Aftenposten published a huge picture from the performance-installation, and Drammens Tidene covered the event... READ MORE
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
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
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!!!-
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...
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.
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.
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...
-a murder has taken place
-witnesses has seen 3 girls on the sight, but their bodies has disappeared
-a fight has taken place on a net
-sound has been heard inside a silo
Vestfossen ligger ca 50 min med bil fra Oslo: Følg E18 til Drammen, ta E134 til Kongsberg, følg skilt til Kunstlaboratorium/Vestfossen.
Med tog: Det er mange avganger til Vestfossen daglig. Fra Stasjonen ca 5 min til fots.