Programme day 1: Text at MUNCH, Vol. 1. Unfinished

MUNCH, Bjørvika
Edvard Munchs plass 1

    FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBRE

  • 13:00 // Doors open

    Mingling in the festival area. The shop and  MUNCH deli & café are open.

  • 16:30 // AMFI // Book Club with the Artist Collective Carrie

    Edvard Munch had his own way of writing. He used text to collect fleeting thoughts and explore ideas. His notebooks are full of drafts and crossed out text. Little of what Munch wrote can be considered “finished” in a traditional sense—instead it can be understood as spontaneous notes and literary drafts. Join us in a communal reading of Munch’s texts with the artist collective Carrie, a group working at the intersection of dramatic art, visual art, and literature.

    Limited seats, free registration here with festival pass for Friday.

  • 18:00 // FESTSAL // After Munch: “The Wretched of the Earth”, by Sumaya Jirde Ali // After Munch: “Paolo”, by Felipe “Fela” Orellana Castro // The Word Is No Longer Yours: A Conversation between Felipe “Fela” Orellana Castro & Camara Lundestad Joof // npublished: Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen, Carina Stoltenberg (Smerz), Josef Yohannes & Aon Raza

    After Munch: “The Wretched of the Earth”, by Sumaya Jirde Ali
    Writer, poet, and editor of the magazine Fett, Sumaya Jirde Ali, reads the poem “The Wretched of the Earth”, which is her response to an unfinished text by Edvard Munch. The poem is written for the anthology published in conjunction with the festival: only an instant.

    After Munch: “Paolo”, by Felipe “Fela” Orellana Castro
    The dialogue “Paolo” is hip-hop artist and writer Felipe “Fela” Orellana Castro’s response to one of Edvard Munch’s unfinished texts. The dialogue is written for the anthology only an instant and will be performed with the hip-hop dancer and actress Georgia May Anta.  

    The Word Is No Longer Yours: A Conversation between Felipe “Fela” Orellana Castro and Camara Lundestad Joof
    What happens when the playwright’s words are handed over to directors and actors? And are dramatic texts actually ever finished? Felipe “Fela” Orellana Castro is a hip-hop artist, actor, and writers, and was one the writers of the critically acclaimed show Blokk til Blokk (Block to Block), which won the Oslo City Art Award in 2019. Camara Lundestad Joof is a performer, playwright, and author. Her play De må føde oss eller pule oss for å elske oss (They Must Birth Us or Fuck Us to Love Us) is opening at the National Theatre in October.

    Unpublished: Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen, Carina Stoltenberg (Smerz), Josef Yohannes, and Aon Raza present unpublished texts.

  • 20:15-21:15 // Pause

    Mingling in the festival area. The shop and  MUNCH deli & café are open.


  • 21:15 // FESTSAL // Unfinished Business: Conversations between Constance Tenvik & Inti Wang // Mini Concert with Mette Henriette

    Constance Tenvik’s background is as an artist, while Inti Wang comes from the field of fashion. Both practices—where text appears equally as embroidery on a track suit, photo captions for staged self-portraits on Instagram or narratives in installation form—play out in the intersection between the fields of art and fashion, as well as between genres and modes of expression. Apparently, neither Tenvik nor Wang respect established categories. What is the role of the unfinished in their open and boundary breaking practices?

    Mette Henriette is a Norwegian Sami musician, saxophonist, and composer. When her debut album was released by the German record company ECM in 2015, she was one of the youngest artists in the company’s history. At the text festival, she will perform the composition Čieđđa, fas, which is her response to one of Edvard Munch’s unfinished texts. The work was created specifically for the anthology only an instant.

  • 22:30 - 00:00 // MUNCH deli & café // DJ Renée Reif & Maja Hattvang

    Renée has played on the Oslo club scene for decades and Maja has danced there for just as long. Normally, they work for competing publishing companies, but tonight they will be joining forces at the decks.

  • 00:00 // Doors closing

To festival site

See pocket programme for Saturday

The festival will be following all the current guidelines regarding social distancing and hygiene measures.  

Text at MUNCH Vol. 1
Unfinished
10 - 11 septembre 2021

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