Oops – my body / festival ’18

We were thrilled to present the Oops Festival 2018. We focused our attention on failure and the body and presented a programme filled with great performances and insightful talks, good, vegan food, music and surprises. The acts included Daily Fiction’s (DK) breathtaking Splastic dance performance, Cameryn Moore’s (US/ DE) Terrible Sex Tips, Jamie MacDonald’s (CA/FIN) standup show Gender Euphoria, Boaz Barkan’s (DK) Our Other Body and a reading from Sofie Lebech’s (DK) show This Is For Her. We had a screening of Topher Campbell’s (UK) movie FETISH, and exhibition of the stunning drawings by Sarah Glerup, talks on perceptions of fatness in our culture, anxiety and body image, how it feels to be shot and a workshop on how to save a life. We tasted failed beer and was provided with a body-light event by artist in residence with TeaterKUNST: Lucas Pradino (BR). It was an intense experience and the entire team worked really hard. The location and weather was a challenge but each and every experiences was excellent.

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take a look at failure

Am thrilled to present a small video from the launch of the Oops Festival in Åben Dans, Roskilde in November. The many inspirations linger on as we venture into planing the first edition of the festival. We are looking to develop the festival in an organic and innovative way. Such joy to discover where ever we go people have ideas and suggestions for the work.

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The Failing Wall

Video by: Kaleigh Howland & Emma Galasso

Fabulous Failing Festival Launch

November 18th saw the launch of our new 10 year venture: The Oops Festival. A celebration of failing and f*ck-ups through performances, music, events and workshops in the brilliant town of Roskilde. It was a day of inspirational talks and captivating performances, beautiful music and a wonderful, engaged audience. We are buzzing and full of ideas for the festival that is to take place on November 16. 17. & 18th 2018. Joy!

Performances by: Janne Saarakkala (FIN), Sofie Lebech (DK) and Jakob Bro (DK)
Talks by: Thomas Vigild (DK), Keith Gumery (UK), Layla Torres Mollerup/ TeaterKUNST (DK), Rui Laing & Rebecca Ribbing/ Museum of Failures (SE), Thomas Aaby Berdal/ I Will Cook For Food (DK), Oleg Koefoed (DK)

Supported by The Danish Arts Council and DJBFA

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Photos: Meagan Roderique / @mroderique

That uneasy feeling…

Such joy to already be celebrating the 1st year of the Uneasy Listening Society with my artistic partner, Thomas Burø, and the great company board. It’s been a busy year, where we have developed connections to new, interesting partners – and started two major projects: Normal Cake, Please – a site-specific reunion performance of the Baltic Eurotrashers Angela, Leo and Viersturs  (supported by Culture Point North), and the launch of our new festival; UPS! – an artistic, scientific and philosophical exploration of failures and f*ck-ups (supported by Statens Kunstfond) – of which I’m artistic director. Great prospects for 2017 and beyond…

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Normal Cake, Please – performance workshop scheduled in 2017

Singapore musings

Different winds blew me to Singapore this summer – and it’s been such a mind-blowing experience. So many impressions, questions arise in this city where complete multiculturalism was part of the founder’s central ambition.

One of the foremost reasons for this visit was to experience the Singapore International Arts Festival curated by a generous and talented friend – Ong Keng Sen. Multiple brave and beautiful impressions. As part of the Kula Ring artistic exchange project I had the privilege of attending a cook-in by Malay artist Roslisham Ismail and was happy to encounter a fellow ‘beachcomber’ in  artist Renata de Bonis, who exhibited beach finds from Cadoso Island in Brazil.

 

Festival Diaries

Had the distinct pleasure of participating in the Geopark Festival 2016 with the Uneasy Listening Society project; Sound Diaries. We created sound works each day based on a topic inspired by the festival. Thomas applies a philosophical perspective, and I comment with an artistic angle. It’s accessible and dynamic – and adds a different dimension to the festival programme… And it’s fun too!

Supported by Geopark Festival 2016

Performance Art in Cyprus..

2015 has included many inspiring, new encounters…

Among these I have become a consultant of the brilliant CIPAFestival organisational team. With four other passionate, creative thinkers I’m helping to plan and curate the 4th international performance art festival in Cyprus. So much exciting artistic work to look forward to!

CIPAF Team
Photo by Christina Georgiou