ABOUT     

TRAVERS is initiated by Anna Berit Asp Christensen and Louise Beck, who wished to establish an interdisciplinary platform, where artists from all art forms could free themselves from conventional working premises, predetermined hierarchies and traditional processes, restricted production phases and time schedules, to seek out new collaborative formats in open and egalitarian workspaces.

TRAVERS will run for two years and will be programmed as a long journey into an undiscovered cross-art landscape, where artists and others associated with the arts are given the chance to join the program through open calls. Our aim is for a strong society of artists to emerge from this journey, so we can initiate new collaborative structures, which will stimulate, expand and develop the cross-disciplinary field now and in the future.

TRAVERS is based on a belief that artists are challenged when encountering one another across disciplines, domains and boundaries. On the TRAVERS platform we will work and wonder together in a curious, transparent laboratory. In the laboratory we will stagger around, insecure because we are trying to invent something new, mixing new stuff and searching for answers to questions we barely know.

TRAVERS is a hybrid project. Some people might even consider it a bastard. After all, it will feature radical off-the-wall, multi-faceted and mosaic-like crossovers, with no fixed directions. We cannot, and will not predict, where the two-year journey will take us, but we know that TRAVERS will uncover the huge potential of the interdisciplinary field, and by doing so, we hope that TRAVERS will have a synergic effect on art workers, organisations and institutions, inspiring them to take over and consolidate the TRAVERS adventures in the future.

TRAVERS is based on a two-year commission from the Danish Arts Foundation. Beside Anna Berit Asp Christensen and Louise Beck as artistic directors of the programme, the TRAVERS team consists of: the project coordinator, Christine Juhl Sørensen; the producer, Martel Ollerenshaw; the researcher, Rikke Lund Heinsen and Anne Riber as PR manager. The team is so far collaborating with Glyptoteket, Dokk1, Urgent.Agency, Performing Arts Further Education and The Development Platform for Performing Arts, but more organisations will join us in the course of the next two years.

I think that being part of Travers is a great way for artists to come together and have a pause from rigid deadlines and own working methods and habits. By exploring and listening to each other we get inspiration from various people from different art forms and gain new perspectives to our work, dig in ourselves and the world, in history, our history and what we want to tell. I also think that the artistic vision of the Travers team and their humanity makes me want to share all the insight we get. – Ana Sendas de Moura Pereira, participating artist in camp 1

JUNE 2018-

JUNE 2020

For the two-year journey that TRAVERS entails, we have defined three big camps, where we invite artists and others associated with the arts from all over the world to assemble and camp in a specific time zone to explore how the PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE can form the starting point of an artistic adventure and lead to a fresh vision.

  1. We started off by inviting the travellers to FACE THE PAST at Glyptoteket from 26 November to 1 December 2018.
  2. Next up is Aarhus, where we MEET THE PRESENT, while camping at Dokk1 from 6 to 11 May 2019.
  3. We round off our journey in June 2020, in Copenhagen, where we will CONFRONT THE FUTURE.

The dramaturgical structure of the three time zones is not linear. Instead, it defines a range of conceptual frames, in which we can focus on specific mind-sets and themes, which are all related to the complexity of human identity. The outcome of the three big camps will be laboratorial installations, which will present how very different orientation points can pave the way for new, radical, interdisciplinary collaboration. For the last camp in June 2020, we will be inviting a delegation of buyers, festivals, producers and art institutions to come and see what we have been doing over the last two years.

The camp participants are selected through an open call for each camp, giving TRAVERSERS the opportunity to seek out the thematic frame, they find interesting and also giving space to new TRAVERSERS on the route.

PRESS

ROOM

Meet the Present

Highlights from Meet the Present at Dokk1 in Aarhus 2019

Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Gorm Branderup, Skæg og Ballade
Photo by Gorm Branderup, Skæg og Ballade
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard
Photo by Jonas Søgaard

Highlights from Face the Past at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek 2018

Now we are history
Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
Now we are history
Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
NOW we are history, photo by Lydia Zimmermann
Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
NOW we are history, Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
NOW we are history, Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
NOW we are history, Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
NOW we are history, Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
NOW we are history, Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
Now we are history
Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
Now we are history
Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
Now we are history
Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
NOW we are history, photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
Now we are history
Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
NOW we are history, Photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
NOW we are history, photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
Now we are history
Photo by Rine Rodin
NOW we are history, photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
NOW we are history, photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
NOW we are history, photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
Now we are history
Photo by Anne Riber
Now we are history
Photo by Anne Riber
NOW we are history
Photo by Rine Rodin
NOW we are history, photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
NOW we are history, photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
Now we are history
Photo by Rine Rodin
NOW we are history, photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
Now we are history
Photo by Rine Rodin
Now we are history
Photo by Anne Riber
Now we are history
Photo by Anne Riber
Now we are history
Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
How did you end up here?
Photo by Rine Rodin
How did you end up here? Photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
How did you end up here?
Photo by Rine Rodin
How did you end up here? Photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
How did you end up here? Photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
How did you end up here? Photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
How did you end up here? Photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
How did you end up here?
Photo by Rine Rodin
How did you end up here? Photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
How did you end up here? Photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
How did you end up here? Photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
Mary Beard & Ane Cortzen
Photo by Rine Rodin
Hear her ears here by Anne Naukkarinen & Maarit Mustonen
Photo by Rine Rodin
Hear her ears here by Maarit Mustonen & Anne Naukkarinen
Photo by Rine Rodin
Hear her ears here
Photo by Rine Rodin
Prayer by Jeppe Ernst & SCENATET
Photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
Elvis Duo
Photo by Rine Rodin
Elvis Duo
Photo by Rine Rodin
Cia Rinne & Sebastian Eskildsen
Photo by Rine Rodin
Cia Rinne & Sebastian Eskildsen
Photo by Rine Rodin
Cia Rinne & Sebastian Eskildsen, Photo by Rine Rodin
Photo by Rine Rodin
The Return of the Grand Narrative
Photo by Lydia Zimmermann
Chopin by Tris Vonna-Michell, Photo by Jacob La Cour
Photo by Jacob La Cour

Chopin by Tris Vonna-Michell was created specially for Glyptoteket and is a compilation of film, images, words and objects that represent Tris Vonna-Michell’s fascination with the poet, Henri Chopin (1922–2008). The work was available to visitors throughout the week in Gallery 20A.

Chopin by Tris Vonna-Michell, Photo by Jacob La Cour
Photo by Jacob La Cour

Chopin by Tris Vonna-Michell.

Chopin by Tris Vonna-Michell, Photo by Jacob La Cour
Photo by Jacob La Cour

Chopin by Tris Vonna-Michell.

Chopin by Tris Vonna-Michell, Photo by Jacob La Cour
Photo by Jacob La Cour

Chopin by Tris Vonna-Michell.