Schools without Walls
2017 - 2018
Urban skolen, Esbjerg, DK
I:Project Space, Beijing, CN
Lately my art practice has circled around the topic of childhood and play in the city, influenced by writings by the English anarchist architect Colin Ward. In the publication “The Child in the City” from 1979, he introduced strategies for reclaiming and occupying public space, using the term `Schools without Walls’, about how the city itself can be the grounding for children’s education, with the children roaming the existing spaces of the town and learning within an open environment. I have started a series of projects involving both theoretical studies and explorations with groups of children, with the aim of investigate how these strategies can be reinterpreted in a contemporary context.
One of the projects started in August 2017 and is a collaboration with choreograph and landscape architect Peter Vadim and Urban Skolen, a public elementary school in Esbjerg, Denmark. Together with the children we are making sensorial experiments to investigate the different moods, features and rhythms of the city. We are working with traditional mapping and also mapping of sensory, social and emotional experiences. The knowledge, thoughts and experiences the children have about their local area are the key element. Esbjerg is the town where I was born and grew up, so it is also a re-visit to my own childhood.
Trading in Kind
2017 - 2018
Art Lab Gnesta, Gnesta, SE
The title of the project refers to the economic term In kind, which is used for exchanges that do not involve money, such as trading among neighbours and friends. By focusing on these other economies, that exist within, behind and next to the dominant economy, Maj Horn wants to create a space for imaginative studies and dialogues about how we value and negotiate our time, knowledge, and goods. During the evening Maj Horn will present work, thoughts and inspiration for Trading in Kind and invite the participants to take part in collective knowledge sharing and discussion, about what kind of hidden economies there exists in Gnesta and the surrounding area, how do they function and what are the social connections?
The Physical Archive
ZK/U. Berlin, DE
A mapping and knowledge sharing strategy in progress, dealing with questions related to public art.
Illustrators: Atsuko Mochida and Christian Diaz Orejarena.
The Flower Collector
The March Land, Ejby Mose, DK.
Performance and installation, with Charlotte and Lin Horn, both landscape architects and my mother and sister. Concept and research developed together with Eduardo Abrantes.
Curated by Anna Weber Henriksen.
Maps for Copenhagen
2012 - 2015
Trampoline house, Copenhagen, DK
Maps for Copenhagen is an investigation into aspects of temporality, belonging, public space and cartography. It consisted of workshops, field trips and the creation of an alternative guidebook to Copenhagen. Made in the culture house Trampoline House.
Concept, curatorship and coordination made in collaboration with Signe Rom.
Featuring artworks by: Annette Skov, Bonnie Fortune, Emma Smith, Lucia Merlo, Maj Horn, Nermin Durakovic, Nikolas Theilgaard, Paula Bulling, Parul Modha, Sara Grønborg, Søren Assenholt and Vladimir Tomic.
Graphic design: Eller med a.
Laboratorium for Vadehavets ånd
2015 - 2016
Wadden Sea Festival, Fanø, DK
The project [Laboratory for the Wadden Sea Spirit] consisted of a year of research about the atmosphere of the Wadden Sea, culminating in a research / exhibition platform on the ship Rebekka.
The project was made in collaboration with philosopher Carsten Friberg.
It featured contributions by artists Annette Skov, Hartmut Stockter, Eduardo Abrantes, Peter Vadim, Stine Nielsen, Malakias Liebmann, and the musicians Simon Voigt, Stine Benjaminsen, and Henriette Løvdal.
Curated by Charlotte Pindstofte Holm for the Wadden Sea Festival 2016.
Mountain Moving Day: København
Project room Vera, Copenhagen, DK.
Walk and event at PVC project room, Copenhagen.
Mountain Moving Day is an internationally rooted ceremony, created by the American artist Senga Nengudi, in this version the ceremony was made specifically for Copenhagen.
Vocals by: Nora Fuchs and Ingibjörg Skúladóttir.
Drums by: Line and Martin Pilegaard.
Den synlige og usynlige by: Slagelse
2012 - 2014
[The visible and invisible city: Slagelse]
Research, workshops and solo exhibition.
In collaboration with designer Johanne Aarup Hansen. Involved institutions: Slagelse Art Council, Slagelse library and Slagelse city archive.
2011 - 2013
Kulturhuset Stjerneskud, Odense, DK.
Workshops, graphic design, events and making of the exhibition space: Vinduesudstillingen.
A Self-organized project made in the women culture house Kulturhuset Stjerneskud. Odense, DK. The project was made in collaboration with designer Johanne Aarup Hansen in dialogue with Parshank Saeed, the leader of the culture house.