O—Overgaden is one of the leading non-profit art institutions in Denmark with an irreverent program of emerging local and international voices in contemporary art, displaying around eight grand-scale exhibitions each year from its position in the heart of Copenhagen.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday: 13 – 18h
  • Thursday: 13 – 20h
  • Friday: 13 – 18h
  • Saturday, Sunday: 11 – 18h

Performance
Manuscript readings by Monia Sander Haj-Mohamed
24 Jun, 17:30 – 7 Aug 2022, 15:00

Monia Sander Haj-Mohamed: Installation view, O-Overgaden, 2022. Photo: Anders Sune Berg

What happens when we let go of ourselves when meeting others and instead experience how we resonate in one another?

Every week you can participate in a collective manuscript reading in Monia Sander Haj-Mohamed’s exhibition Heavy Body, Heavenly Body. The table read is an improvised and non-choreographed collective reading of the artist’s scripts, where the participants themselves take charge.

The text and the manuscript reading will be in English.

Entry to O—Overgaden is always free of charge, and the same goes for the series of table reads. 

A meeting that becomes a performance piece

The readings will be recorded and later played in Monia Sander Haj-Mohamed’s exhibition, as an audio track and performance piece titled Nothing That Goes Through Me Belongs to Me (2022). The work will expand and grow, with new voices being included throughout the exhibition period. 

Monia Sander Haj-Mohamed has written the script for their current exhibition Heavy Body, Heavenly Body (11 June – 7 August) at O—Overgaden. The character ‘Spectator’ figures in the text as a lone voice and the audience is invited to activate themselves and participate throughout the reading. The text’s layers of meaning, and the ways it can be understood and interpreted, change from reading to reading as new groups meet and add their voices. 

Friday 10 June 17:30h (At the opening of the exhibition. For this date only, please sign up in advance by mail to: overgaden@overgaden.org)

Friday 17 June 17:30h

Thursday 23 June 17:30h

Thursday 30 June 17:30h

Thursday 7 July 17:30h

Thursday 14 July 17:30h

Thursday 21 July 17:30h

Thursday 28 July 17:30h

Thursday 4 August 17:30h

Sunday 7 August 15h (*Finissage)