(O)utpost Flørli Launch Party

elsewhere & elsewhen from (O)utpost Flørli 2023 – photo – Rebecca Lena

(O)utpost Flørli Launch Party
featuring: Taste of Purple by Oda Olivia (NO) and a photo exhibition from Sebastian Sund (DK)
3. May @ 20:00 (doors open @ 19:00)

RISK welcomes you to the public launch of the festival program for the 2024 edition of (O)utpost Flørli. (O)utpost Flørli is our annual festival in Lysefjorden with stage art, concerts,  workshops, and many engaging conversations all in breathtaking surroundings. This evening will include a short presentation of the festival program and details to help you get there followed by the dance performance, Taste of Purple, from Oda Olivia, and a photo exhibition from Sebastian Sund.

Coming to (O)utpost Flørli 2024:

Motus (IT)
Mette Edvardsen (NO)
Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki – Fieldworks (NO/JP/BE)
Findlay//Sandsmark (NO/US)
And more to announce at the event!

Taste of Purple
By Oda Olivia

“[This] story concerns the reason why we love to fall in love.” It takes the shape of a dance inspired by Anne Carson’s essay Eros the Bittersweet and the frank diary-like drawings of Niki de Saint Phalle. Desire moves the dance and the dance moves desire. Like chapters in a book or songs in an album, its parts each wants to tell their own version:

“To feel its current pass through her is what the lover wants”
Flee the Beloved
Electrified “so that they touch not touching”
If I Can’t Have You
Nobody moves. “Desire does. Eros is a verb.”
The lover is the loser. Or so [s]he reckons.”   

Taste of Purple is the first performance in a series of work initiated from the movement practice PUN (Praksis uten navn) and is an effort to stay with what is most present despite of how uncomfortable or delightful it may be. Through surrendering to loneliness, desire and obsession, a space for rest and transformation is created. 

Oda Olivia is a performer and dance maker from Nesodden, Norway. She has a BA in dance from University of Stavanger, Faculty of Performing Arts (2019) and an MA in dance from Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2023). Her work is characterized by a willingness towards naivety to access a spectrum of patience and suddenness. Using underlying and autonomous movement as a tool for dancing, she searches for unexpectedly recognizable situations and feelings to create moments of ease in the chaos of life.


Created and performed by: Oda Olivia
Technical support: Atul Giri, Sebastian Sund 
Conversation partner: Victoria Heggelund 
Co-production: RIMI/IMIR SceneKunst
Special thanks to: Marit Sandsmark, Iver Findlay, Gabel Eiben
Text from: Carson, A. (1986). Eros the Bittersweet: An Essay. Princeton University Press. 

Earlier version of work

Artistic advisors: Bojana Cvejić, Janne-Camilla Lyster, Torunn Helene Robstad, Pernille Holden 
Lights: Eirik Lie Hegre 
Video and photos: Yaniv Cohen

Movement: Dance
By Sebastian Sund

This is the first part of a research project about capturing movement through photography. In this part my focus has been on long exposure dance photography.

I had the opportunity to capture these amazing dancers from UiS Bjergsted:
Amanda Malm, Anna Alpana Fjerstad Tvedt, Karin Holmquist, Noralf Heim and Tiril Agathe Rønningsgrind