Resonance. Dissonance. sites for mutual listening

Black Box Teater

Saturday 7, 11.00-16.00
Sunday 8, 11.00-15.00
Linn Haldrup Lorenzen,
A 2-day experiment proposed by the MA students from the Norwegian Theatre Academy / Østfold University College in Scenography and Performance

During Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival, MA students from the Norwegian Theatre Academy invite everyone to participate in an experiment to unfold one of the oldest practices we know: The art of hospitality. By sharing matters and practices at the core of their research processes, the students will explore the following questions: How can we learn to listen to each other? What do we really mean by participation, embodiment and sharing space in art practices today? How do we share knowledge — who has access and who has not? The event will include performance actions, special guests, talks, collective experiments, light refreshments, and open discussions. The students invite you to a welcoming space open to the complexity of diverse dialogues and languages. The common interest is in finding ways of proposing positive counteractions that invite polyphonic listening forms, challenging given power structures in the academia, arts and beyond. You are more than welcome to attend both days, one day or just spend a few hours. ​


DAY 1 Saturday 7th of March 11:00 – 16:00

11:00 – 11:15 Welcoming
11:15 – 12:15

Linn Haldrup Lorenzen. Preparing the Beast:
It doesn’t bite. You can pet it. You can kick it. You can eat it. It is here for you. It’s at my service. I take this opportunity to share with you my biased relationship with the use of autobiographical material in my research.

Hanna Filomen Mjåvant. Paruparo: Experimental sharing of my artistic practice involving sound sampling, composition, and the use of meaningful chaos.

12:15 – 13:00 Durga Bishwokarma: “My wish is to dance with all the people who work in the different bureaucratic offices and have drinks with them.”

13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH

14:00 – 15:00 Ingvild Isaksen and Pernille Mercury Lindstad. Anarchy in language: Writing in other words, a circle for a conversation with everyone present.

15:00 – 16:00 Inger-Reidun Olsen. Reflections with Clay: Participatory action and listening.

Closing collective action


DAY 2 Sunday 8th of March 11:00 – 15:00
11:00 – 11:15 Welcoming
11:15 – 11:50 Eva Jaunzemis. To Enter into Words with the Body, To Sing with Secrets Exposed: How does the body write itself and engage in its own (re)marking? The queer body, trans-gressive, dancing, making body, erotic body, in pain and in pleasure. A sharing of a performance practice situated in the in-between of body, skin, clothing, and voice through writing and action.

11:50 – 12:30 Ali Djabbary and Ole Jørgen. Ferdaminne Part III – Norway: Ali Djabarry will present an extract of his latest
production Ferdaminne Part III – Norway and discuss the idea of integration from a personal standpoint.

12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH

13:30 – 14:10 Petros Lappas Manakos and Liam Alzafari: Acts of Remonstration. Liam will speak about his practice in relation to some of the seminar questions, presenting his way of thinking about scenography that facilitates opinionated views and positions, and set-ups that invite its
audience to think, reflect, discuss and take part, through examples from his own practice.

14:10 – 15:00 Fernanda: Oh Dear, puzzling times we are living in! A collective situation, where participants are invited to puzzle while discussing. A meeting place to practice strategies for listening to each other.

Closing collective action
Organized by MA Students from the Norwegian Theatre Academy / Østfold University College
MA Scenography: Rachel Dagnall, Ingvild Isaksen, Petros Lappas
MA Performance: Durga Bishwokarma, Fernanda Branco, Eva Jaunzemis, Linn Haldrup Lorenzen, Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn, Inger-Reidun “IRo” Olsen
In English.

Free admission.

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Event photo: MA in Performance works at Spriten Kunsthal, Ibsen Awards 2019, performance by Linn Haldrup Lorenzen, photo by Karmenlara Ely.
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