Live from Black Box teater, Store scene
A fashion show is a highly performative and choreographed event lingering in the landscape between art and fashion. Arctic Summer is a fashion show taking place at Black Box teater, presenting the work of clothing and textile designer Ramona Salo. It is set in the whimsical north, in a world of unimaginable colors, unruly landscapes, harsh climate, a melting pot of people, cultures and rooted cosmopolitanism. It is a tribute to the Arctic and its impossible fashion.
The Arctic Summer collection is an ongoing work researching the artistic and performative perspective of the garments. Through this work, Ramona Salo is researching her indigenous roots and Sea Sami landscape. The Sami heritage is a fellow interest of choreographer Katarina Skår Lisa, and the two have previously collaborated on the work Gift of Stone which was presented at Riksscenen for Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival 2020.
Ramona Salo is a costume designer, fashion designer, stylist and storyteller. She was born and raised in a multicultural municipality by the border of Finland in the Northern hemisphere and her upbringing is manifested in her work and esthetics. In 2018, she was awarded the DOGA Award for Newcomers by Design and Architecture Norway. Katarina Skår Lisa is a dancer, choreographer and teacher with a special interest in site specific projects.