OPEN CALL - Workshop: the space between us; retold


the space between us; retold er et personlig og transmedialt poesiverksted med BIT Teatergarasjens gjestekunstner evi nakou på USF Verftet fra 15. til 19. november 2023. I løpet av fem dager skal vi dele, lese og komponere transmedial poesi, og i tillegg utveksle sladder, både som et middel og som mål i seg selv. Workshopen blir på engelsk.

You are hereby invited to take part! 

(The deadline for applying is Friday 20th October. Read more below)


04. september 2023
Av BIT Teatergarasjen

Transmedia poetry integrates diverse medial layers, such as sound, text, image, networked and programmable media, modulating and transforming into each other. The use of “gossip” is an attempt to unmask the figure of a human, casual practice of our everyday lives; a process of reclaiming kinship through creating and sharing past and new narratives through sound, text, image and bodies. This hands-on practical workshop will be a platform where we will playfully explore how conversation and exchange turn into poetry and vice versa.

With curiosity, imagination, and humour the participants will be encouraged to share wishes, hopes, struggles, and dreams of the everyday and transform them in poems of sound, text, image and performance. This gossip wishes for itself to be a place of attending the complexities and uncertainties of present times through methodologies of listening, observing, and responding to the natural landscape and the anthropogeography of Bergen. The practice will be centred around exercises of collective improvisation and composition aiming at producing unpredictable, non-linear and intuitive narratives and stories in the form of transmedia poems. We will collectively experiment with field recordings, music composition, techniques of erasure poetry, performing text, image and video to come up with poems that tell stories of our own - a situated gossip that extends the verbal and inhabits the visual, the sonic and the corporeal. Participants are encouraged to experiment across a variety of sonic, visual, textual media and mediums or focus on those with whom they feel more familiar.

The culmination of this week-long practice-based workshop will take the shape of an informal sharing at Prøverommet in Grieghallen at 13:00 on Sunday 26th November 2023.

The workshops are free and open to anyone over the age of 18 motivated and interested in contemporary practices and alternative forms of learning. We aim for a group of twelve participants gathered and committed to share the experience together. The group of participants will gather three hours a day at USF Verftet.


Application should submit:  

  • A few sentences on who you are and why you are applying.

  • Add the preferred time slot 1) 14:00-17:00, or 2) 18:00-21:00. 

  • Send to with the subject line ‘Application transmission workshop’.  

The deadline is Friday 20th October.

If you cannot attend all 5 sessions plus the event on 26th of November, please let us know.


Photo: Evi Nakou ©Yorgos_Koutsaliaris



evi nakou is a musician and sound artist based in Athens. Guided by collaborative methodologies, her practice is a hotchpotch of listening and sharing gestures of sound, text and performance. Her work explores proximity and intimacy through accentuating situated stories in an improvised and semi-structured manner – stories often untold, unheard or erased. Evi is a co-founder of the music ensemble Breakfast Club quartet and has recently joined the Feminist Autonomous Centre for Research collective as a co-coordinator of the Art As Research: Visual, Performative, and Documentary Knowledges research area.

She has collaborated with organisations such as the Barbican Centre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Women for Refugee Women, Melissa Network, Goethe Insitut Athen, New York Philarmonic, CTM Festival, Greek National Opera, Athens Epidaurus Festival, Deutsche Oper, Onassis Stegi on the basis of conceiving and facilitating context-led pedagogies and performing-arts practices.She has coordinated workshops on music and sound improvisation and collaborative composition with people from diverse backgrounds and life paths, locally and internationally, namely Beit AlMusica (PS), La Sonora (ARG), Drum Works (UK), Male Prison of Korydallos, OKANA, schools, hospice, health care and detention facilities in Attica (GR).


The residency is organised by Onassis AiR in collaboration with BIT as
part of the Transmissions project. Transmissions is coordinated by
Onassis Stegi (Greece) in partnership with Ultima Oslo Contemporary
Music Festival  (Norway) and is supported by the EEA Grants program and
the Norwegian Financial Mechanisms 2014-2021.