PAO Festival 2015

Performance Art Oslo will be showing PAO Festival 2015 at Atelier Nord ANX from Friday 13.11.15 until sunday 15.11.15.

Friday 13 November 18:00 – 20:00 Opening programme*
Saturday 14 November 14:00 – 18:00 Live performance
Sunday 15 November 14:00 – 18:00 Live performance

This year, the PAO Festival focuses on Performance Artists from the Nordic Region and is showcasing the work of twelve Performance Artists/Collectives from Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway.
In doing so, the Festival is highlighting the diversity of performative expression in the Nordic Region, but also inquiring into similarities that might stem from geographic location. Although the invited Performance Artists all perform internationally and often deal with universal thematics, we wonder how their work could be connected to Nordic culture and identity? Could certain forms of expression and approach to Performance Art be more specific to artists from the Nordic Region?
The participants are:
Ane Lan (NO)
Augusta Atla (DK) & Nikos Branidis (GR)
Elisabeth Færøy Lund (NO)
Essi Kausalainen (FI)
Hiroko Tsuchimoto (SE)
WOL / Lovisa Johansson & Wenche Tankred (SE) Magnús Logi Kristinsson (IS/FI)
Marita Isobel Solberg (NO)
Naja Lee Jensen (DK/NO)
Päivi Laakso (FI/NO)
Sigmund Skard (NO)
WOL / Lovisa Johansson & Wenche Tankred (SE)
Wunderkind Collective (IS)

Artist talks / Performance lectures
The artists are invited to give a short presentation of their work after which a discussion and dialogue round will be opened with the public. With Augusta Atla (DK), Essi Kausalainen (FI), Päivi Laakso (FI/NO), Sigmund Skard (NO), WOL / Lovisa Johansson & Wenche Tankred (SE) and Wunderkind Collective (IS).

Video exhibition programme
We will show a slide show by performance photographer Pietro Pellini (DE) and three video programs which explore the various ways artists document and use video in their performance work. Curated by Kjetil Skøien (NO), MUU (FI) presenting Performance Voyage 5 and Kunstbanken in Hamar (NO) showing video documentation from their festival in October 2015.

Extra programme
09 til 15 November: Performance Art Studies PAS#42 Salt & Pepper with BBB Johannes Deimling at KHIO. Final presentation with participants of Salt & Pepper on friday 13th at ANX.

PAO Festival 2015 is supported by Atelier Nord ANX, Fritt Ord, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Norsk Kulturråd, Kulturkontakt Nord / Mobility Programme, Nordic Culture Fund and Oslo Kommune / Kulturetaten.

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