Opening of Arena Vestfossen 2009: BIG RESPONSE from the audience and newspapers...

Aftenposten published a huge picture from the performance-installation, and Drammens Tidene covered the event... READ MORE 


Aftenposten 3 mai 2009

Aftenposten 3 mai 2009

BANNER ARENA VESTFOSSEN

BANNER ARENA VESTFOSSEN

For booking, please contact artistic director and producer:

ecfiskum@gmail.com

Crystalllizing out tree new sites and events...

The project is happening again... This time the 4 hour long concept will be executed in three parts at:

ELVELANGS FESTIVALEN 24 September 2009. READ MORE

CODA INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL, at Dansens Hus, 9 October 2009. READ MORE

CODA  EVENT, 10 October 2009. READ MORE


Coda Festival 2009. Ph: Chritian Elgvin (Fiskum, Vallenes, Hennestad)

Exit dreamland

Exit dreamland

Murder in the Urban Heart

Murder in the Urban Heart
Opening Coda Festival 2009. Ph: Anwar Saab (featuring Fiskum)

Dreamland

Dreamland
Elvelangsfestivalen 2009. Still and videoshoot, (featuring Gresslien)

The first titled "Dreamland" is taking place at ELVELANGS FESTIVALEN on Thursday the 24th of September 2009 at Cuba Grünerløkka by Akerselva, in Oslo, between 20:00- 23:00...

...two weeks later we are wakening up from the dream, which have taken us down the river, crossing the borderline towars the URBAN HEART at the Vulkan area by the river on the backside of Dansens Hus......

The concept continues with the second part titled "Murder in the Urban Heart" at the opening of CODA INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL on friday the 9th of October from 19:00-20:00...

...and ending with "Exit Dreamland" ...on the same site, still CODA FESTIVAL, but in connection with the opening of KEDJA SEMINAR,  on the 10th of October from 19:00-20:00

Anwars shoots

Anwars shoots

We DID IT!!!!!!

13 artists, 3-4 hour long collage, great weather, lots of people, lots of cameras, lot of great food, cars, dresses, flowers, ARTISTS, and a lot of surprises...

A FANTASTIC EXPERIANCE, Thank you everybody!!!

-will soon put a link to YouTube, and publish stills taken by Anwar. Great work everyone!!!-

The project lives on

First of all we want to express our gratitude to everybody who has contributed in the aftermate of "Murder in Dreamland " in Vestfossen, with all the fantastic photos, films, flowers, etc

AND NOW we are heading south with the project... a new production unit it about to emerge and a sight has been spotted...

Furthermore an other closer event is showing interest, more info to come...

It looks like Dreamland is about to happen again and again...

The Last Supper

The Last Supper
J.S.E.

2 mai 2009

Performance-installasjonen "Murder in Dreamland" vil kunne oppleves i fossen og elveløpet bak Arena Vestfossen den 2 mai i tidsrommet mellom 13- 17.

Offisiell start fra kl 14. 

Området er en gammel Cellulosefabrikk omgjort til et sentrum for samtidskunst. Senteret består av gallerier, atelier og scenerommet. Scenerommet er en del av Arena Vestfossen - 4000 m2 kunst og design.  To åpninger finner sted den 2 mai på dette stedet:

Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium kl 13:30 

Arena Vestfossen kl 15. I tillegg til kunstkrasj og fest på kvelden.

-you are welcome to the world of the Net...

The concept involves 13 international interdisciplinary artists and will execute a 4 hour performance installation at the sight specific place by, in, and over the river Vestfossen at the backside of Arena Vestfossen. A plot that reconstructes a murder case on the sight will be executed in real time, where the viewers can follow the action guided by time codes on a map, or seen through a parallell video projection on the entry wall at Arena Vestfossen. The collage will be launched in connection with the opening of the summer season at Arena Vestfossen and Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, one of the major contemporary art event  in Norway, just outside the capital Oslo, at the 2nd of May 2009. 

a young girl is disappearing...

a young girl is disappearing...

a mysterios organ player is seen driving away...

a mysterios organ player is seen driving away...

The dangerous blond has arrived...

The dangerous blond has arrived...

The spider is encircling...

The spider is encircling...

The witness

The witness

The local singer

The local singer

The Net

The Net

territorium is on the move...

territorium is on the move...

is The red cathedral the scene of crime...

is The red cathedral the scene of crime...

is The Red Dress the only evidence...

is The Red Dress the only evidence...

The Loverangers is playing and disappearing...

The Loverangers is playing and disappearing...

The international virus is hacking in to the scene...

The international virus is hacking in to the scene...

The agent is listening and reaviling...

The agent is listening  and reaviling...

The Plot

After a grand opening of an art exhibition, in the remote little town of Vestfossen, the host has invited all the 12 artists and guests for a dinnerparty. The huge table is set in the middle of the river, the chandeleirs are lit up, the red table cloth is set with dishes with hanging grapes, exotic fruit, and a pork with an apple in his mouth... all of it ready to be consumed... Among the guest is an agent, and so is a famous blond, a young starlet, two rebels, a local singer, a bookkeeper, a black gardener, a snooper, a correspondent, a witness and a spider. The party unfolds. The tension between the guest is building up. Some are eating or dancing on the table, and their discussion is heating up. A catfight between the famous and the local breaks out. A load discussion between the host and the correspondent, turns into a fistfight between the host and the agent.... First to leave the party is the spider... Next morning the agent is informed of the murder of a young girl. The dead Starlet is found laying on the ground among a large amount of unidentified black objects. By the time the investigators arrives, her body has disappeared....  Suddenly two other girls are found dead. The agent is interrogating.... A car was seen driving away with one of the victims... Screams were heard in an abandoned silo... He further reveals that four of the guests is having a relationship, giving them a possible motive after a crazy night in Vestfossen... The case is moving towards total chaos –where everybody is found with a motive to kill... The agent is given no other choice than regathering them all on a net hanging over a waterfall. With no chance to escape they are all forced to surrender to the truth...

Friday, May 8, 2009

Plantasjen is sponsoring the Event

Thank you Plantasjen Mjøndalen and Line for your generous contribution. The yellow, pink, and red Roses, purple Iris, white Dahlia and Lilies, and the magnificent Bamboo trees where all giving the final tough. The flowers where channeling a great energy to us!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

SUPPORT FROM FOND FOR UTØVENDE KUNSTNERE

During the last days of the 2nd phase workshop the project got support from Fond For Utøvende Kunstnere to the participating artists.

Thanks!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Banner, brochure and program


Arena Vestfossen has chosen the pictures from the dreamland taken by Rune Guneriussen to front their summer season program, brochure and banner...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Andreas, Aral and Thomas on the sight with their cars...

The cars came and there will be more action to come...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

First Phase Workshop

we have successfully finished the first phase of the workshop, including a photo shoot with Rune Guneriussen, multiple film shoots with Anwar Saab and physical work on the sight; on the Net over the waterfall, in the tissue, in the Silo, building up the Red Cathedrals, placing Territorium on the river bank, and developing the plot which is to be concluded on the 2nd of May 2009.

earlier in the week we encountered an other swan, a big white one. We startet to collect white stones in the emty river...

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

31 of March, Loan, Danuta, Jon, Anwar and Ella on sight

We walked through the sight, looking at where the Net allready once had been attached, which was over the waterfall –under the bridge! The river was frozen when we attached it in February, so to see it now with a little running (white) water, gave us a thrill for how it will be to perform on the Net –with the waterfall in full speed, running through the lower end of the Net...

Further down we suddely saw something...

it was a dead swan...

trapped in the river-

how did it end up like this... 

it kind of looked alive..  the body was trapped in the water, but the neck was still free and floting in the stream...

We felt a stange connection to the sight, or the sight was trying to give us a clue...

Friday, March 20, 2009

”Murder in Dreamland” er et nytt kunst konsept som tar utgangspunkt i en sight hvor et nett, fra The Net of Pas De Deux, av og med Fiskum og Adhana, skal henges over Vestfossen, og ytterlige involvere 11 tverrfaglige kunstnere og publikum i anledning sesongåpningen av Arena Vestfossen og Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium 2 mai 2009. Gjennom flere workshops hvor temaer og spørsmål skal utprøves, skal konseptet resulter i en 4 timers lang performance-installasjon, hvor dans og performance, skulpturer, installasjoner, lyd, tekst, video, og musikk skal utgjøre et nytt kollektivt kunstuttrykk som skal fremføres med nær tilnærming og indirekte medvirkning av publikum. 

The project is co-production with Scenerommet, and is collaborating with Benedicte Schybaj, Jon Mihle, Sudesh Adhana, Ella Christina Fiskum, Danuta Haremska, Tomasz B. Ozdowski, Loan Tp Hoang, Morten Liene, Inger Reidun Olsen, Loverangers (Laura Christina Brøvig Vallenes and Kristina Knaben Hennestad), Elisabeth Nøkland Johansen, and Anwar Saab.