International poet and artist Caroline Bergvall leads her ground-breaking online writing event Night & Refuge. This live event has been commissioned by the Oslo International Poetry Festival.
Caroline has invited five established international poets and performance artists to write a poem following a strict brief while discussing important themes of migration, identities under pressure, ancient and new cultural memory as well as art as a refuge.
This event will explore what it means to seek refuge and how to renew and restore our life and art energy for new communal practices at this time of intense global crises. The backdrop to the work is the internet, where networks are created and experiences exchanged to develop a shared respite that blends borders, languages, identities and performance practices.
You are invited to watch the process, engage and join in with this restorative event, Night & Refuge for FREE by reserving a space via eventbrite. Audiences can comment and take part on Twitter on the night using the hashtag #nightandrefuge.
The event closes with a reading of the poem by the six poets.
Internationally-regarded writers and performers taking part include:
- Gunnar Wærness (Norway)
- Jessie Kleemann (Greenlandic Inuk living in Copenhagen)
- Erín Moure (Canada)
- Edwin Torres (New York, USA)
- Mandla Rae (Zimbabwean living in London)
Commissioned by Oslo International Poetry Festival. Oslo poesifilm is funded by Arts Council Norway, City of Oslo, Viken filmsenter and is made in partnership with Deichman Library, Grünerløkka.