New art festival at the Museum of Contemporary Art: ACTS - Festival for Performative Art
Time: 28 May 2011, 11am-10pm, 29 May 2011, 12am-5pm
Opening: 28 May at 11am. Speech by Mayor Joy Mogensen
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, Stændertorvet 3A-D, DK-4000 Roskilde, Roskilde Library and the city centre of Roskilde.
Festival website: www.samtidskunst.dk/acts
As a new initiative the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark, presents a new annual event named ACTS – Festival for Performative Art. This year the festival will take place the weekend of 28-29 May in and around the museum as well as in the citycenter of Roskilde. ACTS takes its point of departure in international tendencies in the upcoming as well as the established sound and performance art scene offering concerts, performances, installations, sound walks and family workshop.
ACTS – Festival for Performative Art presents ephemeral art forms taking place ”here and now”, and which in a humorous, critical or sensual way relates to the world, we live in. The art works will titillate the audience’s curiosity, activate both visual, auditory and taste senses, and shake firmly held notions about life and art. With the festival’s focus on the performative art The Museum of Contemporary Art put presence, interaction and sensory perception at the very centre of a new festival that both engages and challenges its audience.
Elisabet Apelmo & Marit Lindberg (SE), Jörn J. Burmester (DE), Christian Falsnaes (DK), Lesley Flanigan (US), Ellen Friis (DK), Mogens Jacobsen (DK), Henrik Plenge Jakobsen (DK) Jane Jin Kaisen (DK), Essi Kausalainen (FI), Tine Louise Kortermand (DK) & Nina Björk Eliasson (IS), Astrid Lomholt (DK), Jette Hye Jin Mortensen (DK), Søs Gunver Ryberg (DK), Jana Winderen (NO), Tori Wrånes (NO), Überlyd (DK) and Jesper Aabille (DK)
Mette Truberg Jensen, Sanne Kofod Olsen in collaboration with Thorbjørn Tønder Hansen, SNYK
Thanks to: The Danish Arts Council, The Danish Arts Foundation, Roskilde Municipality, Oticon Foundation, Ernst B. Sunds Foundation, OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Arts Council of Finland, Cultural Foundation for Denmark and Finland, SNYK – New Music, SAIR – Sølyst Artists in Residence Center, The Palace and Properties Agency, Roskilde Libraries, Visit Roskilde, Bjergtrolden, Pusvikar and Whomadeid.