The 2016 BAR International programme gets under way in the spring with international artists visiting as part of ongoing research for projects. For the first residency of the year we have invited Sever 7 (North 7) from St. Petersburg.
The Saint-Petersburg based artists´collective Sever-7 is named after a Soviet expedition to the North Pole drift ice.
The group is lead by both a collective intelligence and the individual practice of each of the artists. The physical and social sculptures that Sever-7 create incorporate audiences as a vital component – projects such as experimental theatre where visitors are both an audience and actors, or artist-run gallery bar where a dialogue is a payment for your drink. Peculiarity, experimenting and questioning norms are driving forces behind Sever7 production, when the outcome depends on artists´ mood, audience´s engagement, local weather and the constellation of stars.