J&K / Janne Schäfer & Kristine Agergaard “We”
Come for a visit or stay the night - a journey into the playful world of J&K
A giant lemon is producing heaps of foam. A human body is washed and wrapped into cling film turning into a sculpture. A silicon crystal proclaims that beginnings don’t exist and that there never was a big bang. A hairy grotto recommends us to let go of attraction and aversion in order to become something new and unknown. A pile of cardboard boxes is playing a noise symphony.
We is a major performance by visual artist duo J&K that invites you to a multi-sensory environment where matter and bodies are in a constant flow of transfiguration. You are welcome to a visionary and magical playground of sensory experiments and visual storytelling exploring visions of new forms of coexistence between humans and nonhuman life forms.
For one and a half years J&K have been working in residency at Inter Arts Center and Inkonst by using guided meditations to explore artificial and natural materials and objects such as everyday things, virtual images, minerals, plants, machines and smells. The result is a hybrid work between visual and stage art that attacks the traditional human-centric perspective onto the world and contributes to the urgently needed rethinking of the relationship between culture and nature in the face of the climate crisis.
You can choose to come just for the evening or stay overnight. If you want to stay the night you need to pre-book your ticket. A small breakfast will be served in the morning.
J&K / Janne Schäfer & Kristine Agergaard have been collaborating as a visual art duo since 1999. Their practice is carried by a collage-based, colourful visual language and a playful performative approach with references to mysticism, rituals and the everyday. They create interdisciplinary works that investigate relationships between participatory and staged performance as well as media formats such as sculpture, collage, photography, video, sound and text.
Concept, script, stage design, costumes: Janne Schäfer & Kristine Agergaard | Co-author: Jon Bonnici | Technical support: Linards Kulless | Performers: Janne Schäfer, Kristine Agergaard, Jon Bonnici, Linards Kulless, Emma-Cecilia Ajanki | Sound: Anders Børup & Mads Bech Paluszewski-Hau | We is created with support from IAC and Inkonst.