New website designed and produced by Lower East for the cultural production center Godsbanen in the centre of Aarhus, Denmark. The new site is up & running just now. We are really happy with the result. Thanks to Godsbanen for joyful teamwork and for trusting us in this creative process. We hope you will be tempted to find your way to this wonderful place!
At Godsbanen you can experience more than 400 events annually – concerts in our music venue, exhibitions, performances in the two theatres, markets, festivals etc. Or you can just hang out, enjoy a good dinner or a cup of coffee or take a walk on our rooftop with a spectacular view over the city – the architecture is worth a visit in itself.
Godsbanen is home to amongst others Theatre Katapult, the music venue Radar, the black box Åbne Scene, Aarhus Centre for Visual Arts, Aarhus Centre for Literature and more than 60 different cultural projects. A large number of external event makers also use Godsbanen for exhibitions, workshops, conferences, meetings etc.
Check it out godsbanen.dk
Breakfast talks in the lower east lab!
We are starting a new ‘thing’ in the lower east lab; breakfast talks. Now and then we will pop-up with morning gatherings where we invite sweet and interesting people and projects to the lab. Invite for a coffee and a talk. For this debut we have on Wednesday February 21th our dear friends from Denmark; Culture Works in the lab.
We, lower east lab, will shortly present what we are doing in the lower east lab, plans and ideas for the future – and Culture Works will give an intro to their work. We will also touch what common interests we have, and why we are fascinated and inspired by each others work. From there we don’t know what will happen, maybe some Q&A, some sharing of dreams and reflections with guests showing up. We are looking forward to what you bring, what made you show up.
Give us a sign firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join!
You can also let us know if you want to participate in further breakfast talks – and if you have projects, businesses or plans that could be a topic for the next breakfast talk.
Culture Works is an international cultural agency that creates concepts, brand activation and iconic events. The agency consists of all sorts of creatives from designers, engineers to writers and craftsmen. United by the love for culture and urge to create. From the offices in Aarhus and Copenhagen, they design and execute activations and brands all over Europe. But what really sets Culture Works aside from other creative agencies is the fact, that approx. half of the projects are their own. Like Creativity World Forum 2017 – Europe’s largest conference on creativity in 2017, which gathered more than 2000 creatives from all over the world in a November cold Aarhus.
Check their website for more info.
Director’s Choice ARoS
For the Exhibition Director’s Choice, the Director of ARoS Jens Erik Sørensen has collected around 1000 pieces from the ARoS Collection and put them together to a personal story. The story unfolds in three houses, House no. 7, House, no. 9, The Urban Park and House no. 13 – taking the visitor from futuristic coolness in House no. 7 over colour and form, organic and geometric in House no. 9 through the Urban Park where darkness falls to horror and death in House no. 13.
Lower East designed the catalogue for the exhibition. Thank you to JES for a lively and wonderful guided tour through the whole exhibition. It gave us a good view into his thoughts and ideas.
During 30 years as a Museum Director Jens Erik Sørensen has left a personal mark on this great museum. 2013 will be his last year at ARoS.
We strongly recommend you all to go and see this wonderful and surprising exhibition. It will be on view until 29. December 2013. More info on the ARoS website, where you also can watch a short movie with Jens Erik Sørensen, where he talks about the creation of the exhibition (in Danish).Today’s Picture February 2013
Lower East are still searching for Today’s Picture. Trying to capture the day in one picture. Here we show the pictures from February – from Aarhus and Copenhagen, Denmark via Berlin, Germany to Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Some miles…
We are showing the coolest one, or the most beautiful one, or the one that tells the best story of the day. All of them being carefully treated and maybe improved in photoshop.Thanks to Olafur
Lower East recently visited Olafur Eliasson’s wonderful work of art ‘Your rainbow panorama‘ on the rooftop of ARoS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark. The circular walkway 150 metres in extent with transparent glass provides a fantastic 360º view of the city of Aarhus.
“your rainbow panorama enters into a dialogue with the existing architecture and reinforces what is assured beforehand, that is to say the view of the city. I have created a space which virtually erases the boundaries between inside and outside – where people become a little uncertain as to whether they have stepped into a work or into part of the museum. This uncertainty is important to me, as it encourages people to think and sense beyond the limits within which they are accustomed to moving”. Olafur Eliasson (from the ARoS’ webpage).
Thank you Olafur for this beauty!
Five photos from an amazing and colourful walk.Today’s Pic November & December
A collection of Lower East’ “Today’s Picture“ from the periode mid November to end of December 2012. This time photos from Berlin, Germany, from Aarhus, Denmark and from Bern, Switzerland.
We are still showing the coolest one, or the most beautiful one, or the one that tells the best story of the day. All of them being carefully treated and maybe improved in photoshop. The search for the picture of the day continues.
Earlier posts under the category Today’s Picture.Aarhus Filmfestival 2012
Tuesday the Aarhus Filmfestival opened for six early November days offering more than 150 films. A lot of eye-openers, fresh perspectives, curious wonders, and visionary power. Now. Present!
The opening film at the festival was the overwhelming “5 Broken Cameras“, the film witnesses the non-violent resistance in Bil’in, the self-taught cameraman Emad Burnat’s village at the West Bank. Bil’in is threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements, daily arrests, violent attacks, bulldozers tearing down olive trees, the loss of life and night raids in the village scare his family. One by one Emad’s cameras used to document these events is either shot or smashed.
“5 Broken Cameras“ won the World Cinema Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012 and the Special Jury Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2011.
There is one more chance to watch this must-see-film during the festival. Saturday at 17:00.
Aarhus Filmfestival is an international film festival presenting short and documentary films. The short film programmes highlight experimental, artistic and innovative films. The documentary programmes focus on global issues, human rights and social change. Further programming include regional films, seminars and special focus series. The festival is held each year in November at venues in Aarhus, Denmark.
Lower East are happy to have done all the graphic stuff for the festival; catalogue, poster & the website.
Today KiC – Kunsthåndværk i Cenrtrum opens in Ridehuset Aarhus. KiC is a censored arts and crafts market, which presents arts and crafts, that unfold in the field between art and design. More than 60 designers are represented. On the market you can find textiles, jewelry, glass, ceramics etc. Christmas shopping can start here. Lower East has created the graphic design for the event.
Open friday 2. november from 13-18, saturday and sunday 3.-4. november from 10-17.
Official opening by head of Designskolen Kolding Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen.
More info on www.kic-aarhus.dk