About Annual Reportt

Annual Reportt is an occasional exhibition platform and ad hoc laboratory for investigating the overlapping peripheries of various artistic disciplines, including design, art, architecture, music and performance.

With a focus on language, transmission, mediation and translation within the arts, the platform seeks to facilitate a critical discourse within the field of contemporary cultural production.

Based on an interest in the interdisciplinary practice and its collaborations, Annual Reportt seeks to create a space in which the traditional definitions of various artistic disciplines are negotiable, and to utilise this space as a common ground for social investments from creative practitioners whos practices employ a critical and investigative approach to their respective disciplines and who are interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences.

Through exhibitions, talks, screenings and other events, the platform extends into multiple roles and formats such as research institute, exhibition space, lecture hall, etc. in order to investigate the shifting positions of artistic disciplines within contemporary society. The platform is run by the office for graphic design, typography and research Alexis Mark, and was established during the summer of 2017.

Annual Reportt is generously supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.

Åboulevard 44,
2200 Nørrebro,
Copenhagen, Denmark

During exhibition periods we are open Thursday–Friday in the hours 12pm to 5pm and Saturdays from 12pm to 16pm.

You can reach us at the address above, via e-mail at:
info(at)annualreportt(dot)com

or via phone at:
(+45) 297077305

Feel free to come by during opening hours, or contact us via electronic mail or telephone, with any form of enquiry at any time.

Annual Reportt is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation.

Annual Reportt
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  1. Sportification & YES YES YES
    with Colli Independant, Viaindustriae publishing
    and various artists
    Opening 17.11.2017
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Annual Reportt is an occasional exhibition platform and ad hoc laboratory for investigating the overlapping peripheries of various artistic disciplines, including design, art, architecture, music and performance. With a focus on language, transmission, mediation and translation within the arts, the platform seeks to facilitate a critical discourse within the field of contemporary cultural production. Based on an interest in the interdisciplinary practice and its collaborations, Annual Reportt seeks to create a space in which the traditional definitions of various artistic disciplines are negotiable, and to utilise this space as a common ground for social investments from creative practitioners whos practices employ a critical and investigative approach to their respective disciplines and who are interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences. Through exhibitions, talks, screenings and other events, the platform extends into multiple roles and formats such as research institute, exhibition space, lecture hall, etc. in order to investigate the shifting positions of artistic disciplines within contemporary society. The platform is run by the office for graphic design, typography and research Alexis Mark, and was established during the summer of 2017.

Annual Reportt is generously supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.

Feel free to contact us via the following channels, or come by the space with any form of enquiry.

We are open:

Thursday—Friday:
12.00—17.00

Saturday:
12.00—16.00






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Be Right Back
by Felix Salut
Opening: Friday 13.10.2017, 5pm
Exhibition: 13.10.—05.11.2017
It is our pleasure to invite you to the opening of the exhibition Be Right Back by Felix Salut at Annual Reportt. Be Right Back is an exhibition by Felix Salut. Central to the exhibition is a game called Galapagos with which visitors are invited to play, while Felix went elsewhere.

On the occasion of the opening Felix will give a talk about his work at 5pm.

The exhibition is centered around the Galapagos game invented by Felix Salut. The game was used as a prop for his 2014 short film Shut Up I’m Counting of which the script turned book, published by Spector Books, was awarded the Walter Tiemann Prize the same year. The game consists of 45 stones (100% Polyester, each 7,5cm x 7,5cm x 1,5 cm). It features 9 basic graphic elements to be combined in numerous ways, pointing towards both basic graphical composition and typographical constructions, conjuring associations to a gamified language. Visitors are invited to interact and play with the game during the period of the exhibition. These interactions will be documented and subsequently turned into a new format/edition as a collaboration between Felix Salut and Annual Reportt.

Additionally, the exhibition will feature a selection of works by Felix Salut which places themselves in the conceptual periphery of the Galapagos game, including the script turned book for Shut Up I’m Counting. These items will be for sale during the period of the exhibition.

Felix Salut (formely known as Felix Weigand) is a German graphic designer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2014 he founded Studio Felix Salut with the idea of a studio practice that embraces study and experiment. With typography as a core, works find form in graphic design but also in fashion, film and objects. Felix Salut teaches on a regular basis at ENSBA Lyon and Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.

The Galapagos game has been redeveloped into a typeface in collaboration with Swiss typefoundry Dinamo. For the Galapagos Typeface, Felix Salut and Dinamo composed the same 9 modules into 7 alphabets of different styles: Rounded, Straight, Angular and their crossings Rounded-Straight, Straight-Angular, Rounded Angular and Rounded-Straight-Angular. The result is a total of 70 individual typefaces: each style comes in 5 weights, with Grid and No-Grid versions. Using Stylistic Sets, all characters can be moved up and down along the vertical grid.

Just as the Galapagos Islands are home to a vast number of unique species, the Galapagos Typeface encompasses a range of characters whose forms evolve from one another.

This release is accompanied by the launch of the App, which allows for a playful entrance into the modular Galapagos cosmos. Users can take pictures and compose layouts on top of them, switch between Galapagos type variations by hand or by shaking the phone before sharing the design on social media channels.

Frothing, Foaming and Teeming
Exhibition: 01.09.—30.09.2017
Opening and booklaunch: Friday 01.09.2017, 5pm

the dead ecologies of economy are haunted. their geographies and bodies are looming over and shining out, as malign agents of a hyperobject wraith that looms over and shines out through all and everywhere.

a seething bioform is cannibalizing the company building in which it has been grown. the very architecture of the company is blossoming into abject life, and sprouting ghosts that haunts the occupants, as they still seek to capitalize on the infested commercial enterprise.

three mercenaries and an alchemist roams through the headquarters of the european central bank, in search of a fabled magic mushroom reputed to grow within the semi-deserted building. what they find will illuminate something festering in both the building and themselves.

an a nameless container-port, a shipping company is loading a mythic cargo onto a freighter. but in the metal cubicles of the port, forgotten things have lingered and grown, and from the sea, things rise and sink and rise again.
Frothing, Foaming and Teeming is both an exhibition and a graphic novel. The exhibition serves as a temporary physical index for the publication; the borders between the two porous, as their narratives and figures infiltrate and betray each other. Their story unfolds as fragments of ontological disaster-sites discharged by capitalism in a climate-chaotic age, where uncanny fictions infest geography and sprout visceral monsters, and radical otherness may be a way to resist inside the catastrophe.

Asbjørn Skou (DK) is a visual artist from Copenhagen, Denmark. He works with drawings, text, installation and objects, to stage and examine relations between human and nonhuman agencies, and their possibilities for production of crisis and critique. He holds a MFA from the Academy of Arts in Bremen, Germany. He has previously exhibited at among other; Kunsthal NORD (DK), Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art (DK), Tranen – Contemporary Art Centre (DK), Museum of Cycladic Art (GR), Vejle Art Museum (DK), Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre (GR), Munch Gallery (USA), Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EST), Photographic Centre (DK), Westwerk (DE), Rauma Art Museum (FL).
Talk: Microbes I Have Known and Loved, 20.06.2017
by Jenna Sutela
Presented by The Reading School

On June 20th, 2017 we hosted a Skype talk session and screening with The Reading School and Jenna Sutela, followed by a round table discussion.

The artist Jenna Sutela gave the talk Microbes I Have Known and Loved and screened the video work 'Nam-Gut' (the microbial breakdown of language).

Jenna Sutela lives and works in Berlin and Helsinki. Her installations, text and sound performances seek to identify and react to precarious social and material moments, often in relation to technology.

The Reading School is run with support from the Danish Arts Foundation and initiated by Hanna Bergman.

The title of the talk Microbes I Have Known and Loved refers to self-exploration through embodied substances and concerns the bacteria that make us who we are. It also evokes the protagonist of Sutela’s ongoing research, Physarum polycephalum: the single-celled yet ‘many-headed’ slime mold that is considered a natural computer and ingested as a form of artificial intelligence in Sutela’s recent performances. The talk will move through the human microbiome into various, exceedingly complex biological and computational systems, ultimately unknowable and always in a state of becoming. It will explore an understanding of oneself as interconnected with the wider environment, marking a profound shift in subjectivity as something non-anthropocentric and beyond the individual.

Nam-Gut (the microbial breakdown of language), 2017:
The video installation presents a homebrew computer operated by a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast and producing a new kind of language. A text about code laws and the gut brain, inspired by an ancient Sumerian incantation, or nam-shub*, is processed by tea, sugar, acetobacter, saccharomyces, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, pediococcus, gluconacetobacter kombuchae, zygosaccharomyces kombuchaensis, and Jumbo**. The work is based on Gut-Machine Poetry (2017), an online commission by Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art realized in collaboration with Vincent de Belleval and Johanna Lundberg.
Voice: Jessica Edwards

*See also Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash (1992).
**A program that cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter developed to solve anagrams based on the actions inside a biological cell.

Meanwhile, in Time
16.06.2017–14.07.2017
Meanwhile, in Time was accompanied by a small introductory reader written by Klara Li Scheutz which is accessible HERE.



Sasha Portis (US),
Untitled, 2017, Perpetual

Meanwhile, in Time
16.06.2017–14.07.2017,
Opening: Friday 16.06.2017, 5pm
Three actors perform peculiar activities like having sex—while one, along with a dog, is seen in real-time, each frame of the other two is archived so that they are perceived through time, and the images of their bodies create an architecture of their actions. A camera is circulating on the inside of a round building structure, reaching back to its starting point in exactly one minute—pointing out the inevitable repetition of our cyclical perception of time.

It is our pleasure to invite you to the opening of Meanwhile, in Time at Annual Reportt, opening June 16th at 5pm. Drinks will be served, all are welcome.

Meanwhile, in Time is a group exhibition featuring works by a series of international artists and designers from USA, The Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, France and Denmark. Despite their differing origins, varying observations and intentions, the presented works are bound together by a relation to the concept of time and its possible mediations. Through different perspectives, we are confronted with the consequences of the conception of time: parts of what we experience as the passing of time and its impact on our orientation within it.

Through June 16th–17th all seven video works appear inside Annual Reportt simultaneously. Subsequently they will alternately tone in on different screens in the window next to the street. The exhibition unfolds over time and is only complete once the last video has finished. The exhibition will run night and day, all the time.

Featured artists: Ronja Andersen (DK/NL), Tim Enthoven (US/NL), Joshua Graver (US), Ayşe Köklü (TR/UK), Olof Olsson (DK), Sasha Portis (US), Clément Rouzaud (FR/CH), Maria Trenkel (CH), Olya Troitskaya (RU/UK).
Galerie, Grand Opening

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Grand Opening of Group Show by the immaterial art gallery Galerie, which we will celebrate with drinks and good company this friday, February 17th 2017.

Group Show is an exhibition of immaterial artworks in the format of a performance. The artworks span over a wide range of media like dance, therapy, poetry, conflict and others. All of which could fit into the category of what we call immaterial artworks, artworks that can not be reduced the a material object or the documentation of an action. Group Show will be performed at Dansehallerne in the period 22th—25th of Februrary 2017.

From relational aesthetics, over social sculpture or “situations”, contemporary art practices have been addressing the production of subjectivity in the realm of experience economy, using life as means and ends. A conversation, a behaviour, a movement, or a mood has become the brush, but also the painting. What are the relations between the objectification and the production of life in art and society? What happens to art when life is capitalized into new forms of production?

Throughout its presentations Group Show will include works by Adriana Lara, Alex Bailey, Audrey Cottin, D D Dorvillier, Dora Garcia, Hana Lee Erdman, Jan Ritsema, Jennifer Lacey, Jonathan Burrows, Krõõt Juurak, Mårten Spångberg, Nina Kurtela, Valentina Desideri and Diego Tonus.

Galerie is an immaterial art gallery dealing exclusively with immaterial artworks. Galerie represents artistic practices that mainly manifest through performative formats. The mission of Galerie is to support and promote immaterial objecthood: works that cannot be reduced to material objects or to the documentation of an action. Galerie circulates artworks by representing them as well as offering them for sale. In collaboration with the artists, economical formats and “representations” are tailored to each artwork, offering unique opportunities for the artwork to extend and disseminate on its own terms.

On one hand, Galerie seeks to build a business providing economical sustainability for the artists it represents, on the other hand Galerie is thought as a platform for conversation between different partners of the art field, from performing arts to visual arts: curators, critics, artists, collectors, gallery owners. As an immaterial gallery, Galerie does not have a location, it occurs in existing contexts and venues, such as art fairs, festivals, galleries, and institutions.
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