Molly Haslund’s Coordination Models evolves in the space between installation and performance. The work consists of a series of modified devices designed to challenge the participants and create a physical reflection on how we use and move around in urban spaces.
Familiar objects like skipping ropes, math compasses and swings are integrated in various kinds of utility systems, where coordination and collaboration between the individual participants becomes imperative. The participant’s motor skills are challenged as well as their ability to coordinate group movements in order to make the optimal systems in the coordination models work. When this succeeds a common rhythm is generated that transforms the utilities from commonplace play objects to complex collaboration modules, where the individuals in the group are dependent on each other.
With the models’ suggested choreographies and audience participation, Haslund delves into an ongoing investigation of how hedges, walls, lines and other abstract enclosures in our physical surroundings demarcate and define our scope of action as well as our social interactions.
On Molly Haslund
Molly Haslund lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. She graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen in 2005. Since then, Molly Haslund has worked in an experimental field of performance, music, sculpture, social and movement-oriented practices. Through various strategies, Haslund’s works explore how ideas, identities, and hierarchies are intimately connected with, and continuously negotiated through, bodily gestures, rituals, social designs and arrangements of our physical surroundings.
Haslund has exhibited and performed extensively in Denmark and Sweden as well as in Glasgow, London, Kyoto, Berlin, Munich, New York and Philadelphia. She has recently created three public sculptures in front of Lund’s Konsthall in Sweden and has her first solo show in Denmark at Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, 14 June–4 August 2019.