This weekend we want to raise the question on who’s seen and heard in Bergen’s club and culture scene. We have invited various voices to explore these important but also complex issues with us, starting with a panel and mingling at Kulturhuset Bergen Kjøtt Friday, followed by a conversation and club night Saturday at Bergen Kunsthall, Landmark.
Contributors A – Z:
Anne Stinessen / Konsept X (NO)
DJ Baby Dyke (NO)
dogheadsurigeri/ Oramics (PL)
JIJU (Jiska Huizing (NL) & Julie Silset (NO))
Rikke Toska Oppedal / Konsept X (NO)
Roza Taslimi / Sweetcheeksxyou (NO)
Dancer: Shelmith Øseth (NO/KE)
Lights: Marius Nordås Riisnæs (NO)
Photo: Simen Peder Aksnes Aarli (NO)
The city of Bergen has supported the events focus on underrepresented voices. We invite you all, regardless of gender, sexuality and background to participate.
The event is wheelchair accessible.
This programme is initiated by Konsept X, Bergen in close collaboration with Karmaklubb*, Oslo (nomad). It is funded by the City of Bergen and realized in cooperation with Bergen Kunsthall and Bergen Kjøtt; Borealis – en festival for eksperimentell musikk, Norway; and all our partners in the program. The collaboration with Barby Asante, Bergen Kunsthall is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union as part of Re-Imagine Europe project. Printed magic: Form by Karmaklubb* in collaboration with Konsept X. Printed by Pamflett, Bergen.
Karmaklubb* is a nomadic queer club concept and conversational platform. Apart from club evenings and nights the programme consists of open conversations, curatorial work, screenings, artist talks, panels, concerts, performance, wine tastings, and sometimes food. One of the larger projects within the Karmaklubb*-frame is the ‘Talks & screenings (on various forms of queerness)’ and ‘Though & pleasures sessions’—a series of discursive events established fall 2018, proudly giving space to artists, curators, institutions, musicians, writers, scholars, and others representing an important voice. @karmaklubb_oslo
Konsept X is a Bergen-based, non-profit, feminist music and culture collective consisting of 10 women with backgrounds from music, arts and design. It was established in 2017 as a DJ collective in response to the lack of female DJs in the Bergen club scene. It has later evolved to be a creative collective for artistic development and co-creation for the members, as well as functioning as an independent arranger of club nights, talks and workshops with the overall aim of promoting diversity and representation in the club- and cultural scene in Bergen.