Sensing Landmarks in Bergen

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Sensing Landmarks at Bergen School of Architecture, Bergen Arkitekt skole, Sjøgaten 59
October 6 at 6.45pm
The performance starts with a boat trip to Bergen School of Architecture from Torget.
Meeting point: Narvesen Rundetårnet, Torget 6A, 5014 Bergen at 6.45 pm

The tour guide will have a sign at the meeting point. (Sensing Landmarks)
Boat departs: at 7pm
Tour guide: Carola Uehlken
+49 157 71122151 (if needed)
Free entrance
Maximum audience 20 people. Registration necessary at info [at] visionforum.eu
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An interdisciplinary group of artists present the performance Sensing Landmarks at Bergen School of Architecture.

Participating: Carima Neusser (Sweden) Yohei Hamada (Norway)
John Andrew Wilhite-Hannisdal (Norway) Else Olsen Storesund (Norway), Carola Uehlken (Germany)

Sensing Landmarks brings together dance, visual art, architecture and music with the aim of creating a multi sensorial guided tour that is specific to Bergen School of Architecture´s architecture, history and natural setting. The artists have developed texts, scripts, choreography, music and scenography to guide the audience through an interdisciplinary experience with emphasis on the human senses.

The collective performance takes the form of a guided tour and takes its starting point in an investigation into the concept of “Axis Mundi” – also called the cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, center of the world, or world tree.

Bergen School of Architecture is the site for the guided tour connecting the vertical architecture of the building with the concept of the axis mundi. The tower, the staircases of the building and the sea outside connect to our bodies, our spine and our movements and take us on a journey between heaven and earth.

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Carima Neusser is a choreographer and dancer based in Stockholm. She works with interdisciplinary projects that take their starting point in dance and choreography. Her practice spreads over an expanded field where she interacts with visual arts, architecture, neuroscience, fashion, music and stage technology. She works and collaborates throughout different international and national contexts and her work has been presented at dance theaters, galleries, museums and music festivals. Her work has been presented in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Italy, France, Mexico, Haiti, USA and Brazil. She is a member and co-founder of the project Tomorrow’s Art Audience. The collective organizes seminars, workshops and projects that bring together choreographers, visual artists, musicians, writers and students internationally.

Carola Uehlken is an artist, curator and writer based in Berlin. Her last projects investigate the role of containerships and global transport mechanisms in relation to the construction of the criminal. She is recently interested in microbiotic systems and the way they inform human behaviour and well-being; baroque and biomimetic architecture as well as manta rays. In her car performance and tour Wuling Rongguang she invited her audience to escape the art space to cruise listening to her site specific sound composition. With an interest into paranormal activities she created soundscapes for ghosts at some of the most haunted places on earth, threatened by Industry and Companies, as in Poveglia per Tutti, or in Forgotten Space in Shanghai‘s Expo Area. She writes articles for catalogues and independent publishing platforms.

John Andrew Wilhite-Hannisdal is a composer and double bassist living in Oslo, Norway. He works with musicians and artists in both Europe and the Americas, performing and creating a variety of projects that both develop new techniques and reframe older and neglected material. In the US, J.A. collaborates with musicians and composers such as Derek Baron and Elliott Sharp, while in Europe he works with Katt Hernandez, Andreas Røysum, and others. He is also active creating music and sound for theater and dance performances, notably collaborating with playwright Finn Iunker. John Andrew‘s projects draw on material from as far ranging sources as eastern european folk music, apartment houses in the early United States, children songs written by Theodor Adorno, and the mating calls of codfish.

Yohei Hamada is a Norway based dance artist from Japan, who holds BA Liberal Arts in Yokohama National University, MPhil in the Graduate School / Faculty of Urban Innovation (IUI) at the Yokohama National University(2013). Hamada seeks out a non-egoistic dance, a dance as a correspondence of de-personified body and ever-changing surroundings and works in performing arts field by referring interdisciplinary to the knowledge from mathematics, architecture, physics, anthropology, linguistics, carpentry, martial arts and dance methods as well as the wisdom of daily life. He works internationally by focusing on the Nordic and East Asia regions. Affordance and Tensegrity are the key terms in his practice. Currently, his focus is on both Norwegian and Japanese hand-working tools and on the difference of area-based body recognition in Japanese language or Eastern medicine and of part-based body recognition in English language or Anatomy.

Else Olsen Storesund is a pianist, keyboardist, and composer based in Bergen. She is known for her work with open scores and prepared piano. She has received a PhD from the Grieg Academy and is a recipient of a Fulbright Grant as well as the Norwegian State Artist’s Grant. She is known for work with composers such as Pauline Oliveros and Christian Wolff. She also plays Hardanger fiddle.

The project is funded by: Nordic Culture Fund and Bergen Kommune.

Production by: Vision Forum, Tomorrow’s Art Audience and Ny Musikk Bergen. Special thanks to Bergen Dansesenter and Bergen School of Architecture.