Performance lecture: "O(h)n no mr. B"

09 Dec 2017

O(h)n no mr. B.
- A question of stepping into character with a risk of (sudden) disappearance

At the finissage of the exhibition I would prefer not to, December 9, 3.30pm at meter, Copenhagen, I will be giving a performance lecturer:

In the performance lecture o(h)n no mr. B. Marie Thams again addresses Bartleby, the protagonist of Melville's short story Bartleby the Scrivener (1853).
With o(h)n no mr. B. Thams aims to tackle the possible no, which Bartleby testifies to. With point of departure in their initial meeting in 2010 she looks at the development of her investigations and interest for Bartley's “preferring not to” until today, zooming in on the possibility to act in negation. With renewed focus on her original question to Bartleby: "What did you do before stopping doing so?", the mood is marked by continued insistence on ungraspable production and human “unproductive” will (seen in the light of the late-capitalist logics of the labour market), now joint with a call for action to mr. B.

altered still o(h)n no mr. B.
Altered still from projection, "O(h)n no mr. B.", Marie Thams 2017

Invitation and program from meter:
We invite you to join us for a day with performance lecture, live music, meditations and a bit of christmas spirit in the form of apple fritters and glögg to mark the ending of half a year trying to prefer not to.

1-3pm - meditation over art(work)
with Anu Ramdas & Kristoffer Ørum
Tickets can be purchased at or at the door and cost 20 dkr.

3.30pm - O(h)n no mr. B.
- A question of stepping into character with a risk of (sudden) disappearance
Performance lecture by Marie Thams
Free of charge.

4.15-5pm - apple fritters and glögg

5.15 - Superman pt.0.2 - live sound by Peter Birkholm
Free of charge.

Supported by the Danish Arts Foundation & the City of Copenhagen

For more on the exhibition + address click here.

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New exhibition, Danske Grafikeres Hus, Copenhagen

16 Oct 2017

Om Arbejde [About Work]

Danske Grafikeres Hus 20/10 – 12/11, 2017.

Maria Finn, Maj Hasager, Mette Clausen, Kajsa Dahlberg, Marie Thams, Tredje Aktør and Anna Ørberg.

Curated by Peter Brandt og Selini Halvadaki

Opening: October 20, 5-8 pm.

Sølvgade 14
DK - 1307 Copenhagen K

Opening Hours: Thursday - Sunday 1-5 pm.

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In relation to the exhibition:

Selvmaskine (mønster i modstand) by Mette Clausen shown at Copenhagen Business School:

Opening November 7, 4 pm (on show until December 4).
Copenhagen Business School: Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg


Fifty Minutes in Half an Hour by Kajsa Dahlberg (50 min.) screened at The Danish National Gallery

November 8 at 5 pm.
Introduced by Peter Brandt and Selini Halvadaki.

Statens Museum for Kunst: Sølvgade 48-50, DK - 1307 Copenhagen K. Entré


Conversation: Maj Hasager, Maria Finn, Marie Thams and Anna Ørberg about metod and process, focusing on the works on show and own practices:

Sunday October 29, 3-5 pm.

Danske Grafikeres Hus, Sølvgade 14, 1307 København K.

  • The exhibition is kindly supported by Statens Kunstfond and Københavns Billedkunstudvalg.

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