Festival Program 2020

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Please see the detailed version of the festival program below.

N.B. For the events that require RSVP, you can register once the registration will be open on the respective event pages on our Facebook. Alternatively, you can contact us. Please note that due to a limited number of participants per event the registration will be on a first-come first-serve basis.

Saturday, September 5

Alternative Gene Therapy A Sensory Re-learning Performance by Elind Rui Blix & Marita Isobel Solberg 19:00-21:00 at Søndre Tollbodgate 3A (RSVP required)

Alternative Gene Therapy is based on a holobionts system and tries to break down the six scientific concepts of individuality. The performance works towards a local collective that can acknowledge the inherited pain passed on for generations, and then be able to open up, in an affinity.

Max 30 people. The entrance is to the west of the building and will be marked by a poster, 4th floor.

To RSVP you can follow the link: https://forms.gle/48qy3BWGefx8KSit8

Exhibition Opening: Leave No Trace 21:00-23:00 at Tromsø Kunstforening

The exhibition features the works of Michalina W. Klasik (PL), Sara Rönnbäck (SE) and Karianne Karlsrud (NO), Stephanie Imbeau (US/CA/DE) and Anastasya Kizilova (RU), and Anne Lindgaard Møller (DK).

There will be drinks and a food buffet by Green Falafel. Free of charge, everyone welcome!

Sunday, September 6

Rumslig Kropp/Kroppligt Rum III, Performance by Karianne Karlsrud & Sara Rönnbäck 13:00 at Tromsø Kunstforening

This performance is a result of the collaborative work of artist Sara Rönnbäck (SE) and choreographer and dancer Karianne Karlsrud (NO), who will also perform the work. Both the sculptures and the choreography have been developed through intuitive dialogue with the material objects that are part of the exhibition.

Rumslig Kropp/Kroppligt Rum III , Performance by Karianne Karlsrud & Sara Rönnbäck 16:00 at Tromsø Kunstforening

A second chance to see the performance of artist Sara Rönnbäck (SE) and choreographer and dancer Karianne Karlsrud (NO).

Monday, September 7

Social Presencing Theater, Workshop 15:00-17:30 at Tromsø Kunstforening (RSVP required)

Social presencing theater is a practice, where the word ‘theater’ is used in connection to its root meaning – a place where something significant becomes visible or where a group of people can have a shared experience. There is an underlying wisdom in every system, which can come to the surface as we move from the current reality of that system to its highest future potential.You are invited to embody different elements of the system we are in, tap into the wisdom of your body and observe. It’s not about acting out preconceived ideas, so come as you are, unprepared, but ready to listen to what’s about to emerge.

Led by Marina Borovaya of ICE-9.

To RSVP you can follow the link: https://mailchi.mp/66b92f5938f3/my2ec2dt5j

Screening & Lecture by Laida Lertxundi 18:00-19:30 at Tromsø Kunstforening or Online (via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82574461525, Meeting ID: 825 7446 1525)

Polar Film Lab and Open Out Festival present an (online & offline) screening + talk with Laida Lertxundi.

Working primarily with 16mm film, the work of filmmaker and artist Laida Lertxundi (ES) features landscape as a central motif. Originally from the Basque country, she has lived and worked in Los Angeles for the last decade, resulting in the Californian landscape featuring prominently within her films. While her films record places and people, the poetic imagery and fragmented editing focus on materiality and experience, giving her audience a sensation, a trace, of memories, emotions and condensed desire.

Tuesday, September 8

Artist Talk with Anastasya Kizilova 16:00-17:00 at Tromsø Kunstforening

An online talk with artist, researcher and science-fiction writer Anastasya Kizilova (RU) about her artistic practice and the creative visions of the future of the planet.Anastasya’s work “Polymerized Cybernetic Plants (PCPs) is a part of the collective exhibition “Leave No Trace” at Tromsø Kunstforening.

Exposure, Performance by Sarah Epping & Charlotte Biszewski 18:00 at Telegrafbukta

A ritualistic performance by Sarah Epping and Charlotte Biszewski (UK/PL), where everyone is invited to write a letter to someone they cannot speak to and then let the sea waters wash it away. The messages will be written with natural materials on leftover ceramic bones.

Wednesday, September 9

Sweet, Sour, Salty and Bitter, Ice-cream Parlor by Ieva Grigelionyte 15:00-16:00 at Tromsø Kunstforening

Artist Ieva Grigelionyte (LT/UK) invites you to taste the local-flavours infused ice-cream: “The ice-cream will be infused with the familiar-looking weeds collected in Tromsø. They grow on roadsides, wasteland and bare places by paths, by the driveways, leaning against the fences, reaching out through the cracks in the asphalt. We don’t register them as food, but they are there, a part of our route to work or school, and they have taste.”

Bookbinding Workshop Elle-Hánsa *Keviselie* by Hans Ragnar Mathisen, Day 1 16:00-20:00 at Tromsø Kunstforening (RSVP required)

Legendary artist Hans Ragnar Mathisen (NO) will lead this workshop to teach you how to create and bind your own notebook with a minimum of waste. Please note that to complete your notebook, participation on both September 9 and September 10 is required.

To RSVP you can follow the link: https://forms.gle/DNVMfKtZvSQpmBgB7

Procession, Performance by Stephanie Imbeau 19:30 at Tromsø Kunstforening

Join us for a “wearable art” sculpture performance created by Stephanie Imbeau (CA/US/DE) that will majestically lead you from sunset into the darkness of the Tromsø evening.
Starts at Tromsø Kunstforening.

Thursday, September 10

Don’t Play with Your Food Participatory Board Game 15:00-17:00 at Tromsø Kunstforening (RSVP required)

In this card game we all win or lose together. Food is both a literal and symbolic exchange of energy, nutrients and bodies in the biosphere. A human food revolution is already emerging as health and hunger in communities worldwide begin to break down the notion of saving money and time. Where do you see yourself in this future revolution?

The event is based on the game Don’t play with your food!, created by Matteo Menapace. It will be led by Anneli Stiberg of ICE-9.

Bookbinding Workshop Elle-Hánsa *Keviselie* by Hans Ragnar Mathisen, Day 2 16:00-20:00 at Tromsø Kunstforening (RSVP required)

Legendary artist Hans Ragnar Mathisen will lead this workshop to teach you how to create and bind your own notebook with a minimum of waste. Please note that to complete your notebook, participation on both September 9 and September 10 is required.

Kurant Kino Presents Each, Other, Film Screening 19:00 at Løkta, Gjøastredet 27

Kurant Kino presents a new programme of artists’ moving-image works reflecting on our social and emotional presence – the chain reactions we set off, the indelible marks, impacts, and the litter we leave behind. What renders us alien and alone, or binds and connects us? Do we need each other and what are the consequences of that need?

Friday, September 11

Kurant Kino Presents Each, Other, Film Screening & Hang-out 14:00 at Løkta, Gjøastredet 27

Kurant Kino presents a new programme of artists’ moving-image works reflecting on our social and emotional presence – the chain reactions we set off, the indelible marks, impacts, and the litter we leave behind. What renders us alien and alone, or binds and connects us? Do we need each other and what are the consequences of that need?

Stay with us for a hang-out afterwards!

Et flytende måltid, Art & Food Event 16:00-19:00 at Telegrafbukta

Join Øyvind Novak Jenssen and Karoline Sætre (NO) to embark on a food journey on a fleet. Bring along your swimwear!

Saturday, September 12

From Book to Paper, Workshop by Anne Lindgaard Møller 12:00-14:00 at Tromsø Kunstforening

In this drop-in workshop led by artist Anne Lindgaard Møller (DK) you will learn how to transform discarded books into paper.

FITS – Facial Interspecies Cultural Salon 14:00 at Løkta, Gjøastredet 27

Artist Eva Bakkeslett invites you to her pop-up salon: “Sip a thimble of intercultural kombucha whilst becoming permeated with shared and treasured, heirloom cultures.” Get a special spa treatment or simple come and watch!

Sweet, Sour, Salty and Bitter, Ice-cream Parlor by Ieva Grigelionyte 16:00-17:30 at Tromsø Kunstforening

The second chase to try Ieva Grigelionyte’s hand-made ice-cream with unique local flavours!

“The ice-cream will be infused with the familiar-looking weeds collected in Tromsø. They grow on roadsides, wasteland and bare places by paths, by the driveways, leaning against the fences, reaching out through the cracks in the asphalt. We don’t register them as food, but they are there, a part of our route to work or school, and they have taste.”

Procession, Performance by Stephanie Imbeau 19:30 at Tromsø Kunstforening

Join us for a “wearable art” sculpture performance, this time the Festival Closing Performance, created by Stephanie Imbeau (CA/US/DE) that will majestically lead you from sunset into the darkness of the Tromsø evening.
Starts at Tromsø Kunstforening.