September 2-4: Freethought at Bergen Assembly - The Infrastructure Summit ~ A two-day discursive and performative event. Among the contributors: Hypatia Vourloumis (guest-curator DAI) and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (respondent to DAI-graduation presentations 2016)

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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.

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 / Public in Private, Tom McCarthy, Andy Merrifield, Fred Moten, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Arjuna Neuman, Elizabeth Povinelli, Paul B. Preciado, 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 across the weekend:

The debut screening of a new anime film Delete Beach, produced for Bergen Assembly by artist Phil Collins.

The Norwegian premiere of Things that turround us, a performance by Public in Private / Clément Layes, 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), Hannah Sawtell, Paul Purgas, and Louis Moreno (freethought).

Lunch provided by Bergen artists TASC ABLETT & BRAFIELD.


The Infrastructure Summit:
Sat 3.9.2016, 10.30AM– 1AM
and Sun 4.9.2016, 11AM – 6.30PM

Opening performance:
Things that surround us, Public in Private / Clément Layes
Fri 2.9.2016, 8PM
USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway

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.

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