Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

On Being and Bathing, from Berlin to Lisbon

12 OCT 2021 - 11 DEC 2021
Tuesday & Saturday: 11am - 7pm; Wednesday to Friday: 2pm - 7pm;
Palácio Sinel de Cordes
Free Admission
Featuring works by: Benjamin Robert Haydon, Carlo Scarpa, Jerzy Mokrzyński, Josip Osojnik, Lucía de Mosteyrín Muñoz, Mário Novais, Ott Puuraid, William Home Lizars, Max Rasser, Samuele Tirendi / denkstatt sàrl, Tibère Vadi; Patients’ photographs and quotes (Collection): Anna Ulrikke Andersen, Anne Silje Bø; Contributions: Ann Lise Aaseth, Elling Ola Drege Kirkhorn, Fredrik Joramo, Helga Marie Holt-Seeland, Håvard Jektnes, Knut Forbergskog, Laila Holgersen, Marte Karoline Lieng, Åshild Marie Grønningsæter Vige
Future Architecture Platform

In partnership: Burel Factory
Collaboration: Norsk Folkemuseum,, Norsk Revmatikerforbund Østfold, Bekhterev Norge

Support: Norwegian Arts Council, OCA - Office for Contemporary Art Norway

Additional info
Curator: Anna Ulrikke Andersen Exhibition Design: L'Atelier Senzu
On Being and Bathing (2021), a film directed by Anna Ulrikke Andersen, with Abi Palmer, was selected for the Berlin Short Film Festival 2021. Now celebrating its ninth year, the Festival is held online between 5 and 15 July as one of the main stages for European film production in the world. Open to proposals of all genres, styles and themes, the programme is curated by Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck, director of Berlinale Shorts. It is a unique platform for new talent and a celebration of cinematic creativity and innovation.

The short film (9’ 25’’) is a very personal testimony of Abi Palmer, who suffers from a chronic illness, and her misadventures in adapting her home in London to include a bathtub for daily therapy. The bathing moment is unique since it gives the body a feeling of well-being (“the lack of gravity that my body enjoys”). The film, which results from Anna Ulrikke Andersen's research into chronic illness and the design of an adapted space, is one of the contents in the exhibition Chronic Conditions: Body and Building, in preparation for opening at the Palácio Sinel de Cordes in October.

With a PhD in architecture, the Norwegian author explores filmmaking, sculpture, and essay writing as methods to investigate the architecture experienced by people living with chronic illness. An interesting talk where she shares her personal experiences with chronic illness in her approach to a history of architecture told by patients can be listened to here.

More information regarding this exhibition and the curatorship here.