Notes on Utopia, Lisbon
2011 - In Art ProjectsAlexander Gerner, Marie Nerland, Ligia Soares
Rua Leite Vasconcelos 43A,
15 - 17th of August 2011 18.00 - 22.00
Free entrance & gazpacho
Notes on Utopia is a performance installation and a space for reflecting on contemporary utopia, on public space and on utopian thoughts in art.
Gerner, Nerland and Soares have previously collaborated on the performances Endings for Berlin in a cafe in 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 an artist, theatre director based in Lisbon and a member of the Centre of Philosophy of Science at the University of Lisbon. His research is on topics of aesthetic experience in science, cinema and art. He is co-editor of the interdisciplinary ”Studies in Diagrammatology and Diagram Praxis” (London 2010). In 2010 he presented a performance related to the topic of utopia: He who does not work shall not eat. He writes on art, politics and science on his blog: http://jacarandascienceandart.blogspot.com/
Marie Nerland is an artist and curator based in Bergen, Norway. 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. She is co-editor of the Norwegian Art Year Book 2011 and editor of the anthology 25 with essays on contemporary art. She was co-editor of the Norwegian journal for performance and contemporary art 3t from1997-2007.
Ligia Soares is a portuguese artist working in the fields of dance, theatre and performance since 2000. She has been engaged in several national and international projects where she could investigate on the creation of characters fragmented by the inconsistencies of discourse towards action.
The project is funded by Arts Council Norway and City of Bergen.