Filip Vest, in collaboration with Paolo de Venecia Gile and Alen Nsambu Why do you carry that thing (everywhere you go)?

Practical information

November 20, 16:30 – 19:00, 2022

Performance: 17:00

Halmtorvet 11D, DK-1700 Copenhagen

Why do you carry that thing (everywhere you go)?


On the 20th of November at 17:00 there will be a work-in-progress sharing in Ladder Space (Halmtorvet 11D) of a new performance by Filip Vest in collaboration with Paolo de Venecia Gile and Alen Nsambu.

“Why do you carry that thing (everywhere you go)?” is an exploration of intimacy, masculinity, memory, desire and all the things we carry around.

The first part of the project took place at Heerz Tooya in Bulgaria as an installation and film. The second part of the project will take the form of a performance in Ladder Space in Copenhagen and later at Inter Arts Center in Malmö.

Supported by The Danish Art Foundation and Nordisk Kulturfond.


Filip Vest
Paolo de Venecia Gile
Alen Nsambu



Ladder Space is an eclectic exhibition space that encapsulates what surrounds it. In a stable building at Halmtorvet – which also functions as a studio collective – exhibitions and performances manifest, in addition to activities of more processual, temporary, and communal character.

The exhibition space strives to resemble how we encounter the world today, as leaping and association-driven, where we scroll through a reality that is intertwined, paradoxical and interchangeable. Instead of curating the exhibitions based on a single idea or a set frame of references or preferences, we examine the chaotic and paradoxical concept of housing many different practices under one roof and let themes and associations flow freely and weave in and out of the different activities. The eclectic becomes a tool to generate new meanings, understandings and coherence and use this openness towards the chaotic as a method to create new forms of dialogue and add nuance and complexity to the activities and conversations that take place in Ladder Space.


Halmtorvet 11D, DK-1700 Copenhagen


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Opening hours

Open on occasion. Please refer to the specific exhibition.

Organisers and curators

Anne Sofie Skjold Møller, Anders Aarvik.

Assistance of additional members of Halmtorvet 11A-F studio collective.


Copenhagen Municipality, Vesterbro Lokaludvalg, Snabslanten.

Support has been granted for specific activities and include Vesterbro Lokaludvalg, Snabslanten, Rådet for Visuel Kunst, Statens Kunstfond, Nordisk Kulturfond, Dansk Tennisfond, The Polish Embassy, Refshaleøen.