Presented on a circular screen, the impressive video work SONG 1 leads you into a hypnotic filmic sequence in which famous actors and singers interpret the classic song ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’ set against various backdrops of present-day urban settings and communities.
OPENING EXHIBITIONS The first exhibitions presented at the new Copenhagen Contemporary will feature the Danish artists’ collective SUPERFLEX and US artist Doug Aitken. It gives us great pleasure to be able to present Danish audiences to SUPERFLEX’s large-scale installation One Two Three Swing!, after it has only just been featured in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in London. With its collective swings, One Two Three Swing! points to the potential and energy inherent in playing and to what people can achieve collectively. We are very proud to be able to present this aesthetic and conceptual total installation in a new format created especially for CC on Refshaleøen, says Marie Nipper. SUPERFLEX are known across the world for their ground-breaking and socially engaged art. Last year, they were selected to create the annual commission for the vast Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in London. This great honour clearly demonstrates the high esteem in which their artistic practice is held, and the work proved a major success with visitors at Tate. The opening programme at CC also includes a large-scale video installation by the international US superstar Doug Aitken (1968). Presented on a circular screen, the impressive video work Song 1 leads spectators into a hypnotic filmic sequence in which famous Hollywood actors and singers interpret the classic song I Only Have Eyes For You set against various backdrops of present-day urban settings and communities.