17:00 - 19:00
Exhibition Space Spanien 19C
Free entrance

The exhibition runs until 27.05.18

Join this opening reception, where the Danish composer and sound artist SØS Gunver Ryberg, the Norwegian scenographer Nathalie Mellbye and the German director Anja Behrens present their brand new, collective installation of White Sun

White Sun is a collective study in creating a sensuous and visual interpretation of SØS Gunver Ryberg’s sound universe. The three artists have been inspired by the Japanese performance genre Butoh - an anti-theater form where man turns into the unrecognizable. In Butoh, the body is in permanent crisis, the core being the metamorphosis between different states - life and death, past and present, man and woman, culture and nature.

The installation is part of SPORs exhibition programme and is presented in collaboration with the Exhibition Space Spanien 19C

17:00 - 20:00
Filmby Aarhus, outside
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In the shape of a small caravan, this performative concert installation plays with the evocation of freedom and the exploration of wild spaces, while provoking a very singular intimacy. Caravan is a home 'away from home', and the return of the nomad who dozes in the depths of each of us.

During a span of three hours, the caravan is open for visitors to explore a homely musical concept, placing the audience at the heart of the performance. Gwen Rouger invites a single spectator at a time into the caravan for between ten and twenty minutes to experience at very close range a performance of composer Charlie Sdraulig's piano piece Collector: a choreography of hands discovering the sonorous landscape of the keyboard. The spectator is seated right next to the performer, and this gives rise to an intense, intimate and warm one-on-one relationship. Meanwhile, passers-by can glimpse inside the caravan and perhaps hear a few sounds from this specific concert situation and hyper-sensitive musical zone, challenging them to question the role of the spectator and the audience.

The installation is part of SPOR's exhibition programme

20:00 - 21:30
Filmby Aarhus, Studio 1
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A magnificent artistic experience awaits, when SPOR festival presents Stifters Dinge for the very first time on Danish soil. It is a multi-sensuous piece which balances between performative installation art and musical theatre. A 'no-man' show consisting of five pianos without pianists and a play without actors, created by the world renowned composer and artist Heiner Goebbels. With its seductive sounds, images and sensuous elements such as wind, mist, water and ice, Stifters Dinge invites the audience to enter a fascinating and wondrous space of seeing and hearing.      

Stifters Dinge was premiered at the legendary Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne in Switzerland in 2007 and has been performed worldwide in cities and cultural hubs such as New York, Berlin, and Buenos Aires – now reaching Aarhus to captivate the Nordic audience. 

// PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK : 19.00 - 19.30 //
With Matthias Mohr, dramaturg of Stifters Dinge

Conception, music and direction: Heiner Goebbels / Set design, light and video: Klaus Grünberg / Musical collaboration/programming: Hubert Machnik / Sound design: Willi Bopp / Artistic collaboration: Matthias Mohr / Speak: Henrik Birch

In collaboration with Filmby Aarhus

22:00 - 23:00
Åbne Scene
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Salims Salon is a space for musicians of different cultures, who deal with the notion of otherness and whose artistic positions elude cultural stereotypes. It is a staged concert, created and facilitated by composer Hannes Seidl, in which the four musicians, Cedrik FermontSeth AyyazJacqueline George and Ragnhild Maydeconstruct the Western gaze at 'the other', recount their experiences and artistic ideas, speak about identities and clichés, introduce each other to their music, and perform together. 

The approach is individual, self-confident and present. Central to the project is the confrontation of free improvised music and measured time of the clock and score. 

In collaboration with Åbne Scene