room for improved futures how to make life livable # 2/3
15 Mar, 2018 -
16 Mar, 2018
Maj Hasager, Denmark, Tatiana Fiodorova, Moldavian, Iryna Solovey Ukraine
talk, udstilling, roundtable discussion

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How to make life livable? # 2/3

Torsdag d. 15. marts 2018 kl. 16.30 inviterer rum46 til en interessant og alsidig eftermiddag i Studsgade 46, 8000 Aarhus C.

Udstilling kan ses onsdag den 28 marts kl.
onsdag - fredag fra den 4-13 april kl. 13:00-17:00

Vi byder på talks, performance, bogpræsentation og udstilling med:   
Tatiana Fiodorova (Moldava), Maj Hasager (Danmark) og aktivist Iryna Solovey (Ukriane)

Emnerne strækker sig fra observeret hverdagsliv og modstand til erindring og fortælling fra områder i social og politisk forandring.

Only I know how we survived
Artist talk og udstilling (tegning, bogpræsentation og performance)
Tatiana Fiodorova - kunstner, Moldova

The dissonance of memory (chapter II) / Erindringens dissonans
Artist talk og udstilling (installation)
Maj Hasager - kunster, Danmark

How to evoke resilience?
Iryna Solovey - aktivist og BA i Økonomi og management, Ukraine

atiana Fiodorova
Only I know how we survived

In the artist's talk and exhibition and Fiodorova will focus on her artist’s books, which are one of her most prevalent means of expression. The exhibition will include publications: eg Only I know how we survived (2018), Soviet Passport (2014) and Factory Steaua Rosie (2014). The book "Only I know how we survived" has been produced for the exhibition in rum46.

In search of her identity and facts determining her future the Tatiana Fiodorova has turned to the older generation of Moldovan women, many of whom are already retired. The focus of attention is the artist's mother who has worked as a saleswoman at a flea market for the last ten years. The book presents drawings made on toilet paper, an interview with the artist's mother, and small stories from the sellers at the flea market, which is located near the Chisinau railway station. For two years, 2016-2017 the artist has documented and observed the life of this place. In the summer of 2017 the flea market was closed by the authorities of the city of Chisinau. Portraits and stories of women tell of the difficult everyday life of the aging Moldovan women and help to rethink the Soviet past and present Moldovan today. What is a woman's future for the country of Moldova?

Fiodorova will also present her performance I am not toilet paper.

Tatiana Fiodorova – a Moldavian artist, curator and educator working with current political and social themes, often evaluated in contextual relation to the history of the Soviet Union. This results in works of installation, live performance, public art, video and artists’ books.

Maj Hasager
The dissonance of memory (chapter II)

The artist will present her on-going project The dissonance of memory developed during several artist residencies at Sigrids Stue, Gellerup since 2015.

The installation at rum46 takes its point of departure in the multi-layered narratives surrounding the area of Gellerup and Toveshøj. Tracing the waves of change, progress and re-design of the area from the never realized plans till today’s Helhedsplan (the grand master plan for the area) through a re-contextualisation of material from the local archive, conversations and keywords relating to recently digitized private images. The installation will consist of film material, textile banners, text and photographic material. Rum46 will be a test site for the work in progress through discursive meetings and other input – which will inform the film and large-scale sound work that will be presented in Gellerup in June 2018.

Maj Hasager – a visual artist based in Copenhagen. Her work deals with power structures, identity, memory, architecture, and the construction of history, looking at how these interlinked phenomena are interpreted and represented culturally and spatially. Her artistic approach is research based and interdisciplinary, and she works predominantly with text, sound, video, and photography. Hasager is Programme Director of Critical & Pedagogical Studies (MFA) at Malmö Art Academy.


Iryna Solovey
How to evoke resilience?
The focus in Inyna Solovey work and the talk in rum46 is resilience and how it can be evoked by individuals, organizations and cities..

She will present a working platform for holistic learning experiences and a blend of knowledge to enhance the ability of people of any age to change themselves and the surrounding reality. The platform proposes a model for social system development and a number of skills for modeling the behavior of resiliency through mentorship programs.

Inyna Solovey is based in Kiev, Ukraine where she is a strategist for community development and president of the public organization "Garage Gang". She is also co-founder of the platform of social innovations "Big Idea" and consultant for the urban program “City Code”. Iryna Solovey holds a Bachelor of Economics and Management Marketing Post-graduate Diploma from McGill University (Montreal, Canada).


Friday, March 16th, 10:30-14:00

round table conversations
We invite the public for the round table conversations
„What can artists and activists do to make life livable? Experience from Denmark, Ukraine, Moldova and Poland”.
Participants: Among others Iryna Solovey (cultural activist, UA), Maj Hasager (artist, DK), Tatiana Fiodorova (artist, MD), Agnieszka Wolodzko (artist & curator, PL), Grete Aagaard (artist, DK), Birgitte Ejdrup Kristensen (DK) and Line Sandvad Mengers (artist, DK)


About the projet:
Room for Improved Futures is the title of a two year exhibition program based on an international network. The project is initiated by rum46 - curated and organized by curator Agnieszka Wolodzko and visual artist Grete Aagaard in collaboration with the art projects and platforms Trade Test Site, Sigrids Stue, Imaginary Republik and CCS Centre for Contemporary Art Kiev*.  In Room for Improved Futures we invite a diverse group of practitioners, artists, writers and theorists who will address issues on democracy, urbanity, participation, community and hidden economies. The project is organized in 4 public programs each divided in 3 sessions which will include artists’ talks and presentations, exhibitions, lectures, texts and workshops.


Room for Improved Futures
Link til rum46's 2-årige samarbejdsprojekt 2018-2019