It is the fourth week of the state of emergency and Eastertime too. We got your back with a Eastertime plan b that fortunately still can provide you with cultural experiences. Thus, we guide you towards virtual art, both the one that takes your hand and literally moves you round about the artworks; and the one that where you float on your own trip in the virtual cube. For the film buffs, who have cinema abstinences beyond the usual, we have something too, and then we hope you will preserve it all in writing and in pictures, so that you afterward will be able to contribute to Coronavirus history from your own particular perspective. And oh, this can all be done without even having to remove your night pants. Holiday vibes abide. Cathrine Hedegaard

Mon 6
4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM 4/5/2020 40 Short is good! Short films society in a podcast version OFF - Odense Film Festival false DD-MM-YYYY

Short is good! Short films society in a podcast version


Short is good!
Movie | Kl. 00:00 | Price: 0 Kr. | Written by: Cathrine Hedegaard | Translated by: Christoffer Henneberg

Organizer: OFF - Odense Film Festival

Disclaimer: The covid-19 situation develops on a daily basis and this recommendation was written before the government chose to prolong the restrictions against events with bigger crowds gathering. It now seems even more important to support OFF by enjoying their new podcast.

 

Situationen med covid-19 udvikler sig dagligt, og ugeanbefalingen var skrevet inden regeringens forlængelse af restriktioner mod arrangementer med større forsamlinger. Det virker nu endnu mere vigtigt at støtte OFF ved at nyde deres nye podcast-koncept.  

When Coronavirus anxiety has got me in its sway, it helps to think of a time when we have put all of this behind us. When the summertime has come, there will be handshakes and hugs (those high-fives could perhaps remain something we did prior to the pandemic and let all the property programs on the programming interface be kept as proof). Most importantly late summer will arrive, when all the city’s cultural festivals are up and running, almost stumbling on each other’s feet. One of the most lovely festivals is OFF, which actually makes you proud to be a citizen of Odense.

OFF has managed to sweeten our isolated state of emergency with the podcast Short is good!, where head of festival Birgitte Weinberger pays tribute to the short format in all its facets with actor Claus Riis Østergaard, who recently played a surprisingly hunky version of a troubled dad in Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s Fred til Lands.

The podcast is conveniently broadcast on Wednesday, just in time for your Easter vacation, but already on Monday you will be able to see the focal point of the conversation, on OFF’s Facebook page. As an "interactive short films society", according to the festival itself. A society that will soothe the wait for the proper festival in august. I myself am looking to watch and listen along!

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Mon 6
4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM 4/6/2020 40 From journal to archive Write yourself into the city's archives Klosterbakken 2, Odense C Historiens Hus false DD-MM-YYYY

From journal to archive Write yourself into the city's archives


From journal to archive
Other | Kl. 00:00 | Klosterbakken 2, Odense C | Price: 0 Kr. | Written by: Cathrine Hedegaard | Translated by: Christoffer Henneberg

Location: Historiens Hus
Organizer: Historiens Hus

It is a most peculiar feeling to sit and feel the breath of history at home on your couch wearing increasingly crumpled night pants and a neat white shirt – the perfect look for business meetings on Skype. For what seems at once so wonderfully relaxing has nevertheless happened because of the ever-so-stressful and anxiety-inducing fact, that we are right now in the midst of a pandemic and a national state of emergency. Shit.

And that is why now is the time that you should add diary writing to your list of Coronavirus zen projects. Right now you have the unique opportunity to help form how posterity will back at the zeitgeist around Covid-19. How did it feel to be sent home from work without pay? Or to be a full time parent, full time employee, fulltime partner and full time reflective all at the same time? What did you think after the Prime Ministers press meetings and how where those thoughts somewhat forgotten, when the sun was peeping through during your Easter holiday and you really fancied an ice cream on Stige island?

All this stuff you should write down or take pictures of, and then you copy and send them to Historiens Hus at historienshus@odense.dk. Because it is a real treasure for archivists and future historians, that your memories becomes part of the archive.

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Wed 8
4/8/2020 12:00:00 AM 4/8/2020 40 Sofa friendly social criticism A piece of Danish art history straight to the living room Brandts Torv 1, Odense C Kunstmuseum Brandts false DD-MM-YYYY

Sofa friendly social criticism A piece of Danish art history straight to the living room


Sofa friendly social criticism
Exhibition | Kl. 00:00 | Brandts Torv 1, Odense C | Price: 0 Kr. | Written by: Cathrine Hedegaard | Translated by: Christoffer Henneberg

Location: Brandts
Organizer: Kunstmuseum Brandts

Brands Museum of Art is inviting you to an online guided tour of the exhibition "Dea Trier Mørch – Ind i verden", that opened with Røde Mor beers and lovely, now much missed social interaction shortly before the country was closed down. Back then we recommended the exhibition, and now everyone who didn’t make it here or are hungry for more social criticism in the style of Dea Trier Mørch can join a guided tour without getting up from the couch.

It might not be appropriate to say this in a time of crisis, but I have personally developed a taste for “going to” exhibitions, talks and concerts in the comfort of my night pants and with plenty of snacks at hand. What would under normal physical circumstances be downright socially awkward – to sit and binge eat rum balls and sourdough buns with tooth butter while your are putting on multicolored nail polish, because you’re fed up with isolation – is now totally acceptable. Especially if you´re lucky enough to have a minimum of roomies and doors that can be closed.

I myself will be ready when Brandts’ expert Sonja Kjøller Christensen are taking us on a tour of Dea Trier Mørch’s printed works, and I hope others will be ready to spend one of their Eastertime days this way too. But if not, I won’t even notice, since it is all virtual and I got my eyes on the art and the rum ball that goes along with it.

 

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Thu 9
4/9/2020 12:00:00 AM 4/9/2020 40 The virtual cube Artistic experiments with the possibilities of the internet Gl. Havnekaj 25, Odense C ULYS false DD-MM-YYYY

The virtual cube Artistic experiments with the possibilities of the internet


The virtual cube
Exhibition | Kl. 00:00 | Gl. Havnekaj 25, Odense C | Price: 0 Kr. | Written by: Cathrine Hedegaard | Translated by: Christoffer Henneberg

Location: Kunsthal ULYS
Organizer: ULYS


It is impressive to witness how fast cultural life in many ways has adapted to the current situation. Live lectures on Facebook and Instagram are flourishing, while interviews with writers are done on Zoom and the essay as a genre is really showing its worth, both in an analog manner as well as online. Indeed, we are experiencing how wonderful technology and social media also can be.

Thus, last week we recommended everyone to seek out virtual 3D exhibitions from various arts centers and galleries, and in this way supporting art in these hard times – not necessarily in terms of money, but with your time and the ability to immerse yourself in art.

And now, forces from the local art collective ULYS have thankfully created an Odense-version (if this at all makes any sense on the world wide web?) in the form of a virtual artspace HAL1. This week, in this virtual environment, ULYS is exhibiting new works created especially for the occasion. The exhibition includes audio-, video – sculptural art that explores and experiments with the virtual artspace.

As we have grown to know and love a proper ULYS-event, it is not wholly clear what is to be expected, or when the doors of the internet will be flung open for it. One thing, however, is for certain: You won't be taken by the hand and given an explanation, but on the other hand you will enjoy the luxury that is found in floating among the art works for as long as you want.

 

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