Meet the Present
Recap of Face the Past
Photos by Lydia Zimmermann & Rine Rodin

More than 70 artists were facing their past and each other at the first TRAVERS camp in Copenhagen.

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WHAT IS     



TRAVERS is a cross-artistic journey that aims to pose questions and search for answers. TRAVERS will provide the space to challenge habits, mind-sets and attitudes. It will seek out new processes and artistic languages, and cultivate the art of encounter. TRAVERS aims to create a strong society of artists, who will develop and expand the interdisciplinary field during exceptional opportunities for working across formats and territories.

TRAVERS will host three collaborative camps in November 2018, May 2019 and June 2020. These residencies will offer an opportunity to found new, egalitarian workspaces, where artists can work and wonder together in a shared artistic laboratory.

The TRAVERS camps are open to all artists and scholars. The journey is free and offers various ways of joining.




Photo by Lola Arias
Photo by Catalina Bartolomé



Lola Arias (1976) is an Argentinian author, performer, theatre and film director. Her work investigates the interface between reality and fiction and she collaborates with people from different backgrounds (war veterans, former communists, Bulgarian children, etc.) in her theatre, literature, music, film and art projects. One of Arias’s latest theatre plays called Minefield (2016) brings together British and Argentinian veterans of the Falkland/Malvinas war to share their experience of the conflict and life since then. The protagonists in Minefield are also part of her feature film Theatre of war (2018) which was selected for the 68th Forum of the Berlinale Film Festival.




Photo of Tue Biering
Photo by Natascha Thiara Rydvald



Tue Biering (1973) is a Danish theatre director. Over the last 20 years he has initiated and directed a wide range of performances: new dramatic pieces, classics, operas, interactive performances among others. He has received several prizes latest a Reumert in 2018. Biering takes on our notions of the world and shows us new aspects of what surrounds us and the stories we believed we knew. Under the pseudonym Fix&Foxy he turns classics into hyperreal performances by staging “real” people instead of performers, e. g. in the remediation of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks where residents from a small village in the countryside took the audience on a journey into their world on the outskirts of Denmark. Biering challenges and provokes audience’s usual ideas about theatre and invites them to interact and take a stand.



There are many ways to join TRAVERS!

Take part in one of the three camps. The next camp is in May 2019. Open call will be announced soon.

Events: Discover our public program and turn up to whatever event you’d like. Stay tuned for updates.

Want to share an idea? Propose a contribution for the program? Or ask a question? We’ll be happy to hear from you!