BYOB – BRING YOUR OWN BEAMER

February 21 and 22 present the opportunity to experience the new and world wide video format Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) at Tøjhusmuseet (The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum), as well as intimate concerts by the Danish bands Turboweeekend and The Mountains in the adjacent Chr. IVs Bryghus at Slotsholmen in Copenhagen.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)

BYOB is an open format in which a large number of video artists and others working creatively with the video medium are invited to project (“beam”) their video productions onto Tøjhusmuseets’s unique historical walls, floors, ceilings and cannons. 

BYOB is based on a simple idea: find a location, invite a lot of artists and ask them to bring their own video projectors. This format has been developed by Dutch-Brazilian artist Rafaël Rozendaal and has taken place at various sites in cities as such as New York, Sao Paulo, Barcelona, Sydney, and Seoul. FOKUS video art festival has previously featured BYOB as a part of its programme, and these were highly popular occasions because they provide a very special opportunity to see what is going on within the video medium. 

Read more about BYOB on the international BYOB World Wide Community 

BYOB is a part of FOKUS 2014 video art festival February 6 – March 2 2014

 

Historical works in video art

As a special feature, Statens Museum for Kunst, SMK (The National Gallery of Denmark), will make reproductions of more that 100 historical works available to the BYOB participants who may remix them freely into their video productions. Over a number of years, SMK has taken part in international endeavours to assign creative commons rights to cultural material. 

At the same time, BYOB serves as a portal to four exclusive concerts in the adjacent Chr. IVs Bryghus by Turboweekend and The Mountains. This provides a rare opportunity to invite concertgoers inside Chr. VIs Bryghus which, in contrast to other historical buildings at Slotsholmen such as Christiansborg, Det Kongelige Bibliotek (The Royal Library), and Tøjhusmuseet, has never previously been open to the public. 

Each band will play two concerts on the same evening. 

The Mountains play on February 21 at 7:45 and 9:45 pm, Turboweekend on February 22 at 7:45 and 9:45 pm. 

The Mountains concerts February 21: buy ticket – sold out – waiting list

Turboweekend concerts February 22: buy ticket – sold out – waiting list

There is free entrance all evening to BYOB at Tøjhusmuseet, while the concerts require separate tickets.

 

Unique collaboration during Wondercool

The two Slotsholmen events will be given an added boost by virtue of the alliance of FOKUS video art festival, FROST festival and SMK. They have all been given support to these major events from Wonderful Copenhagen as a part of its Wondercool format: a series of events throughout February 2014 to heighten the cultural pulse of the city.

 

FOKUS festival: February 6 – March 2 2014
FOKUS is Denmark’s largest video art festival and a recurring annual event arranged by Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre.
Find the full programme on FOKUS 2014 

FROST festival: February 1 – March 2 2014
FROST is a different and original take on a festival during which handpicked Danish and international artists throughout February 2014 will perform at unique locations.
Find the full programme on frostfestival.dk

Statens Museum for Kunst, SMK
Learn more about SMK’s presentation of the cultural heritage via creative commons

See more about BYOB, the concerts and buy your tickets via Visit Copenhagen/Wondercool 

FOKUS video art festival, FROST festival and Statens Museum for Kunst invite you to two unique evenings at Slotsholmen where experimental video artists will remix the cultural history, while Turboweekend and The Mountains play exclusive concerts.

Friday 21. February 19:00