LIVE Biennale 2017 documentation
Stein Henningsen performed Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Hinge Park Field, Olympic Village.
The final day of #LIVE2017 performances began with Stein Henningsen’s ambitious and brave durational piece.
Read the full review in Saturday highlights.
Video by Sebnem Ozpeta.
— LIVE Biennale (@livebiennale) October 7, 2017
Stein Henningsen’s ALIVE workshop with Vancouver’s emerging artists was October 5, 2017 at UNIT/PITT.
Stein Henningsen participated in an artist talk with Louise Liliefeldt, Tanya Doody, and Jackson 2bears at Pat’s Pub on October 4, 2017.
Stein Henningsen speaking at today's artist talk
Posted by LIVE Biennale on Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The following is the contents of this artist’s event page post, with bio/artist statement, as originally posted in the lead up to and during LIVE Biennale 2017:
Stein Henningsen (Svalbard, Norway)
Saturday October 7 Rain or Shine
12:00 noon to 5:00 PM (Durational )
Hinge Park Field, Olympic Village (215 W 1st Ave, Vancouver)
West from Olympic Village Square, overlooking Habitat Island
Generously supported by Norwegian Embassy
Stein Henningsen (b. 1962, lives and works in Svalbard) has presented his work at different biennials, festivals and events in Scandinavia, Europe, North America and Asia since 2005. This is the second time that he presents his work in Canada. His work comments on contemporary political, social, financial or climate issues, in a manner that often can provoke and disturb the viewer.
Henningsen grew up in the harsh island of Svalbard, close to the North Pole. A direct connection to nature, but also to life and death, that has surely influenced him in his artistic work. His first major work was produced in 2004, when he toured all over Europe presenting the performance and installation, Crosses of Liberty, a small cemetery with life-size crosses reproduced from the American cemetery in Normandy.
Henningsen has since continued to make works that deals with contemporary political issues. As the artist states, “contemporary society and the world we are living in is created on the values and choices of our mothers and fathers and earlier generations. We are all today creating the future of our children and of generations to come! Our choices run our lives… Still we are probably more affected by the decisions we do not make.”
Henningsen is also the founder and curator of the performance festival Arctic Action (www.arcticaction.info Arctic Action on FB), with its third edition this year.
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