Revolve fiction May 8-9, 2020 (cancelled)
The global health situation caused by Covid-19 means this year’s Revolve Performance Art Days has to be cancelled. The festival was due to take place 8-9 of May and include 12 internationally acclaimed artists from six countries. The festival is organised by Uppsala Art Museum, Köttinspektionen dans, Uppsala City Theatre and Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
We are extremely sad to announce that we will not be able to go through with the festival this year. Our aim is to work towards presenting as much as possible of this year’s programme in May 2021 instead.
We, Köttinspektionen dans, are in dialogue with Antonia Baehr and Latifa Laâbissi about presenting their piece Consul and Meshie next year.
All purchased tickets can be rebooked or refunded.
The fifth edition of Revolve Performance Art Days focuses on artistic practices that are based on or related to the fictional, the constructed and the mythical.
Historically Performance Art is deeply connected with the authentic. Revolve fiction aims to unpack and interlay these two significant concepts. Art as fictional “object” intervenes in the world, but is also part of it. Fiction is fused with the concrete. In fantastic and constructed situations, Performance Art constantly brings attention to presence, the here and now and the lived body. The actual body meets the fabulating body; in a landscape of what has been and what could become.
This year’s festival presents international and national artists who use fiction, with different methods and from different horizons, as a tool to critically illuminate our complex world, full of everything that exists and does not exist.
Read about the festival program here (in Swedish right now, English will be uploaded soon)
Ivo Dimchev (BG)
Antonia Baehr (DE)
Latifa Laâbissi (FR)
Nadia Lauro (FR)
Shakuntala Kulkarni (IN)
Arundhati Chattopadhyaya (IN)
Rani Nair (SE)
Kelly Jayne Jones (GB)
Kimatica Studio (GB)
Lundahl & Seitl (SE)
Curators: Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson, Uppsala konstmuseum, Kajsa Wadhia och Tove Salmgren, Köttinspektionen dans, Erik Gavelin, Uppsala stadsteater, Hanna Olsson Lanneberg, Daniel Sallmander, Sara Högsten, UKK
Revolve Performance Art Days is an annual festival that started in 2016. Collaboration partners this year: Uppsala Art Museum, Köttinspektionen dans, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress and Uppsala City Theatre.
The festival is made possible and generously supported by the Uppsala Municipality Cultural Committee, Goethe-Institut Schweden, The cultural department of Uppsala Region.