• Black Box teater
  • Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival
  • 7.–16. March 2019
  • Performances, installations, talks,
    seminars and festival club
  • Seminar
  • Body & Space
  • Sunday 10,11.00-14.00

Links, frictions and potentialities

Performing arts and architecture are spatial art forms that combined can blur the bodily and spatial boundaries, as well as produce friction. Together they hold potential for hybridity, ambiguity, flows, disruption of the logic of visualization, new perspectives and subjectivities. How does the body affect space, and how can scenography and space be seen as performative elements?

In collaboration with Dansekritikerrørsla (Dance Critic Movement), an initiative to promote dance criticism in Norway, led by Anette Therese Pettersen and Snelle Hall, supported by Arts Council Norway.

The seminar is a co-production between Black Box teater and KHiO.

11:00: Lecture André Eiermann
11:30: Lecture Roza and Ronak Moshtaghi
12:00: Lecture Rolf Hughes
12:30-12:45: break
12:45-13:30: Discussion with  André Eiermann, Roza Moshtaghi, Ronak Moshtaghi and Rolf Hughes
13:30-14:00: Questions
Snelle Hall is moderating the seminar

André Eiermann is associate professor of theatre at the University of Agder in Kristiansand. He has studied at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen, is author of the book Postspektakuläres Theater, and works together as dramaturg with different artists.

Roza Moshtaghi is a choreographer and performer born in Iran. She now lives and works in Oslo. Questions on how buildings, streets, nature, events, bodies, and objects in general react or adapt to structures have been crucial to most of her work. Roza holds an MA in choreography from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She presents her works internationally and continues to develop projects with other artists, both as a collaborator and as a performer. Her most recent projects are Flinch (2017), The smell of its shirt (2016) and Water Graffiti (2016).

Ronak Moshtaghi is a visual artist based in Oslo. Educated in Tehran University of Art and  Oslo National Academy of Art. Ronak has made sculptures, drawings, audio pieces and scenography of a dance performance in her recent collaborations. Currently showing at the Oslo Intercultural museum and The Mosaic Rooms London, she has been exhibited in Oslo at Destiny’s Atelier, Kunsthall Oslo and Louise Dany.

Rolf Hughes is Director of Artistic Research for the Experimental Architecture Group, Newcastle University, and assistant co-ordinator for the EU-funded (FET Horizon 2020) “Living Architecture” research project. An artist and transdisciplinary researcher, he has been at the forefront of developments in artistic and design-led research since his PhD in Creative and Critical Writing (University of East Anglia, 1994). His practice today spans arts and design disciplines, as well as collaborations with the sciences, engineering and disruptive new technologies.

  • Black Box teater, Foyer