The Danish Crown Slaughterhouse in Holstebro, closed down during 2010-2014.
Holstebro council aquires the whole area, and parts of the slaughterhouse buildings on 1.9.2015.
”The Slaughterhouse”, as it is now called, will develope into a diverse and cultural new part of Holstebro. Especially the oldest parts of the preserved building from the 60's, holds great architechtural value, and is planned to be the focal point for the development of the new city area.
The artist-duo Jens & Morten are together with the plan-department of Holstebro council, collaborating on the development of the creative and cultural climate at the Slaughterhouse.
To name a few, they plan to establish open facilities for culture production, maker-spaces, workspaces/studios, exhibition spaces and stages for concerts and theatre.
The ambitions for the Slaughterhouse is, that it over time will turn into an open production climate, where specialists, craftsmen and the local citizens, can meet and share ideas, and further make use of the Slaughterhouse facilities to realise them.
Besides the above, the place is meant to become a cultural melting pot, where for example artists can go on working-residencies and utilize the spaces at the Slaughterhouse for exhibiting works.
Furthermore the Slaughterhouse is to become the central place in Holstebro for happenings, concerts, theme-festivals and workshops, where natural science as well as schools and smaller businesses can meet a wide field of cultural production to create unseen constellations for prototyping, productdevelopment, buttom-up urban planning and sustainable design.
Slagteriet Holstebro, will come to Alt_Cph, working as collective of people with different qualifications, towards a mainframe concept for the future Slagteriet Holstebro.
Through workshops, within the group, at Alt_Cph, Slagteriet Holstebro will examine possible themes and collaborative strategies towards a mainframe concept and future happenings/workshops.
As a concept for our participation in Alt_Cph, Slagteriet Holstebro will develop as a working installation.
We will bring furniture and objects related to the place and besides, there will be video projections from the actual location in Holstebro, live drawing/painting, dance installations and spiritual programming of the self.
The goal is that the above, and the possibility of networking with the other participants at Alt_Cph, will clarify possible strategies for future projects at Slagteriet in Holstebro, as well as generate material for creating a strong foundation for the longevity of the place.