03.- 06. September 2020
Breivik city beach

Thursday 06. September
Saturday 08. September

18:45 (Thursday; excerpt)
13:00 (Saturday)

DIORAMA (2017) by Ingri Fiksdal

An excerpt of DIORAMA will be presented during the official opening of Bodø Biennale on Thursday, September 6th. The Biennale will open with an Art Walk from Stormen Library, along the harbour promenade, towards Breivika (city beach). The walk begins at 6pm and will culminate in an excerpt of the performance Diorama in Breivika, approx. 6:45 pm. The whole performance will be shown on Saturday September 8th, 1 pm at Breivika city beach.

With the Diorama performance series, Fiksdal stages particular views of natural and urban landscapes in different cities and contexts. The word diorama often refers to a three-dimensional model of a landscape, such as displayed in museums of natural history. Another use of the word is for the French diorama theatre invented by Louis Daguerre in 1822, where the audience were sat watching big landscape paintings transform through skillfully manipulated light, sound effects and live performers.

In the Diorama performances, Fiksdal uses choreography as a lens, through which she alters or interferes with a particular view and its context. The performances reflect on the passing of time, on the slow change in landscape, and scenography as an ecological practice of bodies both human and non-human. The music is composed by Norwegian musician Jenny Hval and noise artist Lasse Marhaug, and shifts from a drone-like echo, to a punctured, industrial noise, to indecipherable whispering voices drifting into the landscape.

Briony Campbell

Concept & choreography:
Ingri Fiksdal

Jenny Hval and Lasse Marhaug

Fredrik Floen

Jeffrey Young, Pernille Holden, Eivind Seljeseth, Lous Schou-Hansen, Venke Sortland and Harald Beharie

Nicole Schuchardt and Eva Grainger

A production by:
Ingri Fiksdal

Originating commissioner:

Co-produced by:
Black Box Teater Oslo, BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen and Dansens Hus Oslo

Supported by:
The Norwegian Arts Council and the Norwegian Artistic Research Program

The 2018 festival is over