Notes on Utopia, Bergen
2012 - In Art Projects
Notes on Utopia
Alexander Gerner, Marie Nerland, Ligia Soares
11-12-13. October 2012 at 19:00
14. October 2012 at 15:00
Project room 303
C.Sundts gt. 55, Bergen
Utopia starts with the phrase: Something is missing.
Notes on Utopia is a performance which builds a situation for reflecting on contemporary utopia, on public space and on utopian thoughts in art and life.
The performance is the second stage of an ongoing project, the first part taking place at Atelier Concorde in Lisbon in 2011. Gerner, Nerland and Soares have previously collaborated on the performances Endings for Berlin at Bekarei, Berlin (2006), Let´s do endings again at Lydgalleriet in Bergen (2007) and Endings for Oslo at Black Box Teater/UKS in Oslo (2007).
Alexander Gerner is a German artist, playwright and theatre director based in Lisbon. He is also a researcher in Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences in several research projects on the philosophy of attention, the image, diagrammatic thinking and maps, Neuroaesthetics and Neuroethics and the cognitive foundation of the self. He is a member of the Centre of Philosophy of Science at the University of Lisbon where he recently finished his PhD on „Philosophical Investigations of Attention“ (2012). He co-edited the interdisciplinary ”Studies in Diagrammatology and Diagram Praxis” (College Publications London, 2010). In 2010 he presented a performance related to the topic of utopia: He who does not work shall not eat.
Marie Nerland is an artist and curator based in Bergen. She has been working with performance since 1999 in different collaborative projects. In 2008, she founded Volt, a curatorial project for contemporary art based in Bergen. http://www.v-o-l-t.no
Lígia Soares is a choreographer and playwright based in Lisbon. Her work has been presented in several venues and festivals in Portugal and Europe. In 2008 she was recipient of DanceWeb Scholarship programe for contemporary dance. Her last production ”La Famiglia” was presented in Guimaraes 2012- European Capital of Culture. She is artistic director of Máquina Agradável an artistic organization founded in 2002. http://www.maquinaagradavel.com
The project is in collaboration with BEK and is funded by Arts Council Norway and City of Bergen.
Entrance: 100,- (bring cash)
Seating is limited.
Photos: Thor Brødreskift