Hello/Goodbye Party

2018

In May 2018 Anthea was invited back for a second artist in residency project at Astrid Noaks Atelier. For the past previous 5 years the cultural space with several artists studios: Rådmandsgade 34 in Copenhagen was threatened by development on either side of the cultural space. Prior to this residency, in her first residency in 2017, Anthea was tasked with activating the space and highlighting its cultural value. During her initial research, she made friends with the builders during their lunch break next door and eventually collaborated with them in the delivery of beer via crane, a token of peace, for the opening performance. Upon her return to the space, a year later, for this 3-week residency, she collaborated with the resident artists Rasmus Bauner, Mie Lund Hansen, Anne Clement and Anna Weirum in the creation of the party as well as the street artist Anders Thordal.

 

As an artist, Anthea brought with her hundreds of gold leaf sheets from Johannesburg – the city of gold. The dream was, with the help of everyone attending the event, to cover the old cultural house in gold. To turn old into gold and see this space as a cultural treasure. She also worked closely with the street artist ZUSA in recovering the old ZUSA in gold leaf. And she commissioned opera singer Signe Jeppesen to sing ‘Time To Say Goodbye’ on scaffolding as the sun was setting. Later in the evening, everyone gathered in one of the artist's studios and we all sang together as an impromptu choir the Beatles’ ‘Hello Goodbye’.