social art, borgerindragende kunst Gudrun Hasle

Sjællandsgade No 37

The starting point was an invitation from artist Gudrun Hasle to exhibit in her staircase in 2005. I saw the nameplates as a means of communication in this semi-public/semi-private space.

I asked the residents to fill in questionnaires about gender, polltics, stile, faith and more. From the answers I designed new nameplates, representing the residents as they whished to be conceived. I was very happy that all the residents, but one, choose to participate.

Some of the images show both the original and the plates I made. The great likeness between some go them was unintended. It was rather surpricing to discover -when mounting the nameplates.

Thanks to all the participants!

Foto: Karen Petersen og Line Sandvad Mengers