Poekhali Festival 2019!
Join us for the fifth edition of Bergen Kunsthall´s adventurous one-night festival POEKHALI!
Doors open: 21.00
First concert starts: 21.30
CC: 250,- /150,-
Free for our members, members in nyMusikk and Borealis Listening Club, and students of KMD and BAS.
Individual sessions of the performance “I Love Myself Fully and Unconditionally” by Natacha Diels and Sam Scranton will run from 18:00 and require registration (send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
MARK FELL & MEYER-CHAFFAUD
NATACHA DIELS, SAM SCRANTON & DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
BENEDICTE MAURSETH & LEE PATTERSON
With contributions from Bergen Kunsthall’s long-time collaborators, Poekhali! is a one-night festival that kickstarts the new season at the Kunsthall activating all its spaces in a polyphony of sound, film and live performance.
Poekhali! 2019 is inspired by “A Feast in Time of Plague” written in 1830 by one of the greatest minds of Russian classical literature, Alexander Pushkin. The play proposes a joyful gathering as a manoeuvre to overcome the horror of total decay. Over one night we draw inspiration from the play, celebrate and gather to speculate over various strategies for surviving a catastrophe.
Poekhali! 2019 traces a line from love and compassion to death through Carmina Escobar’s evocation of the Aztec goddess Coatlicue to Natacha Diels and Sam Scranton´s intimate, personal ritualistic work “I Love Myself Fully and Unconditionally”, performed with the ensemble Down the Rabbit Hole. On the way we meet a hyper-frenetic version of Ugandan wedding music by Otim Alpha colliding with the algorithmic structures of Mark Fell’s “Hominin”. The disruption of muteness by Lee Patterson’s hand-built instruments overlaps with the vibrational energy of Benedicte Maurseth´s Hardanger fiddle and the hypnotic drones of PIP, surrounded by soft sculptural landscapes by Roos Dijkhuizen. The night ends with a polyamorous dancefloor style of Crystallmess, juxtaposed with the geometrical and idiosyncratic patterns of Rian Treanor´s live set and Ida Nerbø´s cold-hearted techno throbbing in the darkness of the Kunsthall´s basement.
Poekhali 2019! is arranged in cooperation with Borealis - en festival for eksperimentell musikk, nyMusikk Bergen, Playdate, Bergen Art Book Fair, After School Special, and Fett magazine and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union as part of Re-Imagine Europe project.
*”Poekhali!” (meaning 'Let´s Go!') – is a famous take-off phrase by the first man in space Yuri Gagarin, pronounced on 12 April 1961.
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