• Black Box teater
  • Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival – Online & At Home Edition!
  • 11–21 March 2021
  • 11 days of Live Art experiences
  • Chiara Bersani, Ilaria Lemmo and the team of Samara Editions; Eva Neklyaeva, Lisa Gilardino and Marco Cendron
  • Artist talk: About Fionde
  • Saturday 20,11.00–12.00

Grab yourself a coffee, and join us for a conversation with the team behind Fionde!

In the frame of the festival, we are presenting Fionde (Slingshots), a performative art work delivered to the spectator by post. Fionde is created by Italian performing artist and choreographer Chiara Bersani, in collaboration with Italian composer and sound researcher Ilaria Lemmo. Fionde is the first art work produced by Samara Editions, a newly established organization that invites artists to imagine performative objects that can be sent to the audience’s doorstep.During the conversation, we will discuss the concept of performative objects. We will also talk about  accessibility and how art can be made available in different ways and formats. We are curious to know more about Chiara’s work and about the collaborators engaged in Fionde. The conversation will circulate around intimacy, imagination and the political body, as well as other aspects of Fionde.

Feel free to ask questions. Have you received and explored Fionde during the past week? You are welcome to share your own experience with us!


Chiara Bersani is an Italian performing artist and choreographer whose work in theatre and contemporary dance explores the politics of the body (the concept of the “Political Body”) and how the images we create interact with society’s narratives. As an activist Chiara works on the inclusivity of disabled artists in the performing arts scene.

Ilaria Lemmo is an Italian composer and sound researcher in the field of electronic and experimental music, also a sound designer working for theater and audiovisual arts. She is currently attending a master degree in Electronic Music Composition at the Conservatory of Turin, researching the possibility of the algorithmic composition and the relationships within the spatial acoustic.

Annalisa Dal Prà has been a resident in Norway since 1983. After studies in Graphic Design and theater, Dal Prà was a performer and artistic director of her own company Boreas Teater from 1984 to 1997. Since 1997, she has worked as a freelance actor, pedagogue, director and producer in different venues. From fall 2006 to spring 2016, she was engaged at the Norwegian Theatre Academy as Head teacher of the acting departmentm where her main field was exploration of the interplay between visual art, text interpretation and the physical acting presence. She is currently a mentor with different artists in their work in progress.

With the participation of Chiara Bersani and Ilaria Lemmo.
From Samara Editions: Eva Neklyaeva (Independent curator, Milan), Lisa Gilardino (Curator and Artists’ manager, Bologna), Marco Cendron (Art Director, POMO Studio of visual communication, Milan).

The talk will be facilitated by Anne-Cécile Sibué-Birkeland (Artistic & General Director, Black Box teater) and Annalisa Dal Prà (Artist/Dramaturg).

Duration: 60 minutes.

Free access

Watch the live streaming via Zoom by clicking here.

Language: English.

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