Part of Valby
2012 - 2016
Part of Valby a 4 year community based outreach project in collaboration with Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center.
In short the idea and methods behind Part of Valby:
To develop and train a group mostly boys age 12-20 with different ethnic backgrounds from the area of Folehaven, a socially marginalized area outside Copenhagen, with their own experience of working with art as a catalyst for changing identities and communities and being part of the Arthalls program. Five films were made in proces of collaborations and all five videos has been shown at the yearly Art Video Festival in Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center.
The goal of Part of Valby was to develop a method and some clear tools based on art, culture, museology, learning and housing social work that mutually benefit the three social housing projects in the district and can at the same time serve as a matrix for future efforts elsewhere in the country. To contribute to the development of cultural democracy and citizenship of the individuals as well as institutions involved. And to develop and train a youth team with their own experience of working with art as a catalyst for changing identities and communities and being part of the Arthalls program.
Through events, talks and an equal positioning in the FOKUS video arts festivals program in the Art Center, to assign a co creation based artwork is of significant importance in an art institutional framework and concrete for the art audience in the art hall.
Projections of 5 videoinstallations in Folehaven november 2015, This time we take them back into the area and make projections of all 5 videos with the help of the community and the young people taking part of making the videos.
Together with the projections 150 posters were placed around in Folehaven.
See more (only in danish) on : https://www.nikolajkunsthal.dk/da/outreach/part-valby
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