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September 26, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
INCOGNITO: a Site-Specific Performance
by Norwegian Artist Inger-Reidun Olsen (iRo)
Friday, Sep 26, 7-9 pm
iRo is intrigued with how various places and spaces affect both herself as a person and her artistic choices. Over the past years, she has explored how to express different states through bodily interaction with sites, materials and objects. She says: “Sometimes, it feels as though the materials/objects are extensions of myself and of my body. At other times, they enter into negotiations with my body and the space I inhabit.”
As part of her artistic practice, iRo explores the path of the mystic through methods originating in Eastern traditions, such as various forms of meditation, dream journeys and yoga. Thus far, her experience has been that these methods open doors and put her in touch with other aspects of being; within herself as an artist and human being, as well as in relation to her surroundings. The performance to be presented at NOoSPHERE Arts is influenced by her ongoing 12-day residency in NYC.
iRo’s work resides at the intersection of contemporary dance and performance art. She holds a BA in choreography from the Academy of Dance at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and completed a two-year program at the institution now known as The School for New Dance, Oslo. Since 2003, she has carried out numerous independent art projects and performances, in addition to engaging in collaborative projects as a choreographer, dancer and performance artist. She has shown her work in the U.S., China, Mexico, Spain, Sweden and Norway. iRo currently holds a 3-year artist grant awarded by the Norwegian Government.
On the walls: Our current exhibit NUOVI YORKERS
remains on view through Sunday, Sep 28
NOoSPHERE Arts is located at 251 East Houston Street, NYC, btw. Norfolk and Suffolk Streets.
Subway: F-train, Second Avenue–Lower East Side stop. Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 12-6 pm.
For more information, please contact the gallery at 646 389-8229 or firstname.lastname@example.org