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PAB OPEN 2022 - Hotel Villa Terminus

Performance documentation PAB OPEN - Artist: Susanne Irene Fjørtoft
Photo: Jane Sverdrupsen

Performance Art Bergen are proud to present the Performance Festival PAB OPEN, which be held from April 1st to 3rd of April, in the historic Hotel Villa Terminus.



Friday April 1st
Opening Ceremony and PAB Open Session 18.00-19.00
Garden​​ | 1. floor Common spaces | Hotel Villa Terminus

Saturday April 2nd
Performance program 13:00-17:00
Hotel Villa Terminus​​ | Garden​ | Common spaces​​ | Hotel Rooms

Sunday April 3rd
Performance program 13:00-17:00
Hotel Villa Terminus​​ | Garden​ | Common spaces​​ | Hotel Rooms

PAB OPEN was first held in 2013 in Bergen Old District Prison. With hundreds of performances, the festival has so far been the largest in the field of performance art in Norway.

Performance Art has a wide range of expressions, from demonstrative performance, free speech, to quiet actions. In uncertain times, PAB Open festival was postponed, as were many cultural events. That is why it is more important than ever for PAB to be able to present local, national and international artists.

In the fifth edition of PAB Open, Performance Art Bergen has gained access to the entire Hotel Villa Terminus with living rooms, kitchen, library, own garden and 18 hotel rooms. In the historic building, a unique performance art experience will be created for the audience and artists, where the audience will be able to go from room to room throughout the hotel and experience a varied program with performative expressions. The artists have accommodation in the hotel rooms and perform in the rooms they are assigned. In addition, there will be performance in all common areas.

Of the 46 participating artists in the PAB Open, some are already established, while others are just at the start of their artistic practice.

We look forward to many brilliant Performances and welcome you to an exciting festival.

Participating artists at PAB Open 2022:
Jan-Egil Finne, Lizlot Frydenlund, Frauke Materlik, Kjartan Andersen, Rita Maria Muñoz Farias, Nayara Leite, Sofie Hviid Vinther, Derek Sargent, Astrid Haugesen, Liv Reidun Brakstad, Franzisca Siegrist, Locus - Tanja Thorjussen & Thale Fastvold (duo) , Susanne Irene Fjørtoft, Lea Opheim Basch & Solveig Laland Mohn (duo), Kjersti Austdal, Johan Urban Bergquist, Gisle Nataas & Clare Marie Bailey (duo), Guro Berger & Aksel Høgenhaug(duo), Den Lokale Venneforening - Sophie Barth & Katarina Caspersen (duo), Anne-Marte Eidseth Rygh, Evamaria Schaller, Vincenzo Fiore Marrese, Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen, Alexandra Holownia, Paul Regan, Charlotta Grimfjord Cederblad, Jordina Ros & Pere Estadella (duo), Diane Dwyer, Katherine Leung, Dominique, Siavash Kheirkhah, HINANNAN - Lars Jonsson & Line Rolf (duo), Switch - Didde Borup Larsen & Frida Retz (duo), Marit Tunestveit Dyre, Carol Stampone, Mia Maria Norum Robsahm and Kristen Rønnevik & Sigmund Skard.

Organizers PAB OPEN 2022:

Mia Øquist - PAB OPEN 2022 Project Coordinator
Anette Friedrich Johannessen - Seminar manager
Iivi Meltaus - Seminar manager
Mari Norddahl - Marketing

Anett Haukås - CEO
Masja Nødtvedt - Volunteer Coordinator
Tanja Silvestrini - Volunteer Coordinator

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Documentation and texts from previous PAB OPEN festivals:
PAB OPEN FESTIVAL 2019 - Grand Hotel Terminus
PAB OPEN FESTIVAL 2017 - Vaskerelven 8
PAB OPEN FESTIVAL 2015 - Old prison of Bergen
PAB OPEN FESTIVAL 2013 - Old prison of Bergen

PAB thanks Bergen Municipality, Norwegian Cultural Council, Vestand Fylkeskommune, Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond, Kunstskolen i Bergen, De Bergenske, USF verftet AIR Recidence for supporting PAB OPEN 2022.