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  • Scenic arts across borders – China, Russia and Norway

    The performance of Made in Macau 2.0 is followed by a conversation between the performers from Rolling Puppet Alternative Theatre, Evgeny Goman (Theater director from Murmansk) and Inger Buresund (Theater manager with extensive experience with cultural development with China). The conversation, moderated by Bente Andersen (director of Samovar theatre and performance maker), looks at the…
  • The Stitch Project – Book Launch with Irene Karlsen

    The Stitch Project: Book launch with Irene Karlsen and a conversation about dying with plants. On the occasion of The Stitch Project during the Barents Spektakel 2019, Irene Karlsen launches her brand new book "Vanlige nyttevekster". Irene Karlsen claims that using our most common crops is no witchcraft. In her new book you will get…
  • TANG
    the festival meeting spot

    Tang This year’s festival hangout is an installation as much as a social retreat, created by the artist duo Devils Apron; Trond Ansten and Kåre Grundvåg. 
TANG — as well as being one of the most popular surnames in China — is the Norwegian word for seaweed. This marine resource is packed with a dizzying…
  • Book Reading with Science Fiction Author, Xia Jia

    Welcome to a book reading with Chinese science fiction author, Xia Jia -- in cooperation with Sør-Varanger library. As one of the most promising voices of Chines science fiction, Xia Jia is a writer as well as a scholar of the science-fiction genre. To date, she has published three novels in Chinese and her short…
  • Rolling Puppet Alternative Theatre:
    Made in Macau 2.0

    Made in Macau 2.0 revives intimate family memories and confronts the present reality of living in Macau, a former Portuguese colony and cultural hybrid that was the last mainland colony to be returned to China. Using puppetry and objects, the performance is both a serious and comical reflection of Macau’s enormous social and economic transformations,…
  • Alessandro Rolandi
    Social Sensibility R&D Department

    Social Sensibility R&D Department is an artist collective based in Beijing and Paris. It addresses fundamental questions about the nature of art-making and place of the artist in the contemporary socio-political context. For “The Worlds Northernmost Chinatown”, Ronaldi presents three video works that represents the collective’s work and practice. In one video-piece, worker and performance…
  • Transborder Cafe:
    You’re all gonna be rich

    The Chinese dream of a firm foothold in the Arctic runs across the border town in the northeast of Norway. A railway between Kirkenes and Rovaniemi in Finland will secure the mainland connection between the Arctic Ocean and the Chinese market. A deep-water port in Kirkenes can make it the first western port along the…
  • Discussion:
    Social Spaces and Urban Development

    Song Yi, Alessandro Ronaldi and Lijie Wang Moderator: Helle Siljeholm This public discussion uses research undertaken by Beijing based writer and editor Lijie Wang, specifically her contribution to the publication ‘Bajia House 2. Social Spaces’, as a starting point for exploration into the disappearance of grassroots and artist-led social spaces in Beijing. As part of…
  • The Stitch Project

    The Stitch Project – TSP was founded in 2012 by a group of seven international artists. Our first gathering was at the Samí festival Riddu Riđđu in Kåfjorden, in Troms, Northern Norway in July 2012. Our art project has three main activities which we invite everyone to join in on. Our main tasks are the…
  • Máret Ánne Sara in collaberation with Elin Már Øyen Vister
    Pile o´Sápmi: ealáskan

    How do we relate to land and how do we read it´s history and presence? Kirkenes/Girkonjárga is part of core Sápmi and is situated on Eastern Sámi, Sea Sami as well as Northern Sámi shared land, colonised by the Norwegian state for centuries. Today the young town is flirting with a new massive invasion of…