• Black Box teater
  • Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival – Online & At Home Edition!
  • 11–21 March 2021
  • 11 days of Live Art experiences
  • Chiara Bersani
  • Fionde
  • Monday 15,
  • Tuesday 16,
  • Wednesday 17,
  • Thursday 18,
  • Friday 19,
  • Saturday 20,
  • Sunday 21,
  • Delivered at home by post or click/collect at Black Box teater
  • Buy tickets

Can a premiere take place in the intimacy of your home? How can we bring the poetic into instructions that are guiding our lives? Fionde (Slingshots) is a performative art work delivered to the spectator by post. It explores new types of connection between art and spectators.

“During the past year, our shapes have shifted, the structures are twisted. Our private life has been rewritten, loneliness has changed face and the collective has misplaced its bodies.

Celebrations and rituals have been silenced. Our images are filled up with deserts in which getting lost is much too easy, and we want to accept that; embrace the vertigo and set about finding new strategies to adapt.”

Fionde is a delivery that invites you to transform your own private environment and fulfill new rituals for processing emotions, memories and experiences, alone or with others. After buying your ticket to Fionde, you will receive a kit containing everything you need to experience the performance at home.

Chiara Bersani is an Italian performing artist and choreographer whose work in theatre and contemporary dance explores the politics of the body and how the images we create interact with society’s narratives. Her research as a performer and author is based on the concept of the “Political Body” and the creation of practices aimed at training its presence and action. As an activist Chiara works on the inclusivity of disabled artists in the performing arts scene. For the rigor in embodying this study in 2019 she is awarded the UBU Award for best new actress / performer under 35.

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. Her research explores the possibility of the algorithmic composition and the relationships within the spatial acoustic.

  • By: Chiara Bersani.
  • With: Ilaria Lemmo.
  • Dramaturgical advice: Giulia Traversi, Marco D’Agostin.
  • Vibration research: Federico Primavera, Attila Farvelli.
  • Desert Stories: Marta Montanini, Francesco Cerza.
  • Sounds advice: Edoardo Bonavires.
  • Special thanks to our first performers: Silvia Calderoni, Attila Faravelli, Elena Griggio, Viola Lo Moro, Enrico Malatesta, Irene Pessino, Silvia Jill Léa Curreli.
  • Produced by: Samara Editions, Black Box teater.

Samara Editions working group: Eva Neklyaeva (Independent curator, Milan), Lisa Gilardino (Curator and Artists’ manager, Bologna), Marco Cendron (Art Director, POMO Studio of visual communication, Milan). The Samara project is co-produced by Spielart Festival (Munich), Vooruit Arts Centre (Gent), Black Box teater (Oslo). With the support of: Kone Foundation, the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Flat price: 250,- (including shipping costs)

Studying art, theater or dance? Please contact anna(a)blackbox.no for a special discount code!

The object will be delivered at your home all over Norway by post, or you may collect it at Black Box teater between 15 and 18 from Monday 15–Sunday 21 March.

For ordering abroad, visit www.samaraeditions.com.

Please follow and share about Fionde via the app Telegram: @samaraeditions.

On Saturday 20 March, there will be an artist talk with Chiara Bersani, Ilaria Lemmo and the team of Samara Editions; Eva Neklyaeva, Lisa Gilardino and Marco Cendron. Join to learn more about Chiara’s work and about the collaborators engaged in Fionde – you may also share your own experiences if you have received the Fionde kit!

BOUNDLESS (FIONDE) — directed by Tommaso Dell’Anna from Samara Editions on Vimeo.