Kjetil Berge with Jason Havneraas
Performances by Alex Schady, Kristian Skylstad, Jóhanna Ellen Ríkharðsdóttir and guests from Winchester School of Art, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Five Years and Noplace, Oslo.
WORLDS APART / LONDON
In 2012 Kjetil left London in an ice-cream van purchased in the north of England and drove to to Kirkenes, Norway via Murmansk, Russia. Ice cream was exchanged along the way for conversations about the weather. The journey was a starting point for a series of encounters, invitations and events inspired by travel, water and ice cream.
Kjetil has since shown in Hammerfest, Oslo and Sandnes, and offered performances, ornaments, videos and songs. Over the two weekends at Five Years he is inviting contributors from Noplace, an artist-led space in Oslo along with local guests to produce events elaborating on the theme of the show.
Jason Havneraas creates work that seduces and balances between the staged and the documentary. He has made a video especially for the exhibition in collaboration with Kjetil Berge: k j drøymer, 2014 .
Kristian Skylstad’s work is often based on the individual’s behavior and emotional state. For the exhibition in Sandnes he creates a mural titled Pink Matter. At the opening he will have a performance with Kjetil Berge.
Jóhanna Ellen Ríkharðsdóttir is a multi-media artist who investigates how technology and the media shape our social landscape and influences our relationship with objects and each other.
PERFORMING WORLDS APART
Friday 20 June
Kristian Skylstad, Pink Matter : Kristian Skylstad’s work is often based on the individual's behavior and emotional state. For the exhibition in FIVE YEARS he creates a mural.
Jóhanna Ellen Ríkharðsdóttir, The Pulse Beats From Within : Jóhanna Ellen Ríkharðsdóttir is a multi-media artist who investigates how technology and the media shape our social landscape and influences our relationship with objects and each other.
Saturday 21 June
Peter Barnard, Cadencies : Working predominately in video, audio, performance and installation. Peter Barnard's work often explores how the application of sound impacts upon our day to day experiences and encounters with certain objects and spaces.
Lydia Heath, Living Wage : Through performative gestures Lydia Heath questions the role art plays in imagining alternative futures; asking whether it can really be a driving force for social change or just a commentary for it.
Sunday 22 June
K+Kproject, Personal, Local, Global : K+Kproject are Kimvi Nguyen and Kate Theodore. Visual artists based at The Yard Studios in Winchester. K + Kproject use of 20 identical stools as props can be viewed either as a performance or as a still image. The props are seen as tools to question the absurdity of the image through the relationship between gesture and action . K-Kproject.tumblr.com
Saturday 28 June
Anne-Marie Creamer, Prologo/ Prolog : Part of an on-going exploration of creating cinema without film in the traditional sense British artist Anne-Marie Creamer will perform a live voiceover with soundscape and projected imagery to create a cinematic narrative.
Karen Nikgol, A Study of Mesmerism :
Painter, gallerist and choreographer Karen Nikgol will for this performance try out the old technique of Mesmerism, with the help of very simple tools. The aim is to see how one can change the mood of an audience, through simple gestures and sounds.
Sunday 29 June
Alex Schady and Hadas Kedar : Geometric Songs of Love and Protest : A performance that incorporate a series of new songs about geometry. Working in different cities acorss the globe (London and Tel Aviv) the pair intend to harmonise across space and time. They will explore their love of geometric forms and raise a defiant fist in support of circles, triangles and squares.
Mia Taylor, Satellite Story : Taylor will be giving a reading from her unfinished science fiction novel. Fact and fiction become blurred as we are asked to imagine a lonely piece of machinery’s journey through space.