The UNF is murdering Mother-in-Law at the Uni, the savages at the harbor are throwing an 80's-New-Circus-variety-party at DYNAMO, the fully masked (wait, what!?) Oktronium play rebellious algorithms at musikbiblioteket and our guest writer from the Academy of Art, Samara Sallam, tells us why we should see the first-year students' exhibition in the FAA project room. Let's discover each other this week in Odense! XO Mira Erik

Sat 15
12/14/2018 10:00:00 AM 12/21/2018 15:00 40 In Order To Keep Fresh Cool dry place in FAA Jernbanegade 13, Odense C FAA Project Room false DD-MM-YYYY

In Order To Keep Fresh Cool dry place in FAA


In Order To Keep Fresh
Exhibition | Kl. 10:00 - 15:00 | Jernbanegade 13, Odense C | Price: 0 Kr. | Written by: Samara Sallam

Location: FAA Project Room
Organizer: FAA Project Room

It’s the time of the year when Det Fynske Kunstakademi (Funen Art Academy) presents its new students, and this time is extra special. The academy moved to a new home and so has the Project Room. This room is a place where students can experiment and show their artworks and projects. Now, 14 artists - four of them exchange students - have decided on the title “In Order To Keep Fresh; Store In a Cool, Dry Place & Consume Within 7 Days After Opening” for their first exhibition.

The FAA project room always offers a diversity of opinions, art mediums, and personal experiences. Personally, I think the FAA room is the only place in Odense for experimenting with the visual arts. In its former location, previous performances included sounds, videos, installations, the serving of food, giving of tattoos and listening to each other’s hearts beating. I’m looking forward to see what the new students will offer this year. I’m also looking forward to seeing new faces from the city, not only participating in our vernissages but also joining in as critics and giving feedback, which is the only thing that the FAA room is missing.

Samara Sallam is a journalist and artist and a third year student at Funen Art Academy.



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Wed 12
12/12/2018 7:00:00 PM 12/14/2018 21:00 40 Sub Zukunft Art installation, concert and artist talk with the enigmatic, dystopia-obsessed Oktronium. Rebellious algorithms take control. Østre Stationsvej 33, Odense C Oktronium, Posten, Odense Musikbibliotek false DD-MM-YYYY

Sub Zukunft Art installation, concert and artist talk with the enigmatic, dystopia-obsessed Oktronium. Rebellious algorithms take control.


Sub Zukunft
Concert | Kl. 19:00 - 21:00 | Østre Stationsvej 33, Odense C | Price: 40 Kr. | Buy tickets here | Written by: Mira Erik | Translated by: Malte Joe Frid-Nielsen

Location: Odense Musikbibliotek
Organizer: Oktronium, Posten, Odense Musikbibliotek

Too art to understand?  I think, half in shocked paralysis, half curious. Masked electronic musicians, composing their works via algorithms? It's all very weird. Does Oktronium even exist? Are they human? Or is it data creating music; an autonomous music system? A (high-minded) critique of the established future dystopia of steel and glas, along with a proposed new (and more correct?) vision of a digital dystopic future which is already here, but invisible – but made tangible in this mixture of art installation and concert? Something about growth ideology, paranoia and Gary Numan??

The most comprehensible thing is the program which (seemingly) applies to the opening on the 12th:

19:00 Doors open and the installation is inaugurated.

19:30 Performance lecture and a conversation with the algorithm behind OKTRONIUM. An attempt at a dialogue about sci-fi dystopian futures in electronic music.

20:00 concert with OKTRONIUM.

I check out the music and I’m sold. It is strange, unruly, electrically conductive, and danceable:

Oktromium is too art to understand.     {   bool MissOutOnThis = false;  }



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Thu 13
12/13/2018 7:00:00 PM 12/13/2018 21:00 40 Murder-in-law Poisonings. An entertaining lecture on the phenomenon. A doctor and a chemist invite you to tea. Campusvej 55, Odense M UNF Odense false DD-MM-YYYY

Murder-in-law Poisonings. An entertaining lecture on the phenomenon. A doctor and a chemist invite you to tea.


Murder-in-law
Other | Kl. 19:00 - 21:00 | Campusvej 55, Odense M | Price: 75 Kr. | Buy tickets here | Written by: Mira Erik | Translated by: Malte Joe Frid-Nielsen

Location: Syddansk Universitet
Organizer: UNF Odense

The elegant murder. The quiet murder. Murder with tea and umbrella. No blood, no noise, no guns, explosions or car chases. Just silent chemicals going about their deadly business.

UNF (The Danish Youth Association of Science) hosts knockout lectures, where they transform dry facts into compelling shows. This time, a chemist and a doctor take turns – one trying to kill a mother-in-law, while the other attempts to cure the victim, or at the very least deduce what happened, while they discuss what can go wrong and how you can discover and treat real-life poisonings.

Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian known for criticizing Putin, was poisoned with the radioactive isotope polonium-210 in London some years ago. It lurked in his green tea. Snow White was poisoned – wasn’t that by a mother-in-law? – with an apple. In Jonestown, it was in the Kool-Aid . Dear Leader Kim Jong-Un killed his half-brother with the nerve agent VX. His ministry had hired two women to spray him in the face with the stuff “We thought it was baby oil!”, they said at the trial. The Bulgarian defector, dramatist and novelist, Georgi Markov, who escaped communist Bulgaria, was murdered with ricin in 1978 while waiting for the bus: He felt a prick in his leg and saw a man beside him pick up an umbrella and hurry off. Two days later his heart stopped beating.

Finally, I will leave you with this piece of advice, direct from the ol’ trusty internet: “ Historically, there are five substances which serious poisoners have utilized: Thallium, lead, quicksilver, arsenic, and antimony. These substances all have their numerous disadvantages, as they are easy to trace. For this reason, you should be professional in your methods and read up on the matter, so you avoid unnecessary mistakes.” So: Be professional. Also when poisoning.

In Denmark, there are between 5 and 10 murders by poison a year. At the end of the university’s main street in room U45, you can pick up some tips and tricks. 75kr gets you a membership of UNF for half a year.



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Sat 15
12/15/2018 7:00:00 PM 12/15/2018 23:59 40 Arcade Delight The savages at Dynamo host an uproarious variety show. An 80's bash in flashing neon lights. Get your rollerskates on! Finlandskaj 6 DYNAMO, Røde Himmel false DD-MM-YYYY

Arcade Delight The savages at Dynamo host an uproarious variety show. An 80's bash in flashing neon lights. Get your rollerskates on!


Arcade Delight
Festival | Kl. 19:00 - 23:59 | Finlandskaj 6 | Price: 100 Kr. | Buy tickets here | Written by: Mira Erik | Translated by: Malte Joe Frid-Nielsen

Location: Dynamo
Organizer: DYNAMO, Røde Himmel

Ah, the 80’s! How I long for your pastels, your metallic makeup, your arcade cabinets and roller skates, your soft short-shorts and your megalomaniac shoulder pads –Thank God for DYNAMO, who will be blasting us back in an 80’s time-warp this Saturday, in the harbor, on Byens Ø, in the old Silo with the picture of the bird. If a place could be a person, DYNAMO would be Willy Wonka: a crazy, contrary, anarchic spirit – it’s a place that turns adults into children and turns the children on their heads – it’s my goal to leave at least as much shattered porcelain in that joyous kitchen as my boisterous euphoria did last year.

Shooting gallery, tattoo-tombola, roller-disco at 19:00

12 international New Circus artists in the city’s heretofore most ambitious cracked cabaret with live audio accompaniment from Tigermor at 21:00 and..

A concert with the synth-duo TAN, with matching drag queen dancers at 23:00.

It’s going to be a party without equal and you must, must, must not miss the cabaret!

Feel the vibes in the trailer here; it’s a trailer that makes me feel that my life in this town is in every way remarkable.

If you love that 80’s style, then G.L.O.W. is the best thing on Netflix rigt now. Hairspray and hard metal makeup, jazzercise outfits with high waists capped in thin belts, leg warmers, shoulder pads, and coke up the nose of the male chauvenist alpha-male-mother-fucking-idiot-director (with pricelessly funny lines) of the ambitious, but hopeless female wrestlers.



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