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• 08 April 2017 - 6 pm


Hoop Eye Dance Trance

with Sanni Priha


The Screen: Performing Sound and Image

This third part of The Screen, programme dedicated to film and video, is focusing on the relationship between moving image, sound and performance. Expanding on the previous programme, The screen: Sounds of Light, which was exploring the relation between film and music, two performative works will be presented this year in the Nave of the museum. Hoop Eye Dance Trance, a new collaboration between Morten Norbye Halvorsen and Jessica Warboys will be followed, in October, by the presentation of an important historical piece of Expanded Cinema : Light Music by British artist Lis Rhodes. These two works respond particularly well to the vast space of the central Nave of the museum.

Guest Curator: Anne-Sophie Dinant


The performance, presented as a single night event, is a collaboration between Morten Norbye Halvorsen and Jessica Warboys, involving performer Sanni Priha.

The music and installation of Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Warboys’ film Hoop Eye Dance Trance and a large scale painting will become an environment for Priha to project her own idiosyncratic movement.

The Film Hoop Eye Dance Trance, filmed using 16mm and a drone in Kiasma Theatre in 2016, combines dance, painting and sound to create a sketch of movement to music. The figure animates time and space, as the body cycles through a succession of eclectic gestures rooted in their dance training, anchoring them in the present to a rhythmic and fragmented soundtrack. Filmed moving between the ground and above, the viewer experiences the performance as the dancer might imagine it. The composition to which artist Sanni Priha moves is composed and performed by Morten Norbye Halvorsen.

Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b. 1980, Stavanger, Norway) is an artist and composer who currently lives between Suffolk and Berlin. His work includes sound, sculpture, film and performance. Recent exhibitions include: Wave Table Concert, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, 2016; Gain Vapor Rise, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris, 2016; All the Instruments Agree, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2015; The Companion, Liverpool Biennial, 2014; Pan Exciter, NoPlace, Oslo; Alluvium, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerpen; oO, The Lithuanian/Cyprus Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, all 2013; Mindaugas Triennial, the 11th Baltic Triennial of International Art, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 2012; Run, comrade, the old world is behind you, Kunsthall Oslo, 2011; Index of, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and Repetition Island, Centre Pompidou, Paris, both 2010.

Jessica Warboys (b. 1977, Newport, Wales) lives between Suffolk and Berlin where she works with film, painting, sculpture and performance. She participated in dOCUMENTA 13, 2012; the 9ª Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2013. More recently she has exhibited at Gaudel de Stampa, Paris, State of Concept, Athens and 1857, Oslo, 2015. In 2016 she exhibited at Kunstverein, Amsterdam, Casa Masaccio, Italy, Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway and the British Art Show 8 (touring UK venues); and in 2017 at Tate St Ives, Cornwall.

With the support of Office for Contemporary Art Norway.



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