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2015 PAB OPEN - Old prison of Bergen

Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum - Performance: Andreas Knag-Danielsen

PAB OPEN 2015
Bergen old prison
Saturday, September 5 th, performanceprogram: 12:45-17:00
Saturday, September 5 th, eveningprogram: 20:00-22:00
Sunday, September 6 th, performanceprogram: 13:00-17:00

PAB OPEN 15 - Bergen’s largest performance art festival
2 intense days – almost 100 performance artists

Participating artists:

Nayeon Yang ( USA/ S. Kor) Francis Fay (IRL) Marija Griniuk ( LT) Wendelmoed van der Veen (NO/NL) Roddy & Sean Bell (NO/UK) Franzisca Siegrist (ES/NO) Susanne Irene Fjørtoft (NO) Rita Marhaug (NO) Anette Friedrich Johannessen (NO) Eleanor Lawler (IRL) Henrik Koppen (NO) Kurt Johannessen (NO) Elisabeth F Lund (NO) Jan Egil Finne (NO) Between Two hands (Erin Tjin A Ton & Gosia Gosia Kaczmarek) ( NL) Anna Kalwajtys ( PL) Pavana Reid (NO/IRL) Amelia Harrison (UK) Ingeborg Andersskog (NO) James King (IRL) Dan Devero & Natalie Mandeau (DE/NO) Hiroko Tsuchimoto (SE) Sigmund Skard (NO) Johanna Zwaig (NO) Vincent Campos (FR) Mia Øquist & Anita Bertheussen (NO) Yves Henri (FR) Absence (the world) Marita Bullmann (DE) Lars Haga Raavad & Romeo Poirier (NO/ BE) Ellakajsa Nordström (SE) Rainer Pagel (IRL) Robert Hesp (UK) Julia Kurek (PL) Lauren Hart (UK) Joana Gelazyte (LT) Studio Toad (Tanja Thorjusen & Don Lawrence) (NO) Anna Kosarewska (PL) PRZEPRASZAM (Ola Kozio, Suavas Lewy) (PL) Marie de Testa (MEX/NO) Esben Holk Nielsen (DE) Sidsel Christensen (DK/UK) Selin Gündüz (TR) Anne Cecilie Lie (NO) Chun-Han Chiang (TW/NL) Olivia Hasset (IRL) Aamunkoiton Siat (Katri Kainulainen , Antti Ahonen, Maximilian Latva) (FIN) Anne-Liis Kogan (EE/NO) & Sara Wolfert (SE) Marit Tunestveit Dyre (NO) Mari Sivertsen Norddahl (NO) Renee Willoughby (UK) Brian Loughran (UK) Sofie Knudsen Jansson (DK/NO) & Asa Shimada (IS) Marta Ostajewska (PL) Marte Edvarda Tidslevold (NO/SE) Liv Kristin Holmberg (NO) Hans Christian van Nijkerk (NL/NO) Leah Rafaela Ceriello (USA) Gøril Wallin (NO) Maria Victoria Høvring Høeg (NO) Kobie Nel (NO/sør-afrika) Frauke Materlik (NO) Johanna Lettmayer (AU) Charlotte Piene & Tora Moe Fause - Waldhorn (NO) Fredrik Landevåg (NO) Sunniva Innstrand (NO) Nathalie Wuerth (SE) Pavlina Lucas (CY) Hilary Gilligan (IRL) Ane Cecilie Krogseth (NO) Karen Kipphoff (NO) Kachun Lay (NO) Christoff Gillen (IRL) Erik Slyngstad (NO) Launder + Collura (NO/UK)

Performance Art Bergen (PAB) has the pleasure of inviting the public to an extraordinary art experience in the old district prison on Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of September ’15. PAB Open is a festival that gives space for experimentation and testing of new performance work. This is the second edition of PAB Open, and the response has been overwhelming. 100 local, national and international artists registered their interest for participation through an open call. The festival’s ethos is not to curate the selection of artists or work: all applications are accepted! We thereby promise an exciting and varied programme from beginning to end. The event is free. Guests are invited to visit the festival cafe for homemade food and drink, conversations about life and art, and to browse through our previous publications.


  • Friday the 4th from 12:00-16:30, the seminar "BUILDING AUDIENCES: dissemination and audience development in the field of performance art" will be held at UPSTAIRS, Kunsthallen. Artists/event organisers and curators from home and abroad have been invited to share their experiences and strategies for showing work and creating public engagement, with the focus on performance and live art.
  • PAB OPEN will also arrange Performance Impro at Festplassen from 17:00-18:00.
  • Sunday the 6th at 19: 00 there will be a Critic´s conversations – focusing on performance art at PAB Open and a couple of ongoing exhibitions in Bergen, at Landmark/Kunsthallen.






Selected photos from PAB OPEN 2015
Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

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Performance: Pavana Reid -

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Performance: Anna Kosarewska - Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

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Performance: Anne Cecilie Liebb - Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

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Performance: Eleanor Lawler - Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

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Performance: Francis Fay - Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

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Performance: Franzisca Siegrist & Susanne Fjørtoft
Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

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Performance: Franzisca Siegrist - Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

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Performance: Hillary Gillian - Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

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Performance: HITYAMAC - Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

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Performance: Kurt Johannesen - Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

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Performance: Maria de Testa - Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

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Performance: Marita Bullman - Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

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Performance: Marthe Edvarda Tidslevold - Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

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Performance: Mia Øquist & Anita Bertheussen
Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

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Performance: Oliver Hasse - Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

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Performance: PRZEPRASZAM - Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

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Performance: Sidsel Christensen - Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum



PAB OPEN is supported by: Bergen Kommune, Norsk Kulturråd, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Bergen Kunsthall, KHiB og BEK.