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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The Teaser for the Videos from Dome of Visions by Maj Christensen

With SKIFT BANK by Maj Christensen

Gry Bagøien by TV Marineret

Sarah Armstrong, Jeg er Yasuni and General Secretary of the Danish Cultural Institute Finn Andersen

Claus Ankersen by TV Marineret

"All About Water" with Yann Coppier, Søren Raagaard and Runar Magnusson by TV Marineret



Claus Ankersen & Tanja Bjørn Zabell with Rasputin behind them

Tanja Bjørn Zabell as The Lady in Red on Galata Saray Square

Risenga Manghezi doing at TEDx Talk about Christiania in Copenhagen. A Talk that will be mashed up with the perspective of the Gezi Resistance and in dialogue with the local activists at Rasputin Bar.

More on the event HERE


Goodbye Rasputin, thank's for this time around!



Above Triangle is the sketch for the Triangle GPS Painting Performance, between Europe and Asia, The Old City and the New City and over the Bosforus.

The Corner in Cihangir, where you can see Gezi Park above between the two highrise buildings in Blue.
The Corner is inside of Cihangir Park.

The Corner on the Asian Side of Istanbul close to the Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium.
The Corner is inside of Yoğurtçu Parkı where we will gather around the Sufi Poet Yunus Emre.

The Sufi Poet Yunus Emre

The Triangle Corner in Gulhane Park, close to Hagia Sofia and Topkapi Palace, where there is also a lovely sculpture of Ataturk, sitting on a chair, much like HC Andersen sits on Rådhuspladsen in Copenhagen or in New Yorks Central Park.

Ataturk above sitting among orange Tulips in Gulhane Park. It is also possible to sit in his lap and put your hand on his large broad chest and whisper in his ear: "What do You think of the Gezi Resistance, Mr Ataturk?"

If you look back all the way above at the Triangle between the three parks and the one here above, between Istanbul, New York and Copenhagen...they have a very similar shape.

As you can se in the above image, the triangle between Istanbul, New York and Copenhagen's legendary tower buildings: Galata Tower, Empire State Building and Runde Tårn



The lovely E - Flyer from Mini Muzik Hol by Boran Guney

The E flyer for the Mini Muzik Hol Event on September 21st 2013 with stencil image by Ari Alpert/Osman

The Max's Kansas City Poster and possibly the first Triangle Project from September 2004



Umut T. Eğitimci (above) documented The Triangle Project in Istanbul 2008
and made a lovely little film about the project's adventures. 

Now she is doing Stand-Up Comedy about the current state of the city.
Resistance & The City - Stand Up Show -
Writer & Producer Umut T. Eğitimci talks about the Gezi resistance and its effects on Istanbulites and relationships with a Twist in a Red Dress!
From hosting radio shows to TV programs, she worked as a reporter, journalist, producer and director in different branches of media in Turkey and USA, she has 20 years of rich media experience.
She also produced theatre shows in both countries.

Umut continues to develop projects TV and Film as a writer (currently specialized in screenwriting for comedies) and producer. 

She’s a world traveler with a passion for arts and founder for the internet platform Cultured World 

For more information on her, you can visit her personal website at

Umut's Stand-Up Show will be part of The Triangle Project's event at Mini Muzik Hol on September 21st in Istanbul.



On September 21st 2013, The Triangle Project Crew will collaborate with the Mini Muzik Hol Crew on an evening with Performances, Art Talks, Stand-up Comedy, Spoken Word Performances, Panel Discussions Music Performances and about what role Art has in Activism. In the above photo it is lovely to se all the Triangles that is part of the interior!

For several year we have tried to get their Resident Superstar DJ Baris K to Copenhagen in connection to the Distortion Festival. On September 21st, he will play after the various performances at 01:00am

The above tune is an Edit by Baris K of Şenay's "Honki Ponki" from 1980

Check out Baris K's Soundcloud HERE

Please stay updated on this event on Mini Muzik Hol's Facebook page HERE
Or on their Website HERE



DJ HVAD is the President of Nydanske Bank and Kommunal Dubplate Service in Copenhagen, Denmark.
He was recently contacted by the promoters of Chart Air Fair to play his lovely tunes in connection to their opening event on August 30th 2013. He was never told that Danske Bank was the sponsor who was paying for his fee, but just that it was going to be at Charlottenborg by the Art Academy and Kongens Nytorv.

If you have followed this blog and the adventures at Roskilde Festival 2013, you might have seen that one of the main issues we confronted Roskilde Festival with was: "How can you be in partnership with Danske Bank when it goes against everything the Festival is about?"

The above article by Skift Bank's Peter Ahrenfeldt Schrøder and Pil Berner Strandberg says: "Put the Money where the Heart is Roskilde"

To the far right in Red pants, Yana Sarna from Voina Art Group as part of The Triangle Project Panel Debate Performance at Roskilde Festival 2013. She and the the rest of the group left in protest against Roskilde Festival's choice of partnership with Danske Bank.

Voina's main message to the people at Roskilde Festival was "Fuck Hypocrisy"!  "Hypocrisy is the state of falsely claiming to possess positive characteristics, such as religiosity or virtues, that one lacks. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie".

On the very same stage, DJ HVAD together with Yaa Lioness performed a wonderful musical story with live mix, song, dance and interaction with the audience at The Velvet State.

When DJ HVAD saw that his name was on the same poster as Danske Bank, he reacted fast and with one of his crew members hacked Danske Banks logo and mashed up the E - invite for the event poster of Chart Air Fair.

They of course also made some smaller changes here and there, including sampling the logo of Skift Bank, adding Syg Nok Records Logo and such, as if the poster was a mixed tune to be turned into a dubplate vinyl and played on a Technics 1210, Very Loud. It is nice to also see how they put DJ HVAD's name in front of the band "Synd og Skam", that in Danish means "Sin and Shame".

SIN: Sin has been defined as "to miss the mark"
SHAME: Shame is, variously, an affectemotioncognitionstate, or condition. The roots of the word shame are thought to derive from an older word meaning "to Cover"; as such, covering oneself, literally or figuratively, is a natural expression of shame.

Well, since DJ HVAD has a huge following that are very much aware of the Sin and Shame of being on the same poster as Danske Bank, they soon shared his remixed Tune on all kind of social media platforms in support. Since Copenhagen is a very small city, this Tune was soon heard by some of the gallerists that landed the Danske Bank sponsorship, to pay for their new brilliant project. The gallerists contacted the young man from Jylland who had booked DJ HVAD and told him he must make sure to force DJ HVAD to censor his Tune. They were afraid to loose their sponsorship and DJ HVAD was actually told that his Tune could make this happen. He was also told that if he did not remove the Tune from his and his friends social media platforms, he was fired from playing at their party. The wording was more or less: "We see no other option than to cancel your performance, unless you remove your poster from the internet"

When DJ HVAD said that he did not want to remove anything from anywhere and that this was all crazy talk, he was told that he started to sound like a Terrorist. He was also told that he had 24 hours to give them an answer if he was going to remove the Tune, or he was out. So, another collaborator of DJ HVAD sent a message to two Danish Newspapers, that said he was being "censored by Charter Art Fair and Danske Bank for hacking their poster and logo, and by the way was also called a Terrorist". Soon thereafter, he got a call from the young man from Jylland saying all was good and he should just come and play and have a lovely time doing so. As a matter of fact, DJ HVAD was paid 1000 kr more than they had first agreed upon.

Feeling that this circus had to be seen live, Yrs Trly went to go see the amazing exhibition with the best and most expensive artists in the northern hemisphere. One was met by a huge crowd of a mix of young hipsters, artists, the art world, art wanna-bees, advertising phonies and desperate bankers. The lovely outdoor open spaces within the Art Academy and Charlottenborg Contemporary Art Center, was crammed wall to wall with sponsors and various Danske Bank booths and VIP areas. The stage whereupon the bands played was so small, I thought it was a Danske Bank Cat Walk for Foxy Money Rats. The beer sponsor had green umbrellas hung over the crowd to Cover them from the skies.

I pushed myself through the mad crowds of sheep, to as fast as possible get to the entrance of Charlottenborg to see the Holy Art, that I had come there to see. However, the above Guard in a black suit and red tie told me that this was not possible. He told me that I was too late and that what was currently going on upstairs in the exhibition space, was a VIP dinner and event for Danske Bank.

I was of course very dissapointed not to experience the art, but was told that I could come back the next day. I went over to the poster that was placed next to the entrance, where I could read that I would need to pay 100 kr to get in to see the art, that was hung on the walls of Charlottenborg and sponsored by Danske Bank. Also notice in the above image, that a sticker with how much one must pay to get in has been placed over the original print on th poster. Did it first say "For Free", but they could see they could make an extra buck in the door?

The next day I went to brunch and picked up the newspaper, where I could read that without Danske Bank, Chart Air Fair would never have taken place at all. I tried to understand what the gallerists that had arranged Chart Air Fair was thinking by letting themselves be sold out to Danske Bank, even if they of course knew how wrong it was. Was it their own artistic statement of collaborating with Danske Bank as a way to comment on the Bank World and how wrong it would be to actually do this, by doing it? Essentially, all they needed to do was to let Danske Bank feel that they were treated like VIP's and being connected in some way with the Art World, having a staff party in one of the most exclusive locations in Copenhagen, being surrounded by some of the most exclusive art in the world. Creating a situation for the people from Danske Bank to feel good about themselves, to let them celebrate their amazing theft of the Danish People's tax money, the outragous bonuses to their leaders and of being even more VIP than they Art World Crowd, that will do any kind of song and dance for money. If so, it is even more brilliant than I could imagine. If is a Sin and Shame.

The very fact that that no Danish media even has been somewhat questioning and critical of this situation is yet another case of a classic mass delusion, that my homeboy HC Andersen wrote about in "The Emperors New Normal Clothes Strikes Back". Everybody knows it is wrong, but they have too much to loose by saying anything about it. DJ HVAD says HVAD! and continues his mission with Cosmic Normal without Standards.




Between 19th and 24t of September 2013 The Triangle Project will perform the 10th version of the project, in Istanbul. The first version of the project was performed in connection with the 10th Istanbul Art Biennial in 2007, where over 50 Danish and Turkish artists performed, created and exhibited their work all over the city. Part 10 will include several aspects of Part 9 that was done in connection to Roskilde Festival 2013.
The above Triangle GPS Tag will be part of the performance, as the framework for the people involved.

The Copenhagen and Istanbul group of artists will co-create a project that will involve three parks in the city. One of the parks (TBA) will have interactions and sessions with the involved artists, including Live Music, Art Talks, Food Sharing, Dance, Spoken Word, Yoga, Meditation and showcasing of one or more of the Pyramid Tents.
They feature imagery from New York, Copenhagen, Istanbul along with an Alchemical formula. 

The above mini-models of the Pyramid Tents are images from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen by Jacob Ehrbahn, Occupy Wall Street in New York by Brendon Stuart and to the far left a Alchemy Pyramid by Dalhof/Fuglsang.

The Istanbul Park that will be chosen (TBA) will be for some hours be transformed in to other parks, such as Zuccotti Park (New York), Christiania (Copenhagen) and Gezi Park (Istanbul).

The above Lady in Red Stencil by Ari Alpert was made at Roskilde Festival 2013 and have had its own life in various versions on all kinds of medium, including a sign at the Parade Performance at Roskilde Festival.

"Lady in Red"  is a recent drawing by Genco Gülan made during Gezi Occupation in Istanbul. Gülan made a series of drawings on paper inspired by the iconic images of the protests, as an artists response and contribution and will also be part of the Triangle Project Adventures in September 2013.

The Woman in Red was of course also a wonderful film from the 80's with Kelly LeBrok and Gene Wilder and Lady in Red the classic slowdance that a whole generation danced cheek to cheek to.

And then there is Portecho's  "Studio Plastico"

But this might be the most wonderful of all! Jamiroquai's - Electric Mistress

Image from Gezi Park where the Lady in Red turns her head away from the Gas.

Danish Lady in Red - Anne Gade Bjerrum - next to Ari Alpert's "Harmonica Man"

Ari Alpert talks to CNN about his Lady in Red Stencil at Roskilde Festival

Ari Alpert's Lady in Red sign from the Roskilde Festival Parade was put in a Studio (Not plastico) in Copenhagen. Soon thereafter the window was shot at and three holes was made with "a pump gun" according to the Police.

Links to the story about the Lady in Red in Copenhagen:

- Haber - Danish/Turkish Newspaper
- Gazette - Danish/Turkish Newspaper 
- Cumhuriyet - Turkish Newspaper

Another Lady in Red Pants is above Yana Sarna from Voina, who was part of the panel debate at Roskilde Festival. There will more Talks and Spoken Word, than debate in Istanbul. There is not really any debate, is there?

On September 21st, The Triangle Project Crew will collaborate with the Mini Muzikhol Crew. There will be a selection of Copenhagen and Istanbul based artists performing on stage from 23.00 - 01.00 and after that the superstar DJ Baris K will turn the dancefloor into lava. More info:

Anyone who is interested in participating, please contact us on the facebook page where you can also stay updated with what will be going on