Costume Agency Artistic Research Project
The Costume Agency Artistic Research Project is the host for the 2020 edition of the Critical Costume Conference and Exhibition. The Costume Agency Artistic Research Project project researches the agency of costume in performance and how costume can generate or be a centre of gravitation in performance.
The research in Costume Agency is primarily approached in workshops led by costume designers, which pursue the vision embedded in the garment. The workshop format follows a set format that involves four to six designers and four performers for ten days of rehearsals, over a period of twelve days of explorations, dialogue and development. There will be ten workshops in total and approximately forty sketches for possible performances, where costume performs. The project will run from August 2018 through December 2021. The main researchers are Christina Lindgren (Oslo National Academy of the Arts) and Sodja Lotker (Academy of Performing Arts in Prague).
For more information, please visit costumeagency.khio.no
Costume Agency is supported by the Norwegian Artistic Research Program (NARP/ DIKU) and Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Critical Costume 2020 Conference and Exhibition Costume Agency is supported by the Norwegian Artistic Research Program (NARP/ DIKU), Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Norwegian Arts Council.
The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (NARP) is hosted by the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU). NARP has national responsibility for promoting and stimulating artistic research in Norway. The programme supports projects which contribute to promote reflection and insight based on artistic practice. For more information about the program, please visit: norwegian-artistic-research-programme
Opening Performance August 21st 2020 2 pm till 4pm
Critical Costume 2020 Conference and Exhibition Costume Agency
– a new performance by Becker/Langgård
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
COSTUMES/ SCENOGRAPHY: Signe Becker
COMPOSER: Ingvild Langgård
PERFORMERS: Julie Solberg, Magnus Myhr, Harald Beharie, Cecilie Solberg, Irene Theisen, Kristin Helgebostad, Marie Handeland, Ingeleiv Berstad, Signe Becker, Ingvild Langgård, Silje Aker Johnsen and Rosalind Goldberg.
PRODUCED BY: Becker/Langgård
The presentation of Skeleton Woman at Critical Costume 2020 Conference and Exhibtion: Costume Agency
is commissioned by Christina Lindgren and Sodja Lotker/ Costume Agency Artistic Research Project
The presentation was made possible by supported from Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO), Norwegian Artistic Research Program (NARP)/ Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU) and Norwegian Arts Council.
Signe Becker was one of six designers in Costume Agency Workshop # 3 in Oslo November 2019.