22.06.2022 - 29.06.2022
“Learning Through the Soles of Our Feet”
Jubilee (BE), f.eks. (DK) & Skal Contemporary (DK)

Learning Through the Soles of our Feet is a multi-day Summer School program focusing on collective research and public events that aim to strengthen and explore “an ecology of artistic practices”. By taking inspiration from the convivial history of Asger Jorn’s rural studio and the unique natural, cultural, and social resources on Læsø, the project serves as a launching point for fostering new artistic collaborations. Through collective performances, walks, talks, screenings, concerts, and events, the summer school will aim to connect ideas around artistic self-organization, alternative pedagogies, and commoning to broader discursive issues related to changing ecological, social, and economic conditions in daily life and across society.

In the spirit of Asger Jorn’s practice, the summer school invited organizations and artists from different countries emanating from the historic movements Situationist International, CoBrA, etc. and follow in Jorn’s footsteps by also reaching out to other Nordic, European, and global practitioners from Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, USA, Great Britain, Italy, and others. This international group of artists and thinkers will work in close collaboration on Læsø with natural experts, regional artist groups, local communities, historians, curators, organizers, and researchers. In doing so, aiming to explore dehierarchicalized artistic and ecological approaches toward “sustainable practices” across cultural and natural commons. Ranging from strategies for artistic organization to new forms of conviviality to experimenting with unique resources of Læsø’s landscape - e.g. its seaweed harvesting and salt production.

The project is co-organized by Skal Contemporary, f.eks., and Jubilee and the program is co-curated by the Vermeir & Heiremans. The project is kindly supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, Region Nordjylland, Kulturkanten, Ny Carlsbergfondet, and 15. Juni Fonden.
Wednesday, June 22nd:
7 Walks: (Hip Hip Hurray) by Vermeir & Heiremans from 4 - 6 pm
Skal Contemporary, Sct. Laurentii Vej 118, 9990 Skagen

Monday, June 27th:
Justin Bennett (Sound Performance) from 8 pm
Asger Jorns Hus, Lille Strandgårdsvej 28, 9940 Læsø 

Tuesday, June 28th:
Artist talk with Vincent Meessen and screening of the film Wild Architect (anonymous) from 8 pm 

Asger Jorns Hus, Lille Strandgårdsvej 28, 9940 Læsø

Saturday, July 2nd:
7 Walks: (Asger Jorn) by Vermeir & Heiremans from 2 - 6 pm

Asger Jorns Hus, Lille Strandgårdsvej 28, 9940 Læsø

June 25th - June 29th (by appointment): Temporary exhibitions, displays, and pop-ups on the property (Asger Jorns Studio, Læsø) - display of Jorn Ephemera (materials kindly lent by Jakob Jakobsen), talks / workshops / performances / works by Filip Van Dingenen, Rodrigo Ghattas-Peréz, Julie van Elslande, Clementine Vaultier, Justin Bennett, Vermeir & Heiremans, and Jesse van Winden. 
Skal Contemporary is an exhibition platform for contemporary art in Vendsyssel, Denmark presenting site specific contemporary art projects based on the surroundings and the local spirit: nature, people, and traditions in light of contemporary frameworks and trends. SKAL Contemporary’s artistic projects consist of exhibitions, performances, and socially engaging art projects that all relate to human interaction with our environment and nature in one way or another.

Jubilee is a platform for artistic research developed and run by artists Justin Bennett, Eleni Kamma, Vincent Meessen, and Vermeir & Heiremans. Founded in Brussels in 2012, Jubilee has developed into a polyphonic artist-run organization that supports the work and research of its artists, as well as the projects of associated artists within collective reflection trajectories. Jubilee aims to create opportunities for (emerging) associate artists, initiating collaborations based on a shared focus and interest. They form the basis for long-term and reciprocal relationships. Jubilee's most comprehensive collective trajectories to date are Caveat (2017-) and Emptor (2021-). The artistic practices within Jubilee are characterized by transdisciplinary methodologies and cross-sectoral collaborations.