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MAkroSinus makes working Sundays quite the hoot!

17 Jun

Uh yei! Almost 52 minutes of niceness.
Makes my grey outside-working inside Sunday a bit more like summer.
Thank you Mixcloud!

//Ida

Til death do us f***ing part … : )

16 Apr

I. LOOOOOOVE. WORDS.
Words bend over backwards even more!

I haven’t really figured out where this slightly altered version of the wedding vows come from, but I found it on Pinterest and then here and oh my God I love it!

Beware of insanely foul language and tons of love!

… Then raise the fuck out of our kids and give you all the motherfucking love and support you’d ever need. And pay the hell out of that fucking mortgage. And then when the gutters are clogged I’ll get up that fucking ladder and clean that shit up while you stand by the kitchen window comically judging my work. And then we can vacuum the fuck out of our carpet so hard that we’ll have to get a new one.

We’ll wash our clothes so goddamn fucking hard.
Forget ‘no rinse’, we’ll use high fucking speed. Buy a fucking minivan to stuff our beautiful fucking babies into it and drive the fuck out of it. Then we can go to some fucking parent-teacher meetings and meet the fuck out of our kid’s teacher. Then judge the shit of her in the car.

And we can then pile all the children in the fucking minivan and go to the store and shop for groceries so hard that we eventually have to make more than two trips to get all that shit inside the house. And then cook the fuck out of our kitchen until we have no food left and we feast on that shit for fucking days.

I will eat the fuck out of your homemade cookies.

Then wash the shit out of the dishes together until our entire hands get fucking pruney. We’ll watch our kids fucking graduate and mother fucking tear up like the badass bosses we fucking are. We will grow so damn old together; we will look like fucking raisins.

I will fucking tell you every single second how much I fucking love you. Holding each other’s fucking hands so hard that we shit our selves. Until we die and rot as motherfucking corpses together. Till death do us fucking part.

Happily ever fucking after.

Ahahahaha … I just totally love this kind of writing!

Does anyone know where the words originally came from or who did them? If so, please tick the comment box and fill me in :) Thanks.

//Ida

The Happy Film

4 Apr

Just a quick post to share my love for this film project!

I saw Stefan Sagmeister talk at this years OFFSET festival in Dublin and I’ve been pretty smitten ever since. And I’ve been too busy working to even tell about OFFSET! Or Paris, or London – but I’ll get there! Eventually …

Back to the Happy Film!

The Happy Film centers around our main subject, Stefan Sagmeister, a New York-based graphic designer known for his rock n roll collaborations and typography. In the course of a year, Sagmeister will experiment with various practices that are widely touted as increasing one’s happiness: meditation, cognitive therapy, and pharmaceuticals.

This is the trailer that is available now. Hopefully the 12 minute clip we got to see at OFFSET will be public sometime soon. I’ll keep an eye out for it and make sure to share it.

For more on The Happy Film go here

Untill then!
Have a great easter.

December in the arts dept.

5 Jan

Happy New Year!! (still goes right?)
Hope you’ve all been well and had the joyest of joyfullnesses!

Pulled the plug on a lot of things during December, so I haven’t shared this with you yet.

As a part of the StreetHeart Christmas Calender 24 artist were asked to create a piece between the 1st and 24th of December, making Copenhagen just a little more Christmasie and giving the guys and girls of the city something to do while waiting for A: Christmas B: The sun to come back. (Which eventually IT WILL!)

SO! tons of fun in the streets and a lot of great stuff this year.

For some reason I really wanted to wrap something. I decided to do a huge Christmas present, wrapping this otherwise grey, sad and pretty much lame concrete bench.

I wanted to make it useful for the locals, so I decided that the gift should serve as a heated bench, covering it with isolating flamingo squares before wrapping it.
Hence I called it “Bænkevarmer”. Which directly translated means “Bench-heater” which is funny-ha-ha (ha-ha) in Danish, but not really worth explaining …

Using 6 meters of oilcloth, 30 meters of red tape, 7 meters of green gift ribbon, 4 pieces of flamingo, an obscene amount of tape – and the help of some good friends – this is what the huge gift looked like.

Comfy, right?
I really enjoy the whole process of a project like this, but maybe my favourite part is when realising that it actually worked as I intended and that people get it! When I was unwrapping it the other day, one of the local dog-walkers passed by and said thanks, because he’d used it quite a deal during december and really enjoyed the warmth of the pop-up-heated-bench. Awwww … Mission accomplished.

//Ida

Worlds worst children’s choir?

28 Dec

This might be the worlds worst children’s choir. Still I absolutely totally LOVE it!
Hope you will too.

Brilliant. Don’t you think? :)

//Ida

Today is a good day!

23 Nov

Oh wow. I’m actually proud to live in Denmark again. Fells like the fog has lifted!

I have a lot of pictures on my walls; family, friends, funny cards, people I admire. Among these is one of my favourite photos, the wedding photo of Axel & Eigil Axgil. The first ever (as in EVER) gay couple to get married.

The love story of these two men is amazing and I can’t encourage you enough to dig into it. The fights they’ve fought and the amount of hatred, discrimination and mockery they’ve gone through all because of love. It’s impressive.

Unfortunately it ain’t all good yet. I keep on hearing from friends that are gay, that the battle is still on. You probably don’t lose your home, your job, your political status and your friends like Axel Axgil did when rumours ran and he was outed by a “friend” – but I still hear way to many stories of gay couples being shouted at, hit, pinched or pushed just for showing their affection in public. Maybe even just for walking around looking all gay and stuff … (Please sence the irony).

I’m not gay myself, but I have no problem understanding the concept of love being genderless. So I’m repeatedly surprised (and scared) of the ignorance towards gay people. Because that is probably what it is – ignorance. Or maybe I’d just like to think that it’s ignorance and not just pure hatred? Not sure.

Anyways. Today IS a good day.
Let me tell you why.

Just recently Denmark got a new government. As you may have noticed, this was much to my joy! I’ve really been waiting for a change to steer this country away from the mind-blowingly scary right turn we’ve been on the last decade. Denmark used to be known as a country of free will and free minds, where things were loose and people still got a long.

The last 10 years have been all about more rules, more regulations, narrowing down the options for immigrants and refugees, complicating the processes to a point where NO ONE understood them and keeping Denmark closed and run by a somewhat racist “we’re fine by our own!” mentality. BUT luckily we got the new government: mid-left government, aiming to run politics based on wide agreements across the different parties. I’m all in favour!

It was a close run and Helle Thorning-Schmidt (above) just barely made it to the prime minister post. But she did. (As the first female prime minister in Denmark. Which is awesome, but beside the point). We’re getting at it! Along Helle Thorning-Schmidt I’m hoping to see a new mindset and a new, much more socially responsible look on things. Things are slowly starting.

With the government Denmark got a new minister of Church and Equality; Manu Sareen (below). Born in India and raised in Copenhagen, he’s the second not piggy coloured Dane to become minister. Yei! (But also beside the point).

The new government has gotten a whole lot of criticism, some of it correct, but I’m still confident. One of the claims during the election was Manu Sareen continuously claiming that he would fight for gay right to marriage in the Danish churches. Untill now gay Danes could only be wed at the Town hall and earn the right to be a “registered-partnership” not “a lawfully wed couple”.

AND … Ta daaaaaaa … As for today the law is official, and it is now the right of EVERY human being living in Denmark to marry the one they love and to do so by the blessing of the Danish church.

This seems like a big step in the right direction! – and so we’re back at my favourite photo.

Thank you Axel!
What happened today happened very much so because of Axel & Eigil. I think we owe them a lot. So I find it a bit sad that neither of them are around to see this. Eigil passed away in 1995, but Axel Axgil passed away just 25 days ago …

I hope they’re both smiling somewhere, feeling prouder than proud, knowing that they made a HUGE difference in Denmark. A huge difference for both gay and not gay. Even after the death of Eigil, Axel continued fighting for gay rights and I find his story so inspiring. I truly admire all of the hassle and pain he went through.
Big.

So today is a good day!
Today I’m proud to live in Denmark. I’m emotional as fuck and I LIKE IT! :)

One love.

//Ida

* If you’d like to send some props to the Danish Church and Equality minister, you can do so right here at his facebook page.

** If you have any comments or thoughts on this blog and the new law please use the comment box. If you think it’s a bad idea you’ve probably already left the building, but let’s keep it neat.

Magic Music Monday!

21 Nov

Yei!
For some reason my Mondays are the best for discovering new music. Probably because all my favourite musicians works their buts of during the weekend …

For instance Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs just released this pretty goddamn awesome track called “Dream On” and it’s up for grasps for absolutely free right here

THANK YOU TEED! Yei!

I’m thrilled about this. You too ?

//Ida

The Karaoke-tree plays on!

9 Nov

When I first started working on the idea of the Karaoke-tree I hoped that it would be an installation that people would play with.

Something that the festival-goers would enjoy with their friends, take pictures and share with even more friends. Something to make people smile and help spread the smile.

During the festival I saw that it worked just as I had hoped, and that people gladly used it and interacted as I thought, but somehow it still surprises me, that it actually DID work! (Silly artistic insecure-ness, I guess).

AND now, a friend of mine from Norway just sent me this picture. She found it in one of her friends photo stream, and it shows this girl totally rockin’ both guitar and mic.

I love it. Thanks for sharing Ellisiv.

Model : Susanne Holtedahl.

We’re you at the Trailerpark festival this year and saw the guitars?
If you have any pictures I’d love to see them.

Thanks!

//Ida

:)

Uh uh uh! Nominated to join WASHfestival!

11 Oct

WOHOOOOO!! :)

I’ve just learned that I’m one of the nominees who might get to join the WASHfestival in Hamburg!!

WASHfestival is a social arts festival (Water Sanitation Hygiene) that gathers funding for specific water projects from Viva con Agua and Welthungerhilfe in Ethiopia.

A jury has picked out 22 artist as the nominees (thank you!) and now it’s up to you to cut it down to the 11 final participants!

Exciting!!

I would really like to join the art camp of this very first social arts festival, so if you like what I’ve done on other projects and would like to see me interpret the topic of WASH? – please put down a vote for “Ida Kinch” at the voting site

Now please go check out the other great finalist and vote!

I’d REALLY like the chance to join the WASHfestival, so if you like what I do please tick that pretty little box for “Ida Kinch” here.

Thanks! :)

If you’d like to know more about the projects and see more pictures, please visit these posts

//Ida

Speech bubble up!

21 Sep

Sunday after noon I went to Amager to install the speech bubble extravaganza. The weather was quite grey and windy, so I’m hoping for sunny-times all weekend so that I can get some even greater shots. Untill then, here you go – hope you like it :)

Early preparations.

Ready to hang.

Hahaha … My sister’s doing the modelling on this last picture. LOVE it! :)

Sad thing is that on Monday morning both the heart and the bone for the dogs was gone … and by Tuesday morning the shit was taken as well. Really sad about that, but I guess that’s what can happen when you hang things in public spaces. I’m working out of Copenhagen this week, but I’ve been told the installation still looks good, so I’m glad about that. And happy that I got some good shots of the shit while it was still there.

And all though I’m sad people stole the stuff, it helps a little to know, that I (in order to attract the local dogs) dipped the dog-bone in a big pile of dog shit before we hung it up …

All the street art projects in the AMAR TAR ORDET treasure hunt will be up until late Sunday, so please do stop by if you’re in or around Copenhagen.
Any of you been there already? And if so, what did you think? :)

//Ida

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