche Serup & Andreas Haubjerg · Do you see me now?

11 June - 22 June

FREE

Do you see me now?

They were exposed to violence in their own homes.
Some were punished, belittled, and humiliated.
Others dehumanized, and treated as if they were objects.
Beaten, burnt, and locked away.

Some shut down with silence, others reacted with violence.
They never found boundaries. They were to be invisible, and lost faith in themselves.

Today their stories are spread over thousands of pages in the municipality.
Others are not written of at all.
Together they all remain with a feeling of not being seen.

In the exhibition ‘Do you see me now?’ 24 adults tell their stories of childhood, where they were exposed to violence. Physical, psychological, and sexual.

Through the lens of archived material such as diaries, family photos, drawings, and journals, we are invited to peer into the homes that set the stage for their stories.
Both text and images are experienced in bits, like a spotted memory.
Together, the pieces create a larger picture of how violence can look. And what consequences it can
have for the rest of a life.

 

About the artists

Louise Herrche Serup (she/her, b.1981, DK) and Andreas Haubjerg (han/ham, b. 1992, DK) are documentary photographers based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Through intimate portraits, art and documentary photography their work explores social issues and themes such as identity, mental health, social inequality and gender. Both are graduates in photojournalism from Danmarks Medie-og Journalisthøjskole (DMJX) (the Danish School of Media and Journalism) in Aarhus.

 

Statement from the artists

“Although the participants come from 24 different homes, they describe the same feelings. The feeling of not being loved. The feeling of not being worth anything and the feeling of being alone. They have all tried to find an explanation as to why it was okay for them to be subjected to violence by their parents . Often the explanation was that it was their own fault. We are both driven by the desire to highlight and provide perspectives on complex social issues. Violence against children is such an abstract concept and so difficult to understand. This is what we want to discuss. These are 24 intense stories, which are difficult and uncomfortable to relate to, but our conversations with the participants have emphasized how important it is that we see and hear them.”

 

Location and time
Address: Kongens Nytorv (across from The Royal Theatre) on June 11 at 10 AM. The time may be subject to change.

 

These materials have received financial support from The Danish Victims Fund. The execution, content, and results of the materials are the sole responsibility of the authors. The analysis and viewpoints that have been made evident form the materials belong to the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Council of The Danish Victims Fund.

 

Opening hours

Open Space exhibition

Details

Start:
11 June
End:
22 June
Cost:
FREE
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Organiser

Private: Børns Vilkår
Phone
35 55 55 59
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Venue

Kongens Nytorv
Kongens Nytorv
København, København K 1050 Danmark
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