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Soup Talk with Mette Edvardsen

Soup Talk with Mette Edvardsen

Nov

07

Mon

13:29 – 13:29

0–2°C

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We warmly welcome you to a Soup Talk with artist Mette Edvardsen on Monday Nov 7th at 12pm. The event is organized as a part of the Moving in November festival and a continuation of Publics’ and Edvardsen’s collaboration beginning in 2019.

The Soup Talk centers around Edvardsen’s project Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine. For the project performers memorize a book of their choice, forming a living library. The books bring their readers to a place or a walk, while reciting their content – and possibly valid interpretations. To ‘learn a book by heart’, is in a way a rewriting of that book. In the process of memorizing, the reader steps for a moment into the place of the writer, or rather becomes the book. The practice of learning a book by heart is an ongoing activity in time, a continuous process of remembering. There is nothing final to achieve; the project aspires to nothing material.

Edvardsen works in the field of performing arts as a choreographer and performer. She also works with media and formats like video, books and writing, with an interest in their relationship to the performing arts. She presents her works internationally and continues to develop projects with other artists, both as a collaborator and as a performer. She is currently living in Oslo. Her project, which will now be presented in Helsinki Kunsthalle, has been presented in over fifty bookshops and libraries in different cities since 2010.

Soup Talks is a series of informal conversations with artists presenting their work as part of the Moving in November festival. The talks bring the audience and the artists together around a big bowl of warm soup. Everybody is invited to join in, to listen, to pose questions and to take part in the discussions.

Mon 07 Nov 2022 Closed today

0–2°C

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