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    • Marina Abramović & Ulay

      A Living Door of the Museum

      Standing naked in the main entrance of a museum, facing each other while the audience passes sideways through the small space. Legendary performance artists Marina Abramović and Ulay share the story behind their poetic work ‘Imponderabilia’.

    • Bill Viola

      Cameras are Soul Keepers

      When video artist Bill Viola was 6 years old he fell into a lake, all the way to the bottom, to a place which seemed like paradise. "There's more than just the surface of life." Viola explains. "The real things are under the surface".

    • David Shrigley

      Everything that is Bad About Art

      "One tends to think of oneself as being somewhat more functional and dynamic than one actually is.” Join the incomparable David Shrigley for a thorough and humorous talk about making art that some people think is absolute rubbish.

    • Hannah Levy

      A Design Purgatory

      “I wonder if the reason why people want to touch it is that they’re in some way attracted to it, or if they’re repulsed by it.” Meet the young artist Hannah Levy, who primarily makes sculptures combining curving steel forms with cast silicone.

    • Dora Budor

      Acting Things

      “I want to use art as a field where I can explore parallel scenarios.” Dora Budor makes complex sculptures and interactive installations inspired by cinematic metaverse and scientific research. Join us as we visit the young Croatian artist in her studio.

    • Bunny Rogers

      Mourning Youth

      “You can’t make objective art, it’s going to be subjective.” Watch the praised artist Bunny Rogers (b. 1990) talk about creating autobiographical work that draws from memory and deals with her childhood by archiving her feelings from that time.

    • Peter Laugesen

      Burning Signals of Two Painters

      "Artists have to be like victims on the stakes, sending signals through the flames". Follow the burning signals of Asger Jorn and Jackson Pollock through the eyes of Danish poet, Peter Laugesen.

    • Liao Yiwu

      What the Monk Taught Me

      “He taught me to play the flute. He also taught me a lot about life.” Watch one of China’s most controversial authors, Liao Yiwu, play the flute and tell the story of how a monk taught him something invaluable while he was imprisoned for his writing.

    • Lydia Davis

      All I Get Out of Three Cows

      "I would like to try to understand them and see how they exist in the world. Their existence is just as important to them, as ours is to us." Acclaimed writer Lydia Davis has been observing three cows for some years. "I envy them," she says.

    • Jenny Hval

      Writing With My Voice

      "I'm interested in the directness you get from using the voice when expressing words. The microphone brings it together." Meet the young Norwegian musician, poet and novelist, Jenny Hval, as she experiments at the intersection of writing and music.

    • Tomomi Adachi

      Performing Infrared Sensor Shirt

      Get ready for a unique, extraordinary experience, as Japanese composer and sound-poet Tomomi Adachi's performs with his special invention - an infrared sensor shirt, which creates sounds according to what Adachi says and how he moves.

    • 12 Artists

      On Childhood

      “Most artists have terrible childhoods”. Meet 12 exceptional contemporary artists who reflect upon their early years and how it shaped their life and art.

    • Jan Gehl

      How to Build a Good City

      “We now know that first, we form the cities, but then the cities form us.” Meet the 81-year-old Danish architect Jan Gehl, who for more than fifty years has focused on improving the quality of urban life by helping people “re-conquer the city.”

    • Yona Friedman

      Advice to the Young

      What piece of advice would a renowned 94-year-old architect offer young architects? Find out in this short video, where Yona Friedman argues that architects must always adapt to the context and work for the average user.

    • Wang Shu

      Architecture is a Job for God

      The Chinese architect Wang Shu’s buildings – a crossover between traditional Chinese culture and large-scale modern architecture – have earned him prestigious awards. “Democracy means a really diverse society,” says the architect in this inspiring interview.

    • Margrethe Odgaard

      Colour Diary of New York

      Becoming more aware of your surroundings can “open a new dimension inside as well as outside yourself.” Meet award-winning Danish designer Margrethe Odgaard who has trained herself to register the world through colours.

    • Nick Cave

      The World is my Skin

      Have you ever wished that you could put on a suit which would open up the imagination and take you to the world of your dreams? In this video artist Nick Cave presents his wearable sculptures, the 'Soundsuits', made from discarded everyday materials.

    • Irma Boom

      The Architecture of the Book

      Distinguished book designer Irma Boom makes miniature versions of her books in an almost architectural manner. Watch her demonstrate and discuss these unique miniature books, which are among the world’s smallest.