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A trans A trans feat. Birgit Kjærsgaard_ VERDENSRUM V, Japan

22. Oktober 2020 @ 19:00 - 20:00

A trans feat.

Birgit Kjærsgaard_ VERDENSRUM V, Japan: Mountain of Sadness

Vitrine U – Kleistpark (U7) in 10783 Berlin


Within the European Month of Photography Berlin:

Exhibition: 22.10. 2020 – 12.12.2020            

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With this project VERDENSRUM V, Japan: Mountain of Sadness the series VERDENSRUM continues. A TRANS started the collaborating with Birgit Kjærsgaard along this long-term project in

2010, where the first 3D- installation was presented at A trans Pavilion in the Hackesche Höfe, Berlin -Mitte.

VERDENSRUM V, Japan: Mountain of Sadness, a part of Kjaersgaard’s Japanese VERDENSRUM series, is inspired by Osore-zan (the Mountain of Dread) in the Aomori prefecture, a remote volcanic Buddhist pilgrimage destination famously known in Japan as the entrance to ‘the underworld’. It is also said, that, with a spiritual medium as an intermediary, one can make contact there with one’s ancestors.

The visuals as well as the dramaturgy of the installation are inspired by this spectacular landscape, which has spots such as ‘The Lake of Blood’, ‘The River of Souls’, and ‘The Lake of Heaven’.


Supported by | Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, European Region of Culture, Danish Arts Foundation, The Royal Danish Embassy Berlin, Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation, Center for Advanced Visualization and Interactivity/University of Aarhus, European Month of Photography Berlin


Opening Performance by Yon Natalie Mik_Black Odonata at Mountain of Sadness

Dancer Yon Natalie Mik is returning as Black Odonata to visit the ‚Mountain of Sadness‘. Passerbys in transit through the underground subway of Berlin are invited to glimpse Black Odonata’s dancerly passage into the Osorezan’s underworld as she crosses ‚The River of Souls‘ to embark on a journey from ‚The Sources of Hell‘ to ‚The Heaven Lake‘. As part of the Japanese Verdensrum Series, The Mountain of Sadness presents a visual landscape installation by artist Birgit Kjærsgaard inspired by the volcanic scene and landmarks of Osorezan in Japan, also famously known as the entrance to the underworld according to Buddhist cosmology.

Yon Natalie Mik is an experimental dancer and performance/dance studies researcher based in Berlin and LA. The performance is presented by A TRANS at Vitrine U-Kleistpark Schöneberg as part of 2020’s theme ‚A Femmes City‘.


22. Oktober 2020
19:00 - 20:00


Vitrine U- Bahnhof Kleistpark
U-Bahnhof Kleistpark (U9)
Berlin, 10823 Deutschland



Weitere Angaben

22.10. - 12.12.2020
Isolde Nagel
Birgit Kjærsgaard