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Portfolio of Dandelion
HOT BLEND was a performance event hosted by PRØVEROMMET BERGEN at Visningsrommet USF during the OKTOBERDANS 2016. An event initiated and compiled by the artists Elias Björn and Clara J:son Borg.
Mari Norddahl (1990) works with body, mind, object oriented ontology and collective consciousness. Through performance and sculpture, she uses shapes and themes that follows an organic aesthetic and have a similarity to the corporal. She is interested in how we perceive ourselves, how preconceived assumptions affect our perceptions and how we exist through our consciousness. Can you unlearn your life experiences? Be reduced to a state where you have no understanding as yourself as an individual entity? Norddahl is currently in the second year of the MA in Fine Arts programme at Bergen Academy of Arts and Design.
Elias Björn (1979) is based in Malmö (SE) and Bergen. Björn’s artistic focus revolves masculinity and the establishment of one’s own identity, often in relation to norms of the society. He uses many different kinds of mediums; photography, performance, sculpture, voice and texts. Presently he is a student at the MA in Fine Arts programme at the Bergen Academy of Arts and Design, graduating spring 2017.
Clara J:son Borg (1986) is an artist from Sweden, based in Rotterdam (NL). The attention of her works and research is directed towards staged situations where verbal language and bodily movement find themselves interacting. By setting up and enacting these staged situations (mainly executed through video and performance) her aim is to provoke moments where verbal and physical communications methods fit loosely to one another. She understands this looseness as a way of storytelling, but also as an invitation to observe different elements of interpersonal relationships, social choreographies, knowledge hierarchies and bodily relation to physical space and images. J:son Borg graduated in 2016 from The Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, with an MA in Fine Art.