OuNous: VAL by Svalbard/Tom Brand
A womb, a church, a belly. ‘VAL’ is not just a sculpture or performance; it is an awakening of the imagination, a narrative of hope and resilience in tumultuous times. ‘VAL’ is an exquisite blend of wooden structures and LED lights, symbolising the confluence of the tangible and digital worlds, prompting contemplation about the trajectory of humanity and its relation to all life. The piece probes pertinent questions: What constitutes a digital fossil? How does one find harmony in algorithms? Moreover, ‘VAL’ is more than a performance; it’s a communal space, an invitation to gather and reflect. ‘VAL’ is a choice and an emergency light.
For this occasion Tom Brand, the creator of this artwork, will collaborate with Tuomas Norvio (sound) and Kenneth Danielsen (lights) to create an improvised piece in and around the installation. Likewise, Marina Cherry and Risto Puurunen will work together based on the same principles on Saturday 9.12.
7.12. klo 20.30 & 10.12. Klo 17.00 VAL I: Tom Brand and Tuomas Norvio
9.12. klo 17.00 VAL II: Marina Cherry and Risto Puurunen
Location & accessibility
Author and artistic director, producer:
Performers, VAL I:
Tom Brand ja Tuomas Norvio
Performers, VAL II:
Marina Cherry (USA) & Risto Puurunen
Tobias Kiefer (KI Metal Solutions), Immanuel Rein & Tom Brand
Kulturrådet, Riksteatern, Punkshangaren, Cirkus Syd
Södermalms Trä, Welin & Co, BTF-Lighting