Friday 04. Sept
In five new episodes of the podcast FOLK & DYR, the ears are pointed towards the Salten region. With artistic tools, Yngvild Færøy and Søssa Jørgensen trace the relationship between humans and animals, somewhere in the wilderness between ecology, anthropology and urban development. The LIVE RADIO at the Bodø Biennale on September 4 marks the start of this journey.
Today only 3% of the world's animals are wild. That fact that human activities, at the expense of wildlife, can hit back, is a lesson we might have learned by now. How is Bodø city, which is in fact founded on herring, taking its wildlife into consideration?
LIVE RADIO is a performative talk show, a live platform that complements the podcast's otherwise documentary snapshots. Here, guests and the audience are invited to poetic analysis, visionary loud thinking and attentive listening, based on the interaction between humans and animals in and around Bodø city. Parallels are drawn to the podcast's previous visits to Bergen, Sørenga in Oslo and the agricultural municipality of Skiptvet.
FÆRØY / JØRGENSEN has for a number of years worked with sound art, radio and perfomance. As the core of the sound art collective BallongMagasinet, they were vital contributors to the emerging Nordic sound art scene of the 90´s, producing radio programs, audioplays, exhibitions and publications in Norway and internationally, in collaboration with amongst others OCA, The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Sweden, RadiOrakel, The Autumn Exhibition (NO) and Konsthall C. The last years working as a duo, they have produced radio programs, podcasts and live radio happenings, all based in their interests concerning human coexistence. Their work often evolves from interviewing people in their environment, and processing this into impressionistic portraits and documentary collages composed using voices and concrete sound. Since 2017, they have thematized the relation between humans and animals in the podcast series FOLK & DYR. The sound material is further processed in “Live Radio”, with audience.
Litteratursalen, Stormen Library
ca. 35 min
The event will be held in Norwegian only.
The event requires registration due to infection control measures.
Limited number available.
The North Norwegian Art Centre