Diakron is a platform and studio for transdisciplinary research and practice. We establish collaborations across disciplinary backgrounds and institutional frameworks. Our own backgrounds are composed of experiences from artistic practices, curatorial practices, social sciences and graphic design.
Diakron is based on explorative research as a core value. This means, that we adapt what our practices do and what the organization is, according to the research projects we undertake.
We are currently interested in creative and explorative ways of identifying and dealing with changes, that invisibly permeate or unavoidably overwhelm ways of life. This work is tied to concerned interests in various pervasive ecological, humanitarian, existential, digital, or economic shifts. We approach these issues through experimentation with our own ways of working and the relationships we maintain through our practices.
Our modes of engagement, processes of making and research methodologies grow out of our projects and collaborations. We combine our transdisciplinary outset with an open-ended and relational approach to methodological experimentation. Outputs and expressions are not predetermined, but are developed in a responsive manner according to each research process.
Artist. MFA, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Art. Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna
Asger Behncke Jacobsen
Graphic designer. BFA, Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Aslak Aamot Helm
PostDoc, Medical Museion, Diakron and Serpentine Galleries. PhD, Space, Place and Technology at Roskilde University
Bjarke Hvass Kure
Artist. MFA, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Art
David Hilmer Rex
PostDoc, Human Centred Science and Digital Technology at The Department of Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University, Danish Design Center, The Systems Innovation Initiative at The Rockwool Foundation and Diakron. PhD, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Aarhus University.
Curator and writer. R&D Strategic Lead, Arts Technologies, Serpentine Galleries. PhD, Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, London Southbank University.
Diakron and Art Hub invite you to a discussion about the need to reconsider the institutional layers that encase art, at a time when technological, scientific and ecological changes necessitate new aesthetic strategies.
April 24, 2022
1700 Copenhagen V
Participation in the discussion is free, but if you wish to attend, you must sign up via Billetto. Last chance to book is April 21st. The event will be in English.
The idea of ‘A Third Field’ spotlights, on one hand, the importance of combining existing professional and institutional fields outside their established comfort zones and, on the other, the need to establish formats for development without knowing their specific destinations in advance.
The discussion will be based on the activities in a workshop involving an international group of artists, curators and technology developers. The workshop will take place immediately prior to the public discussion.
Lars Bang Larsen, Aslak Aamot Helm and a selection of participants from the workshop will take part in the discussion.
The project was initiated and organised by Diakron with the aim of establishing professional and strategic relationships across practices and organisations.
The work is continuous and took place previously at Moderna Museet in Stockholm. The next venue will be the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin.
Participants in the workshop (not all of who will be present at the public discussion):
Jenna Sutela (Artist).
Julia Kaganskiy (Curator and Cultural Producer).
Kei Kreutler (Artist and CEO, Gnosis Guild).
Martti Kalliala (Musician, Amnesia Scanner. Strategic Advisor, Nemesis).
Mi You (Curator and Researcher, Dokumenta Institute).
Gary Zhexi Zhang (Artist and Strategic Consultant).
Amitai Romm (Artist, Diakron and Primer).
Aslak Aamot Helm (Researcher, Diakron, Primer, Medicinsk Museion and The Serpentine Galleries).
Bjarke Hvass Kure (Curator, Diakron and Primer).
David Hilmer Rex (Artist, Diakron and Primer).
The discussion is a collaboration with Art Hub. The workshop is a collaboration with Medicinsk Museion. The project is funded by the Bikuben Foundation.