Henrik Plenge Jakobsen

Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, HEX UBU
Kanonhallen, Thursday September 4th 8.30pm

Jakobsen’s new-commissioned work is a carnivalesque theatre performance that starts with six figures on a hexagonal stage, a living sculpture acting out a ritual game that draws on Alfred Jarry, Samuel Beckett and European folk traditions. With the audience surrounding the performers on all sides, Jakobsen begins to play with the unexpected possibilities of the situation. A live soundtrack comes from the Danish experimental musician Gæoudjiparl, while Oslo-based contemporary dancers and performing artists make up the cast.

Performed by Henrik Plenge Jakobsen with Paulucci Araujo Bakke, Gæoudjiparl, Snorre Hvamen, Ann Kristin Kongsness, Marte Reithaug Sterud, Sigrid Marie Kittelsaa Vesaas and Lila Wilson.

Henrik Plenge Jakobsen was born in 1967 and lives and works in Copenhagen. He was educated at the Copenhagen Art Academy and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Jakobsen has a wide-ranging art practice that centres on sculpture, installation and performance. His most recent exhibitions are Kapital at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, A Thing of the Mind at Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris, Tournament d’Objet at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen and the group show Social Goth at the Scandinavian Institute in New York. His work is currently on show in the exhibition Divorce at the Great Poor Farm Experiment VI in Wisconsin, USA.