EXCHANGE España – Norge

An exchange between Spanish and Norwegian performance artists.

Place: Atelier Nord ANX, Olav Ryes Plass 2, 0552 Oslo.
Date: Saturday April 5th 2014 at 17:00
Nkr 50,- (cash only)

From Spain: Ana Matey, Domix Garrido, Sergio Muro and Isabel León
From Norway: Franzisca Siegrist, Inger-Reidun Olsen, Ida Grimsgaard and Susanne Irene Fjørtoft
Documentation: Monika Sobczak

EXCHANGE España – Norge is a performance exchange project between Spain and Norway. The spanish artists will be in Norway for 10 days. For 7 days the 8 artists will work together and develop performance works. The result of this working period will be presented to an audience on Saturday April 5th. After the presentation we invite the audience to a discussion with the artists. Both the working process and the presentation will be at Atelier Nord ANX.

The main goal of the exchange is to enrich both the artists of the project, the audience and the society they are part of. The project brings together south and north of Europe, builds a bridge between two countries, which have big cultural and economic differences. This exchange gives a possibility of understanding and an approach between cultures, based on the reflection of artistic creation.

How can social, political and cultural difference affect artistic collaboration? How will this affect the artists and their work? What about diversity in work method? Will language and different backgrounds be a disability?
The project is supported by EEA Grants and the Norwegian Embassy in Spain.

About PAO
PAO is an artist-run initiative established in December 2012 in Oslo. PAO is a member organisation for visual artists working within the field of performance art, living in Oslo/Akershus, Norway. The organization aims to create a network and opportunities for performance artists through organizing seminars, workshops, symposiums and international exchange. We wish to convey performance art and promote the artists and their work.