much of my last three weeks has been spent in the studio working on a presentation model for the new maritime museum in helsingor. the project has been in the office for several years in various stages of stagnation, and has recently regained its momentum. my task was to join a team of 5 others charged with finishing a massive model which had been in the works for months already. we presented the model on friday at the groundbreaking ceremony, which received extremely positive support from the minister of culture and community members alike. a party followed...
all of the work to wire 300+ led lights really paid off...
the weekend brought beautiful weather and deambulations through the city. drinking by the canal at nyhavn and christianshavn, department 8 party at the royal danish academy, and cycling. the highlight may have been stumbling across a free outdoor concert featuring the mouritz horslev projekt (the danish equivalent of beach house?).
since my arrival on monday, i have been staying with my good friend chris carlsen in a small flat in osterbro (the quieter of copenhagen's neighborhoods). my days have been filled with long hours at the BIG studio and nights out in the city... all this while getting over my jetlag!
the trip began as most of my trips do... with a certain lack of planning. the general idea is there, but many of the details unresolved. a bicycle at the airport with no cardboard packing, a suspicious piece of luggage in reykjavik (leaving me one bag short in copenhagen), a place to stay but no address, a number to call but no phone, a bike but no pedals. all this being said i wouldn't have had it any other way... these things that seem to be obstacles help to construct memorable experiences.