Thematic Route 1

HEY, WHERE ARE WE NOW? / Hosts: Eva Meyer-Keller & Cuqui Jerez  

Where are we now? Eva and Cuqui meet to set up a dialogue between their current practices and questions, that extends to the participants and their own questions, practices and subjectivities. In the first part (online) we will focus more on individual work in dialogue with each other; connected in different ways like telephone calls, emails, audio messages and chains of materials that will be passed on, one to one, etc. In the second part we will physically meet in Copenhagen and work collectively. Our desire is to enable an open collective dialogue and research experience. 

Participants: First 5 days digital, last 5 days present in Copenhagen.


Thematic Route 2

THE THIRD WAY / Host: Kai Johnsen

The future will and must demand different approaches to how we organize and produce artistic work. From where does this idea that we can separate the way we organize (socially, financially ect.) from the aesthetic and political consequences our work might have, come? Both the «main-stream» and «the avant-garde» is going through a severe crisis of impotence and «authonomy». Is a third-way possible? Is there time for more activistic formats, a different understanding of (professional) «roles», «lighter» strategies, and new understandings of collectivity? How can we escape the neo-liberal modes of «creation» – and organize and make art that stimulates another kind of potential social fantasy?

Participants: Digital and present in Copenhagen.


Thematic Route 3


Potentialities (truth or dare): A physical exploration of the potential of the body to move and be moved. I want to work with the idea of potential and fantasy — with what it means to take a step you’ve never taken or to speak aloud a thought that has until now been unsaid. Beginning every day with physical tasks and improvisations while also providing a platform for each and every one to try out new and old ideas – solo or in collaboration.

Participants: Present (and digital) in Copenhagen.


Thematic Route 4

I AM NOT WHAT YOU SEE / Host: Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

This route, centered around Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen’s current cross-disciplinary exhibition/performance at CC I am not what you see, will explore questions of ethnicity, gender, social relations, and examining the living spaces which, in various ways, thematises the nomadic life. The route will interact, inhabit and animate with the four installations  in Lillibeths exhibition. 

The nomadic theme questions our stereotypical imaginations of each other and makes us wonder about possible relations in the future. 

Participants: Digital and present in Copenhagen.          


Thematic Route 5


In this workshop we will focus on a whole range of different visions of what opera and music theatre could be and what we want them to be, led very much by the interests and ambitions of our workshop participants.  We will look at different hierarchies and ways of collaborating, different relationships between text, music and stagecraft, and explore our conceptual and dramaturgical thinking.  Whether over zoom or in person, we will work in a variety of ways, from discussions with the whole group, small breakout group exercises, individual work and looking at the work of others.  The emphasis will be on form, concept, ideas, creativity, aesthetics, rather than details or polished work.

Participants: Digital and present in Copenhagen.


Thematic Route 6

THE HOPE OF THE FUTURE / Host: Sara Topsøe-Jensen. 

We will challenge nihilism and dystopia by embracing a larger perspective on life, time and space. We will explore the science and experience of interconnectedness as a phenomenon that tells us something important about reality. The workshop will provide possibilities for exploring our common longings and hopes, based on courage, trust and curiosity as the cornerstone of a creative process. We will explore how to work as autonomous artists and at the same time, work for and be more interested in the collective whole.

Participants: Present in Copenhagen.


Thematic Route 7


How can we document the present to re-invent the future? How much can we actually do in our immediate surroundings when we are documenting, researching and sharing with others the problems we want to address in our society?  For “My Documents for the future”, Lola Arias and Bibiana Mendes invite artists to delve into their personal archives. In this new digital version, the artists will be virtually there, in their new domestic stage, showing their archive material on a shared screen with the others. In times of Corona, let’s share our screens for debate, love and togetherness.

Participants: 100% digital workshop with specific scheduled sessions, kindly make sure you can participate correspondingly with the scheduled session: 

    1. Monday        24.05: 18:00-21:00 
    2. Saturday       29.05: 10:00-13:00 
    3. Monday        31.05: 18:00-21:00 
    4. Wednesday   02.05: 18:00- 21:00 
    5. Friday           04.05: 10:00-13:00 

Thematic Route 8

Part 1: THE CITY AS A STAGE / Hosts: Stefan Kaegi

How to turn the urban space into a story? Stefan Kaegi will research with the participants strategies to claim public spaces as trails of narration. Using bicycles, microphones, conspirative tokens and other ephemeral tools we will focus on performance as an act of walking – an artistic form of a treasure hunt.

Part 2: THE WRITING ON THE WALL / Hosts: Aljoscha Begrisch, Jo Preußler & Stefan Reuter

The future of the city is written on the walls. Everywhere, in backyards, construction sites, toilets and trains, there are words written that no one reads. We think that these words contain warnings for the future and content a ground-breaking knowledge. Together with the participants we want to decipher and interpret the text of the city. Afterwards each artist selects a prophecy and translates it into his or her discipline. With the help of the works of art, the warning is to be made audible and visible (choreography, music, chants, posters, costumes, gestures, pictures) in a joint art procession / demonstration through the city.

Participants: Present in Copenhagen.


Cross Route – Productive Gabs                                                                      


The overall offer of these productive gabs is to expand the notion of producing or being productive. From seeing it as a specific way of being with a tendency of looking ahead at the product, the closure, the final to seeing it as a possibility to find gabs to produce connectivity, silence, friendliness, sensibility, hope, doubts, negotiations, u-turns or deeper breaths. The gabs will be formed by the participants and the specific day. The gabs will always be a time and a place for wonder.

Participants: Both analogue and digital. The Productive Gabs will be scheduled in the program.