Hour - Bergen International Performance Festival (BIPF) Kunstgarasjen - 28 February to 1 March 2020



 


 


Performance Art Bergen proudly presents;
HOUR: Bergen International Performance Festival 2020
Performance art and one day seminar at Kunstgarasjen
Friday 28 February: 17.45
24 hours group collective performance
28 February: 18.00 continue to 18.00 on 29 February
One day seminar
Sunday 1 March: 14.00 - 17.30
HOUR is a performance art, collective encounter which 24 artists from Norway, Nordic and international countries migrate, interact within and share time, space and materials over a 24 hour period follow by one day seminar. HOUR is curated by Pavana Reid for Performance Art Bergen. .

On Friday 28th February at 18.00, artists enter the shared space, one by one, on the hour, every hour and remain in the space for the 24 hour period. The artists perform together and will end the performance collectively at 18.00 on Saturday 29th February.
12 artists have been invited to participate in BIPF 2020 and 12 artists have been selected through an Open Call:
Alastair Maclennan, Sinead O'Donnell, Thomas Wells,  Niamh Seana Meehan, Manuel Lopez, Nieves Correa, Marilyn Arsem,Chomphunut Puttha, Tanya Mars, Ivonne Navas Dominguez, Sandrine Schaefer, John Court, Olga Prokhorova, Mads Floor Andersen, Gustaf Broms, Thomas Reul, Ingeborg Blom Andersskog, Béatrice Didier,  Andriy Helytovych, Ana Matev, Sajan Mani, Marta Bosowska, Rita Marhaug, Jan-Egil Finne.

Among the audiences, students from Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at the University of Bergen (KMD) will take part in a writing workshop “Witness” Experiential Writing: text as a means to document performance which organise by Eleanor Clare and Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen.
On Sunday1st March at 14.00, the seminar begins with About Real Time and Constructed Time a lecture performance by Kurt Johannessen. Follow by Reflection a panel discussion which Sylvie Ferrè, Øyvind Kvalnes, Douglas Park, Eleanor Clare, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen and Kurt Johannessen will share their experience with the 24 participants and audiences of the performance HOUR. The seminar will finish with short presentations by the students.


HOUR BIPF 2020 is supported by:
Performance Art Bergen, Nordic Culture Fund, City of Bergen, Arts Council Norway, Kunstgarasjen, Hordaland County, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at the University of Bergen (KMD) and H. Westfal-Larsen og Hustru Anne Westfall-Larsen´s Almennyttigefond

Catalogue PAErsche Art of Encountering VII

Some days ago i was glad to receive the catalogue from PAErsche about Art of Encountering VII.
If you want to get this catalogue, please contact PAErsche






Dream of Earth without boundaries III


Sur la place du marché, Béatrice Didier s'installe au côtés des marchands.
A la place des légumes à vendre,  : le cachet 土壤夢 ( Rêve de Terre ) réalisé lors de sa performance à Xi'an en avril dernier, une machine à écrire et des feuilles d'arbre.
Béatrice Didier, pendant deux heures, accomplit la simple action d'écrire « Dream » sur des feuilles d'arbre. A la requête d'une passante, le mot « Dream » se transformera en « Fight for Peace » puis « Peace » puis « Rêve ». Des échanges s'accomplissent entre l'artiste et habitants de Guishan, malgré la frontière des langues.
A la fin de sa performance, une enfant s'approche, découvrant le mode de la machine à écrire et les caractères d'une écriture inconnue pour elle.


Dream of Earth without boundaries III

Performance Art





 Photos © Béatrice Didier & Yifei Hu

This performance was created in the context of Open Art Performance Festival, 
curated by Chen Jin and Yifei Hu.

With the support of Wallonie Bruxelles International




Dream of Earth without boundaries II


On the beach of Guishan Island, a stone installation. Under the stones, a soundtrack performed in situ: sound of footsteps from the shipyard to the edge of the sea, sound of a phrase repeated during the walk: "Dream of earth without boundaries dream of earth without boundaries, dream of earth without boundaries .... Dream of birds without boundaries. Without boundaries without boundaries ..."


The audience, invited to gather around the pile of stones to listen to the soundtrack, can follow in the landscape a body dressed in black. Gradually, this body is getting closer. We can see that this body carries a big stone.

Approaching the sea, the body lays the stone on a rock and then rises in balance, facing the sea.

Faraway, we can perceive the flag of China. The flag of a nation.

Nearby, facing the flag, a hand rises and brandishes feathers, these escaping to the horizon: "Birds without boundaries.... without boundaries...."

On the rock, remains the the stone, some feathers and sunflowerseeds.









Performance Art


Photos © Béatrice Didier, Beate Linne & Yifei Hu

This performance was created in the context of Open Art Performance Festival, 
curated by Chen Jin and Yifei Hu.

With the support of Wallonie Bruxelles International



Dream of Earth without boundaries I

Au milieu de l'espace, la machine à écrire de Sanmu Chan arrêté quelques heures plus tôt 
à l'entrée de Macau.
Sur la machine à écrire, les restes sonores de la performance de Chumpon Apisuk réalisée le 15/10 sur les toits de JJAC à Hong Kong.
De la fenêtre 1 du balcon, explosion d'un ballon noir rempli de plumes.
De la fenêtre 2 du balcon, décompression d'un ballon rouge rempli de sang.
De la porte fenêtre 3 du balcon, Béatrice Didier entre dans l'espace, portant sur l'une main des plumes ramenées de différents pays par les artistes de MIPAF, sur l'autre main une feuille d'arbre sur laquelle apparaissent des caractères.
Plumes et feuilles sont délicatement déposées sur la machine.
Dans le noir, le public peut lire sur la feuille : «  Dream of earth without boundaries, Hong Kong, 15/10/2019 »









                            

Performance Art

Photos © Béatrice Didier, Yifei Hu & Mio Soi Wa




This performance was created in the context of MIPAF Festival at Oxwarehouse
curated by Noah NG and Chen Jin.

Thanks to Sanmu Chan, Rachel Pan and Chumpon Apisuk.

With the support of Wallonie Bruxelles International


DOE A YAE V, from Bandula Park to Innyae Lake


Bandula Park

Let poetry be our absolute weapon
 
Where DOE A YAE I took place some days ago, let’s start again to write.
To write the poem
 (…)
Our believes were flying up high like hawks
Arab spring has just started now
Myanmar’s spring was already started since 8.8.88
Delicate smell of the spring suffocated fascist dictators (…)
Winning democracy is…. DOE A YAE…. DOE A YAE!(...)
(From Victory of KwutDawn, written by Dr Lwanswe on blog Moemakha 2014?)
Let’s start to write... Let’s start to write on banyan leaves…

DOE A YAE V
And let’s walk,walk, walk…

Photo Yadanar Win


Shangila Bridge
Let’s continue to write, to copy the poem, to learn it by heart...
Let’s give poems to people.

 Photo Yadanar Win

Performance Art Béatrice Didier

Photos Yadanar Win

“Let Poetry be our absolute weapon” wrote the belgian writer Raoul Vaneigem.
Let’s spread poem in the air from the bridge to the road where people where protestating in 88 for rights. Rights for democracy. And let’s walk walk walk….


Bogyoke Market

Let’s sit on the military chair lended by a shop seller.

Photos Yadanar Win

Let’s sit and write this poem where it was written also:
“(…) Warcraft by Bogyoke was not for killing civilians.
Sixth grader Sein Lwin, a blind deep fool...”

And let’s walk in the direction of Shwedagon Pagoda

Photos Yadanar Win


Maha Wizaya Pagoda

Photos Yadanar Win

Let’s sit again, facing an old woman who is selling birds to spread it in the sky for birthday wishes.
Let’s sit and write and give poems and spread one leaf in the water bassin.
And let’s walk walk walk and follow Yadanar and Htun


People Park

Photos Yadanar Win

Let’s sit under a beautiful tree in a park where lovers meet
Let’s sit and write the poem that I know now by heart on 8 banyan leaves in memory to 8.8.88.

Photos Yadanar Win

Let’s put 8 candles between each toe, 
echoing the image Elvira Santamaria created some years ago in memory 
to the El Mozote Massacre in Salvador in 1981. 
Let’s memorize about all massacred people in the world.

Photos Yadanar Win

Let poems to be part of the soil for next lovers who will come under this tree and let’s walk.
Walk and cross the park.
Htein Naing Htun feels tired. Never force people. Let’s stop to walk and take bus.

In the bus let’s continue to write on a leaf and give this to a passenger. Give give give.

Photos Yadanar Win


H Ledan Bridge

At the middle of homeless children, do you want to continue here? ask Yadanar
I hesitate OK let’s try….
Here, I can’t write all the poem.
I can just write DOE A YAE! DOE A YAE!
What does it mean DOE A YAE! DOE A YAE!
What are rights of these children and parents here and now?
What means democracy here and now?
What means democracy and peace without equality?
Facing children who just ask for chalks…. what’s their power?
The philosopher Pierre Ansay juste wrote me “La puissance crée, le pouvoir empêche”…

Photos Yadanar Win

Let’s take another bus and continue on the Inya Lake Pyay Road where scores of students were killed
and some were under water until they are drownded.


Inya Lake

Photos Yadanar Win

Let the military chair to seat between rocks facing lake. Let’s write again on 8 leaves.

Photos Yadanar Win

Let homeless children to come around.
Let’s try to share a common moment.
Yadanar says they come to you because you don’t make difference...
Let’s learn from these children.
Let’s see how they are part from the earth.
They play, they enjoy the moment of “here and now” without expecting anything maybe.
Don’t expect anything from the other, from the “world”.
Let’s spread one leaf on the lake, even if it’s illegal.
Leaves doesn’t damage the water.
Leaves, let them float on the water.
Let it be Let it be….

Photos Yadanar Win

Let’s burn this book written by Dr Maung Maung who destroyed this country as Cool Man(AK) said.
Let’s burn even if it’s illegal.
Legality doesn’t mean justice…

Photos Yadanar Win

Children and me are taking care of the fire.
Let it burn let it burn…
Let’s observe together the fire near water on this earth.
We don’t speak the same language
They probably don’t know about this book
But let this moment to exist…
Some human hearts together on this earth…

Photos Yadanar Win


RESILIENCE
Two “I” like Imagine
Can we imagine a country without any boundary?
“E” is the last letter of the word Resilience
“E”like End
Let’s imagine that End is the beginning of something else…

Photos Yadanar Win
 Photos © Béatrice Didier & Yadanar Win




This performance was created by Béatrice Didier in the context of the project Performance Art y Resiliencia, conceived by Elvira Santamaria, hosted by New Zero Art Space
A special thanks to Yadanar Win, Htet Naing Htun and Zun Thu.