THE INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT
Sat 3.9.2016, 10.30AM– 2AM
Sun 4.9.2016, 11AM – 6PM
Things that surround us, Public in Private / Clément Layes
Fri 2.9.2016, 8PM
USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway
[freethought]’s programme for The 2016 Bergen Assembly launches with The Infrastructure Summit, a two-day discursive and performative event with internationally renowned writers, curators and artists investigating the nature of infrastructure in times of economic disparity, ecological catastrophe, expulsion and forced migration. Talks and intensive discussions led by [freethought] are complemented by food, film, live performance and music.
Contributors include: [freethought] (Irit Rogoff, Stefano Harney, Adrian Heathfield, Massimiliano Mollona, Louis Moreno, and Nora Sternfeld), Denise Ferreira da Silva, Hallucinator (Edward George and Anna Piva), Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, Clément Layes with Public in Private, Tom McCarthy, Andy Merrifield, Fred Moten, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Arjuna Neuman, Elizabeth Povinelli, Tiziana Terranova, Paul Purgas, Hannah Sawtell, TASC Ablett & Brafield, Wu Tsang, Hypatia Vourloumis, and the Partisan café (Jenny Moore, Freja Bäckman, Kabir Carter, Tora Endestad Bjørkheim, Johnny Herbert, and Arne Skaug-Olsen).
Alongside each day’s programme of presentations and discussions, The Infrastructure Summit hosts several performative, reflective and communal moments over the weekend:
The debut screening of a new anime film Delete Beach, produced for The Bergen Assembly by artist Phil Collins.
The Norwegian premiere of Things that surround us, a performance by Clément Layes with Public in Private, hosted in partnership with BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen).
INFRASONIC, a night of electronic music inspired by and exploring the sonic dimensions of the infrastructural condition with Hallucinator (Edward George and Anna Piva), artists Hannah Sawtell, Paul Purgas, and Louis Moreno ([freethought]).
Lunch provided by Bergen artists TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Opening performance: Public in Private / Clément Layes: Things that surround us, Norwegian Premiere Co-presented with BIT Teatergarasjen
Registration & coffee
Presentations and discussion from Irit Rogoff, Adrian Heathfield, Elizabeth Povinelli, Tom McCarthy, Massimiliano Mollona, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Nora Sternfeld, Fred Moten, Wu Tsang, Hypatia Vourloumis and Stefano Harney. Lunch provided by TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Repeat performance: Clément Layes with Public in Private: Things that surround us, Norwegian Premiere Co-presented with BIT Teatergarasjen
INFRASONIC – A night of electronic music with Hallucinator, Hannah Sawtell, Paul Purgas and Louis Moreno.
Screening of DELETE BEACH, a new film produced for Bergen Assembly by artist Phil Collins.
10AM – 11AM
Registration & coffee
11AM – 6PM
Presentations and discussion from Tiziana Terranova, Louis Moreno, Andy Merrifield, Stefano Harney, Arjuna Neuman, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar and the Partisan café: Nora Sternfeld, Jenny Moore, Freja Bäckman, Kabir Carter, Tora Endestad Bjørkheim, Johnny Herbert, and Arne Skaug-Olsen. Lunch provided by TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Tickets are 350NOK/200 NOK (student price) for both days, including lunch on both days plus entry to one night of Things that surround us and INFRASONIC.
Please note: Due to limited audience capacity, Tickets for Things that surround us are allocated on a first booked, first served basis.
With thanks to USF Verftet for hosting The Infrastructure Summit and to BIT Teatergarasjen for co-presenting Things that surround us.