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Performance Art: Do No More Than Look
September 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
An intimate performative sound installation for a solo audience.
By the Scandinavian artist duo Stefan Thorsson, Composer,
and Liv Kristin Holmberg, Organ Player and Performance Artist:
“We are the world´s witnesses. We are the ones who know. In many religious and philosophical traditions, there is a
causal connection between knowledge and doing the right thing. This is a flaw in our system – we are bystanders of
suffering. We reach out our hands, but touch nothing but air. We are invisible. We are helpless. We are angels.”
The sound installation will be open for one-on-one sessions in our backyard between 6-10pm on Fri, Sep 18.
Visitors will sign in for their individual sessions with the artists upon arrival. While waiting their turn, we
invite our guests to enjoy THE MIX, an exhibition of abstract art curated by OXHEART in the front gallery.
Come be transported!
STEFAN THORSSON (www.stefanthorsson.com)
Stefan Thorsson (b. 1968) is a Swedish composer based in Berlin.
He completed his Master studies in Composition in 2008 at the Academy of Stage and Music in Gothenburg and at
the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin, with the thesis project Dialogue Music: The Dead Angles of
Contemporary Music. He works mainly with contemporary stage art, theater and film. Central to Thorsson’s process
is a visual and musical exploration of the potential for his work to be infiltrated by other genres and times. Often in
the form of experimental, improvisational projects that include diverse media, his works pose existential questions
about music as a contemporary art form. Since 1998, Thorsson has collaborated with artists from other fields on
some fifteen cross-disciplinary art projects. On his own, he has composed over thirty works, ranging from soloists
and various chamber ensemble formations to larger choirs and orchestras. In tandem with his compositional practice,
he writes reviews and essays for three magazines: KunstForum (visual arts), Scenekunst (performing arts) and
Nutida Musik (contemporary music).
LIV KRISTIN HOLMBERG (www.livkristinholmberg.no)
Based in Oslo and Berlin, Liv Kristin Holmberg (b.1980) is a Norwegian performance artist and organ player. She
works with ritualistic theater based on utopian philosophy. Holmberg holds an MA from the Oslo National Academy of
Fine Art. She is trained as a classical pianist and organ player from the Norwegian Academy of Music, Academy of
Music and Drama (University of Gothenburg), Music Conservatory in Kristiansand and the Sibelius Academy
(Helsinki). Her academic studies include philosophy, psychology and musicology at the University of Oslo and the
Humboldt-Universität (Berlin). Previous exhibitions and performances include venues such as Berlin Art Week,
Høstutstillingen 2014, Østlandsutstillingen, Interzone Festival of Contemporary Art, Spriten Kunsthall, Borealis
Samtidsmusikkfestival, Happy Days, Black Box Teater, Kulturkirken Jakob, Mago Eidsvoll Verk, Skulpturbiennalen
2013, Fotogalleriet, Autocenter Gallery (Berlin). Holmberg is also a freelance arts writer for publications such as
Kunstforum, Klassekampen, Ballade.no, Nutida Musik,Tidningen Kulturen and scenekunst.no