New Performance Turku, Performance Art Links Stockholm, Performance Art Bergen

HISTORY WILL BE KIND TO ME FOR I INTEND TO PERFORM IT examines the ways we embody and perform knowledge.

The project focuses on performative and collaborative systems that influence who we are today and how we perceive the world around us. We have invited eight performance artists to travel, develop works and perform in Stockholm (Sweden), Bergen (Norway) and Turku (Finland).

We aim to challenge the notions of knowledge production in the West - and how the European countries position themselves in the changing power relations in current political situations. In the project the performance artists will use their own embodied knowledge to revise their notion of knowledge and examine today’s power relations.

The festival is preceded by a two-day workshop An archive of my own/ Performing History with selected artists from art colleges in Stockholm and from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. The workshop is led by artist Shiva Anoushirvani.



Leena Kela, Marcio Carvalho & Serge Olivier Fokoua
Performance Art Links Stockholm (PALS) – Hiroko Tsuchimoto, Erik Wijkström, Denis Romanovski, Lovisa Johansson & Alice Maselnikova
Performance Art in Bergen (PAB) – Kurt Johannessen & Terese Longva
Producer: Anni Sundbacka

Invited curator: Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

The project is funded by Kulturkontakt Nord, Nordisk Kulturfond, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Statens Kulturråd Sverige

In collaboration with SAVVY Contemporary Berlin & RAVY Biennale Cameroon