Fuglen, der (The Bird, There) by Lasse Lau

Fuglen, der (The Bird, There) by Lasse Lau

fre d. 18. sep 20:00 - 21:30

Warehouse 9, Halmtorvet 11C, 1711, København V

Skrevet af Warehouse9

Online Event / This Event is in English

Fuglen, der (The Bird, There)
Digital Performance Lecture + Q&A
by US based, Danish artist Lasse Lau
18th Sept, 20:00 (CEST)/ 19:00 (BST)
Free tickets & English live captions bit.ly/PBL20LL

Première, as part of performingbordersLIVE20 & Warehouse9’s Autumn programme.

“The bird blushes in its’ desire, ‘Im the beast’”

A story about queer sexuality and re-traumatisation by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When I was 16, there was a virus that only killed someone like me. Something I couldn’t talk about at the time, as I only knew the hidden truth deep within my own window towards the world. A virus that I never contracted myself, but which I still live with today in my intimate and social choices. These invisible borders that can determine lifelong paths, and sometimes even hinders me from flying.

Lasse Lau’s performative lecture is a short film that takes us into the world about birds eating from the same bird feeder every day. Survival is bringing them back to the same location again and again.

Not far from the bird feeder, there is a river that ends abruptly into the cascade of a waterfall. Some of its currents and fluid dimensions are being rerouted from falling and transformed into electricity and power.

The pandemic portal, Arundhati Roy states, is where our presence is erased, and where only the past and the future can exist.

The short film première will be followed by a Q&A led by artist Naja Lee Jensen.


We will provide live captioning throughout the event.

If you have hearing impairments and would like us to send you the Streamtext URL for a more enhanced live caption experience, please contact us on this email address performingborderslive@gmail.com and we will send it to you near the date.

The event will have members of the performingbordersLIVE20 and Warehouse9 team to support any needs that might occur throughout this process and the management of audiences where needed. Direct contact information will be shared near the time of the event.

This event is free and open to anyone. If you have any particular access requirement needs or would like more information, please contact us at performingborderslive@gmail.com

performingbordersLIVE20 prides itself in being a safe, inclusive space. We will not tolerate any violence, hate speech or abusive interactions towards our staff, artists, partners and audiences. Team members will be available to support any issues related to this leading up to and during the event.


Lasse Lau (born 1974, Denmark) is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist who looks into the spatial dimension of power to better understand society’s social struggles. His films have won Grand prix Nanook-Jean Rouch in France, the Golden Raven in Russia, World Cinema Doc at Kansas Filmfest, Nordic:Dox Award at CPH:DOX and 1st prize at Fokus Videokunst Festival. His work have shown at Beirut Art Center, Brandts Klædefabrik, British Museum, BOZAR, Cimatheque Cairo, Edith-Russ-Haus fur Medienkunst, Fotografisk Center, Green Lantern, Hamburger Bahnhof, Lumiar Cité, Malmö konsthall, Medrar for Contemporary Art, MOMA PS1, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea Lisboa, Museum of Resistance Torino, OCAT, Smart Project Space, Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art and Westfälische Kunstverein. Lasse Lau was a fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art ISP.
WEB: https://www.lasselau.net/

Naja Lee Jensen is an interdisciplinary artist whos artistic practice primarily is centered around context, structures and the possibility for change of perception. She has an interest in connections and relations - composing experiences for bodies and minds in collaboration with her surroundings. Her work methods consist of questioning and listening in an attempt to understand the infinite layers of context of which reality is composed. During the artistic process Naja creates a visual and sensorial narrative for an audience that often plays a central part in the creation of the work. Beside being an artist who works in the intersection between stage art and fine art Naja also has a part time engagement as the artistic director for HAUT, a theatre for artistic development in Copenhagen. Working with relations and contexts in the role of artistic director she regards the engagement as a part of her artistic practice and are wondering how artistic work can change the world.
WEB: www.najaleejensen.com

performingbordersLIVE20  (March – November 2020). A public programme of open calls, artist digital commissions, residencies, workshops, open conversations, and events, focusing on the exploration of experimental and exciting artistic practices happening within the UK Live Art sector around notions and lived experiences of physical, cultural, juridical, racial, gendered, class, and everyday borders. Presented by performingborders and Foreign Actions Productions in partnership with Counterpoints Arts (London), Live Art Development Agency (London), Contact (Manchester), East Street Arts (Leeds), MAFWA Theatre (Leeds), The Albany/Deptford Lounge (London), Something Human/Asia-Art-Activism (London), Never Done (London), Ọ̀RỌ̀ ÀNÍKÉ (London), Queer Art Projects (London), East London Cable (London), Green Rooms Hotel (London), HowlRound Theatre Commons (Boston, US), Warehouse9 (Copenhagen, Denmark). Supported by Arts Council England.
WEB: https://performingborders.live TWITTER: https://twitter.com/perfbordersLIVE
INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/performingborderslive/

Warehouse9 (est. 2007) is an artist-led performance space and gallery located in a historical stable building in Copenhagen’s Meatpacking district. Warehouse9 is a venue for radical and innovative arts practices and ideas by artists, art workers and activists working with matters related to identity politics, sexual expressions and body representations. Warehouse9 believes in performance as a means to challenge mainstream conventions and initiate social change. We are committed to creating a space to legitimise unclassifiable artforms, support underrepresented art, artists and art workers from the queer community. Warehouse9 is a venue that champions performance and art workers of the future. We work collaboratively and cross-disciplinary to challenge the status quo, to instigate dialogue and to write queer art within a broader art historical context. Warehouse9 has a year round arts programme and community programme, both dedicated to the local and international queer community. Warehouse9 curates and produces the annual international performance festival IPAF.
WEB: http://www.warehouse9.dk/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/warehouse9venue/
INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/warehouse9.dk/

Commissioned and presented by performingborders (UK/PT) & Warehouse9 (DK)
Supported by Arts Council England and the Danish Arts Foundation.

Photo: Courtesy of artist Lasse Lau

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