freethought at BERGEN ASSEMBLY 2016: THE INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT
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freethought at Bergen Assembly 2016: THE INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT
Saturday 3 September 2016, 9.30 – 02.00
and Sunday 4 September 2016, 10.30 – 18.30
Opening performance: Things that surround us by Public in Private/Clément Layes, Friday 2 September 2016, 20.00
USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway
freethought's programme for The 2016 Bergen Assembly launches with The Infrastructure Summit, a two-day discursive and performative event with internationally renowned writers, curators and artists investigating the nature of infrastructure in times of economic disparity, ecological catastrophe, expulsion and forced migration. Talks and intensive discussions led by freethought are complemented by food, film, live performance and music.
Contributors include: freethought (Irit Rogoff, Stefano Harney, Adrian Heathfield, Massimiliano Mollona, Louis Moreno, and Nora Sternfeld), Denise Ferreira da Silva, Hallucinator (Edward George and Anna Piva), Public in Private/Clément Layes, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, Tom McCarthy, Andy Merrifield, Fred Moten, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Arjuna Neuman, Elizabeth Povinelli, Paul Purgas, Hannah Sawtell, TASC Ablett & Brafield, Tiziana Terranova, Wu Tsang, Hypatia Vourloumis, and the Partisan café - Jenny Moore, Freja Bäckman, Kabir Carter, Tora Endestad Bjørkheim, Johnny Herbert, and Arne Skaug-Olsen.
Alongside each day’s programme of presentations and discussions, The Infrastructure Summit hosts several performative, reflective and communal moments over the weekend:
Screening of DELETE BEACH, a new film produced for Bergen Assembly by artist Phil Collins.
The Norwegian premiere of Things that surround us, a performance by Public in Private/Clément Layes, co-presented with BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen).
INFRASONIC, a night of electronic music inspired by and exploring the sonic dimensions of the infrastructural condition with Hallucinator (Edward George and Anna Piva), artists Hannah Sawtell, Paul Purgas, and Louis Moreno (freethought).
Lunch provided by Bergen artists TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Friday 2 September
20.00 Opening performance: Public in Private/Clément Layes: Things that surround us | Norwegian Premiere Co-presented with BIT Teatergarasjen
Saturday 3 September
09.30 - 10.30 Registration & coffee
10.30 – 18.30 Presentations and discussion from Irit Rogoff, Adrian Heathfield, Elizabeth Povinelli, Tom McCarthy, Massimiliano Mollona, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Nora Sternfeld, Fred Moten, Wu Tsang, Hypatia Vourloumis, and Stefano Harney. Lunch provided by TASC Ablett & Brafield.
20.00 Repeat performance: Public in Private/Clément Layes: Things that surround us | Norwegian Premiere Co-presented with BIT Teatergarasjen
21.00 – 01.00 INFRASONIC with Hallucinator, Hannah Sawtell, Paul Purgas and Louis Moreno.
21.30 – 23.00 Introduction to Delete Beach by Phil Collins in conversation with Massimiliano Mollona, followed by a continuous screening of this short 6-minute film until 23.00.
Sunday 4 September
10.00 - 11.00 Registration & coffee
11.00 - 18.00 Presentations and discussion from Tiziana Terranova, Adrian Heathfield, Louis Moreno, Andy Merrifield, Stefano Harney, Arjuna Neuman, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, and the Partisan café: Nora Sternfeld, Jenny Moore, Freja Bäckman, Kabir Carter, Tora Endestad Bjørkheim, Johnny Herbert, and Arne Skaug-Olsen. Lunch provided by TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Tickets are 350NOK / 200 NOK (student price) for both days, including lunch on both days plus entry to one night of Things that surround us and INFRASONIC.
Please note: Due to limited audience capacity, Tickets for Things that surround us are allocated on a first booked, first served basis.
With thanks to USF Verftet for hosting The Infrastructure Summit and to BIT Teatergarasjen for co-presenting Things that surround us.
More information: http://bergenassembly.no/en/freethought/summit/
freethought is one of the Artistic Directors of the 2016 Bergen Assembly. freethought was formed in 2011 by Irit Rogoff, Stefano Harney, Adrian Heathfield, Louis Moreno, Massimiliano Mollona, and Nora Sternfeld.
Capacity for the performance 'Things that surround us' on Friday and Saturday nights is limited. Tickets will be allocated on a first booked, first served basis.