Walking with Breath / Akerselva
Participatory performance by Frantzsen&Mjanger
9th of August at 19.30 till 10th of August at 10 (the latest)
Everyone is breathing
We all share the air
How do we experience this shared and unseen?
What is the Shape of Breath?
With an Expression of Breath in our hands,
how do we experience walking together in silence
along the river Akerselva to the fjord
from dusk to dawn?
The Akerselva river flows through Oslo, from the lake Maridalsvannet by the forrest, to Vaterland in the centre of Oslo, and in pipes to the Oslofjord. As a quiet community the artist duo and the participants walk the 9 km long trip through different landscapes and moods. In their hands, everyone holds a glass form - an Expression of Breath. Passing bathing people and old factories, walking through restaurant areas and new residential areas until we reach the fjord. The August evening descends as we find peace together and find rest when we need it. The night is spent on a property by the sea on one of the islands in the Oslo Fjord, where we cook, write texts, chat if we want and spend time together in the summer night. Participants get access to a bed with a blanket in a dormitory.
The project is part of the site-specific performances Walking with breath, an artistic development work in which the participants are involved to varying degrees as co-creators. The participant will contribute to the documentation of the project, which will be published in various channels.
We call the glass sculpture an Expression of Breath. The unique form captures the dialogue between the person blowing into a gather of glass and the glass's response to that breath. The material's rapid transition from liquid and hot to cold and hard glass makes it possible to preserve this moment.
NOK 1,700 per person, incl. food and a bed with a blanket for the night. Maximum 15 people.
The performance instructions will be given in Norwegian and English.
Binding registration by sending the schema below to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30th. Confirmation of participation will be sent, along with payment instructions and more detailed information.
I WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND WALKING WITH BREATH / AKERSELVA
9TH OF AUGUST AT 19.30 - 10TH OF AUGUST AT 10 (Binding registration)
LANGUAGE (NORWEGIAN OR ENGLISH):