This prøverommet presents a work-in-progress viewing of Taking Root, an experimental play initiated by Hamid Waheed, in collaboration with musician Kim Reenskaug (music alias 'WOW SAILOR') and visual artists Eli Mai Huang Nesse and Vilde Jensen. The play deals with displacement and history seen in the light of cactus plants and the landscape of a desert.
The event is produced as part of Landmark's satellite programme at Bergen Kjøtt.
Hamid Waheed (b. 1995) is a visual artist and filmmaker utilizing moving images, as well as writing and performing. Works have been presented a number of places, including Kunstnernes Hus Kino (Oslo), Nikolaj Kunsthal (Copenhagen) and Rencontres Internationales 2020, Paris. He’s also part of the curatorial collective ’HÆRK’ and has a BFA in Moving Images from Nordland College of Art and Film. Currently, he’s pursuing an MFA at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo.
WOW SAILOR is the musical project by drummer and producer Kim Reenskaug. Basing his sound on a field recording diary going back five years resulting in noisy, yet deeply personal soundscapes and musical pieces. Often abstract but still rooted in the places where the recordings took place. Drawing on various analogue and digital techniques for sound manipulation WOW SAILOR has a distinct improvised style that is emotionally uncomfortable and confrontational to experience.
Eli Mai Huang Nesse (b. 1992 Sogndal) is currently a master’s student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, with an exchange to the Bergen School of Art and Design. Huang Nesse has exhibited at Galleri Slakt (Bergen) and participated in group shows at R1 Reaktorhallen (Stockholm), ABF-huset (Stockholm) and Høstutstillingen at Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo).
Vilde Jensen (b. 1992, Bærum) has a Bachelor´s degree from the Art Academy in Bergen with an exchange in Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig. Vilde also holds a BA in Theatre and Performance Studies from University of Copenhagen. She as exhibited at Joy Forum and Vestland Kunsthall, as well as participated in group shows at galleri Galleri Verkligheten (Umeå), Galleri christoffer Egelund (København), performed at Landmark, HKS (Hordaland Kunstsenter) and with PAB (performance art Bergen).
photo credit: Sverre Matias Smith