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2011/08/11

Tori Wrånes at Merging Grounds Performance Festival 2011

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OCA ANNOUNCES

TORI WRÅNES TO PARTICIPATE IN
MERGING GROUNDS PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL AT DEN FRIE CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Period: 17-24 August 2011
Opening: 17 August, 17:00-21:00
'Flash Face': Sunday 21 August, 16:00

Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art
, Copenhagen, Denmark

Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), invited by Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, participates in ’Merging Grounds Performance Festival 2011’. The festival, curated by the institution's artistic director Kirse Junge-Stevnsborg together with Malene Natascha Ratcliffe and Marie Thams, will showcase 12 international performance artists, all presenting works or exhibitions created with special consideration for the building’s exhibition space. According to the curators, the aim is to ‘create a platform for a meeting between visual arts and performativity, in which different genres will be presented and processed by using four general categories: Live Performance, Production, Remake and Documentation. These four categories, which within the genre of performance constantly merge, are presented separately in order to lay bare the field’s complexities’. In collaboration with the songwriter and artist Hanne Kolstø, Tori Wrånes will present a voice performance produced for the project entitled ‘Flash Face’ (2011).

For press inquiries and more information on this announcement, please contact Kit Leunbach, Exhibition and PR Coordinator, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art.

About the artist
Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) graduated from the National Academy of Fine Art (KHIO), Oslo, in 2009. The artist, primarly based in performative art, has exhibited in venues such as Human Resources and The Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway, and Palais de la Découoverte, Paris, France, among others.  

OCA Support
Tori Wrånes’ participation in ‘Merging Grounds Performance Festival 2011’ at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art has been supported by OCA’s International Support Programme.

OFFICE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART NORWAY
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway is a foundation created by The Norwegian Ministry of Culture and The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in autumn 2001. The main aim of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway is to develop collaborations in contemporary art between Norway and the international art scene. The Office for Contemporary Art Norway aims to become a key contributor to the discourses of contemporary art.