A Sock In The Eye

May 4th  - June 16th

Park McArthur - Magda Mostafa
Jordan Whitewood-Neal - Andreas Angelidakis

Opening may 4 
4 - 7 p.m. 

A Sock In The Eye lends its title from the poem I Am Not One of The by the poet, performer and disability activist Cheryl Marie Wade.

This show is the second in a two part mini series at IFB showcasing the discourses produced by buildings included in the Danish Conservation Act of 1918. (Fredningsloven) The first one dealt with The Danner House Building (Man In House)

The building in question here is the Charlottenborg castle, erected during the 1670s and home to the Royal Danish Academy of Arts since 1754. The building is included in the Danish Conservation Act and has been since the legislation was passed in 1918. This, as a consequence has made education next to impossible for those with disabilities, as the Danish Conservation Act makes it incredibly difficult or more simply just expensive to alter the architecture in order to, for instance, implement an elevator.

The exhibition A Sock In the Eye consists of three architectural models that have been commissioned in collaboration with Architecture and Care at the Department of Architecture ETH Zürich. Alongside the work Carried and Held (2012 -) by American artist Park McArthur.

Thus A Sock In The Eye takes on the task of fantasizing about what The Royal Danish Academy of Arts in Copenhagen (1754) could look like, if the building was accessible.

It does so from three different perspectives on accessibility, Crip (Jordan Whitewood-Neal) Neurodivergence (Magda Mostafa) and Queer Aging (Andreas Angelidakis).

The combination of these three perspectives produces concrete proposals for the Academy, and more generally lends itself to an idea that moves architectural thinking away from compensation towards dreams beyond accommodation.

On Tuesday the 16th of April 2024, The Bourse Building (Børsen) - former home to the Copenhagen stock exchange, now owned by the Danish Chamber of Commerce and the first building in Denmark to be listed on the Conservation Act - burned to the ground.

The exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Copenhagen Kunsthal O—Overgaden. The three architectural models will travel and be on show at O—Overgaden from 20th June through 4th August. O—Overgaden is itself a venue included in the Danish Conservation Act, currently offering wheelchair access through its main entrance with a mobile stairlift, while working on obtaining permission for install a permanent stairlift

Institut Funder Bakke
Æbeløvej 20
8600 Silkeborg
Open Saturdays and Sundays 12 - 6 pm and by appointment
IFB has step-free access. If you have questions please feel free to contact us institutfunderbakke@gmail.co

A Sock In The Eye
May 4th  - June 16th 2024

Open Saturdays and Sundays 12 - 6 pm & by appointment
Free and open to all

A Sock In The Eye is produced with support by:
The Danish Arts Foundation - June 15 Fund - The Augustinus Foundation - Knud Højgaards Foundation  - The Municipality of Silkeborg - Bevica Foundation - William Demant Foundation.

Institut Funder Bakke
Æbeløvej 20,
Funder Bakke
8600 Silkeborg