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I have a crown, I am a queen

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Udstillingen var udviklet i samarbejde mellem kunstfotograf Kim Wyon fra Dark Gallery CPH og kunstneren Mahmoud Alibadi. Udstillingen var en del af Golden Days Festival 2022 og var på plakaten fra 2. september til 28. oktober 2022.

Open Call

May 2021

Dark Gallery CPH invites photographers, models, artists and anyone with psychiatric experience to take part in a collaborative artwork for the exhibition “NARCISSUS – og de syge myter” (NARCISUS – and the pathological myths).

Subject-matter

The classic myths of Antiquity are the founding narratives of modern-day psychiatric diagnosis. They are tales of phobia, traumas and madness. In the Greek myths, these states of mind were often seen to be induced by the gods. “NARCISUS – and the pathological myths” seeks to mirror these ancient tales in our panicked age of pandemic and power-grabbing narcissism.

The artwork

The artwork will consist of 5-7 individual collages of analogue photos each consisting of 4-16 images organised to create semi-kaleidoscopes. The framed collages will be exhibited in a blacked-out gallery space illuminated by visitor interaction. Candle-lit shrines will furthermore be erected by the curb-side in the gallery neighbourhood to commemorate the fictional drive-by killing of mythological figures.

The aim

The aim of the exhibition is to emotionally engage the audience in the twisted mind frame of our times and to reflect on the fragility of such values as truth, generosity, empathy and compassion. The choice of tactile analogue photography as the exhibition media seeks to emphasise the authenticity, urgency and timelessness of the messages.

The process + timeframe

The exhibition process will start with workshops in late June and early August 2021. Participants unfamiliar with analogue photography will be offered an introductory course. All expenses for materials used in the exhibition are to be covered by the individual contributors. The exhibition opens on 4 September 2021 at Dark Gallery CPH and will be part of the programme for the Golden Days Festival.

Please contact the gallery directly.