• Black Box teater
  • Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival
  • 7.–16. March 2019
  • Performances, installations, talks,
    seminars and festival club
  • Findlay//Sandsmark (US/NO)
  • lowlands (FL)

  • Monday 11, 19.00
  • Tuesday 12, 21.00

lowlands (FL) is a meditation on memories and homelands seen through the prism of a research trip to Daytona Beach, Florida, where Iver Findlay grew up. The performance explores the nature of Daytona (and Florida, and the USA), which is both alluring and repulsive at the same time. It unfolds as a cinematic concert with a choreographic core, where the landscape burns into the body as well as the soul. It is a landscape that is both sublime and grotesque, disgusting and seductive, that starts off as something attractive, but as you look closer, suddenly appears uninviting and dark.   

Findlay//Sandsmark (F//S) is a performance company working across several disciplines such as dance, theatre, live music and video art. Over the past few years they have created productions in the borderland between performing arts and installation. They have made six large-scale performances including biograph, last year was pretty/shitty (2013/2014), o’death (2015/2016), (re) member study (2016/2017) and returner (2017). They have also co-founded the artist initiative RIMI/IMIR SceneKunst in Stavanger where they have a full time production studio in an old boat factory/grocery store, and where they also invite other artists to perform.

  • Premiere
  • Duration: 120 minutes (estimated)
  • By and with: Marit Sandsmark and Iver Findlay with Pål Asle Pettersen, Chris Brokaw, Nils Erga, Jon Refsdal Moe, Peter Warren, Jean-Vincent Kerebel, Sander L. Haga.
  • Rehearsal and research partners have included: Yukiko Shinozaki, Bahar Temiz, Brendan Dougherty, Guro Aae.
  • Co-production: Bit Teatergarasjen (Bergen) and Black Box teater (Oslo).
  • Supported by: Arts Council Norway, Stavanger Kommune, Rogaland Fylkeskommune, and apap-Performing Europe 2020- a project co-founded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
  • Residency Support:  Tanz Fabrik (Berlin)