ØKUNST: genbelys - En Stedsspecifik Performance

Normen Dommann, Iben Sophie Bredholt, Anna Vibe Pedersen, Barbara Regina Grübel, Mia Rente Hansen, Rikke Krogh Christensen & Peter Jensen

Student thesis: Termpaper


This paper is based on the conception, planning and execution of the ‘ØKUNST: genbelys’ event, which was held on april 23rd 2015 at Bunker No. 10 at Refshaleøen in Copenhagen. It acknowledges that site and its inherent characteristics are the determining factors for the design of a site specific performance. Furthermore it researches, how one, by applying site-specific methods, can alter an audience’s perception of space and additionally intensify artistic cross-genre performances. The paper also pays attention to unconventional curatorial approaches and aims to locate the necessary means, which could increase audience participation and interaction at a given location. To accomplish this, the paper tries to outline a space’s embedded potentials and explains, how these can influence patterns of audience movement. The theoretical foundation for this research are the works of professor of performance studies Mike Pearson, art historian Helle Ryberg and CEO and president of the innovation and design company IDEO, Tim Brown. The outcome of this profound study shall enable the reader to gain a deeper understanding of a site’s inherent layers, and simultaneously illustrate, how these can be employed to advantage by merging them with the performance.

EducationsPerformance-design, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Undergraduate or graduate
Publication date26 May 2015
SupervisorsMichael Haldrup


  • Site specific performance
  • Performance design
  • Helle Ryberg
  • Performance
  • Performativ kuratering
  • Design thinking
  • Mike Pearson
  • Stedsspecifik performance