THE TRIANGLE PROJECT

Artist Exchange & Collaboration Experiments.

The main intention of The Triangle Project is to create relationships, collaborations, interaction, exchange, awareness and new perspectives between creatures all over the universe. However most of the time between Copenhagen, Istanbul and New York.
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9/27/2014

FRANKA AND DOME OF VISIONS



FRANKA at Dome of Visions by Meeto Grevsen, who is also Gry Worre Hallbergs brother



More videos from Dome of Visions HERE

Stay tunes for more memories from Dome of Visions from May 2014!

6/16/2014

THE STREET IS WATCHING - COPENHAGEN PHOTO FESTIVAL 2014


In 2013 The Triangle Project hosted and co-curated the project "Hipstagram FTW" as part of Copenhagen Photo Festival. On June 12th 2014, we hosted an artists talk, Spoken Word and lecture together with the Italian book publisher DRAGO. Their new book is called "The Street is Watching" and includes several of the Triangle artists, from both New York, Istanbul and Copenhagen. There was also an exhibition of work from the book at STORM in Copenhagen, opening the same day.


The evening started with a talk by the publisher of DRAGO Paulo von Vacano. After him Fryd Frydendahl who is also a long time New Yorker, went to school at ICP and is currently taking Copenhagen by storm.
Maja Petrea Fox performed Spoken Word and FRANKA performed a tight little set to the room of people inside of the Copenhagen Main Public Library in the center of the city.


Maja Petrea Fox has been called the Copenhagen female version of Charles Bukowski and performed her spoken word show.


Fryd Frydendahl did an artists talk about her work. It was a very strong and touching talk, where she went deep down to explain her work and her need to produce it.


FRANKA with her new TAT that she had made in New York when she was there with the Triangle Project in April. Usually her performances seem very Art Housy and underground, but at the public library in the setting with the other people and crowd, it felt rather pop...but of course brilliant.


Paulo von Vacano talked about the history and vision of DRAGO. The following is his words about the new book.

“I think art is the only political power, the only revolutionary power, the only evolutionary power, the only power to free humankind form all repression,” Joseph Beuys said. It is from this principle that THE STREET IS WATCHING springs forth, a photographic anthology of street culture spanning forty years. The street exists in any city around the world today; it is the place people go when they cannot go home. It is a world with its own culture and codes, with rules that must be mastered in order to stay afloat. The street is a place for self invention on one’s own terms and a space that has given birth to hip hop, punk, graffiti, street art, and skateboarding—some of the most provocative and inspiring art forms of our age."


When the event at the main Public Library was over, the crowd went to the Gallery and show room called STORM. Here and exhibition of work from the book was shown, with the above mentioned artists.


Rene Ricard by Anton Perich, Jim Belushi by Marcia Resnick, Taylor Meade by Anton, America and WOW by Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen, Lou Reed by Anton, Three Billy's and Two Boys by Jacob and Andy Warhol by Anton Perich.


Images from Istanbul and Gezi Resistance by Charles Emir Richards


Images by Ricky Adam, Anton Perich, Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen and Jason Lee Muriel



Paulo von Vacano held court to lovely Danish ladies who was blown away by his stories from the life of a Gangsta Underground Activist Publisher living in the heart of Rome.



Paulo von Vacano lived at the classic Copenhagen Hotel Astoria, graciously hosted by Christian Lond of Brochner Hotels.


Thanks also to Rasmus Storm and his family to host the exhibition, along with printing, mounting and hanging the work in his great space. All of the images in this post is shot on an iphone, in honor of last years theme of smart phone photography and filters.





Thanks to the lovely Triangle Crew, you guys turn me Upside Down.

5/12/2014

THE TRIANGLE PROJECT COPENHAGEN CREW IN DOME OF VISIONS ON MAY 16TH


FRANKA - Just arrived from the Triangle adventures in New York and booked for several gigs around Denmark and in Sweden for the spring and summer. The above image is by Taylan Yilmaz who also did a video with FRANKA for one of her next releases. 



The other video for the track called Franchise is done by New York director George Maracineanu, to the far right in the above image taken at the shoot. At Dome of Vision on May 16th, FRANKA will most likely bring some New York energy and who knows, maybe a new track?

More info about FRANKA HERE


M:O:T:U [Masters Of The Universe] The extravagant Synth Pop / Future Pop band M:O:T:U [Masters Of The Universe] originates from Denmark, and is ready to present their very exciting and new concept-album and live-show with a unique sound, to the world. A style you haven´t seen done in this way before.

M:O:T:U is a mixture between the music genre Synth Pop and Future Pop: Melodic, electronic with powerful vocals. 

M:O:T:U (Masters Of The Universe) combines a number of different electronic styles and have created their own unique sound. Electro, ambient and techno-industrial elements are used in combination with a definite pop sensibility and a dark twist. The vocal is powerful and distinct with a range spanning from deep to high, soft to operatic.



Lucas Alexander (above right) is the lead singer and frontman with 3 main musicians behind him, lead by composer Claus Collstrup (above left), and also a backing vocalist.

The songs are mainly storytelling which illuminates everything between heaven and earth, hell and beyond – fairy-tales, conspiracy, sci-fi cinematic and supernatural phenomena.

The band´s sound is a mixture of the music of the future and the 1980´s synth new wave.

M:O:T:U has appeared on several TV shows, mainly in Denmark and is an experienced live band - with a stage show that includes strong colored lights, stage smoke and the sound in a grand presentation.


The double cello/vocal duo SOMA & LIL makes sounds, strings and horsehair vibrate to unrecognizability. Acoustic electro chock, comforting uncomfortability, beautiful ugliness. 
They explore how the well known and the unheard melt together.





Tonny Flex started doing music in 2011. With his computer, a microphone and a kaosspad soundscapes began to take form. Soundscapes that often embody minimalistic passages, southing vocals, and sometimes chaotic sounds but mainly within a known form. Tonny Flex also combines different styles such as electronica with more hip-hop oriented beats that and finally adding bleak and melancholic lyrics and melodies. In this way Tonny Flex experiments with what the pop/popular music is.

More about Mr Flex HERE



Ole Lillelund is a Danish author and poet. It is fair to say that he could be called the Danish version of William Burroughs. He has spent his life on the roads around the world, under the stars and under the ground. He has released numerous books and performs his magic all over Denmark on a regular basis. On May 16th he will perform together with the duo Silencio Fobia.

More about Ole HERE




Firoozeh Bazrafkan is a Danish Irianian born artist who grew up fighting off The Law of Jante with a clenched fist. Her work is online the most seen art in Denmark 2014, not by the art world, but the main stream audience who usually would not even look at or be interested in art. A recent realtime web reality show about her, broke one of the largest Danish Newspapers LIVE screening server, due to viewer storm. Her Islam critical art has been embraced by the Danish Right wing population, who follows her every move online on various social media platforms. She has a huge following of Danish men, who often comments on the shape and size of parts of her body. 



She is often threatened by individuals who have been so provoked by her work, that they find a need to hurt her. She puts her neck out, but luckily she is a fierce woman who can stand her ground, a concept that is part of the performance aspect of her work. Firoozeh's defence of her work actually being art, is as big a part of the process in her work, as the work itself. It often deals with Firoozeh's need to push the envelope, just a little bit further. May it be about Islam, Christianity, Sexuality, moronic stand-up comedians, sexist men and life of a woman who has a sentence for blasphemy. An Iranian born Woman sentenced for blasphemy about Islam, in Denmark.

More about Firoozeh HERE



Christian Gade Bjerrum was born in Colombian, adopted and grew up in Denmark.
He graduated from The Acting School of Århus in 2009. However he chose not to continue his acting career for another 4 years. Instead he created the brand “Mr. Green” that combined environmental awareness with its alternative approach of communication and public interventions that generated great attention during the COP15 in Copenhagen. Furthermore Christian became a certified Bikram Yoga teacher and is soon about to attend an international 2-year leader course called CGT, based on Mayan Indian Earth Wisdom. 



As a professional actor he has worked with great film directors (Lars von Trier, Ole Chr. Madsen) stage director Elisa Kragerup and Paolo Nani. He has worked in many different settings such as The Velvet State, DR2, shopping malls, on the street, in the forest and in countries such as Nigeria, Mexico, Colombia, Russia, United States, Spain, Germany and Denmark. In his artistic work, that most often goes beyond the conventions of traditional theatre, Christian always strives to combine his acting with his various talents of communication, yoga, Earth Wisdom, environmental activism and film.

Christian has created his first monologue, “Dad”, which is to be played at the CPH:STAGE festival in Copenhagen in June.                      

More about the monologue Dad HERE


Claus Ankersen is a writer, performer and spoken-word artist who studied Communivation and Philosophy at Aarhus University and University of California in Santa Barbara, along with Anthropology at Copenhagen University. He has been part of The Triangle Project since 2008 and have often been likened to beat poet Allen Ginsberg and Hunter S. Thompson. 

More about Claus HERE


Rexi Lex is a Danish DJ who had played all over the Copenhagen underground scene. She also does her own events and works at the Copenhagen Meat Packing District club KB18, where upstairs was the studio and gallery for parts of The Triangle Project in 2009. 



Please enjoy Rexi Lex's above Soundcloud mixes.



Torben Dalhof is the official Triangle Guru in Copenhagen, in the same way Neke Carson and Anton Perich is in New York. His wise words and good laugh keeps the energy high among the Triangles.


On May 16th at Dome of Visions, Torben will show his work that was done in collaboration with Fuglsang in 2012. The paintings has been re-designed as a Pyramid Tent by Tom from Sombra Projects, in the same way he did with Brendon Stuarts Pyramid Tent that has been shown in Roskilde 2013 and in New York April 2014.


Jesper Hyuk Larsen will show his photography that he did in New York in April. He came to the great city with a fresh eye and shot things a jaded New Yorker would never see. Jesper's Triangle Painting that he showed in New York, will also be exhibited, even if he gave it to DJ Triangle Lover for his birthday. Jesper came back to Copenhagen after New York with the energy that produced a wonderful solo exhibition at BLÅ Gallery in Copenhagen's somewhat still underground Nørrebro District.


Anne Gade Bjerrum, who happens to be the sister of Christian Gade Bjerrum will also join forces at Dome of Vision spreading the good word and keeping track of the tracks that needs to be kept track of.


Gry Worre Hallberg and Sisters Hope will grace the evening with their presence in, around and throughout the Dome of Visions on May 16th on Søren Kirkegaard's Space next to the Black Diamond.




DJ Triangle Lover (former DJ Whitelines) will on the wheels of steel play mostly black vinyls. Many of the tunes will be colorful and the beats rather funky.

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It will take place at Dome of Visions
Søren Kirkegaards Plads by the Black Diamond Public Library
May 16th 2014


More info HERE

5/08/2014

LAUNCH OF INTENTIONAL ART AT DOME OF VISIONS ON SØREN KIRKEGAARDS SPACE IN COPENHAGEN



"According to Eastern mystics, occultists, and Amazonian shamans, there is only one consciousness that expresses itself through the creative medium of space and time.
This consciousness fragments itself into myriad tiny shards in order to learn about its own expressive capacities. If this view is correct, then the intention of civilization should be to mesh all of these fragments back together into a harmonic, ever-changing whole. We could explore university in diversity, and overcome the false dualism between the individual and collective by reimagining our world as a collaborative work of art."


Daniel Pinchbeck, 2014

On May 16th 2014 at 6:00PM, Intentional Art will be launched in Copenhagen. A wonderful group of people have been asked to be part of the launch event and panel in connection to the launch. They are:


(photo by Martin Lehmann/Politiken)

Gry Worre Hallberg operates in the intersection of performance art, research, activism and future studies continuously executed in 1:1 co-created experiments such as Dome of Visions, Sisters Academy and In100Y.

 She currently works on the project Sensuous society: Beyond economic rationality – Suggesting a sensuous mode of being in the world. For many years she has aimed at enriching environments with an aesthetic dimension through the use of performance art, universe design and ‘fiction pimping’. 

Gry is the co-founder of a range of organisations and movements within the field of performance art applied in a series of different everyday-life contexts. Besides her performance art practice she is an Associate at Performance Design, Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies at Roskilde University. 
Furthermore, she is the Artistic director and head curator of Dome of Visions and the performance curator of the Roskilde festival.


(photo by Jan Grarup/Politiken)

Ole Fogh Kirkeby is a Danish philosopher and a professor at Copenhagen Business School in the Philosophy of Leadership. He is a Doctor of Philosophy from Aarhus University, graduated with honours, 1994, with the dissertation "Event and Body-mind. A phenomenological-hermeneutic Analysis". He has an MA (mag.art.) in the History of Ideas from Aarhus University. As a professional philosopher, Kirkeby focused on the event as the centre of being. In order to describe the event, he conceived it as a way in which the body-mind (his neologism) absorbed the event by being absorbed by it. 
The media in which this takes place is language. Thus Kirkeby combined the theory of language games, and the phenomenological tradition, with its emphasis on self-reflective being (Heidegger), and the theory of bodily incorporation developed by Merleau-Ponty, interpreted through the Stoic vocabulary of the event, into an epistemological theory of the way in which we are “evented”. In his philosophical trilogy about the event, with the volumes Eventum Tantum – The Ethos of the Event  Beauty Happens, The Aesthetics of the Event and The Self happens and The Event of Consciousness, he created a new framework for approaching the event.

More about Ole HERE


Jonathan Lang has spent more than 10 years in marketing working with hologram projection, emerging technologies, digital, social and all that other stuff healthy, ambitious, young, marketing professionals should be doing, for clients all over the world. In an attempt to save his soul (my soul actually – I don’t have an agent writing this stuff for me) he left marketing to find the meaning of life or something meaningful to spend it on. Companies spend gazillions of dollars every minute communicating empty messages with the only purpose of perpetuating consumption.I am curious to explore how big a difference just a fraction of those resources can make if they are used to actually make a difference and change something in the world - for the better


Check out Jonathan's Site HERE




Jonas Hvid Søndergaard graduated from The Royal Danish Art Academy as a painter. After many years 
of reserach into the Theosophy and Occult aspects of art, he is now one of the great inspirations to the young Danish art scene, travelling into the same areas. Theosophy is considered a part of the broader field of esotericism, referring to hidden knowledge or wisdom that offers the individual enlightenment and salvation. The theosophist seeks to understand the mysteries of the universe and the bonds that unite the universe, humanity, and the divine. The goal of theosophy is to explore the origin of divinity and humanity, and the world. From investigation of those topics, theosophists try to discover a coherent description of the purpose and origin of the universe.


One of the sacred meanings associated with the symbolism of the Triangle is the fiery aspiration of the human soul towards higher unity. Psychologically it represents the urge to escape from duality or the extension represented by the base of the triangle, a movement towards an origin or an irradiating point at the apex.


The Flower of Life is considered to be a symbol of sacred geometry, said to contain ancient, religious value depicting the fundamental forms of space and time. Sacred geometry can be described as a belief system attributing a religious or cultural value to many of the fundamental forms of space and time. According to this belief system, the basic patterns of existence are perceived as sacred, since contemplating one is contemplating the origin of all things. By studying the nature of these forms and their relationship to each other, one may seek to gain insight into the scientific, philosophical, psychological, aesthetic and mystical laws of the universe.

More about Jonas HERE


(photo by Anders Nikolaj Højrup Sørensen)

Claus Ankersen is a writer, performer and spoken-word artist who studied Communivation and Philosophy at Aarhus University and University of California in Santa Barbara, along with Anthropology at Copenhagen University. He has been part of The Triangle Project since 2008 and have often been likened to beat poet Allen Ginsberg and Hunter S. Thompson. 

 

The above "TOXIC TUESDAYS" video was made by Anders Nikolaj Højrup Sørensen and first time 
shown in connection to The Triangle Project screening event in connection to CPH:DOX 2013.

More about Claus HERE



Rasmus Nordqvist, Chairman of the board of The Alternative.Rasmus work as designer and teacher within fashion design. with a special focus on sustainability and talent development. He has in the past worked with projects combining art and fashion. Last fall he was part of the initiative group behind The Alternative.
The Alternative is a generous, action-oriented international party with a special focus on serious sustainable transition, everyday democracy and the entrepreneurial creative power of society and individuals. A party which has the courage to imagine a radically different future.It is important for The Alternative to emphasise the significance of culture and art and their role in the development of other life values and life strategies than material consumption and financial wealth.




Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen is the initiator of Intentional Art & The Triangle Project. After working on
various projects 
and concepts, he found himself not being able to explain what he was doing. 
He was just doing it. Fuglsang Mikkelsen was working on the idea of collaboration and finding issues he felt
was important to shine 
light on. This led him to the need to figure out a definition of what he felt he was doing
along 
with being inspired by various theories and actions of Intention, Collaboration, Spirituality, Activism and
Power of Now. 
Thus Intentional Art came about.

See more about Jacob's work HERE

It will take place at Dome of Visions
Søren Kirkegaards Plads by the Black Diamond Public Library
May 16th 2014

More info HERE