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  • Transborder Cafe streaming on Morgenbladet

    If you missed our Transborder Cafes during the festival you can always catch the archive of the discussions on Morgenbladet portalen.

  • Barents Spektakel – Rethinking Location

    The festival theme for the 2016 Barents Spektakel is Rethinking Location – this theme forms the basis for the program of visual art exhibitions, public discussions and the Visual Art Seminar. The artworks for the 2016 Barents Spektakel reflect and discuss the vulnerability of our sense of place; whilst simultaneously exploring if our identity is…

  • Border Musical

    Ola from Finnmark meets Tanja from Kola. They fall in love, Tanja abandons her past and moves with her son to her new husband. Through joys and challenges of their mixed marriage we get a glimpse into today’s Russia-Norwegian borderland across cultural and social norms and values.

  • The Finnmark Diaries

    Since 2008 the German artist duo SpringerParker has spent almost two years in total in Finnmark and driven more than 25000 km between Berlin and North Norway in their camping car. In 2008 they started their ongoing project MEMORIA NORWAY, an artistic exploration into climate change, the people and landscapes of Finnmark. At Barents Spektakel…

  • Ticking Barents by Reconstruction of Utopia, Wach auf! and Spolokhi

    With the opening concert we re-visit the great times of avantgarde ideas, high expectations and dreams for a better future. This production is a collaboration between the projects Reconstruction of Utopia by Peter Aidu and Moscow School of Dramatic Art, Wach auf! by Poing and MajaRatkje from Oslo, and ensemble Spolokhi from Arkhangelsk. The first part of the performance reconstructs sound experiments and post-revolutionary music utopias of the 1920-30s of the Soviet Russia- from noiserhythmusic by Arseny Avraamov to the weird…

  • Becoming Seed

    Since 2008 the French duo, Magali & Cédric, has been on several artistic expeditions in the Arctic, and were inspired by the Arctic landscape and environmental matters, indigenous language and culture. When MagalI &Cédric visited Svalbard, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and the intention of preserving a wide variety of plant seeds in an underground cavern fascinated them. However, they never entered the vault. Something was to be left for the…

  • Shoyna Dissected – Chests of Sand

    The project of the architect Jan Gunnar Skjeldsøy is a result of several travels to Finnmark and the Kola Peninsula, and more recently his visit to the remote village of Shoyna in the Nenets Okrug. Shoyna was founded in the 1930s by the fishermen and their families. An abundance of fish in the White Sea and the Shoyna river led to prosperity within the collective farm organized there, and by the 1950s some 1,500 people lived in there…

  • Alt for Barents

    Pikene på Broen takker for samarbeidet under Barents Spektakel/Barents Days 2013

  • Barents Liberation Army

    What do we know about Barents Liberation Army? That they view themselves as destined to lead Barents into a new era. That BLA is an anti-colonial movement offering freedom and happiness to the people through enlightenment and actions. BLA moves amongst the people like fish swim through water. By re-defining the status quo, they transform our reality.

  • HRH Crown Prince Haakon attends Barents Spektakel 2013

    Pikene på Broen is honoured to receive the recognition of HRH Crown Prince Haakon during our festival’s 10th anniversary – only two years after HM Queen Sonja opened the festival in 2011.

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