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Published: 2016-09-09

Room for performance

NEWS In collaboration with Vita Kuben, Bildmuseet invites to three weeks with performance – more than twenty live acts are part of the programme. Also, film, talks and workshops. Opening evening on Tuesday September 13 at 18:00. Free admission, café and bar.

Room for performance offers playful improvisations, painstaking investigations, poetic readings and physically challenging acts. During three weeks, performance art in various forms is featured in exterior and interior, architectural and social spaces. Films and lectures accentuate performance history and offer insights into what is happening on the performance stages today. Artist-led workshops provide opportunities to participate.


Room for performance is a collaboration between Bildmuseet and Vita Kuben, Norrlandsoperan.

Specific for the performance genre is that the works are performed live and does not constitute any representation, as is common in the tradition of visual arts. Performance is and becomes in its making and must be experienced on site, live. 

During Room for Performance we offer room to discover, experience, maybe try and learn something new. It can be a room where nature plays an important role, like in Edith Pasquiers performance and Essi Kausalainens workshop, or as in Zierle & Carters performance, a room that arises in the relationship between them. Sofia Breimo on the other hand invites us to a small and exclusive room – one person at a time. You will meet artists with different approaches and their effects can last for several hours or be like short exclamations. Established, new, local and international artists of different generations come together and broaden our horizons in Room for Performance.

Participating with live performances are Jumana Emil Abboud (Jerusalem), John Court (Tornio), Essi Kausalainen (Helsinki), Hanne Lippard (Berlin), Edith Marie Pasquier (London), Moe Satt (Yangon), Zierle & Carter (Cornwall), Sofia Breimo (Uppsala), Cecilia Germain (Umeå), Ida Hansson (Umeå), Johanna Hästö (Säter), Karl Larsson (Malmö), Eskil Liepa (Umeå), Gunilla Samberg (Umeå), Martin Wallén (Umeå) and WOL (Stockholm). Participating students from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University: Razvan Anghelache, Ellen Angus, Maja Meistad, Jenny Simm, Annika Stridh and Josefine Östlund. Also, artist talk by Bill Olson (Umeå) and lectures by Gabriel Bohm Calles (Malmö) and Filipa Ramos (London).

Artists presentations

With thanks to Iaspis and Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University.

Press images can be downloaded from Bildmuseets website.

For further information, please contact

Lisa Lundström, curator Bildmuseet
lisa.lundstrom@bildmuseet.umu.se, +46 90-786 7012

Helena Wikström, projectleader Vita Kuben
helena.wikstrom@norrlandsoperan.se, +46 70-586 5913

Editor: Helena Vejbrink