May 20, 2011 - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - ACTS – Festival for Performative Art
May 20, 2011

ACTS – Festival for Performative Art

Essi Kausalainen, “Wind Suite,” 2011.
Video installation.
Photo by Mikko Kuorinki.

ACTS – Festival for Performative Art

Time:
28 May 2011, 11am–10pm, 29 May 2011, 12am–5pm

Opening:
28 May at 11am

Venue:
The Museum of Contemporary Art
Stændertorvet 3A-D, DK-4000 Roskilde,
Roskilde Library and the citycenter of Roskilde.

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.

Participating artist:
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)

Curating:
Mette Truberg Jensen, Sanne Kofod Olsen and Thorbjørn Tønder Hansen

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.

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