Mette Edvardsen

I can’t quite place it

Lille Øvregate, Bergen Map

The event will take place from 13:00 to 16:00

Related text: Tom Engels Lower Volume: A conversation between Mette Edvardsen and Tom Engels

In this work, Mette Edvardsen will set up a table in a public space outdoors and invite passers-by in various encounters. The table, as something out of context, will be a place to meet, to work, to watch, to talk. The table will suggest different spaces and encourage attempts to rethink context. People can come and go at any moment.

Mette Edvardsen

The work of Mette Edvardsen is situated within the performing arts field, but also explores other media and formats such as video and books. She has worked for several years as a dancer and performer for Les Ballets C. de la B. with Hans Van den Broeck (1996-2000) and Christine de Smedt (2000-2005), and danced in pieces by Thomas Hauert/ ZOO (B), Bock/ Vincenzi, Mårten Spångberg, Lynda Gaudreau), deepblue, and others. Her own work includes the pieces Private collection (2002), Time will show (detail) 2004, Opening (2005/ 2006), The way/ you move (installation, 2006), Or else nobody will know (2007), Every now and then (2009), Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine (2010), Black (2011), No Title (2014), We to be (2015), and the video works Stills (2002), Coffee (2006), Cigarette (2008) and Faits divers (2008). She presents her works internationally and continues to develop projects with other artists, both as a collaborator and as a performer.

The project is part of Imagining Commons – twelve days of exhibitions, performances, a camp, talks and lectures 5th – 17th June 2015 in Bergen. Imagining Commons is funded by Arts Council Norway, City of Bergen, Fritt Ord and Public Art Norway (URO).

Photo: Thor Brødeskift, Marie Nerland

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