Nanna Elvin Hansen: Exhibition
26 May – 5 Aug 2023
opening: 26 May 2023, 15:00

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The artistic practice of Nanna Elvin Hansen (1989, DK) moves in the murk between art and activism. Building audio and film projects via local, collaborative processes, her works unveil structural violence that impacts on human rights and displacement, whether the Bridge Radio, an independent radio station she co-founded to address migration and (un)free movement in Europe, or Voices in the Shadow of Monuments, a performative audio walk co-produced with, among others, Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld, La Vaughn Belle, and Jupiter J. Child.

For her first grand-scale institutional show to date, taking place at O—Overgaden in summer 2023, Hansen’s speculative forensics track Nordic colonial excavation, questioning Scandinavia’s unexposed structural use of extraction and its ongoing consequences. In a new, complex installation weaving film and sound, Hansen summons the post-human voices of the soil, ground, and geological layers as material witnesses to speak back at Nordic territoriality.