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The Making of The Museum of Natural Non-History with Kaktus
September 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We invite you to blur the lines between the micro and macro cosmos. Let’s be giants among germs and at the same time germs among giants.
Bodies break down and decay, providing support for other bodies. In this workshop, we want to continue the process of body breaking and making using our natural tools of the imagination to do the same to our own creations.
Let yourself pass from one being to another. Let the imagination feed on dead plants, animal and human remains as it deconstructs intricate life forms into their simplest components.
Time table: 25th of September 2021
13.00. We meet at The Botanical Garden (Main entrance: Møllevejen 10A, 8000 Aarhus).
13.30. Discovery walk: Gathering of materials.
14.30. We walk to ARoS Museum.
15.00 – 17.00. The making of The Museum of Natural Non-History.
*The workshop is open to all age groups, but children and teens under 15 years old should be accompanied by an adult.
Þórir and Brák from KAKTUS
Brák Jónsdóttir (b. 1996) is a visual artist and Þórir Hermann (b. 1994) is a composer, gardener and a multimedia artist. Their collaborative works mainly take the form of video works, books, sculptures and performances, but recently their subjects have revolved around humanity’s relationship with nature. Brák and Þórir explore life forms and organisms. Their approach is often oriented towards the blushing tension between pain and pleasure, natural and man-made materials. “We strive to look for a way to be at one with the world and sometimes find it in the gap between the imaginary and the real, by intertwining the portals of reality and fantasy.” In their most recent work they have addressed the power of vulnerability while recognizing and embracing the interdependence and connection humans have with the earth. Let’s expand and play!