The Artist Collective, The Spiral. Photo: Lieven Michiels.
Six works of art from six different art collections in six different cities is the top item on the wish list of a group of Copenhagen artists. By means of spectacular planning, they strike in all six towns and steal the works of art all at the same time. The target here in Denmark is Thorvaldsens Museum, where a portrait of Thorvaldsen by C.W. Eckersberg is stolen. But not all goes according to plan, and a headlong search starts for the works of art, the group and those behind it.
This is the plot in the ground-breaking, thrilling international drama series that will be premiered on TV3 Puls during the autumn and will include Thure Lindhardt and Paw Henriksen among other Danes in the cast.
The series will be available not only on TV, but also in the innovative online universe in which all can help find the six stolen pieces and thus take part in the action when the five episodes of the series are transmitted simultaneously in all six countries this autumn. Here you can see the trailer for the television series. If you want to take part in the action, go to www.thespiral.eu from the 21st of August.
The television series is a European co-production, and six European museums are taking part. The recordings in Thorvaldsens Museum were done during the autumn of 2011, and if you have already visited the museum, the settings will be familiar. However, the action is fictitious, and none of the museum staff take part in the action.
If you visit the museum in August and September, you can find traces of the television series there. Where the stolen painting normally hangs, you will instead see a mysterious symbol placed there by the group behind the theft. And if you take part in the online game, you will be able to find clues in the museum.
The Spiral is a 5-part participative TV-series and will be broadcast in September 2012 across Europe. Experience the story on tv, online & in reality: www.thespiral.eu.
On TV3 Puls (DK), SVT1 (SE) NRK 1 (N), YLE (FI), éen (BE), Vara (NL), ARTE (Germany and France).
Thure Lindhardt (DK), Paw Henriksen (DK), Tuva Novotny (SE), Donald Högberg (SE) , Viktoria Winge (NO) , Nils Jørgen Kaalstad (NO), Tommi Korpela (FI), Elmer Bäck (FI), Teun Luijkx (NL), Johan Leysen (NL/BE), Thomas Ryckewaert (BE), Johan Van Assche (BE) and Lien Van de Kelder (BE).