Pavilions Without Walls - Norway
The Pavilions Without Walls, a new Performa initiative modeled on the idea of the Venice Bienniale's pavilions, were created to forge strong partnerships between New York and countries around the world, allowing Performa to foster deeper levels of cultural and artistic exchange. The strategy of the inaugural year's Norwegian Pavilion is specifically to highlight cultural producers in Norway and present some of the country's most outstanding artists. The program is co-curated with leading institutions such as Ny Musikk, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK), Kunsthall Stavanger, Kunsthall Oslo, Hordaland Art Centre, Entrée and Unge Kunstneres Samfund (UKS), in collaboration with the directors and curators there.
- Friday, November 1, 12:00 pm
Performa flies 55 flags designed by 60 international artists above New York City.
- Saturday, November 2, 5:00 pm
- Sunday, November 3, 5:00 pm
The myths and history of Norway are re-envisioned by the American- Palestinian filmmaker in this short film, illustrating the idealized country. Free Supported by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General New York and The Office for Contemporary Art Norway.
Voice Is the Original InstrumentFeaturing Maja Ratkje, Joan la Barbara and The M6: Meredith Monk Music Third Generation
- Saturday, November 2, 7:30 pm
Female vocalists demonstrate the range of the human voice through Extended Vocal Technique, bringing early pioneers and new practitioners to the stage. Featuring Joan La Barbara, Maja Ratkje and The M6: Meredith Monk Music Third Generation.
- Sunday, November 3, 7:00 pm
Four radically different vocal styles and performances that represent the meeting of the avant-garde and a pop sensibility.
- Tuesday, November 5, 1:00 pm
Wrånes talks about her use of voice and how she combines it with physical material to create atmospheric images searching for human electricity.
- Friday, November 8, 7:00 pm
- Saturday, November 9, 7:00 pm
- Sunday, November 10, 7:00 pm
An open ended re-telling of the story of Grand Central Terminal in honor of its centennial.
Lina Viste Grønli, Peter Child and Elaine Chew Practicing Haydn (Piano Sonata in Eb, Hob XVI:45 finale)
- Sunday, November 10, 1:00 pm
A new piano score transcribed from a rehearsal session is the inspiration for Performa's first intercontinental performance.
- Monday, November 11, 3:00 pm
Solveig Øvstebø & Johanne Nordby Wernø talk about perspectives on the Norwegian Art Scene
- Wednesday, November 13, 3:00 pm
Marthe Ramm Fortun presents a talk on structured improvisation and the implications of working in public space.
- Friday, November 15, 7:00 pm
If written text is the first generation of virtual reality, radio plays are part of second-generation virtual realities, fostering different imaginative leaps and foregrounding the spectral presence of the voice.
- Tuesday, November 19, 1:00 pm
Pedro Gómez-Egaña’s talk will make an associative exploration of Man Ray’s seminal work Object to be Destroyed and will discuss how the immobility with which the piece is generally exhibited relates to cultural notions of suspension.
- Friday, November 22, 6:00 pm
- Saturday, November 23, 5:00 pm
In a performative response to Man Ray's iconic Object to be Destroyed, Gómez-Egaña considers cultural notions of motion and temporality.
- Friday, November 22, 7:30 pm
- Saturday, November 23, 7:30 pm
A stunning visual concert featuring the Norwegian chanteuse and a host of New York City musicians.