Site specific happening and performance, with curated and commissioned videoworks, performances and texts.
Under the Park. Text
Under the Park was a site-specific project scheduled for the night of 16 October 2021, where artists, writers and audiences were invited into a series of nightly invocations in Valkyrie plass, a metro station active from 1928 to 1985. For one night, from the last train passing until the first train appeared the following day, Valkyrie plass was transformed into a temporary autonomous zone through a collective orchestrated event. The night awakened the transient, and the underground site was used to explore how ideology normalizes through images and screen technologies. The night called for screen material to be used to counter dominant histories in order to build futures that are not built upon dysfunctional pasts. The epicentre for the night, was the site-specific zoetrope installation Do I Accept that the Future is Looped? connecting the site and the themes of the night to unresolved aspects of the writing of Norwegian history and art history.