Beat the drum is a series of works focusing on the present and future. How do we deal with the tremendous problems of the present and how to continue? Can art be a part of this new beginning or not? It is a strong urge for us to transform our work and ask new questions towards our aesthetics and ethics, a wish to construct new stories, new beginnings and contexts. We are in search after urgent and new ways of sharing and opening up our work. Our ambition is to connect, opening the space and transforming it, evolving together with the audience in producing new realities and visions.
They are sitting in a cafe, two men and a woman, she says:
-I thinks the current situation that we are living in is pretty cracky! It is pretty cracky. Per aspara at astra, I really belive in that
-through the tough things to the stars: Per aspera at astra
-Is it latin or italian or..?
-no, yes, yes, it´s latin.
-through the hell, through the hell you get to the stars or something.
-yeah, through the tough, tough times you get through, to the stars. And I think this is something very important. That we have to be aware, first of all, to change things, we have to be aware how things are.
By and with: Saila Hyttinen, Anders Mossling, Fredrik Hannestad, Solveig Laland Mohn, Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk, Mia Keinanen, Pernille Mogensen, Palle Krüger. Supported by Norwegian Art Council. Photo, video: Camilla Jensen.