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Crime and Punishment

Pluss Pluss kuratert av Karen Nikgol (NO)

14. nov. 2018

K4 Galleri, Black Box teater & Påfuglen 14.11.2018 17:00

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT SELECTED ARTISTS

Emil Finnerud, Gabriella Forzelius, Peter Horneland, Kornelia Remø Klokk, Magne Strand Lyngvær, Katarina Skjønsberg and Renate Soleng, Adam Lewis Jacob, Grete Johanne Neseblod, Sport7000, Marius Presterud, David Dajani, Ofelia Jarl Ortega, Bjørn Erik Haugen, Nikoline Ursin Erichsen, Wetware Solutions, Anders Eiebakke and Grim Erland Svingen, Ingvild Danielsen, Katarina Caspersen, Ingrid Bjørnaali, Eli Maria Lundgaard

This Fall Pluss Pluss will take place on three different venues the same night; K4 Gallery, Black Box teater and Påfuglen. Please note the location and opening hours:
K4 Galleri, Københavngata 4B, 14 nov. 17.00-20.00. Video program:
Adam Lewis Jacob, Magne Strand Lyngvær,  Kornelia Remø Klokk, Ingrid K. Bjørnaali, Eli Maria Lundgaard, Katarina Skjønsberg, Renate Soleng
Black Box teater, Marstrandgata 8, 14. nov. 19.00-00.00:
Peter Horneland, Grete Johanne Neseblod, Emil Finnerud, Marius Presterud, Ofelia Jarl Ortega, Anders Eiebakke, Gabriella Forzelius, Bjørn Erik Haugen, Nikoline Ursin Erichsen, Magne Strand Lyngvær, Ingvild Danielsen, Katarina Caspersen, WETWARE SOLUTIONS
Påfuglen, Hammersborggata 19, 14. nov. 00.00-03.00. Technoparty:
Sport 7000, David Dajani, Rabbit Brown

“Democracy dodders. Ferocious Fascism, cackling Communism, equally frauds, cavort crazily all over the globe. They are hemming us in. They are abortive births of the Child, the New Aeon of Horus. Liberty stirs once more in the womb of Time.” -Aleister Crowley, The Book of The Law

“I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty – a sunken beauty. ”―Jean Genet

Sam: (Sam complains about the crime situation in the city) You know, decent people are going to have to work here and live somewhere else.
Paul: By “decent people,” you mean people who can afford to live somewhere else.
Sam: Oh Christ, you are such a bleeding-heart liberal, Paul.
Paul: My heart bleeds a little for the underprivileged, yes.
-Death Wish (1974)

The old, global power-structures are seemingly, slowly overturning, transitory transformations that create chaos, break down homes, spawn criminal gangs in the suburbia, erupt violence, inflict punishing police brutality, giving birth to poverty and hatred. But in these ruins and chaotic transformations there is also a potentiality towards new aesthetical, social, ideological and political directions that look into the horizon towards a different age, one that is uncertain and unknown, freed from the punishment of our prisoners. It is out of this contemporary chaos that we create our own new individual and collective mythologies.


Free entrance. No booking required.

Adam Lewis Jacob is an England based sculptor, filmmaker and curator, whose works deal with outsiders and outcasts, breaking down structures and finding new, conceptual ways of expressing his work further. Adam Lewis Jacob is also one of the founding members and a curator of the art space Gallery Céline in Edinburgh.

Kornelia Remø Klokk is a Norwegian sculptor and filmmaker. Her works are structured around the new age and the esoteric, creating timeless symbols and films that generate revitalized occult power to the viewer.

Renate Soleng and Katarina Skjønsberg are both Norwegian artists with individual careers, but they have also travelled extensively in West Africa and produced several video collaborations, problematizing the social anthropological view upon the other.

Magne Strand Lyngvær. ROSE CLOUDS OF DEPRESSION / Come and take a walk on the wild side / Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain / You like your boys insane / Choose your last words, this is the last time / ‘Cause you and I, we were born to die.

Eli Maria Lundgaard is a video and text based artist  from Norway, whose works strive to appropriate, and disturb the world around her, and to erase or blur definitions and concepts. She creates narratives, situations, and phenomenons that can neither be confirmed nor dismissed, that are somewhere between fact and fiction.

Ingrid Kristensen Bjørnaali is from Kristiansand but works and lives in Oslo. She mainly works with video, sound, and printmaking in installations based on repetition, synchronicity, and articulations of time, involving conflicting functions and materials. The video “Fortunes Can Be Made” was shot in her former backyard in Grünerløkka, Oslo, and contains sound clips from a protest in Shoreditch, London.

Emil Finnerud is a visual artist. He has held several solo exhibitions and work as an editor for the anarchist magazine Gateavisa (anno1970). Finnerud also served as the leader of the Norwegian Critics’ Association (visual arts), art editor of NATT&DAG and helped research the internationally acclaimed book «One of Us» on the July 22nd terrorist attacks.

Gabriella Forzelius is a dancer and visual artist. With a background that stretches itself through dance, sculpture and painting, her work deals with all of these three- either separately or joined, referencing personal mythologies, street culture and the beauty of everyday life.

Peter Horneland. Artist and vitki from Norway, currently studying at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Focused on the intersection of art, technology and mysticism, through installation, performance and digital works. In the name of the sacred, the liminal, and the negated, from nature, culture, or otherwise.  .’.

Ofelia Jarl Ortega. With movements deeply entangled with sound, Jarl Ortega directs the gaze of the spectator from the scenic, to society at large. For Jarl Ortega, the dramaturgy of the gaze makes material for choreography, where “voluntary objectification” confronts the responsibilities of a spectator. She focuses topics such as vulnerability and femininity, often in aesthetics of the suggestive and erotic.

WETWARE SOLUTIONS is a Oslo-based electronic project, existing in the fringes between the club and the avant-garde. The project’s icy, industrial textures convey a state of ecoanxiety and posthumanism, as rendered through the lense of a scrying glass. The debut CORAL DEATH EP was released in April 2018, and the follow-up ECOANXIETY EP arrived October 1.

Bjørn Erik Haugen. By the Road is a happening/screening/concert. Sounds from car-scenes from films like Bullit, Drive, Vanishing Point, are transcribed for death metal performed with the me and a robotic drum kit. The performance/concert will be performed in sync with the original film-scenes and performed on stage.

Ingvild Danielsen photographs deal primarily with the language of limits. Within groups such as the BDSM community, codes and rules are developed to define peoples limits of endurance and pain tolerance. A polite civility exists within standards of acceptability. This extreme reality can often be more civil in the way it is enacted, than in how we interact with each other in our everyday lives. More generally Danielsen is fascinated by small scale systems in nature, and their parallels in man-made systems in society. This focus on strange but natural details, acts as a divisive pointer within a greater whole. We define those details as extremes so that we can describe the majority of interests, as normal.

Magne Strand Lyngvær. THE SAW IS THE LAW -We never know self-realization. We are two abysses – a well staring at the sky. “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”

Anders Eiebakke. Based in Norway, his works are often political, creating drones that surveillance powerful institutions or direct political activism, often combined with modern and contemporary technology. He has been a board leader of UKS, and been an art critic for several Norwegian newspapers.

Katarina Caspersen creates paintings, scenography and installations. With a background from graphic design and illustration, having also worked with Vinge/Müller, her work is an intercrossing between art and theatre.

Nikoline Ursin Erichsen is an electronic musician. Her music is mostly based on recordings of her surroundings and her own voice. She brings tension and ambivalence in music, often combining noise and upbeat drum patterns with slow, melancholic and calm melodies. Her works are inspired by underground club music from London as well as contemporary classical music and minimalism.

TECHNO DJ SET X 3
Sport 7000 (Andreas Julius Mallaug)
David Dajani
Rabbit Brown (Magne Strand Lyngvær)

This edition of Pluss Pluss is curated by Karen Nikgol. Born in Teheran, based in Oslo and having traveled extensively, Nikgol ́s work mixes cultural expressions and identities in an alchemical meltdown to find new ways of expression. Contemporary dance, choreography, raves, street cultures, new age and occultism all play into the body of work, investigating how to break down the boundaries between these. His works also incorporate performance documentations to produce further narratives, creating an abstraction of the original source material.
For this edition of Pluss Pluss, Nikgol has chosen themes that relate to crime, outsiders and personal shamanic myths.

 

Pluss Pluss, established in 2011, means nothing less than Black Box teater plus plus: an extension of the field of performing arts that the house already contains. Pluss Pluss is a multidisciplinary platform, inviting both emerging and established artists, and a meeting point where audience and artists can be inspired by each other.

As of Fall 2017, the concept of Pluss Pluss has been evolving. Concentrated on one evening every season, Pluss Pluss is curated by a guest artist – a different one every season – who has carte blanche to shake the format and the contents, while respecting three simple rules: have an open call for projects and proposals so that everyone is invited to contribute / compose a program crossing visual arts and performing arts / invite emerging artists.