Welcome to our first After School Special event for this semester. We would like to give an especially warm welcome to the new faces of Bergen joining us for the first time!
Terpsichore was one of the nine muses from Ancient Greece, inspiring dance. This evening is an offering to her, with the guidance of her sister muses. Bring a friend or come alone. The bar at Landmark will be open, and as usual, the evening will conclude at the dance floor.
Bergen-based Finnish-Swedish experimental music/performance trio Merenpelko («fear of the sea» in Finnish) is returning to After School Special once more. Merenpelko was merged together in the pandemic year of 2021 and is an interdimensional constellation consisting of Rude Pixie (she/her), DJ Dance Rat (they/them) and Ghostcry (he/him). Their mission is to bring sonic spells to this sad world, to set humanity free from its destructive structures.
Sam Mountain (she/her), a Ukrainian electronic musician, creates music that showcases the extraordinary beauty of life and the human experience. Through carefully crafted compositions, Sam aims to touch the depths of emotions, inspire introspection, and evoke wonder. Sam’s ultimate goal is to leave a lasting imprint on listeners, reminding them of the profound beauty within each moment and inspiring gratitude and boundless possibility. Sam will be sharing some of her original tracks, as well as DJ-ing for us, this evening.
Sasha Salin (she/her) writes brutally honest songs about her own experiences as a young feminine person that reclaims sluttynes and the feminine need to be able to dress and “behave” without being discriminated and judged by society. As more women are welcomed to positions of power, they are expected to assimilate, having to leave their feminine traits by the door. Sasha resides in pink, for a subversive solo performance, through a fourth wave feminist lense.
Process-oriented, Swedish visual artist Rasmus Arvidsson (he /him) will be showing two works “Shadows of Memory” and “Memory Shadows”. Shadows of Memory, an installation about the relationship between the physical and the non-physical shadow. How Memories are created in relation to places and people, and how they can be accessed by visualizing that person or place. The memories are cut out from the metal plates, and the positive form is left making its shadows a memory of what once was whole. Arvidsson strives to give form or composition to a mood, a memory or a place. With an intention to make his themes more accessible, to start a conversation about subjects that might be difficult or too personal.
Supported by Norsk Kulturråd and Bergen kommune.