• New names added to Borealis 2019

Juliana Huxtable Photo: Juri Hiensch

Today we’re announcing 5 more events at #Borealis2019 – and with that we take another step towards 6 March!

Collaborating with Bergen Kunsthall together these events explore the hinterlands where the visual and audible collide through concerts, performances, films, conversations and communal singing. We’re excited to invite an international and eclectic group of artists and musicians: Beatrice Gibson, Phoebe Collings-James and Last Yearz Interesting Negro, Jenny Hval, Colin Self, Bad@Maths, B L A C K I EJuliana Huxtable and Jenny Moore.

The starting point for our collaboration with Bergen Kunsthall has been a joint admiration for filmmaker and artist Beatrice Gibson who will be the focus of an extensive presentation at Bergen Kunsthall in the spring of 2019. In addition to the exhibition we’re collaborating on the Norwegian premiere of Beatrice’s new film Deux Soeurs Qui Ne Sont Pas Soeurs  during the Friday of the festival. The film is based on a manuscript by American author Gertrude Stein from 1929, with new music from Laurence Crane

Beatrice Gibson: Deux Soeurs Qui Ne Sont Pas Photo: Deux Soeurs Qui Ne Sont Pas Souers, Beatrice Gibson, 2018, Courtesy of LUX and Laura Bartlett

Friday at Borealis 2019 continues with an exploration of the embodiment of ideas through radical performance – Sounding Bodies will be a night that teeters on the edge of visual art, music and dance. We’re excited to welcome Phoebe Collings-James and Last Yearz Interesting Negro’s new pieceSound as Weapon, Sounds 4 Survival, a glimpse of a new work by Norwegian musician and author Jenny Hval, and an unexpected combination of choir concert and club concept from the American artist Colin Self.

Sounding Bodies Photo: Sounds as Weapon, Sounds 4 Survival by Phoebe Collings-James and Last Yearz Interesting Negro at Wysing Polyphonic music festival with Yasmine Akim, Onyeka Igwe and Katarzyna Perlak. September 2018. Image by Wilf Speller

Saturday night brings us back to a collaboration with Bergen’s most experimental concert series Utmark. In 2019, the intensity increases with noise rap maverick B L A C K I E from Houston, Texas, idiosyncratic vocal duo Bad@Maths and multi-disciplinary artist Juliana Huxtable who comes straight from Brooklyn to play one of her notorious DJ sets. Read more! 

Juliana Huxtable Photo: Juri Hiensch

But it’s not just late nights at Borealis, there’s a lot happening before the sun sets. In 2019, Jenny Moore will be our Artist in Residence! She takes over the Upstairs at Bergen Kunsthall each afternoon between 3pm and 5pm, inviting anyone who wants to join as she explores being-alone-while-being-together. Her Still Life Still Loud draws inspiration from tremble therapy and poet CAConrad and each day will end with communal singing! Anyone can join 1, 2 or all sessions.

Jenny Moore: Still Life Still Loud Photo: Kalina Pulit

We release the full programme in January 2019! In the meantime: find out more about all the artists and events here , and check out the links below for more!

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