Halmtorvet 11D, DK-1700 Copenhagen
May 26, 17:00 – 21:00, 2023
Additional opening hours:
May 27 – May 28, 12:00 – 16:00
June 03 — June 04, 12:00 — 16:00
May 29 – June 02
June 04, 12:00 – 16:00
Indutrious youthSolo exhibition
Ladder space presents Industrious youth by Sara Annsofidotter - an exhibition exploring the centuries-old steel industry located deep in the forests of Sweden, where a young generation is left with the ecological and economic consequences of the eagerness of industrialism.
Centered at the production site of large-scale steel infrastructure, Industrious youth follows two teenage girls aimlessly drifting in the industrial area, parallel to the movements of workers welding a roof construction. Unfolding between the materiality of the steel factory and the surrounding environment, the installation echoes the symbiosis of natural resources and the economic tracks laid out for new generations.
Annsofidotter (b. 1991) holds an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 2020 and a BFA from Umeå Art Academy 2016. Fascinated by society’s complex production chains, Annsofidotter’s work explores industrialism and its economic effects through mediums such as installation and poetry. In her current work, she collects material from the steel industry, based on her childhood in a small industrial town in Sweden.
Video and editing: Tim Panduro.
Special thanks to Stål & Rörmontage, Isabell and Alma.
Curated by Anne Sofie Skjold Møller and Anders Aarvik.
The exhibition is a part of ArtWeek, CAFx and supported by Rådet for Visuel Kunst, Vesterbro Lokaludvalg and Fondet for Dansk-Svensk Samarbejde.