The artist produces a human-sized sculpture of an ancient moon god to watch over all festival-goers. In addition, she will do a performance.
Like an alien serpent, a reproduction of an ancient sculpture will tower above all guests in the foyer of the Gloria stage. It is created by visual artist Nanna Lysholt Hansen
The sculpture is called Ningul and is a Sumerian moon god who gave birth to the belligerent goddess of love Inanna. Through history, stories have told of Inanna whose feminine sides are not only caring and sexy but also hostile.
Together with Nanna Lysholt Hansen’s performance – which is a chanting and enchanting bedtime song for her daughter, full of feminism and care for the environment – the sculpture becomes a common mother for the viewer, the Inannas of the future.
Nanna Lysholt Hansen mixes economics, ecology, diseases and feminism in her practice. In the performance, we also learn how the planet Venus, which is linked to Inanna, has been destroyed by huge amounts of CO2 emissions from its volcanoes. Inanna is our future for better or worse.
(Ida Schyum, Roskilde Festival Curator)
In 2022 I conduct artistic research with support from the Danish Art Foundation
Launch: My audio paper “Cyborg Mother Voices and Expanded Notions of Care”, is part of the issue SOUNDING FEMALE WORK: GENDER, TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE IN NORDIC SOUND ART AND EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC in Seismograf, January 2022
Book Launch : My work “Dear Daughter/Anatomy of the Chthulucene” is featured in the book “Maternal Performance: Feminist Relations” co-authored by Lena Simic and Emily Underwood-Lee , Published by Palgrave Macmillan. At the online Launch on Tuesday 15th February I will give a presentation about my performance practice in connection to maternal matters, joined by artists Hannah Ballou (US/UK), Catriona James (UK), Lynn Lu (Singapore/UK), the book authers Lena Simic and Emily Underwood-Lee, and Prof. Elaine Aston, series editor of Contemporary Performance InterActions at Palgrave Macmillan.
AWARD In December 2021 I have been awarded the Henry Heerup Honory Grant
Hand of Inanna by Nanna Lysholt Hansen is a performative, filmic, and dialogical artistic engagement. The project seeks to confront the interconnected pandemic, ecological, and economic crises, by utilizing imaginative and utopian strategies as initial points of departure. Lysholt Hansen is particularly interested in exploring the moods, feelings, and needs necessary for the creation of sustainable futures. Through embodying a cyborg mother goddess, the artist invokes sci-fi and speculative fiction motifs combined with vivid references such as the Sumerian poet Enheduanna and NASA recordings of the planet Venus, to meditative gestures and her own vocal presence. By positioning the body and voice as tools of resistance, via eco-feminist questions related to solidarity, care, family, and community, Lysholt Hansen asks – how can we more clearly listen and live together in times of crisis and in the future?
Identifying the need to address topics such as climate change, spirituality, healing, and a broader relationship to ecology, Hansen’s practice employs different forms and formats. The work consists of a vocal workshop, film screening, performance, and public dialogue taking place within the architecture of Aalborg’s Utzon Center. The project will unfold over the course of a two-day choreography within the sweeping, lofty interior as an artistic journey into the underworld and back – to create knowledge sharing, build trust and strength, and inspire new forms of community building.
This project is generously supported by the Danish Arts Foundation. The video work Dear Daughter/Sen_sing_inannainanna (Russ, Shiva, Klein), 2019 is made in collaboration with the artist Stathis Tsemberlidis.
With presentations by the contributors:
Christina Marie Jespersen
Gry Worre hallberg
Nanna Lysholt Hansen
And more tba.
The special issue of the Periskop is dedicated to artistic research as an unruly field, between disciplines and becoming. The special issue came into being during a pandemic, as planetary cracks deepen and social injustices, structural and systemic discriminations, inequalities, climate disasters, displacements, and wars continue to unsettle our present. This special issue asks: How can we reclaim artistic research? And how are artistic research practices engaging in the co-creation of other worlds in response to different forms of social crises and planetary destruction?The special issue is compiled of various voices, practices, and propositions that each draws different trajectories and avenues for artistic research as a field that is in a continuous process of becoming, with contributions by Julie Edel Hardenberg, Imayna Caceres, Lisa Nyberg, Nanna Lysholt Hansen, Christian Danielewitz, Maria Finn, Christina Marie Jespersen, Sofie Volquartz Lebech, Mia Line, Gry Worre Hallberg, Helen Eriksen, Gry Ulrichsen & Zahra Bayati.The special issue journal is edited by Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Camilla Graff Junior, Lise Margrethe Jørgensen & Charlotte Hauch.Art work by Julie Edel Hardenberg
For more info about the journal: https://tidsskrift.dk/periskop/issue/view/8920
The printed journal issue can be purchased during the launch for 75 kr
Group Show Anatomy of the Chthulucene / The Chthonic Ones
part of Overgange // Transitions
10 May – 29 September 2019 , The Women’s Museum, Aarhus, DK
Live performance Dear Daughter/Anatomy of the Chthulucene #10
11 September 2019, 17.30-18.00
The Women’s Museum, Aarhus, DK
Group Show Mund part of GIFC/Velvet Ropes
Galleri Golsa, Oslo, Norway
Live Performance Nanna Lysholt Hansen, Sen_sing_inannainanna
6 hours live performance, bus 9A between Refshaleøen & Glyptoteket
Saturday 25 May 2019, 11 am -2 pm & 3-6 pm
in collaboration with Copenhagen Contemporary, Art Week Copenhagen, Glyptotekek
Screening Nanna Lysholt Hansen, Temporary Sculptures for Beijing Apartments, 2009-2010, (6x)45-60 min. digital video with sound
Copenhagen Contemporary – Art Week Copenhagen Opening Event
Thursday 23 May 2019, 5 pm – midnight
Group Show Dura Mater #402 part of Solidaritetssalon TALETID
6 April – 23 Juni 2019 Rønnebæksholm, DK
Screening “Dear Daughter/Organic Cyborg Stories” part of Balancing Actions: video screening curated by Myrel S. Chernick & Niku Kashef @ 107th CCA Annual Conference, NYC, 13-16 February 2019
Seminar Kunsthal Charlottenborg Art Talks: It Matters What Thoughts Think Thoughts 6.12.2018, 5-7 PM Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Solo show Nanna Lysholt Hansen – Dura Mater
M100, Odense, www.m100.dk
supported by Beckett-fonden and The Danish Arts Foundation
Group show REAL ESTATE
12.10 – 18.11. 2018
Huset for Kunst & Design, Holstebro, www.hfkd.dk
Live performance Tribune
Huset for Kunst & Design, Holstebro, www.hfkd.dk
Live performance Dear Daughter/Anatomy of the Chthulucene #7
Poesiens Hus, København, www.goldendays.dk
Group show Copenhagen Creatives
Maison du Danemark, Paris, www.copenhagencreatives.com
supported by The Danish Arts Foundation
Group show New Tactics – moving in a soft field
29.08 – 28.10 2018
Galleri Image, Aarhus, www.galleriimage.dk
supported by Kulturudviklingspuljen Aarhus
with support from the Danish Arts Foundation