Every day people follow signs pointing to some place which is not their home / 2018
Runo Lagomarsino’s project was created specifically for TRANSIT. The art project addresses and plays out in states of mobility, taking the form of a performance on the E line train between Copenhagen Central Station and Køge Station. Every day people follow signs pointing to some place which is not their home focuses on the area west of Copenhagen that the E line runs through.
At Copenhagen Central Station a performer gets on the train, carrying a newspaper in a tote bag with the title of the work printed. On one side in English and on the other in Turkish, Arabic, Serbo-Croatian, Urdu and Polish. The languages that – besides Danish are the statistically most prevalent in the area west of Copenhagen.
The performer enters the train, sits down and starts reading the international newspaper for her/him self, arriving at Køge Station, the performer walks to the museum and there, reads one article of their choice out loud and then hangs the newspaper on the wall.
The increasing number of international newspapers in the space that in the end of the exhibition filled the entire gallery created a space of other stories, of other centres and desires.
Runo Lagomarsino’s art project brings a particular kind of newspapers into the public transit zone of the train; newspapers that are written in the languages most commonly spoken by people living in the area west of Copenhagen, but which are not usually on sale at the kiosks at E line stations. The work thereby emphasises migration as a condition affecting contemporary society in general and this area in particular. Home is, in other words, not a clear-cut category, and the fact that many people today have multiple places they call home leaves its mark on contemporary public spaces – not least on those places where we are on the move.