Stage Directions – a Play is an interdisciplinary group exhibition that uses the tools of the theater to create a dynamic and different presentation of visual art works. Within the theater world, the term “stage directions” functions as the author / playwright’s instructions for so-called external directing, including among other things; act classification, acting technical expressions and more.
Behind Stage Directions – a Play stands The Memory Group, a curatorial platform consisting of visual artist Peter Brandt and writer, playwright and visual artist Tomas Lagermand Lundme. They describe the exhibition as a “spectacle game” created specifically for the exhibition spaces in Møstings Hus, where various events and social happenings will also be held during the exhibition period.
The works are partly performed for the current exhibition or retrieved from archives, to be visualised into the overall “spectacle game”. Thus, works that may be thought of in other situations and in other themes will almost (re) tell themselves with new voices and words. The exhibition includes works by both Danish and foreign visual artists, texts by authors, staging of dramatists and a host of other artistic approaches.
Along the way, a series of so-called “Condition Reports” will be held, which fill the space between the works with reading, debate, action and performance.
Participants: Signe Marie Andersen (NO), Pia Arke (GR/DK), Damian Le Bas (UK), Delaine Le Bas (UK), Jens Blendstrup, Peter Brandt, Thomas Cato, Erik Hagens, Lone Hørslev, Gritt Uldall-Jessen, Line Skywalker Karlström (SE), Kenni Kruse, Tomas Lagermand Lundme, Susanne Møller Nielsen, Øystein Wyller Odden (NO), Michael Nebeling Petersen, Charlotte Petersen, Joan Rang, Casper Sloth, Jo Spence/Terry Dennett (UK), Poul Borum/Claes Cornelius/Ann Susan, You Little Teapot, Peter Johansson/Barbro Westling (SE), Gitte Winther.