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Room for performance at Bildmuseet

Press release   •   Sep 09, 2016 14:45 UTC

Zierle & Carter, Tree Whispers - Asking Nature to Return, 2016. Courtesy of the artists

In collaboration with Vita Kuben, Bildmuseet invites to three weeks with performance – more than twenty live acts are part of the programme. Also, film, talks and workshops. Opening evening on Tuesday September 13 at 18:00. Café and bar.

Room for performance offers playful improvisations, painstaking investigations, poetic readings and physically challenging acts. During three weeks, performance art in various forms is featured in exterior and interior, architectural and social spaces. Films and lectures accentuate performance history and offer insights into what is happening on the performance stages today. Artist-led workshops provide opportunities to participate.

>> Programme

Room for performance is a collaboration between Bildmuseet and Vita Kuben, Norrlandsoperan.

Specific for the performance genre is that the works are performed live and does not constitute any representation, as is common in the tradition of visual arts. Performance is and becomes in its making and must be experienced on site, live.

During Room for Performance we offer room to discover, experience, maybe try and learn something new. It can be a room where nature plays an important role, like in Edith Pasquiers performance and Essi Kausalainens workshop, or as in Zierle & Carters performance, a room that arises in the relationship between them. Sofia Breimo on the other hand invites us to a small and exclusive room – one person at a time. You will meet artists with different approaches and their effects can last for several hours or be like short exclamations. Established, new, local and international artists of different generations come together and broaden our horizons in Room for Performance.

Participating with live performances are Jumana Emil Abboud (Jerusalem), John Court (Tornio), Essi Kausalainen (Helsinki), Hanne Lippard (Berlin), Edith Marie Pasquier (London), Moe Satt (Yangon), Zierle & Carter (Cornwall), Sofia Breimo (Uppsala), Cecilia Germain (Umeå), Ida Hansson (Umeå), Johanna Hästö (Säter), Karl Larsson (Malmö), Eskil Liepa (Umeå), Gunilla Samberg (Umeå), Martin Wallén (Umeå) and WOL (Stockholm). Participating students from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University: Razvan Anghelache, Ellen Angus, Maja Meistad, Jenny Simm, Annika Stridh and Josefine Östlund. Also, artist talk by Bill Olson (Umeå) and lectures by Gabriel Bohm Calles (Malmö) and Filipa Ramos (London).

>> Artist presentations

With thanks to Iaspis and Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University.

Press images can be downloaded from Bildmuseets website.

For further information, please contact

Lisa Lundström, curator Bildmuseet
lisa.lundstrom@bildmuseet.umu.se, +46 90-786 7012

Helena Wikström, projectleader Vita Kuben
helena.wikstrom@norrlandsoperan.se, +46 70-586 5913

Bildmuseet exhibits contemporary international art, photography, architecture, design and other forms of visual culture. Existential, political and philosophical issues are key to the programme. Bildmuseet received a Special Commendation from the European Museum of the Year jury last year, and was one of the top candidates för the Swedish Museum of the Year Award as well as for the Council of Europe Museum Prize.

Bildmuseet is a part of Umeå University. It is housed in an acclaimed building at the Umeå Arts Campus, right next to the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå School of Architecture and Humlab-X. Umeå university is a multifaced university where studies and research within the creative realm make up an important part of the universty's cornerstone. It is one of Sweden's largest institutions of higher learning with over 32,000 students and 4,200 employees.

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