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2018 PAB Open Session / AUTUMN EQUINOX

Autumn Equinox
-Day of Public Actions for Freedom & Democracy
Musèplassen - Bergen
Sunday, September 23rd
Time: 14:00 - 15:30


Join us for our Autumn Equinox, Day of Public Actions for Freedom and Democracy. This will be our third equinox event after the start in 2016 with the event : Same Difference: Equinox to Equinox 2016, and was a collaboration of 43 performance art organisations worldwide making group performances in public space. This project involved the worldwide participation of 283 Artists, in 43 Locations, from 29 Countries in 1 Day of public performance art. Participations were included from diverse geographical positions - the Northern and Southern hemispheres, from the far South, East of Greenwich Mean Time, Dunedin in New Zealand to inside the Arctic Circle at Svalbard and West Coast of Canada, Victoria, in British Columbia. These performances took place on the Autumn Equinox, 22nd Sept, 2016 when the day and night are almost equal in most locations.

Same Difference: Equinox to Equinox is a celebration of the generosity of spirit that artists can bring to life and marked a specific time and connectivity through Performance Art. The document explores the diverse conditions and nature of Performance Art in public space on a worldwide scale. An important aspect is that the project could only be realised with the very generous input for all the artists concerned, so this celebration marks the manifestation, from the thought to the action, the abstract to the concrete, in time, equal light/time zone, the Equinox.

It all started with an initiativ from the artist Chumpon Apisuk, and with the text:

“It is the day that all states must recognise and allow actions from the people which are ‘peaceful’ and ‘non-violent’. This day of action can be with or without context, but for the recognition of all people’s rights to share the public space together, in solidarity with each other, in respect of each others rights to share the same public space, as well as the time.”


Here is documentation from:
Autumn Equinox
-Day of Public Actions for Freedom & Democracy
Photo: Petter Lønningen

Pab os Foto Petter Lønningen len Jittima Rita marhaug

Performance: Pattree Chimnok & Rita Marhaug
Photo: Petter Lønningen

Pab os Foto Petter Lønningen Anette Friedrich Rita marhaug

Performance: Rita Marhaug & Anette Friedrich Johannessen
Photo: Petter Lønningen

Pab os Foto Petter Lønningen len Jittima Rita marhaug

Performance: Pattree Chimnok & Rita Marhaug
Photo: Petter Lønningen

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Performance: Jan Egil Finne - Photo: Petter Lønningen

Pab os Foto Petter LønningenAnette Friedrich Rita marhaug

Performance: Anette Friedrich Johannessen & Jan Egil Finne
Photo: Petter Lønningen

Pab os Foto Petter Lønningen Anette Friedrich Rita marhaug

Performance: Anette Friedrich Johannessen & Rita Marhaug
Photo: Petter Lønningen

Pab os Foto Petter Lønningen

Photo: Petter Lønningen