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Laila Svensgaard Drawing, 2016

performance, pencil, paper, sound

Various dimensions

Eks-rummet, 2016


Laila Svensgaard Drawing was a performance and an exhibition. It was an investigation into the experience of private and collective space.

The performance addressed ways we experience space, which access we have to different spaces and ways personal history and collective history can embed and inform each other in body and act.

For two weeks daily Laila Svensgaard was drawing on the floor of the gallery. The audience was allowed access to the gallery, but denied access to the sound Svensgaard drew to. Wearing headphones she was drawing to an audio recording of her own voice reading aloud Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. In this act of transcribing her own voice the body and voice was examined as a canal through which knowledge and experience can be conducted.

Photos: Laila Svensgaard