Performances by Linn Cecilie Ulvin and Ragnhild Aamås


Welcome to an evening of performances by artists Ragnhild Aamås and Linn Cecilie Ulvin.

Linn Cecilie Ulvin will present a performative reading/ spoken word, accompanied by musician Safaa Al Saadi who will play the darbuka (drum) and ney (flute) – two instruments of Middle Eastern origin. Titled The Sound of Hands, the performance is situated within the context of Ulvin's installation To Erna from Ulvin 2015, and is influenced by the current political situation in Europe.

In her performance Ragnhild Aamås les(2) frå ein pdf(1) om gløymse i tidsalderen til totalarkivet, artist Ragnhild Aamås will offer an immersive reading of images and sentence fragments – a meditation on the conditions of the institution and the way in which an archive (historia) can simultaneously bind disparate entities and ideas. Aamås' performance is supported by Statens Utstillingsstipend and Norsk Kulturråd.

Both artists are included in the exhibition Facts, Stories, and Anecdotes - Stavanger Kunstforening 150 Years.

Entrance: NOK 50. Free for members of Kunsthall Stavanger.

This event is part of our event series in conjunction with the exhibition Facts, Stories and Anecdotes - Stavanger Kunstforening 150 år.

Linn Cecilie Ulvin works with text, installation and performance. Ulvin is interested in how we are influenced by gendered readings of art, history and literature, and how language and poetry can be used to construct and deconstruct domination and favoured identities.

Safaa Al Saadi is a musician and composer from Mesopotamia/Iraq, based in Oslo. The ney (Persian) is an end-blown flute that figures prominently in Middle Eastern music. The ney has been played continuously for 4,500–7,000 years, making it one of the oldest musical instruments still in use. The goblet drum or or ‫Arabic darbūkah, is a single head membranophone with a goblet shaped body used mostly in the Middle East, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, and Eastern Europe. The origin of the term darabukka probably lies in the Arabic word "darab" ("to strike"). The original use of goblet drums in Babylonia and Sumer dates from as early as 1100 BCE.

Ragnhild Aamås (b. 1984) lives and works in Oslo. Aamås is a graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London), University of Oslo and the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She has had solo exhibitions at the Demon's Mouth, Oslo (2013) and Malmøgata Fine Arts Project Space (2011), published texts and performed interventions and spoken-word at home and abroad. She recently participated in projects that Vestlandsutstillingen (2015) and New Arrangements (2014) (Helsinki / Oslo / Malmö), and in group exhibitions at places like Atelier Nord ANX (2015), Association of Norwegian Sculptors (2013) and Kunsthall Oslo (2013).

January 14, 2016


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