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Homage to Henning and Joseph

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November 17, a six hour durational performative happening will take place from 3 PM to 9 PM at The Box, LA. SAVE THE NATURE - USE FLUXUS will include new actions and compositions from Thorbjørn Reuter Christiansen, artist and founder of the HC Archive which houses a vast collection of compositions, scores and correspondence of the late Christiansen, and Mark Harwood, founder of the expansive experimental independent label Penultimate Press, archival sound from original actions will be incorporated. Bjørn Nørgaard, pioneering Danish artist and long time collaborator and friend of Henning Christiansen will present Homage to Henning and Joseph, as well as enact an iteration of Manresa, a piece he first collaborated on with Henning Christiansen and Joseph Beuys at Galleri Schmela in Düsseldorf in 1966. Mai Dengsøe Hansen will perform EURASIENSTAB fluxorum organum op. 39. Ursula Reuter Christiansen will make a live painting action as Two Brooms. Special guests from Los Angeles will also take part.

Part of the exhibition Ursula Reuter Christiansen & Henning Christiansen THEY WON’T SURVIVE WITHOUT THE BIRD SONGS at the Box, Los Angeles, USA.

Kilde: The Box

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If we don’t know where we came from, we don’t know where to go 

On clay tablets 5000 years old you can read what they have harvested in Mesopotamia 

In digital tablets you just have to press delete and your whole life disappears 

The digital technologies are the largest memory loss in the history of mankind 

We all become algorithms without a history and without a future 

You have a choice between the flat screen and the deep forest 

As Henning Christiansen gave a green ear, and also green eyes a green nose a green tongue and green feet 

The world is a sculpture and we are all artists 

Let us remodel the world together 

The art is where dreams save the future 

Our artistic method is aesthetic shocks 

What is the use of heartless usefulness? 

Growth at any cost is bad growth 

Limits to growth and borderless love 

Of all the inventions humanity created, money is the worst 

Remember, the global reality is serious, but not hopeless 

And the global reality is hopeless, but not serious 

What is a home without a house? You have the free will until you use it 

To live to work or to work to live, your choice 

The meaning of society is the human being 

Fight for democracy or die with dictatorship 

You can choose between tax or corruption 

Society is based on 3 pillars: art, science and justice 

Self-driving cars and headless people 

China has a 100-year plan without democracy 

We have democracy without a plan 

What you see is not what you see and what you think is not what you see 

A culture that builds a wall around itself will die 

The last bee 

The bee, the air, the water, the earth we got for free 

Without those 4, and much more, we are not here 

In our economic system in which materialistic values dominate everything 

It is all about the money and the amount earnt 

The bee, the air, the water, the earth we got for free 

It has no value on the market
The most valuable in life has is worthless In the economic systems of today 

Our rather nice lifestyle depends on the use of chemicals, pesticides, fertilisers, coal, oil, cars and an unimaginable amount of meat,
this makes profit, it has value 

We do not appreciate the gift we have received whereas the stems that systematically breaks down our life blood gets prized 

The world is not going to end as
the Danish Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard predicted, with a huge smile, but as Albert Einstein predicted; ‘all the bees disappeared off the surface of the globe then man will 

only have 4 years of life left’ 

However, the greatest strategy is you can’t miss what you don’t know 

But the dreams remain, faith, hope and love 

The greatest of these is love 

Mixed media
The Box, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Udført sammen med
Ursula Reuter Christiansen, Thorbjørn Reuter Christiansen, Mai Dengsøe Hansen, Mark Harwood, Mara McCarthy, Paul McCarthy, Chiara Giovando

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