Mørkerommet (The Darkroom)

Sarah Tjäder (FI), Märit Aronsson (S), Erikk McKenzie (NO)

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17. March 2017, 19:00




Avant Garden


Ca 2 hours

Mørkerommet challenges the audience, the local artists and the contemporary theatre-institution.

Mørkerommet (The Darkroom), is Avant Garden’s arena for experiments, meetings across artistic boundaries and work in progress. The goal is to create an open discussion about what performative art is and ought to be, and even challenge Avant Garden’s own limits as an institution.

This season, we will arrange two darkroom-events based on an open call. Artists working on projects that has a performative dimension, regardless of genre, are invited to apply. We will collaborate with different artists to create a new programme for each individual night.



The first Mørkerommet-event of the year will feature three works by three different artists.

«Det som förändrar färgerna i januari» by Sarah Tjäder
«Hemifrån och hem» by Märit Aronsson
«Attack Decay Sustain Release» by Erikk McKenzie

Sarah Tjäder (FI) viser «Det som forandrer färgerna i januari». Dette er en 3-kanals videoinstallasjon som tar utgangspunkt i oversvømmelsen i Paris 1955. Kunstneren sier: «Installationen kan ses som en poetisk undersökning av fotografiet i upplösning och omvandling, där vattnets logik liknar fotografiets.»

Märit Aronsson (S) leser i «Hemifrån och hem» fra en dagbok hun skrev da hun vandret pilegrimsleden mellom Trondheim og Östersund. Vi blir vitne til en saktegående roadmovie, der hun vandrer mellom byene som begge er hennes hjem.

Musiker og danser Erikk McKenzie (NO) viser sammen med danser Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn «Attack Decay Sustain Release». «Attack Decay Sustain Release» er hentet fra elektronisk musikkterminologi. McKenzie og Mjåvatn undersøker mulige synergieffekter mellom dans og musikk, bevegelse og lyd. Verket utforsker grensene mellom konsert og forestilling.



A Darkroom can evoke different performative expressions, installations, video art, innovative musical expressions and lots more. There will be no fixed limits. If you feel that you belong, or you want to belong, you are welcome to apply.

See pictures/technical drawings of the venue and list of technical equipment.

Welcome to Mørkerommet!


Mørkerommet 17 March: Apply within 13 February
Mørkerommet 20 May: Apply within 12 April

Send your application to: hilde@avantgarden.no


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