Uniforms with text from Luciano Berio made by: Christine Istad

I see Me

Performance, song and dance
Artist Christine Istad, mezzosopran Kristin Kjølberg and choreografer/dancer Cina Espejord have developed the artistic performance to the opening of Kunst rett Vest at Henie Onstad Art Center. The focus is the phenomenum self-portrait, narcissism, vanity and reflection circling around identity is the subject they have inspired by. The performance is based on three parts: text, movement and voice.

Music and text: Luciano Berio´s «Sequenza III» for woman's voice.

This is the “modular” text written by Markus Kutter for Sequenza III.
give me
a few words for a woman
to sing
a truth allowing us
to build a house
without worrying before the night comes

In Sequenza III the emphasis is given to the sound symbolism of vocal and sometimes visual gestures, with their accompanying “shadows of meaning”, and the associations and conflicts suggested by them. For this reason Sequenza III can also be considered as a dramatic essay whose story, so to speak, is the relationship between the soloist and her own voice
Sequenza III was written in 1965 for Cathy Berberian.

Mezzosopran Kristin Kjølberg. Bærumskoret performance.
Dance: Cina Espejord and Caroline Roca from The Norwegian National Ballet.
Artistic concept/scenography: Christine Istad.
Performance, song and dance
Artist Christine Istad, mezzosopran Kristin Kjølberg and choreografer/dancer Cina Espejord have developed the artistic performance to the opening of Kunst rett Vest at Henie Onstad Art Center. The focus is the phenomenum self-portrait, narcissism, vanity and reflection circling around identity is the subject they have inspired by. The performance is based on three parts: text, movement and voice.

Music and text: Luciano Berio´s «Sequenza III» for woman's voice.

This is the “modular” text written by Markus Kutter for Sequenza III.
give me
a few words for a woman
to sing
a truth allowing us
to build a house
without worrying before the night comes

In Sequenza III the emphasis is given to the sound symbolism of vocal and sometimes visual gestures, with their accompanying “shadows of meaning”, and the associations and conflicts suggested by them. For this reason Sequenza III can also be considered as a dramatic essay whose story, so to speak, is the relationship between the soloist and her own voice
Sequenza III was written in 1965 for Cathy Berberian.

Mezzosopran Kristin Kjølberg. Bærumskoret performance.
Dance: Cina Espejord and Caroline Roca from The Norwegian National Ballet.
Artistic concept/scenography: Christine Istad.



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Photo: Bårdevik


Photo: Bårdevik


Dancers Cina Espejord and Caroline Roca. Photo: Paal Alme.


Dancers Cina Espejord and Caroline Roca. Photo: Paal Alme.


Performers from Bærumskoret. Photo: Paal Alme


Mezzosopran Kristin Kjølberg sings Sequenza III by Luciano Berio. Photo Paal Alme