Folkloric gossip session with Rasmus Myrup
On two dark and probably stormy nights, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October, O—Overgaden invites you in for a warm night by the LED-candlelight in the company of artist Rasmus Myrup. In his exhibition on O—Overgaden’s first floor, titled Precoming, Rasmus Myrup is currently showing sculptures and paintings that mine the tricky messiness of our languages—but these two nights the spoken word reigns via Myrup’s performances with mythological intrigue and juicy legends.
Book yourself a seat, grab a drink, and settle in for a good 90-minute gossip session in the presence of the volatile Völva, incarnated by Rasmus Myrup.
Rasmus Myrup on the two performances:
“You know how all of your friends’ problems seem so simple at times? If The Bog Lady would just spend a little less time at her microbrewery, she wouldn’t constantly be teetering on the edge of burn-out… The Giant needs to understand that she is not a victim of gentrification – she and her Venti Cappuccino addiction are the arbiters of it! Or look at Virgin Poop… she’s too caught up in the normative critique of singlehood to see that she’s already got it all! Well… imagine that you can not only see your friends make the same mistakes over and over, but you have already lived through it all before!
The Völva is a reanimated baddie who has looped through life’s cyclical swirls more than a few times. Her friends, who you might know from Danish History, Scandinavian Folklore or Norse Mythology, are the most treasured part of her constant rebirth, but even besties can be messy. For two nights, she will purge their most personal stories to us humans, so she can go back to them and be a good ally. So, get ready for an evening of well-meaning meanness soaked in care, and a lot of sentences that start with the epitome of the juiciest gossip: ‘I love her so much, but…ʼ
The gossip session will take about 90 minutes, which includes a break, and there will be drinks available to sip alongside the scalding, scaldic tea of who said that Odin is kind of an ass. It will be in English, with a few interjections in Danish, Swedish and Old Norse (for any Iron Age folks who might be in attendance).”
The ticket price of 45 DKK includes a drink (alcohol and soft drinks available).
Please arrive before 7pm as the doors will close when the performance begins. There will be a halfway break.
The two performances can be seen individually or as a story in two non-chronological parts.
The performances are based on Rasmus Myup’s new book, The Völva’s Bestiary of Best Friends, published by s/z and Coda Press (2023), and are presented on the occasion of Myrup’s current solo exhibition at O—Overgaden, Precoming(until 29 October 2023).