Brandon LaBelle: The Freedom Room

Photo: Mikkel Kaldal

Brandon LaBelle

Brandon LaBelle is an artist, author and theorist, born in Los Angeles and living in Berlin. His artistic work explores issues of social and cultural life using sound, performance, text and site-specific constructions. This results in projects that create interventions in the public space. In this way, the artwork becomes part of the surroundings, for example in the form of a political action or through art projects that translate into social work.

Photos: Mikkel Kaldal

The Freedom Room

The Freedom Room is an installation based on the anarchic environment that often exists around music clubs and venues. These sanctuaries are typically found in abandoned buildings, hidden and a little dirty. Here you can enter a zone with space for alternative social behavior, intimate relationships and individual expressions. 

Through his artistic research work, Brandon explores the club as a free space to experiment with new identities. During Struer Tracks, Brandon, together with Struer's local youth, will cultivate an anarchist energy and create a free space in the harbor's raw atmosphere.

The installation utilizes and transforms the industrial environment and creates an artistic space where visitors can hang out, watch and listen to audio and video material as well as other research material. The installation will also be active through a number of public events where local bands and DJs can perform.

Photo: Mikkel Kaldal

Video: Mikkel Kaldal