Born 1973 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lives and works in Aarhus, Denmark
Dagmar Krøyer is a student at The Jutland Academy of Fine Arts in Aarhus. Prior to her acceptance to the academy, Krøyer studied Philosophy, Theory of Science (Bachelor's level), and Communication (internship as cultural reporter at DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation)) at Roskilde University, Denmark. Krøyer’s interest in explanatory models and communication forms can also be traced in her artistic practice as well.
Contribution: Participates in Station 1: The Equestrian Hall, Aarhus, with “Breakdance,” 2004. Video installation, 4 x 4 m. Courtesy of the artist. “Breakdance” addresses the question of intolerance by researching the codes of breakdance. Breakdance is often presented as advancing integration since it considers ethnic background to be irrelevant and breaking the essential aspect. Apparently, everyone is welcome, but if you are not yourself a b-boy/girl, it may seem as if the culture of breakdance closes in on itself. Seen from the outside and in music videos, it is often impressive efforts and hand signs that are striking to the eye. It can be difficult to decode the dance for what it originally was about: a symbolic struggle with very distinct rules and codes. Krøyer's video installation sheds light on some of these codes, usually accessible to the inner circle only.