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Month: April 2009

Performance Night 23.4.2009

Agnes Nedregaard | Ritz, Vaasa



A performance displaying a visual scenario of costume, props and actions, asking how can we ever really understand one another, when our stories will always be so different?

The work is part of a larger research project, Imploding, about how our personal backgrounds inform the way we interpret situations and the people we meet. The project is supported by the Scottish Arts Council.

Performance duration: ca 15 min

In her work Agnes Nedregard explores how personal and cultural baggage informs our personal interpretations of situations, places and people. She places the experience of being a human body at the centre of her explorations, charging her performances with physical energy, actions and symbols.

The shared and unpredictable sensory and visual experience between artist, site and audience creates a platform for communication and this is where Agnes presents herself, dressed in absurd costumes, sometimes bringing objects or including projected video footage, allowing these elements to come together into an unpredictable but cohesive climax.

Agnes Nedregard is a Norwegian visual artist whose artistic practice is based within live performance whilst also encompassing video, film, drawings and sculptural installations. She graduated from the Masters of Fine Art programme at Glasgow School of Art in 2005, and has since showed her work at festivals, galleries and screenings in Europe and USA. In 2007 she was artist in residence at Stills in Edinburgh. She also teaches performance art workshops for art, theatre, film and architecture students. She is currently editor of, a website for Nordic performance art. Collaboration is key to Agnes’ practice and recent collaborators include Brazilian aerial acrobat Raquel Nicoletti, Scottish painter Moray Hillary, Scottish composer Harold Nono, performance group FireBirds (2004-05), Molly Haslund (Denmark) and Anthony Schrag (Canada).


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Performance Night 16.4.2009

Gwendoline Robin | Platform

Gwendoline Robin associates the object with the body in space to create ever more complex installations and performances in which object responds to space, movement to fire, light to the sound of the explosion, and in which the artist’s body can explore, perform and dance with the danger and the poetry of fire.

There is immediacy in Robin’s work; a relationship with the present moment given by the suddenness of the explosion, the very essence of fire, the evanescence of smoke. It confronts us with surprise, fear, danger, relief, and with wonder, too, and humour. (extract of Gwendoline Robin in conversation with Tania Nasielski)

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One Day Show

Johan Lundh | Nordic residency April 2009


One Day Show is a project by Johan Lundh in collaboration with Dragos Alexandrescu, Eva Forsman, Joakim Hansson and Therese Sunngren. It is a project exploring contemporary art through a speculative study of artistic, curatorial and discursive production. During an all-day workshop, the participants have developed an exhibition together from scratch.

One Day Show was divided into three 3-hour long sections (excluding breaks): research, production and presentation. The first segment included an introduction and collaborative research. The second segment involved the collaborative production of the exhibition. The third segment comprised of the opening reception. The goal of One Day Show was to examine the risks and generosities involved in collaboration in a playful way.


Dragos Alexandrescu is a visual artist from Romania who is now based in Vaasa, Finland. He became an active member of Platform in 2008.

Eva Forsman is a visual artist living in Jakobstad, Finland, and a member of Konstverket and Platform. For more information see:

Joakim Hansson is from Hofors, Sweden, now living in Nykarleby, Finland. Joakim tries to combine different disciplines to create new angles in ways of audiovisual communication.

Johan Lundh is an artist, curator and writer, dividing his time between Stockholm, Sweden, and Vancouver, Canada. For more information see:

Therese Sunngren is a visual artist living in Jakobstad, Finland, and a member of Konstverket. For more information see: and


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