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Pluss Pluss

Kuratert av Kristian Grennes

13. mai 2020

Pluss Pluss in its scenic form is postponed to the fall – but on Wednesday 13 May, we mark the event by releasing a Pluss Pluss podcast!

Curator Kristian Grennes and artist Ann Charlotte Birkeland Berberg will address three main points in the open call text: Transitions / 2020 / Cyberpunk. This leads to a conversation down the rabbit hole about role-playing, Frankenstein, technology, death and life, among other topics. The podcast will be colored with sound art, samplings and a message from the Mother Machine.

Click here to listen to the Pluss Pluss Podcast!

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Pluss Pluss, established in 2011, means nothing less than Black Box teater pluss pluss: an extension of the field of performing arts that the house already contains.

Pluss Pluss is a multidisciplinary platform, inviting both emerging and established artists, and a meeting point where audience and artists can be inspired by each other.

As of Fall 2017, the concept of Pluss Pluss has been evolving. Concentrated on one evening every season, Pluss Pluss is curated by a guest artist – a different one every season – who has carte blanche to shake the format and the contents, while respecting three simple rules: have an open call for projects and proposals so that everyone is invited to contribute / compose a program crossing visual arts and performing arts / invite emerging artists.

Previous curators for Pluss Pluss includes Ingvild Langgård, Karen Nikgol, Hanan Benammar and Helle Siljeholm.

About the curator: Kristian Grennes is a freelance artist and producer from Porsgrunn with a background from the actor education at NISS. He is the director of the art festival Høstpunkt i Skien, which started in 2013 and follows the white rabbit.

Grennes is concerned with humility, naivety, pride, silence, imagination, life before death and free art. He has worked with a number of Norwegian companies and festivals. In 2020, he has also established the Vårpunkt (Spring Point) mini-festival in Langesund, which is postponed until 2021. This spring, he wants to bring the red thread from Høstpunkt to Pluss Pluss.

PLUSS PLUSS PODCAST
Tech borrowed by: Lars Løberg Andersen. Sound art by: Ørjan Amundsen (Hello), Susana López (Counting Thunderclaps). Text and excerpts: Ann Charlotte Birkeland Berberg (Menneskemaskinen), Arnt Christian Teigen (Modermaskinen, performed by Sylvia Salvesen), Bing&Bringsværd (Å miste et romskip), Mary Shelley (Frankenstein, dramatized by Yuri Rasovsky, broadcasted on NRK Radio 1986), Samuel Beckett (Krapps siste spole with Sverre Hansen, NRK Fjernsynsteater 1963). Movies: The Matrix, Ghost in the shell, Bladerunner, Det sjuende inseglet.