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Our post event publication, documenting the Never or Now festival and symposium, is available now!!!

The book is published by Revolver

ISBN 978-3-86895-186-8

Design and online publishing by Rodney Point.

Editors: Benedicte Clementsen, Karen Kipphoff and Agnes Nedregard.

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Review of Never? Now? Performance Art! in Kunstforum

Check out KUNSTforum # 2 2012, paper edition. Can be ordered here: http://www.kunstforum.as/2012/05/kunstforum-2-2012/

Text in Norwegian only.

Review by Julie Lillelien Porter (member of Ytter)

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Never or Now is the WINNER of the

Bergen Prize

– as the Bergen art event of the year 2011!

By Natt&Dag

See also here: www.ytter.no

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Never or Now is over!

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Irma Optimist, image by Berhanrd and Ulebo

Irma Optimist. Image by Bernhard and Ulebo.

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If you were not there, we are afraid you missed it! But..

Check out the blog!

We are hoping that you will keep following the blog for the next few weeks, where you can see images and read Stephanie Spindler‘s account of what took place at Bergen Kjøtt a wonderful weekend in January 2011.

Never or Now  has been proud to present Bergen’s largest International Performance Art Festival to date!

WHEN: 28th – 30th of January 2011

Friday 28th at 17:00 – 22:00 // Saturday 13:00 – 23:00 // Sunday 13:00 – 23.00 (Programe)

WHERE: at Bergen Kjøtt, in Bergen, NORWAY

(map here)

Never or Now is excited to have been able to showcase some of the most exciting local, national and international performance artists, emerging next to the well established,  during a weekend packed with performance art of the highest quality! See our exciting  Artist List!

Entrance was free to this event.


peter rosvik

peter rosvik

PERFORMANCE ART

is a form of visual arts where pencils and paintbrushes are being replaced by the active body in space, performing tasks and actions during a real time enounter with an audience. It can be quiet, dramatic, tense or very funny – it only asks of you to enter with an open mind, prepared for a journey where the unpredictability of real life enters the art/audience encounter. It’s the thrill of the real!

NEVER OR NOW

Hannah Kaihovirta - Rosvik

hannah kaihovirta – rosvik

was not a festival in its normal sense, it was truly Never or Now, a one-off in the performance art history of Bergen. But entering Bergen Kjøtt this weekend in January, you were met by the buzz of back-to back and simultaneous performances throughout the building, all tailored to the unique place Bergen Kjøtt and situation of Never or Now. You could also find off site appearances – the artists were all given complete carte blanche for the work they presented, within somewhat loose boundries. Most of them were preparing during 5 days in Bergen prior to the festival. Curious now? Shame if you didn’t come and see for yourself! Check out the blog though, were you can read about and see images from the festival.

PROGRAM

There was a program for each day, you will find one on this website.

SEMINAR

To explain, discuss and contextualise what you could see during the weekend, there was a seminar arranged by Bergen National Academy of the Arts in the week before the festival.

FANZINE

Finally, we are VERY proud of our little fanzine presenting all our artists, designed by Benedicte Clementsen, with a text by Tommy Olsson. Watch out for the REAL paper version, which has been distributed for FREE, all across Norway! If all the copies have not vanished yet, they sure will soon..

Gøril Wallin

Gøril Wallin

FESTIVAL TEAM:

Agnes Nedregard, initiator and curator

Benedicte Clementsen, assistant director and designer

Gøril Wallin

Silje Sandodden Kise

Hege Eriksen

Priya Mistry

Dionne Elizabeth, web master (set up)

Franzisca Siegrist, web master (maintaining and updating)

Organiser: REAL Projects, Nedre Gartnergaten 4, 5011 Bergen, Norway

Never or Now is supported by the Norwegian Arts Council, Bergen City Council, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Nordic Culture Point, Danish Arts Council and Hordaland County.

Thanks to (for equipment): BEK (Bergen Elektronisk kunst), KIB (Kunstskolen i Bergen), AMAS produksjoner.

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