Open Source Gallery and Void & Co. are pleased to
the launch of the booklet produced to accompany The Octopus Waffle Lab
with an essay by Louis Block and graphic design by Mike Tully.
Join us for an event where Danish actress Stina Mølgaard will live read the essay. Due to these special times, the launch will take place online. Please be on time, as the event will begin right on time.
When: Friday, May 8, 2020
Time: 2 pm for New York / 20 o'clock for Central Europe
On this day we will also launch a short video introducing the project, filmed by Anja Matthes and edited by Morten Luxhøi.
From 8th of May you can see the movie here: Link to video
Copies of the booklet are available for purchase by sending an email to:
You are a dancing survivor.
Three hearts are beating in your boneless body.
Someone told me you make your ink out of the souls of dead sailors.
With your gentle, melancholy eyes you look at me,
and through them I spot a view of your home in the deep unseen.
Mesmerized by your transcendental grace
I want to be absorbed in your embrace,
which is like a force of love too strong for this world.
We could eat each other, simultaneously, in a cloud of ink
a black violet smokescreen concealing our pleasure.
Earlier this year the participatory exhibition, The Octopus Waffle Lab, by the Danish duo Void & Co, took place at Open Source Gallery. The project explored food culture and heritage, superstitions and emotional connections to food in a time where what we eat shapes the future.
Void & Co. is an inclusive platform for visual art projects run by the two Danish artists Ditte Knus Tønnesen and Ronja Svaneborg. Void & Co. operates in the borderland between artistic and curatorial practice; orchestrating collaborations with other artists, partners and art institutions.
A huge thank you to
Open Source Gallery! Especially Mike Tully, Louis Block, Morten Luxhøi, Stina Mølgaard, Anja Matthes, Stefan Hagen, Sabine Rosenstein, Gerda Lindsted, Elise Barløse Andersen, Christine Katscher and Pirmin Hagen. Simon, Oskar & Carlo. SíM Residency.
The supporters of the program and project: Open Source Gallery’s Patrons, Danish Art Workshops and Land Vorarlberg. This program is partly funded by the Joseph Robert Foundation, the Albers Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Open Source Gallery programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.