January 7 – 9, 2011
STORIES ABOUT “THE NEW SOCIETY “, 1968-70…. AN EXHIBITION BY HENRIK BUSK
As a consequence of the student movement and the collapse of the Student Society, 500 students started the “New Society” in 1968.
In 1970, the activities of the “New Society” escalated into a big summer festival, not only for the 3 days that were normal at that time, but for 10 weeks!
The plan was to experiment with direct democracy in a newly established mini-society.
Henrik Busk has interviewed the most prominent people behind the “New Society” and created a number of video segments with stories about the times, the ideas and the experiences…
In the meetings with the old activists, Leo Jespersgaard, Peter Duelund, Leif Varmark og Henning Prins, the project took another direction and the talks involved other issues than just stories from that time.
People visiting the exhibition found themselves in the middle of the work of writing a chapter in the History of Danish Activism.
At the exhibition was installed a small kitchen serving microbiotic food and indian milktea, posters, documents and films from 1968-70.
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Photos by Søren A Olsen, Flopper and YNKB