IN SITU TALK #4
> Tuesday May 5th at 5pm French Time (UTC+2)
Case study of a site-specific creation : The Reception – Moss, Norway
The Reception is a four and a half hour artistic urban walk for up to 15 participants in the town of Moss, Norway, first staged in September 2018. The walk is special in that nothing is staged. Rather, the stage is the mind of the audience, with the artist using the city itself to weave a series of stories, reflections, and readings.
In a conversation moderated by Marine Thevenet, Østfold Internasjonale Teater curator-producer James Moore and artist Alexandros Mistriotis will discuss their collaborative process on this walk which was premised upon Mistriotis’ work of the same name in his hometown of Athens, Greece. The framework for the undertaking was the question: Is it possible to create something similar in a place Mistriotis had never visited?
The work required a close cooperation that stretched across and between five residency periods beginning in June of 2017.
Moore and Mistriotis will discuss their practices prior to the commission, the context in the provincial towns of Moss and Fredrikstad, and their process, methodology, and activities that engaged a variety of local inhabitants in order to develop the work. They will also reflect upon how they each have benefited through their ongoing collaboration.