Exhibition Opening: Thursday, March 14th, 7 pm

Opening Hours: March 15th – 29th
Wednesday – Friday, 3 – 6 pm
or individual appointments

96HIGH presents a series of new works that explore cultural and social understanding of borders, geographically, metaphorically and poetically. In their 2-channel film ‘The New Theater of Operations’, 96HIGH follow four dancers performing near militarized areas in Northern Norway. These choreographed actions are based on exercises from the US Army handbook, ‘Rescue and Procedures in Theaters of Operations’, combined with movement-based games from Theater of the Oppressed. While one rehearses warfare, the other practices conflict-resolution through the body. The film blends and twists the two together.

Merging sculptural and performative expressions, the exhibition presents a scenario where rules of rigid public spaces are turned around, twisted and broken. It examines the construction of borders as the creation of a theatrical stage, a constructed space that produces the fabricated appearance of security. The exhibition has been created partly in collaboration with Anton Benois.

The exhibition is supported by OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway and Kulturdirektoratet.