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2020 Hour - Bergen International Performance Festival (BIPF) Kunstgarasjen

Performance Art Bergen proudly presents
HOUR: Bergen International Performance Festival 2020 (BIPF2020)

A collective performance + seminar at KUNSTGARASJEN, Møllendalsveien 15, Bergen
February 28th to March 1st 2020

Opening: Friday February 28th: 17.45
Performance: Friday February 28th 18.00 continue to 18.00 on Sunday February 29th
Seminar: Sunday March 1st: 14.00 - 18.00

HOUR is a performance art, collective encounter which 24 artists from Norway, Nordic and international countries migrate, interact within and share time, space and materials over a 24 hours period follow by one day seminar. HOUR is curated by Pavana Reid for Performance Art Bergen.On Friday 28th February at 18.00, artists enter the shared space, one by one, on the hour, every hour and remain in the space for the 24 hours period. The artists perform together and will end the performance collectively at 18.00 on Saturday 29th February.

Participating artists:
Alastair Maclennan UK
Ana Matey ES
Andriy Helytovych UA
Béatrice Didier BE
Chomphunut Phuttha TH
Gustaf Broms SE
Ingeborg Blom Andersskog NO/SE
Ivonne Navas Dominguez CO/MX
Jan-Egil Finne NO
John Court UK/FIN
Mads Floor Andersen DK
Manuel Lopez ES
Marilyn Arsem US
Marta Bosowska PL
Niamh Seana Meehan IE
Nieves Correa ES
Olga Prokhorova RU/FIN
Rita Marhaug NO
Sajan Mani IN/DE
Sandrine Schaefer US
Sinead O’Donnell IE
Tanya Mars CA
Thomas Reul DE
Thomas Wells UK

You can read more about the artists on our instagram: @performanceartbergen

Among the audiences, students from Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at the University of Bergen (KMD) will take part in a writing workshop “Witness” Experiential Writing: text as a means to document performance which organise by Eleanor Clare and Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen.

Sunday 1st March at 14.00 Kurt Johannessen will open the seminar with a lecture performance. Followed by talks from Sylvie Ferrè, Øyvind Kvalnes, and Douglas Park where they will share their experience of the performance HOUR. Marilyn Arsem and Alastair MacLennan will talk about time, followed by reflections from each of the participating artists. Eleanor Clare, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen and the students from KMD will give a presentation of their experience.

PROGRAMME: HOUR: Bergen International Performance Festival 2020

Friday 28th and 29th February: Performance Art
17.45 Opening
18:00 The Performance HOUR starts when the first artist entering the gallery space, followed by an additional artist every hour, until the performance ends at 18.00 the 29th of February.

Sunday 1st March: Seminar
14.00 About Real Time and Constructed Time a lecture performance by Kurt
14.45 The official observers of HOUR/TIME Sylvie Ferrè, Øyvind Kvalnes, og
Douglas Park will talk about the performance focusing on the topic of: time.
15.45 Artist talk; 100 Ways to Consider Time by Marilyn Arsem and About
by Alastair MacLennan. Followed by reflections by the participating artists.
17.45 Presentations by Lilibeth Rasmussen, Eleanor Claire and students of
18.00 Closing av the festival. Dinner - all invited.

The seminar is intended as a meeting place between the artist and audience with room for discussion and exchange of experiences.

HOUR BIPF 2020 is supported by:
Nordic Culture Fund, City of Bergen, Arts Council Norway, Kunstgarasjen, Hordaland County, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at the University of Bergen (KMD) and H. Westfal-Larsen og Hustru Anne Westfall -Larsen´s Almennyttige fond.

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