May

Friday 8 May – Saturday 9 May

Revolve Performance Art Days
Theme: Revolve fiction

Revolve fiction, the fifth edition of Uppsala's performance festival, focuses on artistic practices based on or related to the fictional, the constructed and the mythical.

Historically Performance Art is deeply connected with the authentic. Revolve fiction aims to unpack and interlay these two significant concepts. Art as a fictional "object" intervenes in the world but is also part of it.

Fiction is fused with the concrete. In fantastic and constructed situations, Performance Art constantly brings attention to presence, the here and now, and the lived body. The actual body meets the fabulating body; in a landscape of what has been and what could become.  

At the same time fictional strategies of propaganda, fake news, and speculative finance intrinsically shape the world we live in.

This year's festival presents international and national artists who use fiction, with different methods and from different horizons, as a tool to critically illuminate our complex world, full of everything that exists and does not exist.

In collaboration with: Köttinspektionen dans (dance), Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, and Uppsala City Theatre.

Sunday, 10 May, 1pm–2pm

Guided tour in English: Unhomed

Sunday, 17 May, 2pm

Queer guided tour: Maj Bring – Detta är jag (Maj Bring – This is me)

Tuesday, 19 May, 12 noon

Talk and Soup: Monica Atterberg-Göransson on the designers Ingrid Atterberg and Viking Göransson at Upsala-Ekeby. In Swedish.

Saturday, 23 May, 2pm

Opening: Filippa Arrias & Pauliina Turakka Purhonen – Himlen är blå och solen är en klocka (The sky is blue, and the sun is a clock)

Sunday, 31 May, 2pm

Guided tour: Filippa Arrias & Pauliina Turakka Purhonen – Himlen är blå och solen är en klocka (The sky is blue, and the sun is a clock). With Museum Director Daniel Werkmäster. In Swedish.

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