PAB OPEN Festival 2017
6th – 8th October
Norway’s Largest Performance Art Festival
3 intense days – 70 performance artists
PAB OPEN 2017 – Vaskerelven
Performance Art Bergen (PAB) has the pleasure of inviting the public to an extraordinary art experience at Vaskerelven 8 – the former location of Bergen Academy of Art and Design.
On Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of October, we will fill the whole building – three floors – with more than 70 performance artists from all around the world.
This is the third edition of PAB Open, and the response has been overwhelming. Every year of the festival, PAB Open represents a broad and inclusive spectrum of all types of performance art, both national and international: something surprising and pleasing for everyone. This year will be no exception
The festival’s ethos is not to curate the selection of artists or work: all applications are accepted! We thereby promise an exciting and varied program from beginning to end.
The event is free. Guests are invited to visit the festival café for homemade food and drink, conversations about life and art. There will also be an exhibition about PAB’s public space interventions ‘Open Space’ in the hallway to the café.
Friday 6th October – 12.30-16.45 – Bergen Kunsthall – Upstairs
Seminar – “REALITY IN ART – Do We Want to Differentiate?”
Friday 6. Oktober – 17.30-18.30 – Festplassen
PAB Open Session
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8 h October -13:00-17:00 – Vaskerelven 8
Festival – performance programme / exhibition/ Café
Official opening Saturday 13.00 by Professor in Art History- Department of Linguistic, Literary, and Aesthetic Studies. Sigrid Lien
Participating artists PAB OPEN 2017:
ronnie s, Marita Bullmann, Jan-Egil Finne, Frauke Materlik, Sunniva Innstrand, Sigmund Skard, Øystein Larssen, Rita Marhaug, Amber Ablett, Mia Øquist, Else Karin Tysse Bysheim, Joana Gelazyte, Koppen & Jorkjen, Anette Friedrich Johannessen, Ingeborg Wie/Innocent Fungurani, Collura/Launder, Tolga Balci, Roddy Bell/Sean Bell, Thomas Simonsen Balmbra, Léann Herlihy, Carole Novak, Vibeke Rød Kjøde, Przepraszam, Hans Christian van Nijkerk, Sander L. Haga, Elias Björn +Henrik Nordin and William Alexander Vik Skaten, Karen Kipphoff, Samuel Brzeski, Gudrun Tara Sveinsdottir, Laurel Jay Carpenter, Erik Tonning Jensen, David Alræk, Julia Kurek &Dominik Wolski, Meri Hietala, Thomas Reul, Noa Reshef, Linnea Jardemark/Marika Sanaksenaho , Bernadette Laimbauer, Wei-Ling Hung, Chun-Han Chiang, Vincenzo Fiore Marrese, Agnieszka Gotowała, Mari Norddahl, Álvaro Terrones, Juan Carlos Villalba, Ella Honeyma-Novotny and Mathias Loose, Guy Sioui Durand, Johanna Lettmayer, Minna-Kaisa Kallinen, Andrea Conradsen/Guro Rex, Olga Nikonova, Marie Christine Katz, Philemon Mukarno, Janne Jong Aass, Roos Hoffmann, Marta Ostajewska, Vidmante Cerniauskaite, Kristen Rønnevik, Gillian Carson, Florence Lam, Anne-Marte Eidseth Rygh, Pavana Reid
Anett Haukås (CEO of PAB), Mia Øquist projectleader PAB OPEN , Anette Friedrich Johannessen, Rita Marhaug, Hans Christan van Nijkerk, Jan Egil Finne, Eleanor Clare