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  • The Arduous March

    The Arduous March T he year is 2560. We are in a principality far to the north, in the border zone of the Euro-Siberian Empire. We live off the land and traditional crafts; a low-tech medieval age, an archaeo-futuristic ideal society. For many centuries we have lived in harmony with the other principalities, but now…
  • Transborder Café: What Does Big Brother Want with Us?

    Transborder Café: What Does Big Brother Want with Us? Historically, it has been obvious when an enemy crosses a border to start an invasion. In the digitalised society of today, this is no longer the case; barbed wire fences do not help to keep out the emerging threats. Today, superpowers, who wrestle for global influence,…
  • Festival Concert: The Music Behind the Banners

    Festival Concert: The Music Behind the Banners From marching bands to ground-breaking art with Tora Augestad and her band «Music for a while» and Alexander Nevsky male voice choir. With their military origins, flags and banners in their simplest form show the difference between friend and foe on the battlefield. The use of drums, brass…
  • Recipes and book presentation with Darra Goldstein

    Recipes and book presentation with Darra Goldstein Join us for a masterclass and book presentation with renowned culinary author Darra Goldstein. Her latest book «Beyond the North Wind» dives into the true heart of Russian food culture; «Recipes for a dazzling array of pickles and preserves, infused vodkas, homemade dairy products such as farmers cheese…
  • Storytelling from Boris Gleb

    Storytelling from Boris Gleb in Norwegian only In the summer of 1965, a stone's throw from the «Skafferhullet» border crossing point, Galina Zakharova worked as an interpreter in the enclave of Boris Gleb. That summer, she welcomed guests from Sør-Varanger, who through curiosity or the promise of cheap booze, converged on this unique visa-free zone.…
  • The Kirkenes Conference 2020

    The Kirkenes Conference 2020 Every year, the Kirkenes Conference attracts hundreds of engaged participants passionate about the politics and development of the region. www.kirkeneskonferansen.no 11:00 - 18:00 (Wed 12th )09:00 - 17:00 (Thu 13th) Thon hotel
  • Mass Gymnastics

    Mass Gymnastics We have invited festival artists to lead 20-minute exercise sessions — leaving it up to them to decide on a sweaty workout session, relaxing yoga, instructional aerobics or other conceptual motions. Thu, 13th Feb. (12:00) Circumambulation Collective Fri, 14th Feb. (12:00) Den frivillige hjelpebataljonen / The volunteer auxiliary battalion Sat, 15th Feb. (13:00)…
  • Ilia, Konstantin & me

    Ilia, Konstantin & me Presented by Friform Kirkenes «Ilia, Konstantin and Me» is an experimental trio consisting of Ilya Belorukov, Konstantin Samolovov and Christian Meaas Svendsen. With a combination of electronic and acoustic instruments, they throw themselves into a musical universe coloured by frictions and creative spaces -- enabling them to explore differences and juxtapose…
  • Do Not Urinate Towards Russia – Morten Traavik

    Morten Traavik Do Not Urinate Towards Russia Image from former border crossing point Skafferhullet outside Kirkenes. Part IV of Borderlines series (installation, mixed media 2011 - ongoing). 10:00 - 18:00 Town Square
  • The Portal: trial version – Circumambulation Collective

    Circumambulation Collective The Portal: trial version The artist from Circumambulation Collective designed a portal to their home city of St Petersburg that functions as a hyper-local game in the cityscape of Kirkenes. When you dive into the game and through the Portal, you have the opportunity to cross borders skipping border guards and controls completely.…