Kiyoshi Yamamoto: MAS, QUE NADA (Let’s run away) Performance

Join a special midsummer celebration filled with Brazilian music, dance and fabulous costumes in Kiyoshi Yamamoto's new performance

18 years age limit
20:30: Doors open. The first 100 attendees will receive a work of art at the entrance.
21:00: Event start.
22:00: The party continues!

This new performance commission by Kiyoshi Yamamoto is entitled MAS, QUE NADA (Let's run away) and is inspired by the Edvard Munch paintings Madonna and Dance of Life. Large colourful costumes made from recycled materials, Brazilian music and the quadrilha dance are linked with indigenous myths about the sun and the moon from the Amazon. The performance has been conceived to coincide with Midsummer’s Eve and the start of Oslo Pride. Textiles and colours are central elements in Kiyoshi Yamamoto's artistic practice, and he explores sensory experiences, identity and culture through performance. The artist asks: "What do we define as 'alien' and how can we together counteract the experience of alienation?" 
After the performance, the evening turns into a party with DJs and bar.

Kiyoshi Yamamoto (b. 1982) lives and works in Bergen, and was educated at KHiB/Bergen Art Academy, Escola de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro, and Central Saint Martins in London. Yamamoto works with textiles, sculpture and performance, and explores issues related to identity, belonging, existence and politics. Solo exhibitions include Kunstnerforbundet, TSSK - Trøndelag centre for contemporary art, Trafo Kunsthall, Rohsska Museet, KUBE Museum in Ålesund and Hå Gamle Prestegård. His work is in the collections of Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Kode Kunstmuseum, the Norwegian embassy in Brasilia, the City of Oslo and the City of Bergen. Yamamoto is a lecturer in Colour at the Faculty of Art, Music and Design – KMD at the University of Bergen, and a guest teacher at the Art Academy in Oslo/KhiO, the Academy of Arts in Tromsø and Sámi allaskuvla/ The Sámi University of Applied Science in Kautokeino. 

Photo: Maya Økland