Author: majhasager

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The dissonance of memory, 2017


The dissonance of memory, 2017. 6 textile banners (90 cm x 290 cm each) with print of archival material. The first part of the project consists of a series of banners, the design of which is based on local images and archival material from Gellerup. The series was presented during Eutopia International Festival in

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Hymns to unknown Heroines part III, 2015


Hymns to Unknown Heroines part III – Elna, 2015. Slide and sound installation. Hymns to Unknown Heroines part III is the latest iteration of a multifaceted work. The starting point was an anonymous photographic archive from the 1920s that depicts a Scottish family over several years. Many of the photographs portray women engaged in

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Bifurcating Futures, 2014


Bifurcating Futures, 2014. HD video, 9:46 min. Through the staging of an experienced dancer, the video work Bifurcating Futures explores the body’s limitations and potentials in relation to modernist and futuristic architecture in the Esposizione Universale di Roma (EUR) district of Rome. The dancer’s movements are ruptured by fragments from Thom Donovan’s poem “The Commons.”

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Hymns to unknown Heroines part II, 2014


Hymns to Unknown Heroines, part II, 2014. Found photographs, inkjet prints, vintage objects, list of countries and years women gained full voting rights, archive material, six newly produced banners, reprint of publication by Frigga Carlberg.

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Decembers – the archive, 2013


Decembers – the archive, 2013. Vitrine with 17 borrowed or donated objects, 1 inkjet print (110 x 89 cm), 3 unique prints (36 x 27 cm), transcription of subtitle track mounted as inkjet print on dibond, wooden shelf.

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Decembers – performing a past, 2013


Decembers – performing a past, 2013. HD video projected on MDF board (8 min. loop), shelf with translated texts. In the video Decembers – performing a past, the project’s women participants simultaneously perform their stories about two historical protests in Gdańsk. This “choir piece” came out of a discussion on the notion of “collective”—a term heavily

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Hymns to Unknown Heroines I, 2013


Hymns to unknown heroines, 2013. Found photographs, inkjet prints, vintage objects, list of countries and years women gained full voting rights. Hymns to unknown heroines began with a series of found black and white negatives depicting a Scottish family in the 1920s, which here becomes the focal point of a temporary museum.

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Decembers – a round table conversation, 2012


Decembers – a round table conversation, 2012 HD video (65 min.). The film Decembers – a round table conversation was developed in collaboration with a group of women who participated in literary workshops at the University of the Third Age in Gdańsk. The project revolves around themes of memory, stigmatisation, and the construction of history.

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Decembers – narrating history, 2012


Decembers – narrating history, 2012. Montagefilm 14:35 Min. Decembers – narrating history is a black-and-white montage film made using discarded archival images from the archive of the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk. The project revolves around themes of memory, stigmatisation, and the construction of history and juxtaposes images from official history and the personal stories

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Uafsluttede fortællinger (Unfinished stories), 2012


Uafsluttede fortællinger (Unfinished stories), 2012. Sound installation. The work takes its point of departure in more than twenty hours of interviews with women from the nine areas of Vollsmose – an area in Denmark labeled as a ghetto due to high unemployment and a large immigrant population. Conversations about belonging, present and past have been transformed into a script and recorded as a voice over. The voice of the narrator creates new narratives from different perspectives.

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Border district, (1962-1963, 2001-2011), 2012


Border district (1962-1963, 2001-2011), 2012. Sound and slide installation. In Border district (1962-1963, 2001-2011), narratives based on interviews with a former UN-soldier and his memories of being stationed in Gaza in 1962-63 mix with lyric descriptions of everyday life around a sentry in a desert landscape. These are contrasted with information on a current state of war in Afghanistan, seen from a Danish perspective.

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I start going East, 2012


I start going east, 2012. Plexiglas, sandblasted text, inkjet prints 8 sheets of Plexiglas (70 x 100 cm each), sandblasted text, inkjet prints. Four fragmented memories of a place are gathered together in the text and photo installation I start going east. The place is not named explicitly in the texts, but can be interpreted as the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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Lost and found, 2011


Lost and found, 2011 2 photographs, 70 x 100 cm each. The two scenes in Lost and Found were photographed in the West Bank in 2010. The images show fragments of a Palestinian reality that seems far from typical media representations. The work is displayed in a case that references the type of vitrines

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On Site, 2010


On Site, 2010 HD video 44:47 min. The documentary film project On Site centres on six former Palestinian villages now located in Israel. These sites were selected on the basis of young Palestinians’ inherited memories of their families’ villages being destroyed and depopulated in the 1948 war, revealed through interviews Hasager conducted in the spring

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Memories of Imagined Places, 2010


Memories of Imagined Places,2010. 11 photographs with text, 54.5 x 84 cm each. Memories of Imagined Places is a work of photographic and textual historiography. It centres on memories of Palestinian villages that existed before 1948. The photographed sites were selected on the basis of young Palestinians’ inherited memories

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Between Here & Somewhere Else, 2010


Between Here and Somewhere Else, 2010–11 A series of exhibitions of new work by Helen de Main and Maj Hasager. Palestinian Art Court – al Hoash, Jerusalem, 22 April–13 May 2010 al-Kahf Gallery, International Center of Bethlehem, 21 May–16 June 2010 Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah, 10–24 June 2010 Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art,

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All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful,

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Two Within Close Range, 2009/2010


Two Within Close Range, 2009–10. Video (15 min.), double screen projection, C-print (50 x 70 cm). Two Within Close Range is an investigation of urban spaces that remain private or inaccessible despite their public significance. The urban structures and familiar places that appear in the work—a park and a construction site with a disputed past

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Would you stay – if you could leave?, 2009


Would you stay—if you could leave?, 2009. Photography, text. Would you stay—if you could leave? consists of six images photographed in the West Bank and three written accounts, all of which have been framed at 30 x 40 cm. The images and texts contain elements of blocking or restraining, which complicates movement through the landscape, either on a concrete physical level or on a psychological one.

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To Whom It May Concern, 2008


Would you stay—if you could leave?, 2009. Photography 30 cm x 40 cm each , text. To Whom It May Concern is a 9 min double screen projection which combines images recently photographed in the West Bank, Palestine with a narrative text that represents an experience in a form reminiscent of a traveller’s diary,

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Mono Culture And Other Realities, 2008


Mono Culture and Other Realities, 2008. Collaborative work, sound installation, text, sculpture. Thale Vangen and Maj Hasager (Malmö Art Academy), Layan Shawabkeh and Majd Abdel Hamid (International Academy of Art Palestine) The project took its point of departure in the workshop Learning Site, which was a part of Lofoten International Art Festival in Norway

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A trip to an uncertain state, 2008


A trip to an uncertain state, 2008. Sound installation, video, photography. The multilayered installation A trip to an uncertain state consists of a sound installation of spoken word text placed in a monochrome room, a one-channel video installation, and a set of 37 photographs. The installation was presented at KHM Gallery, Malmö, in May

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We´ve Met Before, 2007


We´ve Met Before, 2007. Video, duration: 7 min. 2007 The video loop We’ve Met Before narrates a story based on an interview with a couple about their relationship. A speaker (the interviewer) recalls this meeting between the three of them and describes the scene where the meeting took place.

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Fördomsland och Förbudsland (Prohibition-country and Prejudice-country), 2005


Förbudsland och Fördomsland (Prohibition-country and Prejudice-country), 2005. Site-specific installation at Linköping University, Sweden. The starting point for this project was a signpost on Linköping University’s Campus Valla that points toward Linköpings’s twin cities. Two signs were added to the post: one pointing towards Stockholm that reads “0 km Förbudsland, S” (Prohibition-country).

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