What The Hell (Bergen)

A group of performers carry signs that read "Helvete", a Nowegean word for "Hell". The visual language of the signs refers to that of protest or advertisement. Yet, "Helvete" is one of the most common swear and curse words in Nowegean. The performers appear in formations in various locations in the city, creating a perplexed statement that can be understood in multiple ways.
What The Hell takes place in announced and unannounced locations in public spaces. The intervention provokes the boundaries of the norm and the common sense in the public sphare and conciousness. The Bergen version was developed for Meteor Festival / bit Teatergarasjen with students of the Master's Program in Fine Arts at the University of Agder.










2019
Concept and artistic direction: Michikazu Matsune
Dramaturgy and artistic advice: André Eiermann
Performance and documentation: Students of the Master's Program in Fine Arts at the University of Agder
(Åshild Skogsholm Bjørnestad, Vegard Christensen, Peder Hartvig Dahl, Per Christian Garseg, Besiana Hadri, Fanny Olausson Homlung, Alexander Frode Cullen Johansen, Åshild Kristensen, Marthe Løvik Markussen, Veronica Rath, Knut Andre Hanssen Skagestad)
Cooperation: bit Teatergarasjen, Szene Salzburg & APAP advancing performing arts project
Support: University of Agder, Fritt Ord Foundation
Photo: Michikazu Matsune and students of the Master's Program in Fine Arts at the University of Agder

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