Urban Alchemist in the Night
the Metropolis Laboratory by the art group Urban Artscape
(Jan Hatt-Olsen, Copenhagen, Ásta Olga Magnúsdóttir, Cape Town)
‘Urban Alchemists in the Night’
was made as a part of Urban Artscape’s workshop
‘Urban Space as an Artwork’ which was one of the Workshops in Metropolis
Laboratory, July 28 – August 5. 2007.
All places in Copenhagen are still Inbetween Zones open for
magic and personal traces if you fuse the imagination with hard core outer physical
reality, and open up for an augmented, re-enchanted urban space. There are
always holes into that reality, but they are often larger at night than during
the day. We searched for these holes and maybe created some by ourselves in a
way there is open for every body to do themselves, with their imagination,
perception, performance, installation or as us with their laptop and a video
projector - sharing the doors to the augmented reality with anyone in the urban
space – living in the inbetween zones.
The photos are from the night,
august 3 – august 4 at Sankt Hans Torv, Sortedamssø and Sankt Hans Gade.