Lise Haller Baggesen: A Space Where Your Voices Can Live

Lise Haller Baggesen: A Space Where Your Voices Can Live

Malmö Konstmuseum

Photo: Henrik Hellström.

May 15, 2023
Lise Haller Baggesen
A Space Where Your Voices Can Live
May 27–28, 2023
Malmö Konstmuseum
Malmöhusvägen 6
SE-205 80 Malmö
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm,
Thursday 11am–7pm

T +46 40 34 10 00

A Space Where Your Voices Can Live is a performative exhibition exploring the totality of someone else’s mind. In an old canon tower at Malmöhus Castle a dreamlike, inner landscape will be assembled in the form of a large-scale textile, multi-media installation by Lise Haller Baggesen (US/Denmark), sound by Naima Karlsson (UK/Sweden) and Adriana Camacho (Mexico), and a choreography by Sanna Blennow (Sweden) performed by a local cast of dancers. The performance frames the dialogue between a human being and its thoughts. By turning our perspective inwards, the observer will experience the solidarity between what is perceived to be sane and insane.  

Taking its cue from the textile collections at Malmö Konstmuseum, spanning from national costumes to contemporary textile appliqués, A Space where your Voices Can Live tells a story about the institutional, communities of care, and how our personal stories fit into these greater societal narratives. Inspired by an anecdote passed down to Lise Haller Baggesen in her childhood by her mother, the spatial installation is a visualisation of a mansion, built by a woman who needed somewhere to co-exist with the incessant voices who followed her around.  

The performance is an account of diverse contemporary perspectives on mental health, identity, care, healing, and reconciliation with ourselves. In correspondence with our dialogical cognitive functions and the idea of the costume as a carrier of identity, the performance wishes to generate insights into the complex understandings of our inner worlds. Our multitude. Our composition.  

A Space Where Your Voices Can Live will also be shown in the context of Roskilde Festival 2023 in the local area of Sankt Hans Hospital (Psykiatrisk Center Sct Hans).  

Artists and cast: Lise Haller Baggesen (US/Denmark), Naima Karlsson (UK/Sweden), Adriana Camacho (Mexico), Sanna Blennow (Sweden), Julienne Doko (France/Central African Republic/Denmark), Yrsa Heijkenskjöld (Sweden), Viktoriia Khoroshylova (Ukraine/Sweden), Chollada Phinitduang (Thailand/Norway), Alvilda Aja Faber Striim (Denmark).  

Curator: Anne Thomasen (Denmark). Co-curator Roskilde Festival: Brian Ulbrichsen (Denmark). 

The exhibition is made possible with the support from Malmö Stad, Region Skåne, Hjalmar Gans Fond, The Danish Arts Foundation, and The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation. 

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