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[Performance Festival]
PAO Festival 2015 
at Atelier Nord/ANX at Olaf Ryes Plass 2, Oslo, Norway
18:00-20:30 on 13 November
14:00-18:00 on 14 November
14:00-18:00 on 15 November 
 
Live performance by:
Ane Lan (NO)
Augusta Atla (DK) & Nikos Branidis (GR)
Elisabeth Færøy Lund (NO)
Essi Kausalainen (FI)
Hiroko Tsuchimoto (SE)
Magnús Logi Kristinsson (IS/FI)
Marita Isobel Solberg (NO)
Naja Lee Jensen (DK/NO)
Päivi Laakso (FI/NO)
Sigmund Skard (NO)
WOL / Lovisa Johansson & Wenche Tankred (SE)
Wunderkind Collective (IS)
 
Nordic Focus
This year, the PAO Festival focuses on Performance Artists from the Nordic Region and is showcasing in Oslo the work of twelve Performance Artists/Collectives from Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway. In doing so, the Festival is highlighting the diversity of performative expression in the Nordic Region, but also inquiring into similarities that might stem from geographic location. Although the invited Performance Artists all perform internationally and often deal with universal thematics, we wonder how their work could be connected to Nordic culture and identity? Could certain forms of expression and approach to Performance Art be more specific to artists from the Nordic Region?

Artists talks:
Augusta Atla (DK), Essi Kausalainen (FI), Päivi Laakso (FI/NO), Sigmund Skard (NO), WOL / Lovisa Johansson & Wenche Tankred (SE) and Wunderkind Collective (IS).


Exhibition / Video programme: 
We will show a slide show by performance photographer Pietro Pellini (DE) and three video programs which explore the various ways artists document and use video in their performance work. Curated by Kjetil Skøyen (NO), MUU (FI) presenting Performance Vogaye 5 and Kunstbanken in Hamar showing video documentation from their festival in October 2015.

Extra programme:
09 til 15 November: Performance art Studies PAS#42 Salt & Pepper with Johannes Deimling at KHIO
* 13 November: Opening, artist talks and group performance with participants of Salt & Pepper.

PAO Festival 2015 is supported by Atelier Nord ANX, Fritt Ord, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Norsk Kulturråd, Kulturkontakt Nord / Mobility Programme, Nordic Culture Fund and Oslo Kommune / Kulturetaten.
 
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