TANG
the festival meeting spot
Opening Night

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 amount of nutrients and there are rumours that the indigenous people of Kamchatka once made an alcoholic beverage from it.

Together with stage designer Tatiana Ludanik, they will create an evocative social space where you can immerse yourself into a marine world. Take a dip in the algal pool, raise a glass of the sea and taste authentic street-style Chinese food by kinakåk.no (Håkon Lindbäck & Chen Qian). TANG is a place for guest performers by night and guest speakers by day, with a dash of sci-fi films and karaoke. House DJ Matti Aikio is keeps the rhythm till last drinks are called.


Vegetables of the sea might be our future food, alcohol and fuel all in one. So, what might our future taste like? Will Nordic seaweed fused with Chinese mould spores become the new wine? This and more the artists explore through their ecological and social experimentation.

Wed 13. Feb
23:00
TANG
kr 100,-

TANG open 23:00 – 01:00


Opening night party with DJ Matti Aikio plus karaoke till late

TANG open 10:00 – 01:00


12:00 – late
(closed 16:00 – 18:00)
Pop-up noodle-stall with kinakål.no (Håkon Lindbäck & Chen Qian), authentic Chinese food with emphasis on dishes from Sichuan and Hunan


16:00 – 18:00
Rising star of Chinese Science Fiction Xia Jia in conversation with Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay


21:00 – 21:30
Film screening, ”Devils Apron – a journey in seaweed, punk & brewing culture in the north” by Kåre Grundvåg (Tromsø) and Trond Ansten (Tromsø)


22:00 (late shift)
DJ Matti Aikio
, plus Chinese tattoos by Lin Wang and midnight performance by Marita Isoble Solberg

TANG open 10:00 – 02:00


12:00 – late
(closed 16:00 – 18:00)
Pop-up noodle-stall with kinakål.no (Håkon Lindbäck & Chen Qian), authentic Chinese food with emphasis on dishes from Sichuan and Hunan


14:30 – 16:30
Social Spaces & Urban development:
Discussion with Lijie Wang, Song Yi & Alessandro Rolandi . Moderator: Helle Siljeholm. In collaboration with Fotogalleriet


21:30 (late shift)
Shortparis 
(St. Petersburg)


00:00
Mental Overdrive
(Tromsø) – Industrial rave tunes back in 1990, electrified beats ever since

TANG open 10:00 – 02:00


11:00 – 13:00
Sci-Fi for kids with Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay


12:00 – late
(closed 16:00 – 18:00)
Pop-up noodle-stall with kinakål.no (Håkon Lindbäck & Chen Qian), authentic Chinese food with emphasis on dishes from Sichuan and Hunan


16:00 – 18:00
Public debate presentend by Barents Press


23:00 (late shift)
DJ Matti Aikio (Tromsø) plus karaoke till late