“Autonomy in Constructed Space”
Vibe Overgaard (DK)

Autonomy in Constructed Space is a film that highlights the artist’s extensive investigation into Aalborg’s industrial history and urban development. It utilizes the city’s 20th century modernization process as a point of departure to unfold discussions about capitalist production, ideology, and growth. Using “the concrete city” as a framing device - the visually poetic film collates Overgaard’s own imagery of the cityscape with rare archival footage of Aalborg’s “constructed spaces”. Accompanied by dynamic animated text, a rich soundtrack, and interviews from historians and philosophers, a new visual and dialogical narrative about Scandinavian capitalism begins to emerge.

The film itself exposes philosophical considerations on action, privilege, and power - particularly in a society dominated by growth paradigms. Why do individuals and broader society allow development to be driven by conflicting capitalist values with destructive consequences – even when they contradict human rights, sustainability, and democracy?

The film is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation.
Saturday, December 4th:
Film Screening and Public Discussion* from 7 - 10 pm
Kunsthal Nord, Kjellerups Torv 5, 9000 Aalborg

7:00 pm Drinks and Introduction
7:45 pm Film Screening
8:30 pm Public Discussion with Vibe Overgaard (moderated by Scott William Raby)
10:00 pm Doors Close

*Note that the language of the film is Danish (with English Subtitles) the talk will be conducted in English. Remember to bring your Covid pass or a negative test.
Vibe Overgaard (DK) is a visual artist who activates research-based practice toward critical reflections on broader socio-economic and political issues. Through installation, performance, video, and critical writing she utilizes historical perspectives and archival practices toward site and context specific investigations. Themes include examining the crises and contradictions under capitalism, understanding societal power structures, and exploring related existential philosophical questions. She is currently in residency at The International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York City (US) and has an upcoming public art project with Museum Midtjylland in Herning (DK). She has previously shown at Den Frie, Copenhagen (DK), Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn (NL), Floating Projects Art Space, Hong Kong, and has realized public commissions with Odenplan Metro Station in Stockholm (SE), a.o. She graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 2017.