Workshops, Works, Performance

Aarhus Arc | AARCH 2012

February 2012 // Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

David Gersten, Chris Thurlbourne, Anette Brunsvig Sørensen, Tine Bernstorff Aagaard, Ann Bush Hansen, Jane Willumsgaard, Anne Romme, Ben Clement, Sebastian de la Cour, Aida Miron, Uri Wegman, Thomas Lillevang, Mads Hulsrøj Peterson and Laura Genes with Alberto Perez Gomez and Juhani Pallasmaa via skype

The 'Aarhus Arc' was built by 150 master students at the Aarhus School of Architecture. In an act reminiscent of the Globe Theater, the arc was carried in large segments through the snow and (re)constructed within the school’s theatre. Performing as a wall, a drawing board/film screen, it divided the space, inviting people to whisper through it, draw through it, cut through it. Through these acts of empathy for those on the other side, the arc transformed into an architecture, a theater, a film, a drawing, a conversation, an action, a school, and a contribution to a city culminating in a series of performances of magical moments, smoke and fire!