- Sat, Oct 28, 2017 06:00 PM
Latitude: 58.9626, Longitude: 5.72262
Join Kunsthall Stavanger and artist Sidsel Christensen for a site-specific installation and series of intimate performances from October 25 – 28. To be forgotten is passive. But to disappear is active. This is a story about Inga Larsen, who lived in Stavanger at the turn of the 19th century. In appearances, Larsen seemed like an ordinary housewife. But at the age of 30, she suffered a sudden and untimely death… This is a story about Inge Lehman, who worked at the department of seismology at the Geodetical Institute of Copenhagen in the 1930ties. She had a ‘special feeling for earthquakes’... Titled The Core of IL, the performative lecture merges sound, science, and metaphysical exploration through the imaginative retelling of the lives of two women. Initiated by a chance encounter with archival letters, Christensen investigates the inner lives of these historical women and the invisible forces that connect them. All performances are free and open the the public. However due to the intimate nature of the performance, we are only able to accommodate 10 guests at a time. To reserve a seat, please RSVP with the subject The Core of IL and the date and time you wish to attend to: email@example.com Wednesday, October 25 at 19:00 Thursday, October 26 at 19:00 Friday, October 27 at 19:00 Saturday, October 28 at 13:00, 15:00, and 17:00 Sidsel Christensen engages with moving image, live-events and performance-based lectures. Based in Copenhagen, while remaining a working relationship throughout Scandinavia and the UK, Sidsel holds a BA from Goldsmiths and MA from the Royal College of Art respectively. She is currently engaged as a lecturer in New Media at the Institute of Art, University of Bergen. Selected shows between 2013/17 include two commissioned solo works at Stavanger Art Museum, Norway, as well as UK exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary art, Open Gallery, Hjellegjerde Gallery, Photo London and The Tetley. In the same period, Sidsel has showed work at New Shelterplan (DK), X and Beyond (DK), Kunstnerenes Hus (NO), Perfomence Art Bergen (NO), Ancharpark (DE) and Insitu (DE). The Core of IL was commissioned specifically for the Kunsthall and created on-site, with sound design by Erik Medeiros. The production of this work was generously supported by BEK–Bergen senter for elektronisk kunst, Norsk kulturråd, Vederlagsfondet.