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June 20 - September 6, 2020 Kunstteater
Everyone in Husene

In the summer of 2020, Holstebro Kunstmuseum has the pleasure of presenting the Kunstteater (Art Theatre) project Everyone in Husene. The exhibition will be the venue for a series of six episodes.

Each episode has a duration of 20 minutes and will be performed on selected dates. The performers come from a broad range of disciplines, including theatre, circus, music and classical singing. Together with a number of talking sculptures, they will take on the various roles in a dramaturgical narrative that plays out in a transformative art scenography. During the exhibition period, you will have the opportunity to experience the previous episodes on screens. 
Everyone in Husene 
In the exhibition Everyone in Husene, we follow the inhabitants of the small, fictional town of Husene. The annual turnip harvest is about to begin – a time that everyone looks forward to with great anticipation, and which, true to tradition, is to be celebrated with a festival. But this year something is threatening the turnip harvest, and it brings a terrible storm upon Husene and its inhabitants, where nothing is as it used to be. 
Everyone in Husene is a collective tale of accelerated development that demands an interruption, and about the town as a woven lattice of individual destinies. In turn, we follow four characters and their very different pathways through the crisis in which the little community finds itself. Questions of local identity and crisis management mingle with mythological layers as the residents of Husene see a new world order arise from the foundations of the old. 
Kunstteater is a newly-founded working co-operative for interdisciplinary artistic productions, founded in 2018 by visual artist and theatre director Mathias Dyhr during his period as artist-in-residence at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret in Holstebro. Today, Mathias Dyhr runs Kunstteater together with the writer Maria Hesselager.

Everyone in Husene
is Kunstteater’s biggest production to date, and the artistic framework has been compiled by Maria Hesselager, Mathias Dyhr and visual artist Mathias Toubro. Dyhr and Hesselager have created the dramaturgical process in close dialogue with Toubro, who has created sculptures and exhibition scenography. In this way, the story of Husene and the exhibition scenography have been developed simultaneously and under mutual influence. The scenography will be reshaped throughout the exhibition period in step with the different episodes of the story. 

Mathias Dyhr (f. 1991)
Graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2016
Maria Hesselager (f. 1984)
Graduated from The Danish writers school (Forfatterskolen) in 2014
Mathias Toubro (f. 1986)
Graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2016
Mathias Dyhr and Mathias Toubro also work together as the artist duo Mathias & Mathias, who recently exhibited at OVERGADEN – Institute of Contemporary Art (Kære, 2018), Tranen and HEART – Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning (Artie, 2017). The duo has also created the public artwork Ildstedet & Vandhullet (The Fireplace & the Watering Hole) for Espergærde Gymnasium & HF (2020). The awards they have received include the Sven Dalsgaard Scholarship, the Niels Wessel Bagge Art Foundation Scholarship and most recently the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation Talent Award. 


Please note that the performances will be in Danish.

Find free trickets for the performances via the following links:


Episode 1: “Market day and redundancy rounds” 
Friday 19 June (private performance) 
Episode 2: “The vision in the field”
Sunday 5 July, 3 pm and 4 pm 
Episode 3: “The overlooked messenger” 
Sunday 19 July, 3 pm and 4 pm 
Episode 4: “The lone inheritor” 
Sunday 2 August, 3 pm and 4 pm 
Episode 5: “A stranger comes to town, and the new people in the field” 
Sunday 16 August, 3 pm and 4 pm 
Episode 6: “The harvest festival / Jane’s new order” 
Sunday 30 August, 3 pm and 4 pm 
NB! the number of free tickets are limited.

Read recaps of the episodes here

Idea and manuscript: Maria Hesselager & Mathias Dyhr 
Sculpture & stage design: Mathias Toubro 
Music: Frans Winther 
Acoustic images: Marije Nie
Video editing & camera: Mathias Dyhr & Mathias Toubro
Costumes & masks: Freja Kristine Veile, Maria Hesselager, Mathias Dyhr & Mathias Toubro
Performers: Alice Occhiali, Asbjørn Krogh Nissen, Marije Nie, Martin Damgaard, Mikkel Baungaard Thomsen, Rina Skeel, Signild Elisabeth Thygesen & Valerio Peroni 
Directed by: Mathias Dyhr

Kunstteater would like to thank
the following partners and sponsors:

Dansk Talentakademi
Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium 
– Odin Teatret
Rømer Glas A/S 

The exhibition is supported by:
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Kunstteater, Alle i Husene - Markedsdag (2020). Tegning: Mathias Dyhr


Kunstteater, Showstopper (2019). Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium. Photo: Alen Aligrudic

Kunstteater, Showstopper (2019). Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium. Photo: Alen Aligrudic
Mathias & Mathias, Artie (2017). HEART - Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning. Photo: Ole Jørgensen