In May 2019, I traveled to the United States in the service of the scissors. The University of Wisconsin-Madison had invited me to attend the symposium “Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest”. The event was attended by Scandinavian and American artists, University researchers, and lecturers. The event was all about demonstrating and discussing how Scandinavian cultural traditions can be maintained and disseminated.
My participation in the symposium should also help to strengthen and maintain the cultural ties that have been created over the years between Denmark and the United States.
At the symposium, I did several paper cut workshops, participated in panel debates, and gave lectures on my experiences as a paper cut artist, including my international experiences in the USA and Japan. Here you can read the bio about me.
It was a huge experience. See more photos from the trip on my Facebook page.
Read the Danish article “På sporet af rødderne: Tarupborger gjorde Wisconsin-folket klogere på fortiden” (On the trail of the roots: Tarup citizens made the Wisconsin people wiser to the past).
Read more about my paper cut workshops both online and physical workshops.
My participation in the symposium was made possible through support from the Statens Kunstfond.