Cultiva

Diversity, public space and digitalisation

Program and project descriptions

Together with Agder Kunstsenter, Kristiansand kommune, Fri Agder and Skeive Sørlandsdager we announced a call "Diversity, public space and digitalisation". The call has several purposes:

  • Explore how art and culture can contribute to put diversity on the agenda.
  • Change in attitude, lift competence and raise awareness to difficult living conditions for deferred groups.
  • Support for the cultural sector that still struggles due to the pandemic.

As a result of this call Kristiansand will be filled with art and culture from May until end of August. 

Program

We reserve the right to change the program. Link to the projects and arrangements will be updated continuously. The academic program will be developed based on the response from the artistic program and current themes.

Project descriptions are available in the bottom of this page. 

Artistic program

Date:  
4. mai Exhibition opening KAY portraits. Open until 31. august. Facebook
6. mai Artistic performances in the conference "Freedom of Expression of the Arts and Culture in the Digital Era" by Oakland Rain, Anna Zychowicz og Arkivet (lenke til strømming)
6. mai Release of documentary "Inequality - with equal opportunity vol. 1 - Diversity"
15. mai  Opening of lyric orientaion trail "We were here" Open until 31. august.
29. mai Official opening "'The art of living festival -21"
2. - 5. juni Release of documentary "Inequality - with equal opportunity vol. 2 - Gender roles"  Bærekraftsfestivalen
10. juni Release of short film ‘Well, the question is were they able to afford it before as well?’
11.-17. juni MAKTA // The Power- Experimental and cross-cultural-aesthetic actions in the public space
13. juni "Tic Tic takes time" - concert performance at Myren gård (date and location not confirmed)
Primo juni Release "Pimp my castle"
15. juni Opening and performance "Regnbuebyen" Open until 31. august.
16. juni Performance "Regnbuebyen" 
17. juni  Main performance "Regnbuebyen" 
19. juni Sherezesarade pop-up
20. juni  Søknadsfrist HORDE Kristiansand. Søknadsskjema
26. juni Sherezesarade pop-up
29. juni Opening "Shaking the Tree" Artfestival 29. juni til 3. juli.
1. juli Unveiling installation "Disco".
Juli Release of documentary "Inequality - with equal opportunity vol. 3 - Outsiders"
23. juli The inflatable museum - Tour de Kristiansand
13. august Premiere "Me, Myself and I" dansetheater performance. 
15. august Release musicvideo "Together we are fine" av Sound of happiness kompetansesenter.
21. august Sherezesarade pop-up
22. august Unveiling installation "Beauty" Open until 29. august
22.-29. august Premiere "Berghain" Theatre performance, dance
performance and techno concert (date not confirmed)
22.-29. august Release of documentary "My secret I " (date not confirmed)
22.-29. august Skeive vekkelsen // Queer revival Konsert (date not confirmed)
22.-29. august Skeiv kopp // Queer Mug. Exhibition and performative happening (date not confirmed)
22.-29. august Release of documentary "Inequality - with equal opportunity vol. 4 - Sexual orientation/gender identity" during Sørlandet Pride (date not confirmed)
22.-29. august Bookrelease "Five real men" and debate during Sørlandet Pride (date not confirmed)
24. august Live performance "Ut av skallet // Out of the shell  med Tom Hugo og Regnbuefamilien
28. august HORDE - danseaudition.
28. august Sherezesarade pop-up
29. august HORDE - danseaudition.
August Premiere Maskefall // Unmasked – life under and after a pandemic (date not confirmed)

Debates and webinars

Date:  
6. mai Conference "Freedom of Expression of the Arts and Culture in the Digital Era" Link to recording (FFW to CET 14:00)
7. mai Webinar "Mangfold i program, personell og publikum" Input to the new cultural strategy for Kristiansand Municipality
22. - 29. august Pride Sørlandet (program launch 10. mai)
22.-29. august Debate after release documentary "Mitt hemmelige jeg" (date not confirmed)
22.-29. august Debate after release book "Fem ekte menn" (date not confirmed)
   
   
   

Project descriptions by the jury

Queer revival // Skeive Vekkelsen

Musical album with lyrics about the living conditions of LGBTQ+ in various religious denominations.
Music video, concerts, and performances where the issues are being discussed.

Berghain

Fusion between theatre performance and dance performance and techno concert.

Shaking the Tree

Art festival in the centre of Kristiansand, with sculpture and performance.

Sherezesade – and the word that lasted 1001 nights.

Pop-up stories in various locations in the centre of Kristiansand.

KAY portraits

Three tableaux with marionettes at Rådhuskvartalet, and a video with portraits of KAY to be distributed digitally.

Inequality – with equal opportunity

Documentary in four parts which showcases a variety of voices discussing issues related to different living conditions and opportunities, as well as relevant music and dance.

We are back

An artistic presentation of a case at the Supreme Court of Norway that never took place following the raising of the Swastika at Arkivet on the 9th of April 2018

‘Well, the question is were they able to afford it before as well?’

A short film that discusses poverty, social exclusion, and mental health, partly based on personal experiences.

Five real men

Book launch – collaboration on lectures and introduction to conversations.

We were here

A lyrical orientation through the centre of Kristiansand, based on photos, illustrations, and sight-specific audio files.

Tic Tic takes time

Concert performance for stage with live electronic music and elements of video art and theatre.

Pimp my castle

A co-creative street art project on a block of flats on Slettheia, and a forum theatre to develop dialogue.

The art of living festival 21

Event and production of co-creative and temporary street art productions in selected areas of Kristiansand.

Rainbowtown

An interactive installation with three performances in the centre of Kristiansand, and videos on Instagram and Facebook

Beauty

Installation: a five-metre-long sphinx complete with a karaoke machine in its stomach

HORDE Kristiansand

Dance auditions in the urban spaces around Kristiansand.

The inflatable museum - Tour de Kristiansand

A 14-day inflatable art tour with seven performances in all corners of Kristiansand municipality

Together we are fine

Self-produced song and music video.

MAKTA // The Power

Experimental and cross-cultural-aesthetic actions in the public space, together with exploratory social media consumption.

Queer Mug

Production of 200 mugs with queer role models, exhibition and performative happening.

My secret I

Documentary and debate

Maskefall // Unmasked – life under and after a pandemic

Digital performance with a collection of texts and musical contributions, based on experiences from life in mental imbalance, drugs, and social exclusion.

Out of the shell

Production of eight compositions and lyrics inspired by people and stories from the LGBTQ+ family. To be premiered at Kilden on the 24th of August, broadcast live on the radio and filmed for future

Disco

Sculpture installed in the centre of Kristiansand, and documentation of the artistic process.

Me, Myself and I

Contemporary physical dance theatre performance