1 May 2023 - 24 May 2024

Creator Projects x Efrat Edelsten

LOOKLOOK is our small exhibition space, where we in collaboration with Efrat Edelsten invite artists to present works in our spacious windows in Borgergade 17B.

In our windows today:

Spiritus, Josefine Struckmann, March 2024 

´SPIRITUS´ by danish artist Josefine Struckmann (1988) presents works that blend pre-historic imagery with Struckmanns own ideas, dreams, and interests, in an intersection between the ancient and a mysterious present. Struckmann is interested in the transformative element that the bottle and the spirits contain. The bottles are collected, and chosen in different styles, sizes, and colors, some are applied with clay. Within them lies a mystical, almost magical quality that Struckmann tries to sense.

As we consume the spirits our perception tends to change… Enhancing sociability, escaping problems or getting closer to the divine? A getaway into another dimension? Or are we just surrounded by the leftovers from yesterday’s ride? A heyday turned into a hazy daze…

Spiritus derives from a Latin noun meaning “spirit,” or “breathing”. In the video work “Spirit is Shadow and Breath” a spirit appears as Struckmann’s shadow while she exhales. Rising from the ground the shadow bears resemblance to “Elongated Longhead” a big sculpture made out of papier mâché. Standing tall, like a father figure, fragile but dominant it watches over us. Accompanied by the sculpture “Sphinx With Pyramid In Her Heart” who is an interdimensional guardian and protector of the sacred, she is posing riddles for those who dare to tread unknown waters.

Embodying the spirit in spectacular artworks Struckmann presents small “Elongated figures” shaped out of clay. Sculptures that resemble Egyptian figures having raised heads. Elegant and enchanting. Their heads look like perfume stoppers, Eau de vie, or Eau De Toilette?

Activating all our senses, a soundtrack is made for the exhibition with the title “Enter The Gate”. A music piece composed by Struckmann’s alter ego Nurse, which is also the name of her solo music project, which she defines as Art Pop, Future R&B, Dream Pop. To listen to the music piece please activate the QR code in the window. The music will also be performed by Struckmann at the finissage of the exhibition.

In good times, in bad times.
In sickness and health.
SPIRITUS is liquor in a bottle.
SPIRITUS is the holy spirit.
SPIRITUS is breath.


Previously in our windows: 

Stroke, Karim Boumjimar, October – 2023

One stroke overlaps another in a rhythm we follow a flow. Layers of papers, intertwined strokes and ceramic works consume the window display from the ceiling to the floor, when LOOK LOOK presents the exhibition ‘Stroke’ by artist Karim Boumjimar.

The exhibition ‘Stroke’ consists of drawings and sculptural works presented in two installations. The drawings consist of a variety of materials, including pencil, charcoal, cardboard and paint. Side by side, the ceramics and drawings react to each other. They interact with each other, creating a seductive space which contains a rawness but also a sensibility, where chaos and intimacy coexists.

In ‘Stroke’, vivid forms are turned into bodies in motion. Queer anxiety becomes desire. Boumjimar is pushing the limits, almost out of line, serving narratives in strokes, beats, touch. Boumjimar’s work is often based on personal experiences and observations, but is also connected to their research into queer history and theory. Nature and culture often appear as intertwined categories. Working with a variety of media and performance acts as a parallel track to their visual works, they explore subjects like identity, social behavior and relationships.

Scenes From a Window Display, Alberte Skronski, May-October 2023

A blast of color draws attention away from the street towards a surreal take on reality. Behind glass, something is constructed. Carcasses on a rack. A soft pig on the ground and two fragile telephones awaiting calls. Everything seems prepared, ready for a simulated version of an act.

The exhibition ‘Scenes From a Window Display’ by Danish artist Alberte Skronski (1995) presents the works: Telephone, 2021 & No Slaughter Without Laughter, 2022. The sculptural installations are made of recycled materials, old cardboard, paper – mâché, wood and textiles. The installations perform an interaction between a character, an object and a physical space, authored and embodied by Skronski herself. Fictional characters exist, fulfilling their roles while using the sculptural objects as props.

Working with a concept she calls “Radical Happiness” Skronski uses humor and laughter as activistic tools to combat the harsh reality we live in. By making herself and hopefully others laugh, she challenges one of the major diseases in our society; stress!