15. – 16. – 17th of August 2011
18.00 - 22.00
Free entrance & gazpacho
”Notes on Utopia” is an performance installation at work, building a space for reflecting on contemporary
utopia, on public space and on utopian thoughts in art.
Alexander Gerner is an artist, theatre director based in Lisbon and a member of the Centre of Philosophy
of Science at the University of Lisbon. His research is on topics of aesthetic experience in science, cinema
and art. (http://ica.fc.ul.pt/index_en.html)
http://www.morphologyprojectlisboa.ifl.pt/alexander-gerner He is co-editor of the interdisciplinary
”Studies in Diagrammatology and Diagram Praxis” (London 2010). In 2010 he presented a performance
related to the topic of utopia: “He who does not work shall not eat ”
http://ideiasapaisana.blogspot.com/ . He writes on art, politics and science on his blog:
Marie Nerland is an artist and curator based in Bergen, Norway. She has been working with performance
since 1999 in different collaborative projects. In 2008, she founded Volt, a curatorial project for contemporary
art based in Bergen.
http://www.gallerivolt.no She is co-editor of the Norwegian Art Year Book 2011 and editor of the anthology
25 with essays on contemporary art. She was co-editor of the Norwegian journal for performance and
contemporary art 3t from 1997-2007. http://www.trete.no
Lígia Soares is a Portuguese artist working in the fields of dance, theatre and performance. Since 2001
she is developing her work at Máquina Agradável which she co-founded. Her work has been presented
in several venues and festivals in Portugal and Europe. In 2008 she was recipient of DanceWeb
Scholarship programe for contemporary dance. She likes to investigate on the creation of characters
fragmented by the inconsistencies of discourse towards action.
They have previously collaborated on the performances ”Endings for Berlin” in a cafe in Berlin (2006),
”Let´s Do Endings Again” taking place at the Lydgalleriet in Bergen (2007) and ”Endings for Oslo” at
Black Box Teater/UKS in Oslo (2007).
The project is funded by Arts Council Norway and City of Bergen.
Rua Leite Vasconcelos 43A, 1170-198 Lisboa Subway Santa Apolónia Bus 12 and 35 http://atelierconcorde.org/