'I REFUSE TO BATTLE'
Stalke Up North is opening an additional space in October 2008 in Gothersgade 5 in Copenhagen, and we are very happy to announce the opening solo show with Vienna artist Bella Ango
Bella Angoras solo show 'I refuse to battle' can be perceived as a very personal reflection of a psychological process, which thematizes the decision to let go certain kinds of fighting manners. We are all confronted with different fights like the fight for appreciation, success, money and love. The decision not to fight anymore is a strong statement, in a world which is dominated by fighting mentalities, and can therefore be perceived as a critical expression to that. The reason behind the refusal to fight is not one based on resignation, instead it is about the realization that it is possible to win without to fight, if one is able to trust ones own capabilities and furthermore is aware of the fact that the 'real enemy' is not to be found outside.
The Performance "I refuse to battle - I am not afraid to love", which Bella Angora will present at the opening, is a combination of live sound and video. Each song/video reflects one further step of development. Furthermore the music is meant to transport certain kinds of feelings that come along with the decision not to battle anymore.
It will also be possible to see Bella Angoras latest drawings, the video installation "stAR.T - be the next performance art star" of the art performance casting show which Angora produced in Austria this summer and a big wall object which has been made during her residency in Copenhagen. All the presented works thematize competitive behavior within an art scene and the attempt to find new strategies in order to the artist position within an art market.
The CPH AIR residency at the Factory of Art and Design invited Bella Angora and 4 other Austrian artists to come to Denmark this autumn. The CPH AIR residency was established to strengthen the cultural exchange and network between Copenhagen and international artists, by the City of Copenhagen in collaboration with the Factory of Art and Design. The program makes it possible to invite international artists and writers to stay and work in Denmark for a longer or shorter period of time. For further information on CPH AIR please contact the website: www.cphair.dk
We look forward to welcoming you to the opening on 24 October from 4-8 pm with the performance 'I refuse to battle - I am not afraid to love' by Bella Angora at 6 pm.
Sam Jedig & Camilla Rohde Madsen
Stalke Up North
Gothersgade 5, 1.tv. DK - 1123 Copenhagen K
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