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For Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen's exhibition at DCA, seats face a projection. On the projection, a video plays of a child. The child says in subtitles 'Me, I fear nothing'.

Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen

From the Edge

08 September - 18 November 2012

Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen is a Danish artist who lives and works in London. This exhibition brings together a selection of his video works.

From Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen's exhibition in DCA. 2 screens face one another in DCA Galleries. One has an image of a man dressed in blue standing on some steps. The other has a family portrait - a young couple and an older woman.

Tales from the Periphery is a pair of films exploring the lives of young people living in deprived areas of Europe. Nikolaj spent months holding workshops for teenagers living in Saint-Denis, a suburb of Paris, and in Gellerupparken, a suburb of Aarhus in Denmark. Both areas are often associated with crime and unemployment. With the artist’s help, the young people filmed themselves to show a different side of their lives. The results are fascinating, touching and refreshing.

In Rendezvous, Nikolaj follows the rarely-explored lives of a group of migrant Indian workers in Dubai and sets this footage against images of their families, who still live at home in Kerala. Finally, No Place Like Home is an experimental documentary which explores the vast desert areas surrounding Dubai, one of the world’s fastest developing urban areas.

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Exhibition images

At DCA Galleries for Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen's exhibition, two people sit on a bench watching a projection. On the projection, there is a video of a block of flats.
For Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen's exhibition at DCA, seats face a projection. On the projection, a video plays of a child. The child says in subtitles 'Me, I fear nothing'.
From Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen's exhibition in DCA. 2 screens face one another in DCA Galleries. One has an image of a man dressed in blue standing on some steps. The other has a family portrait - a young couple and an older woman.
From Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen's exhibition in DCA. 2 screens face one another in DCA Galleries. One features a picture of a man standing in a landfill. The other is a portrait of 3 people outside of a house.
An image from Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen's exhibition in DCA galleries. A man wearing a dress shirt, tie, and trousers stands in an office environment.
An image from Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen' exhibition at DCA. DCA reception is pictured. There is a televisions screen hanging from the ceiling which has an image on it of a man wearing a pink shirt holding a cat.