Site- and Community-specific concept: MELLEMRUM*

MELLEMRUM is a tribute to the walk and the locality.

Walking is an archaic practice. A basic means of transportation, universal to all times and cultures.

We walked out of Africa – we still migrate walking.

MELLEMRUM is a carefully designed walk in a specific area. A walk that involves a series of performances/interactions created by local, national or international artists and in close dialogue with the specific locality and community.

MELLEMRUM is travelling around the world. So far, we have walked in:

Sherbrooke 2022

Sherbrooke

Roskilde 2022

Roskilde

Graz 2020

Graz

Tainan 2019

Tainan

Rudkøbing 2018

Rudkøbing

Moss 2016

Moss

Andros 2016

Andros

Macao 2015

Macao

Budapest 2015 

Budapest

Sri Lanka 2015

Sri Lanka

Copenhagen,
Sydhavnen 2014 

Sydhavnen

Copenhagen,
Vesterbro 2012

Vesterbro

Macao 2011-12  

Macao

Zagreb 2011

Zagreb

Copenhagen, Holmen 2011

Holmen

Copenhagen, Nørrebro 2010

Nørrebro

Athen,
Keramikos/Thesio 2009

Athen

Copenhagen,
Indre by 2008

Indre by

>See what the press wrote about MELLEMRUM here!

Each edition is curated in close collaboration by a local partner and Kitt Johnson, and comes to life through the mapping method developed by Kitt Johnson: THE WALK – THE TALK – THE ARCHIVE DIVE.

With MELLEMRUM we hope to give both the audience and local residents a chance to experience their surroundings through a performative lens – and the possibly to rediscover the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Kitt Johnson tells more about her site-specific work in the podcast BYLYD (in Danish) – Click here!


Kitt Johnson tells more about her site-specific work in this article, published in KIT’s ‘Changing Metropolis III’ (June, 2016) – Click here!


Photo: From the MELLEMRUM encounter festival ‘OFF SITE’, created in collaboration between the choreographers Candy Cook and Kitt Johnson, Macao 2015. Photographer: Ao Ieon Mike. 
Performer: Candy Kuok

*In German ‘MELLEMRUM’ translates to Zwischenraum. In English it does not exist as one word but would be something like “the space between spaces”.