Notes from the workshop: At Mia Habib’s workshop we visited Astrup Fearnley Museum - Norway’s largest private art museum.

The day started with an introduction to the exhibition Antibodies by the American/Filipino artist Jeff Klein by the exhibition’s curator Therese Möllenhoff. Together with Mia we explored the museum and its exhibitions without special instructions (so as any other visitor). Then Mia Habib’s workshop started: We walked together slowly while looking at the art. We study everything with the same level of attention: the walls, the pictures, the grains of dust and even gum on the floor. Everything.

Hannah explains: “I got so caught up by the details that I didn’t get any impression of the whole room, I lost track of the totality. Because I focused on one simple object like a painting or a wall it became very present”.

Then we took an observation round where we observed our fellow museum visitors. We started to walk and stand like them. We went back between rounds and wrote at least three notes each with reflections on our personal experiences. These notes were laid on the floor and became a collective notebook.

Audience Choreography  
31       October  2020
Location: Astrup Fearnley Museum
Language: Norwegian 

Workshop leader: Mia Habib 

In Character is co-organized by Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, PRAKSIS, and Publics
Supported by:
Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme of the European Union, Kulturrådet, Nordic Culture Point 0-30, and Sparebankstiflesen DNB