18.12.2020 - 25.06.2021
“Hand of Inanna”
Nanna Lysholt Hansen (DK)

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, Lysholt 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 (2019) is made in collaboration with artist Stathis Tsemberlidis
Thursday, 24th June:  
Workshop - Voice of Nammu from 4 - 5 pm
Film screening and public discussion from 5 - 7 pm
Utzon Center, Slotspladsen 4, 9000 Aalborg

Friday, 25th June:
Performance - Sen_sing_inannainanna #3 from 3 - 4 pm
Utzon Center, Slotspladsen 4, 9000 Aalborg

*All Covid-19 health and safety guidelines as suggested by the Danish Government will be followed.
Nanna Lysholt Hansen is an artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. In her practice she investigates relationships between the body, language, gender, and technology. Using her own personal experiences of the female body, sexuality, pregnancy, birth, and motherhood, she draws attention to the body as a technological and biological intergenerational mediator of knowledge, voice, and memory. Her artwork can be experienced as live performance or as the body manifests itself through hybrid technological forms where aspects of history and narratives are challenged in relation to the gaze on the body over time. Lysholt Hansen holds a MFA degree from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen, Denmark (2011) and a BFA degree from Kingston University, Faculty of Art, Design & Music, London, United Kingdom (2005).