Trade Test Site

Research and Event Platform (since 2015)

Test Site is an artistic research platform started in 2015 by Lise Skou with the support of Bonnie Fortune. Trade Test Site runs a public program of events and workshops; an exchange shop and café; a school for home production and publish smaller booklets.


We all suffer from capitalism, but refuse treatment

A reading performance produced for Systemics #3: Against the idea of growth, towards poetry (or how to build a universe that doesn’t fall apart two days later). 2014
Duration: 60 minutes

Also performed at Kunsthal Nikolaj, 2015.

How do I get out of this capitalist place, 2013

At Wavy Banners  – Contemporary Visual public Space Art Project

’Wavy banners’ 2013 53 artists from 22 different countries created banners to the four Jutlandic villages Sdr. Nissum, Humlum, Nørre Snede and Vorgod-Barde as ET4U’s part of the culture festival ‘THE WAVE’

The works were exhibited during the period 22 June to 19 October. 24-25 August the banner exhibitions were exchanged between Vorgod-Barde and Humlum and between Sdr. Nissum and Nørre Snede. On this occasion a small symposium was held in the village Stadil where 16 of the participating artists were present and also attended the second hanging and re-opening of the banner exhibitions with artist talks etc. in the four villages.

The culture festival ‘THE WAVE’ was arranged by the members of the Cultural Collaboration project in Mid and Western Jutland: the municipalities of Lemvig, Struer, Holstebro, Skive, Ringkøbing-Skjern, Herning and Ikast-Brande, as well as 63 cultural sites domiciled in these seven municipalities. Our vision is that the Cultural Coorperation is a network that enables direct communication and active working relationship between cultural institutions and the member municipalities in order to create innovative and high quality cultural offers to all.

Adam Smiths’ Mother

Performance Lecture. 15 minutes.
Performed at “Schutzraum” – Thealit – Frauen. Kultur. Labor, Bremen


By Lise Skou and Nis Rømer

The work has been shown widely internationally at the travelling video exhibition It’s the political economy stupid, curated by Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette


By Nis Rømer and Lise Skou / Field Work, 2010

Presented at The Bucharest Biennale – On Producing Possibilities

Curated by Felix Vogel

Also shown at:
Gallery Goloss, soloexhibition, curated by Katarina Stenbeck
Koldo Mitxelena, Contemporary Art Space, Valencia, Spain at the exhibition Historia Incomparatible

Hallucinogenic Parks

By Nis Rømer and Lise Skou / Field Work, 2010

Models and plants in display boxes.
For the exhibition: Gentle Actions

At Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway