40000 audiences saw us at ELVELANGS FESTIVAL 2009

We did it again... 9 white heyballs spread out over whole Cuba area... Filled with people in the indian summer night of thursday the 24th of September 2009 at ELVELANGS in Oslo...

We performed a two hour performance-installation ending in the river and hanging in tissue in the tree... and then the audience entered the space and enjoyed the heyballs, jumping, rolling, gathering together, taking pictures... 

A FANTASTIC EVENT!!!

Link to response of the audience...

The heyballs created a surreal environment inside the heart of the city...

Read some of the comments

mylarsjäl. 2008-09-25, 12:44. er elvelangs langs akerselva idag da, det er alltid koslig:) ... Jeg er i byen. 
Jeg har faktisk utsikt mot et jorde fra hybelen min. 
Med høyballer og det hele^^ ...

and see some of the pictures taken by the audience...

The scene of Cuba with the hey-balls

The scene of Cuba with the hey-balls

Link to the films by Anwar Saab

Tomasz' shoots

Tomasz' shoots

You are welcome to dreamland...

The concept involves 9 international interdisciplinary artists and will execute a performance installation with dance, and live music at the site specific place by Cuba Grünerløkka, in the "fields", and by, over and in the river Akerselva in Oslo, Norway. A bizarre plot that might be the dark foreseeing dream of truth will be executed in real time, where the viewers can follow the action up close in the whole area on the opening Event of ELVELANGS-FESTIVALEN 24th of September 2009 between 20:00- 23:00. 

Crystalllized new site, concept and event...

Murder in Dreamland is happening again... the concept will be executed in tree parts, namly "Dreamland" and "Murder in the Urban Heart" and "Exit Dreamland". In "Dreamland", which is going to take place at The Festival of Elvelangs on Thursday the 24th of September 2009 at 20:00,  at Cuba bridge at Akerselva, we come across...

"Blackhearted Twin" text by Laura

"Blackhearted Twin" text by Laura





Gjennom natten sover jeg langsomt og husker

den gangen jeg var to og uten tvil

vi hadde hver vår arm kunne styre og seire

gjennom byens lys og farer

elven som rant gjennom ble vår stille lenke

hun kastet seg ut, jeg prøver et minne

 

 

 

 

stille snur jeg oss mellom trær 

teller mine skritt lager små går sakte

bakken lang, holder henne tett

utenpå vakkert hva lurer ved skillet

 

 

 

 

Inn til harpe ballerina og brud

meg, et rådyr og alt jeg har glemt

setter henne forsiktig stryker langsomt

over kinn pels og lemmer

hårene løsner jeg må være forsiktig

trekker til meg beina, legger hennes til løp




 

De finner hverandre jeg går i skyggen

det er kaldt og jeg er uten arm

venter i skjul på øyne som åpnes

de løper om kapp for å finne sin plass

hun kaster seg inn og viser dem stillhet

en tungpustet pause, hun blir jaget oppstykket kastet

 

 




sorte hender slynger seg langsomt, det puster

gjennom hud inn i flesk

reiser meg glir, alt er sort du er borte

ligger tilbake med sløret jeg husker

bak meg synger bruden i støv

ballerinaen håret klippet, maler sort alt hun ser

Alene mørkt, hører henne rope

legger øyne over øyne, fester en lykt

må finne henne fort

løper barbeint over jordet

sår, stein, kastes blendet i vannet

leter feberhet trår galt, finner fotfeste i foss

 

 

forvirret ser jeg henne fastklemt på muren

flagrende ingenting igjen

Vi møtes i et minne og går varsomt tilbake 

hun drypper jeg holder klærne tett

 

 

Over broen ser jeg gjennom greiner

de står uti elva vakre og brutte

Kaster igjen det jeg har, henne

legger ut mot fallet

der vaker det best

glemmer å tørke, holde henne varm

hun tegner et kart, håper andre kan tyde

Tar tak i flukten den prøver å glippe

gjellene bjeffer og blodet bryter

putter fingrene inn og drar 

det er den eneste retning, den stramme

vi svømmer om kapp jeg husker å puste

 

 

glemmer bylten med langsom tvilling

grusen logrer seg rundt hennes bein

blonder, det hvite og armen hun har 

snegler hun seg gjennom og ut

jeg sitter på rygg og ser hvor vi er

mot nattens brytende slutt

så lenge hun maler sine øyne gjennom mine

holder jeg det ut, at ingen finner oss her.

The Cathedrals of Migration...

The Cathedrals of Migration...

A contemporary eye, capturing a running bride......

A contemporary eye, capturing a running bride......

The memory of The Missing Twin...

The memory of The Missing Twin...

The man in the trees...

The man in the trees...

A urban field full of round heyballs...

A urban field full of round heyballs...

The distrused ballerina

The distrused ballerina

The angel who plays out her dark sides...

The angel who plays out her dark sides...

The black angel...

The black angel...

Friday, September 25, 2009

The light guys!!!

Then came the light guys...

Jean Vincent who gave it to...

Sven Inge, who first of all litterary lit up the whole project...

Then Sigve who JUST came to help us the whole day...

-And not to forget Ragnar and Oddmund, the two students from NISS, who had to rigg, work and deal with all the crew...

AND A HUGE GRATITUDE to AVAB-cac, by LARS BERGER, WHO CAME WITH EVERYTHING!!!!

The arrival of the Hey-balls...

Frank and Håvard from Arnt Myrvoll came on the 22 of Sep with the hey-balls. It was a great sight, a little cracy to bring 9 big white balls down town... But what an effect- All the people passing by could not help wondering, asking or taking pictures of them...

The following night ONE had been rolled down in the river... And thanks to Johanne at Elvelangs, RUSKEN and Oslo Kommune we where able to get it up again.

No tagging or any other damage.

Thanks ALL citizens of Oslo!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Support from Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere

The positive feeling is continuing with a new thick letter of approval of the project... We are happy that the funding institutions are giving us the support. Thanks a lot!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Support from Fond for lyd og bilde

The project has gotten support to perform Murder in Dreamland again... Which is happening over three night, 24th of September, 9th , and 10th of October in the strech of Akerselva from Dreamland @ Cuba, down to Murder in The Urban Heart @ CODA Vulkan, Dansens Hus...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

First phase workshop

The first workshop was successfully concluded, and is marking the start of the concept. A new dream is taking shape in the site of Cuba. 

The workshop was carried out on a field in Maridalen where we had each our hayball.....

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fantastic photo shoot and video take with Anwar

Laura Christina, Catharina and Ella Christina did a 3 and a half hour photo and video shoot with Anwar Saab. Saab had just reasently come from Somaliland, so his encounter with the desert was still fresh on his apperence...

We startet at on the little beach, and moved into the water... 

Then after we went up to our DREMLAND... to a forest filled with birch...