About Annual Reportt

Annual Reportt is an occasional exhibition platform and ad hoc laboratory for investigating the overlapping peripheries of various artistic disciplines, including design, art, architecture, music and performance.

With a focus on language, transmission, mediation and translation within the arts, the platform seeks to facilitate a critical discourse within the field of contemporary cultural production.

Based on an interest in the interdisciplinary practice and its collaborations, Annual Reportt seeks to create a space in which the traditional definitions of various artistic disciplines are negotiable, and to utilise this space as a common ground for social investments from creative practitioners whos practices employ a critical and investigative approach to their respective disciplines and who are interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences.

Through exhibitions, talks, screenings and other events, the platform extends into multiple roles and formats such as research institute, exhibition space, lecture hall, etc. in order to investigate the shifting positions of artistic disciplines within contemporary society. The platform is run by the office for graphic design, typography and research Alexis Mark, and was established during the summer of 2017.

Annual Reportt is generously supported by the Danish Arts Foundation and Bikubenfonden.

Åboulevard 44,
2200 Nørrebro,
Copenhagen, Denmark

During exhibition periods we are open Wednesday–Friday in the hours 12pm to 5pm and Saturdays from 12pm to 16pm.

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Feel free to come by during opening hours, or contact us via electronic mail or telephone, with any form of enquiry at any time.

Annual Reportt is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and Bikubefonden.

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Annual Reportt is an occasional exhibition platform and ad hoc laboratory for investigating the overlapping peripheries of various artistic disciplines, including design, art, architecture, music and performance. With a focus on language, transmission, mediation and translation within the arts, the platform seeks to facilitate a critical discourse within the field of contemporary cultural production. Based on an interest in the interdisciplinary practice and its collaborations, Annual Reportt seeks to create a space in which the traditional definitions of various artistic disciplines are negotiable, and to utilise this space as a common ground for social investments from creative practitioners whos practices employ a critical and investigative approach to their respective disciplines and who are interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences. Through exhibitions, talks, screenings and other events, the platform extends into multiple roles and formats such as research institute, exhibition space, lecture hall, etc. in order to investigate the shifting positions of artistic disciplines within contemporary society. The platform is run by the office for graphic design, typography and research Alexis Mark, and was established during the summer of 2017.

Annual Reportt is generously supported by the Danish Arts Foundation and Bikubenfonden.

Feel free to contact us via the following channels, or come by the space with any form of enquiry.

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Birth of Muspelina
Book release and reading
01.06.2023 at 17.00
Join us for the launch of the second edition of Birth of Muspelina a publication by artist Marie Kølbæk Iversen Thursday June 1 from 17.00 at the Alexis Mark office/Annual Reportt, Åboulevarden 44.

Drinks will be served and Marie will do a reading from the book.
Books are for sale too.

Birth of Muspelina is a composite literary text and image essay that interweaves various historical and contemporary literary and scientific sources into a first person narrative of transgression and transformation.

The first iteration, a work-in-progress; unique artist’s book, was shown at Annual Reportt in 2018 as part of the exhibition Birth of Muspelina. The second edition, designed by Alexis Mark was published by Annual Reportt on the occasion of the exhibitions Histories of Predation at O–Overgaden in 2022 and O Tilli at Ebeltoft Kunsthal in 2022.

Marie Kølbæk Iversen (b. 1981, DK) lives and works between Copenhagen and Oslo. She holds an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 2008 and a PhD from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Aarhus University from 2023. Kølbæk Iversen is represented in several public collections and has exhibited widely in Denmark and internationally, including at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the Gwangju Biennial and Henie Onstad Art Center.
(Into and) Out of This World images
Exhibition imagery, all photos by Viktor Knötzel:

Performance by Melodi Soltani:

On the occasion of (Into and) Out of This World musician Melodi Soltani created a sitespecific performance piece that investigates the connections and boundaries between self, mother and foremother.

With her performance Soltani wants to investigate the connections and boundaries between the spaces that are inhabited by yourself, the one that gives birth to you, the one who gave birth to the one birthing you, and so on moving back through your genealogy. The work is an embodied and auditive examination of heritage and an eager attempt at finding common ground, when cultural, linguistic and earthly/mortal borders create disruption and limits. In her identity - and ethnicity-seeking performance, Soltani will channel elements from her foremothers through her own body and through a computer. Processed rhythms from a passed grandmother’s daf-drum and words from a mother in a mother tongue that is also a second language, are the keystones of the work’s soundscape; and elements that have not before met. The performance took place in the window of Annual Reportt facing the street. Here, the viewer will see and hear it amidst the street noise, separated from the artist, on the other side of the glass.

(Into and) Out of This World
Group exhibition

Opening at Annual Reportt:
Fri, Sep 17, 17.00–20.00

Performance by Melodi Soltani:
Tue, Sep 28, 18.30
“A bubble. It is, a sort of spherical zone of in and exclusion. It is a definition, of territory, spherical territory, and what it defines is a space, safe guarded by a very porous membrane that lets something be with in and something be without. It is a definition of limited sociality keeping us safe, with each other, of social territory keeping us safe from each other. And it is transparent which means what exists inside has sensible access to the outside, and the other way around, through vision. It is an echo chamber in which our utterings can glide off of the inside and ricochet around us making the sound of a finger on the edge of crystal. It is so porous that it lets something slip within that was outside, provided the right set of skills, set of keys. It can also change size, grow almost on its own given good (air) conditions, blow up bigger and encompass other territories, reach into more spaces, without us even noticing, so slippery is the sphere’s limit, so light. This lightness of its’ border makes it almost, an illusion. Broadcasting of ideas can reach across the boundary pretty easily, and make influence. What exist in it is real and true. The boarder itself however - the nearer we move, the more we realize, it is a construct.”


'(Into and) Out of This World’ investigates the illusory and porous boundary between visual and physical space, and the broadcasting of experience, language and ideas that can be both hurled across and embedded within it. In dealing with the problem of this boundary, the exhibition looks into various aspects of Geography, such as architecture, mapping and “real” space/virtual space translations. This also means to negotiate the terms of Geography -  trying to rearrange ideas of creating and prohibiting access, movement and border constructs. With this, there is an exploration going on, that is about the real-world making, the process of dealing with “both sides.” And about the residue of the translation between the two planes. The glitches.

The artists’ works span a network of venues and screen-spaces in the city from south to north, placing their work, that all deal with some sort of digital mediating, in site-specific real time and space.

(Into and) Out of this World is conceptualized in collaboration between Klara Li, Erdal Bilici and Freja Sofie Kirk. Curated by Klara Li.

Activating spaces across four different venues in Copenhagen, the group exhibition, '(Into and ) Out of This World’, presents various encounters between visual/virtual and physical space and the way we live with, inhabit, make up and breach the boundary between them. The seven participating artists are:

Chen Zhou (CN), Erdal Bilici (TR), Freja Gøtke (DK), Freja Sofie Kirk (DK), Kamil Dossar (DK), Melodi Soltani (DK), Yilmaz Sen (TR)

'(Into and) Out of this World' is conceptualized in collaboration between Klara Li, Erdal Bilici and Freja Sofie Kirk. It is curated by Klara Li. Graphic design by Alexis Mark.

Generously supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and Rådet for Visuel Kunst.
To Speculate with Clouds an exhibition by Nanna Debois Buhl
17.09.2020–03.10.2020, exhibition and opening images
To Speculate with Clouds an exhibition by Nanna Debois Buhl
17.09.2020–03.10.2020, opening and book launch: 17.09.2020 at 18.00, talk at 17.00

To Speculate with Clouds is an exhibition about the behavior of clouds, about their depiction in art and science, and about examining them in search of meaning and predictions about shifting weather and climate. The exhibition brings together Nanna Debois Buhl’s new installation On Thunder Clouds and her new artist’s book Cloud Behavior.

In the installation On Thunder Clouds, Buhl examines the thundercloud as motif, meteorological phenomenon, and ominous sign. The work combines photographic solarizations, scientific research, and algorithm-based textual speculations. With its timely subject, the installation is both a reflection on thunderclouds and a picture of a state of mind marked by uncertainty and anticipation.

The installation was sparked by Nanna Debois Buhl’s conversations with physicists from the Group for Atmospheric Complexity, Niels Bohr Institute, studying the dynamics of thunderclouds to understand how we might experience an increase of extreme weather in the future.

In the artist’s book Cloud Behavior, Buhl’s cloud photographs connect to historical thinking about clouds, to scientific research on Cloud Behavior, and to mystical and meteorological contemplation of clouds. Interweaving photographs and drawings, essays, and interviews, Cloud Behavior forms a polyphonic narrative of clouds across disciplines and time periods. The book is designed by Alexis Mark and published by Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology and Humboldt Books.

On September 17 at 5-6 pm, Andrea Fjordside Pontoppidan from Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology will moderate a conversation about the book between Silas Boye Nissen, PhD, Group for Atmospheric Complexity, Niels Bohr Institute, Dehlia Hannah, philosopher of science and aesthetics, Postdoctoral Fellow, Aalborg University-Copenhagen and Nanna Debois Buhl. Books will be sold at reduced price. Come and get your signed copy.

About Cloud Behavior:

What are we looking at when we look at clouds? What do they signify? What can they predict?

Nanna Debois Buhl’s artist’s book Cloud Behavior is a study of clouds—their materiality, their movements, and their historical significance—through photographs and drawings, essays, and interviews.

During summer 2018, Buhl photographed clouds on medium-format film and experimented with the images in the darkroom. The result is a series of cloud photographs ranging from neutral registrations of the clouds to dramatically altered and color-saturated images.

In the book, Buhl’s cloud photographs connect to historical thinking about clouds, to scientific research on Cloud Behavior, and to the mystical and meteorological contemplation of clouds by Swedish playwright, writer, and artist August Strindberg. In A Blue Book (1907–12), Strindberg believes that he sees cloud formations returning in the same shapes to the same place in the Stockholm sky. He ponders what messages the clouds transmit.

Today, climate researchers study Cloud Behavior to understand how global warming affects the movements of clouds and how, conversely, the movements of clouds might affect global warming. Strindberg and climate researchers share an interest in reading signs and omens in the clouds—and do so with the aid of photography and other means of visualization.

This connection is unfolded in various ways in the texts of the book: In a text collage by Ida Marie Hede and Nanna Debois Buhl, three fictive characters photograph clouds and speculate about their movements. In their essays, philosopher Dehlia Hannah and literary scholar Andrea Fjordside Pontoppidan connect Nanna Debois Buhl’s cloud studies with philosophical, scientific and literary contemplations of clouds. And in a conversation between physicist Jan Olaf Härter and Nanna Debois Buhl, they discuss thunderclouds and their possible impact on the future climate.

The texts are accompanied by pencil drawings, computer simulations and mythological depictions of clouds. Cloud Behavior thus forms a polyphonic, intertwined narrative of clouds across disciplines and time periods.
SO DEEP images


SO DEEP Release party:

In collaboration with When Saints Go Machine
08.11.2019, 18.00–22.00

Join us Friday November 8th, as we celebrate the release of SO DEEP, the fourth studio album by When Saints Go Machine. On this occasion we will unfold the ongoing collaboration between WSGM and Alexis Mark in a physical instalment of the visual universe we have created together.

Parts of this universe will be for sale.

Parts of this universe will be interpreted in a video by CISOR

There will be a live performance.

There will be drinks.
Alopecia images

Alopecia: Growth/Loss
by Amniote Editions
26.09.2019, 18.00–22.00

Join us Thursday September 26th, as we celebrate Alopecia by record label Amniote Editions.

Limited edition merch will be available on the night.

Installation by Sahar Jamili.

Music and performances by NGHTCRWLR, Gila ZZYZX and Viperine.

Drinks will be served, all are welcome.
Partus images

Amniote Editions label and website launch
06.04.2019, 18.00–22.00

On Saturday April 6th we celebrate the birth of the mixed media fetus/platform/record label Amniote Editions and you are cordially invited to join us in Copenhagen at Annual Reportt, Åboulevard 44 from 18-22h • Live and DJ sets by Sisilisko & Parietal Eye (Celestial Trax, FIN & Yuri, DK) • limited edition posters and shirts available for your eyes only.


Mixed media platform


Website + HoxA capsule launch

Sisilisko (Celestial Trax, FIN)
Parietal Eye (Yuri, DNK)

+limited edition poster
+limited edition shirt
+limited edition yolo
Embody Taste
02.11.2018 at 18.00

On friday, November 2, at 18.00 Annual Reportt and Mie Møller Larsen presents “Embody Taste: micro-meditation”. For this one-off event and exhibition, the space will be transformed into a tasting-scene, specifically arranged and designed for a series of edible works.

Note: Limited tickets available for this event, which also includes an alcoholic potable.
Sign up: transfer 50 DKK to 60140555 (mobile pay) you will receive a confirmation when payment is received.
One Thousand Books 2018
12.10.2018 at 17.00

This year's iteration of One Thousand Books is a two-part collaboration consisting of a book edited and designed by Lodret Vandret and a social event organised and curated by and at Annual Reportt. The publication Danske kunstnerbøger siden finanskrisen, sorteret efter titel-længde [Danish Artist’s Books After The Financial Crisis, Sorted By Length of Title], published by Lodret Vandret is an extensive collection of information about the Danish self-publishing scene from the period of 2011–2018, and acts as a catalyst for an evening in the company of the Danish artbook publishing scene.

For the evening Annual Reportt will transform into a functional newsstand/bar in which we will celebrate the release of the publication and the self-publishing scene in general, it's actors, their friends and readers.

Good company guaranteed, all are welcome!

During the evening the bar will be managed by four different publishers one at a time who will be serving drinks based on their own recipe while they present their publishing practice. The menu of available drinks will be revealed on the evening, taking the form of a 6×3 meter LED billboard. Additionally each of the bar-managing publishers will be responsible for at festive feature during their hour in the bar, ranging from readings to performances and a surprise event.

The four publishers are:
Hour Editions
Forlaget Gestus
Kld Repro
Lodret Vandret

The publication and drinks will be sold for a very fair price – we hope to see you all!

One Thousand Books is a series of experimental art book events in Copenhagen celebrating the dynamic and rapidly growing independent publishing scene to the Danish and international public. So far there has been three iterations of the festival, each investigating different aspects of that scene: In 2013 and 2014 One Thousand Books took place inside a functioning REMA1000 supermarket. In 2016 it moved into three art institutions and included an exhibition, a seminar and networking events. The aim of One Thousand Books is to showcase books as accessible yet elaborate art objects and to serve as a platform where actors in the field of book making can meet, connect and share ideas and perspectives on current issues in the frame of publishing, editing and exhibiting books.

Paul Elliman, talk
Postcards, flyers and clairvoyant messages
27.09.2018 at 19.00
You are cordially invited to next weeks event at Annual Reportt, Postcards, flyers and clairvoyant messages, a lecture by Paul Elliman.

The center for the talk is a forthcoming exhibition, a series of postcards which Elliman will develop with Annual Reportt. A form of memorabilia reflecting on his artistic practice, travels and work. The postcards will be installed at Annual Report during a period of one year and the talk will act as the starting point for this ongoing exhibition.

We hope to see you on Thursday September 27th at 19.00.

Paul Elliman (born in 1961, UK) lives and works in London. His work evolves around an interest in use and production of language, often concretised in typography and materialised through objects, gestures and the human voice. Elliman's work has addressed the instrumentalisation of the human voice as a kind of typography, engaging in many of its social and technological guises, imitating other languages and random sounds of the city. This includes the non-verbal messages of emergency vehicle sirens, radio transmissions and the muted acoustics of architectural spaces.

He has exhibited in venues and institutions such as MoMA (New York, US), ICA (London, UK), New Museum (New York, US), Kunsthalle Basel (Basel, CH), APAP (Anyang, KOR) and Tate Modern (London, UK). Recently he has been exhibiting at KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin, DE) in 2017 and Liverpool Biennial (Liverpool, UK) in 2018 where he also did the graphic identity together with Sara De Bondt and Mark El-khatib.

Furthermore is Paul Elliman working as visiting critic at Yale School of Art (New Haven, US), Werkplaats Typografie (Arnhem, NL) and the temporary MA programme Master of Voice, Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam, NL).
Tryouts: Potentials of Game
Published by Annual Reportt

On the occasion of our participation at the Otis MFA Art Book Fair we are releasing Tryouts: Potentials of Game — the first publication on the Annual Reportt imprint. This collection is spawned from our exhibition late last year and carries fourteen posters reflecting on the sportification of society in an international context.

With contributions by Federico Antonini & Alessio D’Ellena (IT), Studio Atlant (DK), Bart de Baets (NL), Giandomenico Carpentieri (IT), Emilie Ferrat (FR), Moonsick Gang (KR/US), Ben Ganz (CH/US), Till Gathmann (DE), Rudy Guedj (FR/NL), Maziyar Pahlevan (IR/US), Clemens Piontek (DE/CH), Regular Practice (DK/UK), Shared-Space (BG/KR), Wrong Studio (DK).


The Live Archive, a prototype
Annual Reportt at Alt_Cph 18
Annual Reportt will be present at this year's Alt_Cph Art Fair at Fabrikken, Copenhagen.

We will present the project The Live Archive, an installationary medium which speculates in the simultaneous transmission and archiving of time-based work and performance art.

Based on the idea of an ever subjective interpretation in registering art and an increasingly decentralised user/consumer experience, The Live Archive utilises the Internet to, through sound and still-images show and record performances in a reflexive relationship in which both the performers and the public's environment are summarised. These "actors" are both transmitted and archived in a formatted, idiosyncratic and seemingly endless stream of images and sound. The Live Archive is both an active tool for viewing and transmitting present events, as well as a passive container for the storage and reliving of past events.

On the occasion of Alt_Cph 18 The Live Archive is realised in collaboration with a series of invited artists and collaborators from Denmark and abroad, including fanfare, KLD Repro and Sabine Kongsted. The contributions of these collaborators will be broadcasted continuously throughout the fair. Between these contributions, parts of the fair’s other activities will be transmitted through the platform into the Internet. In this way, contributors who are not physically present are allowed input in the fair, while in turn the fair itself is made available for viewing outside of its physical premises.
Birth of Muspelina
by Marie Kølbæk Iversen

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the opening of the exhibition Birth of Muspelina by Marie Kølbæk Iversen.

The opening will take place on Wednesday May 9th, at 18.00. At the opening Marie will do a reading from her new artist's book.

The exhibition Birth of Muspelina brings together two new works by Danish artist Marie Kølbæk Iversen: a unique artist's book, Birth of Muspelina, and the composite film work Star Messenger. Both works explore liminal states of destruction and becoming to suggest a collapse of scientific vision with the spiritual/mythological visionary.

Work-in-progress; HD single-channel animated video loop; 11’53’’
Expanding the artist’s research exploring the transformative potentialities of fright encountered through traumatic and shamanist processes, Star Messenger proposes a softening of the historical western divide between the rational and the irrational, the material and the magical.

In 1610 Galileo Galilei published his accounts of discovering four of Jupiter’s moons. He titled the publication “Siderius Nuncius” – star messenger – thus naming the book after Io, the innermost of the moons. Over the course of two months Io had visually – slowly, but consistently – conveyed her message to him: That she is orbiting Jupiter. That the Earth is not the centre of the Universe.

Marie Kølbæk Iversen attributes the English translation of the title of Galileo’s opus magnum to her dreamy video work Star Messenger, whereby she questions what we know and how we know it, and suggests a collapse of scientific vision with the spiritual/mythological visionary: Both draw on sightings obtained through extraordinary set-ups that may challenge habitual world-views.

Star Messenger is a work-in-progress produced in extension of Kølbæk Iversen’s artistic research at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Aarhus University. It is a log of dissociative visions obtained by labouring women and will evolve during the years to come. Iterations of the work have previously been shown at PS/Y and LUX (London, GB, 2017), Kunsthall Oslo (NO, 2018), and the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (NO, 2018).

Is a work-in-progress; unique artist’s book; artist’s writing and found imagery.

Birth of Muspelina interweaves various historical and contemporary literary and scientific sources into a first person narrative of transgression and transformation.

Marie Kølbæk Iversen
Marie Kølbæk Iversen (*1981, Herning, DK). Visual Artist MFA from the Department of Time-Based Media at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2008. Artistic research fellow at the Academy of Fine Art at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Aarhus with the project “Neo-worlds: the Other-directed potentialities of Fright" as of October 2017. Recent projects and exhibitions include: Soon Enough, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, 2018; Water from the Waist Down, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, Norway, 2018; Star Messenger, PS/Y + LUX, London, GB, 2017, “Io/I” and Matrilineal Collapse, PARMER, New York, USA, 2017; Surfacing Earth, Röda Sten, Göteborg, Sweden, 2016; The Eight Climate (What Does Art Do?), The 11th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, South Korea, 2016; Spin and the Wolf, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016; Transformer (solo), Brandts, Odense, Denmark, 2015; Mirror Therapy (solo), Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015; Biennale de l’image en mouvement, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland, and MONA, Hobart, Australia, 2014-15; Consciousness, ARTEFACT ‘14, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium, 2014; Dexter Bang Sinister, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012; Execution – into decapital (solo), IMO, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012.

The exhibition is part of Marie Kølbæk Iversen's artistic research project Neo-worlds: The Transformative Potentialities of Fright at The Academy of Fine Art at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and the Department of Anthropology at Aarhus University funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and NARP.

The exhibition is realised with the kind support of the Danish Arts Foundation.
First Screening
by bpNichol

During the coming month we will be screening month of March 2018 we screened the video-piece First Screening by Canadian poet bpNichol in our window.

First Screening was shown at Annual Reportt at the courtesey of the Swedish online-gallery Svilova.org, to whom we are very grateful.

Read more here and view the full video piece below:

eeebooks: Out of the Fire

Your collection of books what a pain... eeebooks is a serial publication for iphone published by Marius Schwarz.

At Annual Reportt he will show an overview over the project and rerelease the third publication OUT OF THE FIRE by and with Jacob Darfelt. There’ll be a talk, White Russians and plenty of matchboxes.

OUT OF THE FIRE: Words and finds on the fire of Casa Rosso, Amsterdam, 1983.

Shortly after Red Light District’s legendary casino and strip club burned down, stories started rumouring the streets. Someone heard something of someone. A secret tunnel. A bouncer in love with a dancer. Gasoline and jealousy. GASOLINE! “Zwarte Joppie,” as the the big-boss was called. Broken legs and arms. An elephant, that could not stop the fire. A perpetrator from Russia, persecuted murderer in the USA. Bystanders pulling the fireboat down the Gracht. Maltese knights, in number 100, keeping their church wet, protecting it from the flames. And later a “rich cesspit” was found under the ashes.

All that and more, recalled by five eyewitnesses. Displayed word by word, which reads like listening to their stories first hand.

by PWR

Opening: January 12th 2018, 18.00.
Exhibition period: 12.01.18 – 09.02.18.

Pandæmonium is a video installation by the Berlin-based duo PWR, Hanna Nilsson (SE) & Rasmus Svensson (SE).

Central to the exhibition is a piece of code written by PWR, an algorythm which autonomously generates seemingly meeningful text, based on an analysis of linguistic consensuses. This code was used to create a double sided poster, while also being output on this website.

Pandæmonium is a logistical nightmare. Pandæmonium is a pancomputational dream sequence. Pandæmonium shows a future where digital networking has merged with fundamental reality. Everything is an interface to something else. Everything is connected to everything else. Everything is inhabited by autonomous agents acting according to opaque programming. Human hands manipulate physical matter to grasp control. Pandæmonium follows a process along the supply chain where it is unclear who is producing and who is consuming – what is useless – what is valuable.

2017, HD Video 9:32 min.

PWR (Hanna Nilsson (SE) & Rasmus Svensson (SE)) works with practical investigations into systems for communication and information storage, from the Cloud to Dirt. 

PWR are previous fellows at Jan van Eyck Academie, V2 and Rupert. They have exhibited at ZKM Karlsruhe, de Punt Amsterdam, Futura Prague, Kunsthaus Rhenania, Guggenheim Museum New York, Moma NewYork et.al. Workshops at HFBK Hamburg, UDK Berlin, Bauhaus University Weimar, Impakt festival Utrecht, New Museum New Yorket .al.
Tummy Rumble (To Me, Rubble)
Book release and film screening
by Rudy Guedj and Will Pollard
27.12.2017 at 6pm

It is our pleasure to invite you to the launch of the publication Tummy Rumble (To Me, Rubble) and screening of the film of the same name. First shown as an installation comprising a video and a wall drawing, the work is the result of a collaboration between the designer Rudy Guedj and the writer Will Pollard. It was originally produced for the exhibition ‘Signals From The Periphery’ which took place at the Tallinn Art Hall in July 2017.

Tummy Rumble (To Me, Rubble), the publication, puts the text and illustrations created for the video into a new dialogue, functioning thus as a documentation and a last translation of the work. It is the first book to be released by Building Fictions.

The screening will start at 18:30.
Gin-tonics of every ratio will be served.

Tummy Rumble (To Me, Rubble) narrates and illustrates a series of fictional after-hours encounters set within imagined versions of the Tallinn Art Hall and the club located in its basement. Its characters play a drunken game of association, passing through images and metaphors of the digesting body and of architectural form. Drawing and writing are here the parallel instruments of a collaborative (and serendipitous) investigation into the abstraction of language and form.

Rudy Guedj is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Amsterdam. Working on commissioned and autonomous projects ranging from book and exhibition design to animation and installation works, he has been exploring the narrative possibilities of drawing through typographical, architectural, figurative or abstracted signs.

Will Pollard is a writer and editor from New Zealand who lives in Amsterdam. He has recently written about guardian angels, the common European tree frog, part-time empiricism and animals who eat stones. He is the coordinator of the Critical Studies programme at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam.

Building Fictions (BF) is a publishing project exploring the potential of fiction as a possible tool to (de/re)construct spaces. BF is a publishing project exploring the potential of spaces as possible tools to (de/re)construct fictions. BF is an ongoing series of collaborative works investigating the relation between text and image, reflecting on their own structural logic as autonomous yet related languages. The processes of figuration and abstraction at play when writing and drawing are essential to BF.
Launch of BD/ABJ—Clip
by Asger Behncke Jacobsen & Bold Decisions
22.12.2017 at 6pm

It is our pleasure to invite you to the launch of BD-Clip, a typeface revived by Asger Behncke Jacobsen in 2016, and completed with Mads Wildgaard in 2017. Clip’s design is as obscure as its’ history. It was produced by the Spanish type distributor Letrayon somewhere between 1960 and 1979 and sold as envelopes of sticker sheets. Such an envelope, containing uppercase A–Z, was discovered in an office supply store in Amsterdam in 2016. From these drawings the missing characters were extrapolated.

Please join us on Friday the 22nd of December at 18.00 for X-mas salutations and the release of BD-Clip. Drinks will be served!

Bold-Decisions is an online foundry, founded by Mads Wildgaard, Kristoffer Halse-Sølling and Rasmus Schønning in 2015. Bold-Decisions offers retail typefaces and has produced custom fonts for a wide range of commercial clients and cultural institutions.

Asger Behncke Jacobsen is a Copenhagen based freelance designer and programmer. He works mainly in the cultural field for a broad spectrum of institutions, artists and designers.
Film screening
15.12.2017 at 6pm

On the occasion of the exhibition Sportification & Yes Yes Yes we looked further into the politics, ethics and language of sport and society by screening the video [FIFA] by EW-GHK. EW-GHK is the collaborative practice of Emil Willumsen and Gustav Holst Kurtzweil.

[FIFA] is a film with an investigative approach, looking at the connection between the commercial language of football and the actions of the president and board members of the FIFA organisation, in the specific corruption case of 2015. The individual skills of the players that are praised in the branding strategies of Nike and Adidas, such as the “Predator”, “Hypervenom”, “Control Everything”, “Cause Chaos” and “Built to Win” campaigns, was the exact same rhetorics and sometimes words used by journalists in a negative sense to describe the people involved in the corruption case. The film is a visual and literal investigation into the double meanings of the rhetorics of football, as a specific visual culture, and the rhetorics that forms and corrupts the actions in the culture of neoliberal corporate management.

2016, HD Video 14:50 min.
Sportification & Yes Yes Yes
Group show, various artists
Opening: Saturday, 18.11.2017, 6pm
Exhibition: 18.11.2017—16.12.2017

It is our pleasure to invite you to the opening of the exhibition SPORTIFICATION & YES YES YES, a collaboration between Annual Reportt and Viaindustriae publishing/COLLI Independent. The exhibition combines and unfolds collected original materials from the two research projects. In extension to the subjects of these, the exhibition features (new) works contributed by:

Federico Antonini & Alessio D’Ellena (IT), Studio Atlant (DK), Bart de Baets (NL), Giandomenico Carpentieri (IT), Prill Vieceli Cremers (CH), Dallas (IT), Emilie Ferrat (FR), Moonsick Gang (KR/US), Ben Ganz (CH/US), Till Gathmann (DE), Rudy Guedj (FR/NL), Studio Hato (GB), Will Holder (GB), Experimental Jetset (NL), Pauline Kerleroux & Adéla Svobodová (CZ), Maziyar Pahlevan (IR/US), Clemens Piontek (DE/CH), Regular Practice (DK/UK), Shared-Space (BG/KR), Dexter Sinister (US/GB), Batia Suter (CH/NL), Wrong Studio (DK).

SPORTIFICATION. Eurovisions, Performativity and Playgrounds is a long term research and a set of cultural actions based on several archives about “historical” European TV casts or Eurovisions (Games without frontiers/Jeux Sans Frontieres/Spiel Onhe Grenzen). Sportification is an interdisciplinary research focused on analyzing the subject of sport, of agon and of game nowadays. The basis of the work is a critical-comparative and sociological analysis dictated by a wide archive of images and videos of the famous tv-show Giochi Senza Frontiere / Jeux Sans Frontieres / Spiel Onhe Grenzen / It’s a Knockout, which constitues a master guide and a “true” archeology of the competitive action from the times of picturesque villages, to Eurovision, passing through the postpolitical era of European Community. The project deals both with the utopia of a playful society and with the social musculature leading to “sportification” of the collective body and to politicization of sport.

Yes Yes Yes Alternative Press/1966–1977 from Provo to Punk is an evocative display of original materials selected from a long research on alternative European and American press. Starting from Dutch Provo publications and their influence in Europe, to the British scene and to the wide American scenario of east and west coast, the research especially focuses on aspects of graphic design of a wide hidden publishing scene which has been mainly analyzed, until now, from the political and countercultural point of view.Copublished by a+mbookstore.

COLLI Independent Art Gallery is a space for contemporary art in Rome, dedicated to printed matter, bookworks, editions and multiples. The structure is divided into three main areas: the art space that hosts the exhibition programs of the artists, the publishing platform (practical library), a collaborative tool for publishing and co-editing research projects, and the bookstore.
Be Right Back
by Felix Salut
Opening: Friday 13.10.2017, 5pm
Exhibition: 13.10.—10.11.2017

It is our pleasure to invite you to the opening of the exhibition Be Right Back by Felix Salut at Annual Reportt. Be Right Back is an exhibition by Felix Salut. Central to the exhibition is a game called Galapagos with which visitors are invited to play, while Felix went elsewhere.

On the occasion of the opening Felix will give a talk about his work at 5pm.

The exhibition is centered around the Galapagos game invented by Felix Salut. The game was used as a prop for his 2014 short film Shut Up I’m Counting of which the script turned book, published by Spector Books, was awarded the Walter Tiemann Prize the same year. The game consists of 45 stones (100% Polyester, each 7,5cm x 7,5cm x 1,5 cm). It features 9 basic graphic elements to be combined in numerous ways, pointing towards both basic graphical composition and typographical constructions, conjuring associations to a gamified language. Visitors are invited to interact and play with the game during the period of the exhibition. These interactions will be documented and subsequently turned into a new format/edition as a collaboration between Felix Salut and Annual Reportt.

Additionally, the exhibition will feature a selection of works by Felix Salut which places themselves in the conceptual periphery of the Galapagos game, including the script turned book for Shut Up I’m Counting. These items will be for sale during the period of the exhibition.

Felix Salut (formely known as Felix Weigand) is a German graphic designer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2014 he founded Studio Felix Salut with the idea of a studio practice that embraces study and experiment. With typography as a core, works find form in graphic design but also in fashion, film and objects. Felix Salut teaches on a regular basis at ENSBA Lyon and Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.

The Galapagos game has been redeveloped into a typeface in collaboration with Swiss typefoundry Dinamo. For the Galapagos Typeface, Felix Salut and Dinamo composed the same 9 modules into 7 alphabets of different styles: Rounded, Straight, Angular and their crossings Rounded-Straight, Straight-Angular, Rounded Angular and Rounded-Straight-Angular. The result is a total of 70 individual typefaces: each style comes in 5 weights, with Grid and No-Grid versions. Using Stylistic Sets, all characters can be moved up and down along the vertical grid.

Just as the Galapagos Islands are home to a vast number of unique species, the Galapagos Typeface encompasses a range of characters whose forms evolve from one another.

This release is accompanied by the launch of the App, which allows for a playful entrance into the modular Galapagos cosmos. Users can take pictures and compose layouts on top of them, switch between Galapagos type variations by hand or by shaking the phone before sharing the design on social media channels.

Frothing, Foaming and Teeming
Exhibition: 01.09.—30.09.2017
Opening and booklaunch: Friday 01.09.2017, 5pm

the dead ecologies of economy are haunted. their geographies and bodies are looming over and shining out, as malign agents of a hyperobject wraith that looms over and shines out through all and everywhere.

a seething bioform is cannibalizing the company building in which it has been grown. the very architecture of the company is blossoming into abject life, and sprouting ghosts that haunts the occupants, as they still seek to capitalize on the infested commercial enterprise.

three mercenaries and an alchemist roams through the headquarters of the european central bank, in search of a fabled magic mushroom reputed to grow within the semi-deserted building. what they find will illuminate something festering in both the building and themselves.

an a nameless container-port, a shipping company is loading a mythic cargo onto a freighter. but in the metal cubicles of the port, forgotten things have lingered and grown, and from the sea, things rise and sink and rise again.
Frothing, Foaming and Teeming is both an exhibition and a graphic novel. The exhibition serves as a temporary physical index for the publication; the borders between the two porous, as their narratives and figures infiltrate and betray each other. Their story unfolds as fragments of ontological disaster-sites discharged by capitalism in a climate-chaotic age, where uncanny fictions infest geography and sprout visceral monsters, and radical otherness may be a way to resist inside the catastrophe.

Asbjørn Skou (DK) is a visual artist from Copenhagen, Denmark. He works with drawings, text, installation and objects, to stage and examine relations between human and nonhuman agencies, and their possibilities for production of crisis and critique. He holds a MFA from the Academy of Arts in Bremen, Germany. He has previously exhibited at among other; Kunsthal NORD (DK), Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art (DK), Tranen – Contemporary Art Centre (DK), Museum of Cycladic Art (GR), Vejle Art Museum (DK), Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre (GR), Munch Gallery (USA), Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EST), Photographic Centre (DK), Westwerk (DE), Rauma Art Museum (FL).
Talk: Microbes I Have Known and Loved, 20.06.2017
by Jenna Sutela
Presented by The Reading School

On June 20th, 2017 we hosted a Skype talk session and screening with The Reading School and Jenna Sutela, followed by a round table discussion.

The artist Jenna Sutela gave the talk Microbes I Have Known and Loved and screened the video work 'Nam-Gut' (the microbial breakdown of language).

Jenna Sutela lives and works in Berlin and Helsinki. Her installations, text and sound performances seek to identify and react to precarious social and material moments, often in relation to technology.

The Reading School is run with support from the Danish Arts Foundation and initiated by Hanna Bergman.

The title of the talk Microbes I Have Known and Loved refers to self-exploration through embodied substances and concerns the bacteria that make us who we are. It also evokes the protagonist of Sutela’s ongoing research, Physarum polycephalum: the single-celled yet ‘many-headed’ slime mold that is considered a natural computer and ingested as a form of artificial intelligence in Sutela’s recent performances. The talk will move through the human microbiome into various, exceedingly complex biological and computational systems, ultimately unknowable and always in a state of becoming. It will explore an understanding of oneself as interconnected with the wider environment, marking a profound shift in subjectivity as something non-anthropocentric and beyond the individual.

Nam-Gut (the microbial breakdown of language), 2017:
The video installation presents a homebrew computer operated by a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast and producing a new kind of language. A text about code laws and the gut brain, inspired by an ancient Sumerian incantation, or nam-shub*, is processed by tea, sugar, acetobacter, saccharomyces, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, pediococcus, gluconacetobacter kombuchae, zygosaccharomyces kombuchaensis, and Jumbo**. The work is based on Gut-Machine Poetry (2017), an online commission by Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art realized in collaboration with Vincent de Belleval and Johanna Lundberg.
Voice: Jessica Edwards

*See also Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash (1992).
**A program that cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter developed to solve anagrams based on the actions inside a biological cell.

Meanwhile, in Time
Meanwhile, in Time was accompanied by a small introductory reader written by Klara Li Scheutz which is accessible HERE.

Sasha Portis (US),
Untitled, 2017, Perpetual

Meanwhile, in Time
Opening: Friday 16.06.2017, 5pm
Three actors perform peculiar activities like having sex—while one, along with a dog, is seen in real-time, each frame of the other two is archived so that they are perceived through time, and the images of their bodies create an architecture of their actions. A camera is circulating on the inside of a round building structure, reaching back to its starting point in exactly one minute—pointing out the inevitable repetition of our cyclical perception of time.

It is our pleasure to invite you to the opening of Meanwhile, in Time at Annual Reportt, opening June 16th at 5pm. Drinks will be served, all are welcome.

Meanwhile, in Time is a group exhibition featuring works by a series of international artists and designers from USA, The Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, France and Denmark. Despite their differing origins, varying observations and intentions, the presented works are bound together by a relation to the concept of time and its possible mediations. Through different perspectives, we are confronted with the consequences of the conception of time: parts of what we experience as the passing of time and its impact on our orientation within it.

Through June 16th–17th all seven video works appear inside Annual Reportt simultaneously. Subsequently they will alternately tone in on different screens in the window next to the street. The exhibition unfolds over time and is only complete once the last video has finished. The exhibition will run night and day, all the time.

Featured artists: Ronja Andersen (DK/NL), Tim Enthoven (US/NL), Joshua Graver (US), Ayşe Köklü (TR/UK), Olof Olsson (DK), Sasha Portis (US), Clément Rouzaud (FR/CH), Maria Trenkel (CH), Olya Troitskaya (RU/UK).
Galerie, Grand Opening

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Grand Opening of Group Show by the immaterial art gallery Galerie, which we will celebrate with drinks and good company this friday, February 17th 2017.

Group Show is an exhibition of immaterial artworks in the format of a performance. The artworks span over a wide range of media like dance, therapy, poetry, conflict and others. All of which could fit into the category of what we call immaterial artworks, artworks that can not be reduced the a material object or the documentation of an action. Group Show will be performed at Dansehallerne in the period 22th—25th of Februrary 2017.

From relational aesthetics, over social sculpture or “situations”, contemporary art practices have been addressing the production of subjectivity in the realm of experience economy, using life as means and ends. A conversation, a behaviour, a movement, or a mood has become the brush, but also the painting. What are the relations between the objectification and the production of life in art and society? What happens to art when life is capitalized into new forms of production?

Throughout its presentations Group Show will include works by Adriana Lara, Alex Bailey, Audrey Cottin, D D Dorvillier, Dora Garcia, Hana Lee Erdman, Jan Ritsema, Jennifer Lacey, Jonathan Burrows, Krõõt Juurak, Mårten Spångberg, Nina Kurtela, Valentina Desideri and Diego Tonus.

Galerie is an immaterial art gallery dealing exclusively with immaterial artworks. Galerie represents artistic practices that mainly manifest through performative formats. The mission of Galerie is to support and promote immaterial objecthood: works that cannot be reduced to material objects or to the documentation of an action. Galerie circulates artworks by representing them as well as offering them for sale. In collaboration with the artists, economical formats and “representations” are tailored to each artwork, offering unique opportunities for the artwork to extend and disseminate on its own terms.

On one hand, Galerie seeks to build a business providing economical sustainability for the artists it represents, on the other hand Galerie is thought as a platform for conversation between different partners of the art field, from performing arts to visual arts: curators, critics, artists, collectors, gallery owners. As an immaterial gallery, Galerie does not have a location, it occurs in existing contexts and venues, such as art fairs, festivals, galleries, and institutions.