Circling The City, Writing While Walking with CY Frostholm, SCOTTY Berlin (DE) 2018

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City maps of Athens with alcohol stains framed in golden frames with text on the glas.
In the right corner they are stamped with a stamp bought in Athens – Circling The City.

Circling The City – Athens
Dobbeltudstillingen “Writing While Walking” af Mette Kit Jensen og CY Frostholm,
var en dialog 
mellem forskellige måder at opfatte og beskrive byen på. Fra hvert sit
hjørne af Europa havde de to danske kunstnere bevæget sig på tværs af det offentlige
rum.

Under Documenta 14 (Learning from Athens) brugte Mette Kit Jensen en måned i Athen.
Hergennemførte hun en række spadseretur gennem byen. I et forsøg på at bryde de
officielle turistruter gennem den græske hovedstad var strategien følgende: Hun valgte
en drink. Efter at have tømt sit glas, vendte hun det på hovedet på et kort over Athen.
Den cirkel der blev lavet på kortet, blev derefter hendes rute gennem byen. Disse
‘Tipsy Walks’ tog hende gennem mange forskellige kvarterer og parallelle virkeligheder.

I udstillingen “Writing While Walking” viste hun kort, tekster og bearbejdede objekter fra
turen.

Tak til
Det Danske Institut i Athen, SCOTTY enterprises Berlin,
Statens Kunstfond og Grosserer LF Foghts fond.

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Outside the glass is written the area, the date and which kind of alcohol
Mette Kit Jensen had been drinking on the day in question.

Photo: CYF Frostholm

The stamp. Photo: CYF Frostholm

A turning table with bottles of alcohol –  greek specialities from souvenir shops.
The shadow forms the shape of a skyline.
Photo: CYF Frostholm

Moderated bird cage with the sound of Athens traffic and canary birds. Sound: 

Books –  a diary of the walks. Design: Pulsk Ravn

Circling The City – Athens
The joint exhibition by Mette Kit Jensen and CY Frostholm, WRITING WHILE WALKING,
was a dialogue between different ways of perceiving and describing the city. Starting
from opposite corners of Europe, the two Danish artists stroll across public space.

During Documenta 14 (Learning from Athens) Mette Kit Jensen spent a month in Athens.
While there, she embarked on a series of strolls through the city. In an attempt to break
the mapped-out tourist routes through the Greek capital her strategy was as follows:
She chose a drink. After emptying her glass, She turned it upside down on a map of Athens.
The ring the glass made on the map then became her route through the city. These
‘Tipsy Walks’ took her through many different neighbourhoods and parallel realities.
In the exhibition “Writing While Walking” she was showing maps, texts and moderated
props from the walk.

Thanks to SCOTTY Enterprises, the danish art council and Grosserer LF Foghts fond.
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