Commissioned for performingbordersLIVE20 & Warehouse9’s Autumn Season, Fuglen, Der (The Bird, There) is a new performance lecture short film by award winning artist and film maker Lasse Lau, exploring queer sexuality and re-traumatisation as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Broadcast date: 18th September 2020
Watch a post-broadcast live Q&A with Lasse Lau and artist Naja Lee Jensen by clicking here.
Commissioned and presented by performingborders and Warehouse9, in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons and Foreign Actions Productions
Supported by Arts Council England and the Danish Arts Foundation
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lasse Lau (born 1974, Denmark) is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist who looks into the spatial dimension of power to better understand society’s social struggles.
His films have won Grand prix Nanook-Jean Rouch in France, the Golden Raven in Russia, World Cinema Doc at Kansas Filmfest, Nordic:Dox Award at CPH:DOX and 1st prize at Fokus Videokunst Festival
His work have shown at Beirut Art Center, Brandts Klædefabrik, British Museum, BOZAR, Cimatheque Cairo, Edith-Russ-Haus fur Medienkunst, Fotografisk Center, Green Lantern, Hamburger Bahnhof, Lumiar Cité, Malmö konsthall, Medrar for Contemporary Art, MOMA PS1, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea Lisboa, Museum of Resistance Torino, OCAT, Smart Project Space, Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art and Westfälische Kunstverein.
Lasse Lau was a fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art ISP
ABOUT OUR PARTNER
performingbordersLIVE20 (March – November 2020). A public programme of open calls, artist digital commissions, residencies, workshops, open conversations, and events, focusing on the exploration of experimental and exciting artistic practices happening within the UK Live Art sector around notions and lived experiences of physical, cultural, juridical, racial, gendered, class, and everyday borders. Presented by performingborders and Foreign Actions Productions in partnership with Counterpoints Arts (London), Live Art Development Agency (London), Contact (Manchester), East Street Arts (Leeds), MAFWA Theatre (Leeds), The Albany/Deptford Lounge (London), Something Human/Asia-Art-Activism (London), Never Done (London), Ọ̀RỌ̀ ÀNÍKÉ (London), Queer Art Projects (London), East London Cable (London), Green Rooms Hotel (London), HowlRound Theatre Commons (Boston, US), Warehouse9 (Copenhagen, Denmark). Supported by Arts Council England.