02.05.2019 -11.05.2019

“From Industry City to Leisure City”
Luiza Crosman (BR) and Pedro Moraes (BR/IT)
The project From Industry City to Leisure City by Luiza Crosman and Pedro Moraes marks the first exhibition of f.eks.’ two-year program, and consist of three different public events. Their project is a research-based reflection on the waterfront city of Aalborg that takes the changing constellation of forces driving urbanization processes as a starting point for understanding the contemporary city through an artistic lens.

The artists will seek to explore utopian possibilities (along with a broader public) while asking the questions – is it possible to envision a future where technology helps people construct the cities they want to live in instead of bringing dystopian scenarios? How can the city be open to the commons and inspire creative co-production? Can contemporary art become a political entity that leverages collective forces into strategy and organization? In order to enact changes, the artists suggest partaking in a dynamic exercise of imagination that takes into account gentrification and finalization of urban spaces toward rethinking the city through artistic engagement. These interactions will be documented and compiled into a hybrid publication prototype that the artists will present at the project’s conclusion.

The prototype produced during the project was shortlisted by LOOP Barcelona at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) for the LOOP Award 2019.

See the video Zero Landscape and read more here 

The project is kindly supported by Nordkraft Event and Himmerland Boligforening.

Thursday, 2nd May:
Project Introduction – Artist Talk / Discussion from 47 pm
Nordkraft (Kedelhallen), Kjellerups Torv 1, 9000 Aalborg

Saturday, 4th May:
Workshop – Walk through Industrial Site from 1–4 pm
Cloud City Spritten (BoxTown), C. A. Olesens Gade 1, 9000 Aalborg

Saturday, 11th May:
Publication Launch from 1–4 pm
Skylounge (Larsen Waterfront), Rendsburggade 22, 9000 Aalborg

Luiza Crosman (b.1987, Rio de Janeiro) and Pedro Moraes (b.1985, Rio de Janeiro) currently live and work in São Paulo, Brazil. Their artistic practices seek to use art, design, technology, and organizational strategies to react to the changing relationships between economic systems, cities, visual culture, and broader society. Luiza Crosman is currently partaking in the Sommerakademie Paul Klee in Bern, she finished her Post-Master in Advanced Performance and Scenography in Brussels in 2017, and graduated from UERJ, Rio de Janeiro in 2014. She has exhibited and developed projects at 33rd São Paulo Biennial, ISELP, Brussels, and the KW Institute in Berlin. Pedro Moraes took part in The New Normal program with the Strelka Institute in 2018, finished the Gent-based residency program at the HISK in 2016, and received an MFA from Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam in 2014. He has also exhibited at Kunsthalle Wien, CAC in Vilnius, Homesession in Barcelona, Objectif in Antwerp, among many others.