Esther Johnson's new exhibition 'By which we live our lives' opens in Copenhagen
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By which we live our lives is a 3-screen audio-visual portrait by Esther Johnson and Sonja Lillebæk Christensen that explores changes in social status. The work highlights aspects of traversing class seldom acknowledged by those who become upwardly mobile.
Kurt Kirkedal Jensen grew up in a fishing community, he knows the job of a fisherman well, and is prepared to fight for the working rights of his comrades.
Growing up in difficult circumstances, Lisbeth Zorning is unafraid of hard work. Her fearlessness has allowed her to excel despite her situation.
Svend Aage Rasmussen owns an impressive wine collection and loves jazz. His mother always encouraged him to be ambitious.
Born into lower or working class families, the diligence and resourcefulness of Kurt, Lisbeth and Svend Aage have enabled them to lead a different life. All three now reluctantly identify as middle class and are sensitive to this change in position, especially in Denmark, a country in debate as to whether class divisions still exist.
A collaborative work-in-progress between Esther Johnson(UK) and Sonja Lillebæk Christensen (DK). Developed as part of CPH:Dox Lab 2014.
The exhibition opens on Saturday 7 November 2015 and runs until Sunday 15 November 2015.
Opening event: Saturday 7 November 2015, 5pm – 8pm
Exhibition open: Saturday 7 – Sunday 15 November 2015
Opening times: Thursday – Sunday, 1pm – 5pm
Further information is available here.