Five thousand generations of birds opens today at 12:00!

August 11th, 2012 — 8:08am

Show up at meierikaien from 12pm and you will be transported out to Smedholmen. See you there!

Kunstverein st. Pauli Program at the Kunstverein st. Pauli container

August 9th, 2012 — 6:00pm

Friday 10.08

• All day – ISLANDS (get a tattoo by appointment; Franziska Nast)

• 15:00 – 17:30 Open library with artist publications & editions

• 18:00 – HÖLLE HAMBURG (film; Ted Gaier & Peter Ott)

Saturday 11.08

• All day – ISLANDS (get a tattoo by appointment; Franziska Nast)

• 12:00 – 17:30 Open library with artist publications & editions

• 18:00 – SCHARRELAAR / IT‘S A ROLLER

(reading-performance; Stijn Verhoeff & Jasper Coppes)

Sunday. 12.08.12

• All day – ISLANDS (get a tattoo by appointment; Franziska Nast)

• 12:00 – 17:30 Open library with artist publications & editions

• 18:00 – DEATH METAL (performance; Mark Wehrmann & Malte Struck)

(Image: Kunstverein st. Pauli)

Flaggruten takes you to Fitjar!

August 6th, 2012 — 10:21am

We are happy to announce that Flaggruten will make an extra stop at Fitjar to be able to transport visitors from Bergen safe and sound to Five thousand generations of birds. You can buy the tickets on board.

Prices vary from 165 NOK to 297 NOK.

Flaggruten from Bergen – Fitjar – Leirvik:

Friday August 10th: Departure Bergen: 16:05 – Arrival Fitjar ca. 18:00
Saturday August 11th: Departure Bergen: 10:10 – Arrival Fitjar ca. 12:00


Flaggruten from Leirvik – Fitjar – Bergen

(The timetable is from Leirvik, Fitjar is the first stop after Leirvik, show up and be a little patient, the boat will arrive short after)

12.aug. Søndag: Departure Fitjar 10:40 – Arrival Bergen 12:50

 

Installing the works

August 3rd, 2012 — 10:29am

Photos: Juuso Noronkoski, Silje Linge Haaland

 

Sign up for accommodation!

July 26th, 2012 — 7:51am

The festival campsite is now open for registration! For reservation, write to Lene Tufteland (lenetufteland@gmail.com) to ensure you will get a spot. The price is NOK 30,- per night.

There will be a festival camping in the center of Fitjar. In case of bad weather the gym hall next door will be used as an indoor alternative. Both alternatives have access to bathroom facilities.

Private accomodation:
There are also still possibilities if you would prefer to rent a room or a small appartment from local residents at Fitjar. The price range will be around 200 NOK/night. Contact Lene Tufteland now for more information: lenetufteland@gmail.com

Changes in the program

July 26th, 2012 — 7:25am

The evening program that was first announced to begin on Friday the 10th is now moved. All exhibitors will now exhibit Saturday and Sunday. We will still welcome all visitors that decide to arrive on Friday: The campsite will be open, Kunstverein St. Pauli is running its own program and the Fitjar festival will organize a festivaljam featuring dancing and singing and an additional program.

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10TH

- The Nomadic gallery Kunstverein St. Pauli in Fitjar, own program

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11TH

- Boat shuttle from Fitjar centrum from 12.00 pm
- Opening of the isle exhibition at Smedholmen
- Small boats will guide the audience through the isle exhibition
- The Nomadic gallery Kunstverein St. Pauli in Fitjar, own program

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12TH

- Boat shuttle from Fitjar centrum from 12.00 pm
- Small boats will guide the audience through the isle exhibition
- The Nomadic gallery Kunstverein St. Pauli in Fitjar, own program

There will be a boat shuttle between Fitjar and Smedholmen before and after the events.

New artist featured in the program!

July 21st, 2012 — 3:32pm

We are happy to announce that we have a new artist on board! Idan Hayosh (b. 1979, Tel Aviv, Israel) lives and works in Amsterdam. Hayosh´s process is a direct reaction to found imagery. He mainly works with aggressive images that represent danger in their symbolism, mainly taken from a military context. The material is transformed into installations where objects are carefully constructed and repeated, and sound is added to amplify the emotional force of the constructions. Hayosh is currently a resident at Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and has exhibited extensively at several museums and institutions in Europe.

Image: version RUNWAY (Lamps #21), 2012. Sound Installation.

For more information about Hayosh, take a look at his website

 

Kick-off in Fitjar!

July 17th, 2012 — 12:25pm

On Saturday the 21st of July there will be a Kick-off happening arranged in Fitjar. From 12:00 there will be drawing activities and a huge eatable surprise will be served! It will also be possible to ask questions to the initiators Silje Linge Haaland and Andrea Bakketun.

From 23:00 in the evening there will be an out-door screening of a local cult movie you don’t want to miss!

Dress according to the weather, bring something to sit on and something to munch on and join us!

 

 

Order your tickets now!

July 14th, 2012 — 1:53pm

All boats, busses, trains and airplanes will this summer lead you to Fitjar

Cheap tickets are now available if you order your tickets now from the aircompany DAT that flies directly from Oslo to Stord, or from NSB if you need to travel to Bergen.

The high speed boat that goes from Bergen via Stord to Stavanger (and back) will stop at Fitjar during the exhibition weekend. More information about this will come and tickets will be available from Norled.

A detailed overview of all possible connections to Fitjar, either by bus, car rental, train, boat and flights, is published on our website.

 

 

 

Welcome to our new employees!

July 11th, 2012 — 1:30pm

We are very pleased to welcome an entire group of new employees to Five thousand generations of birds!

Producer:  Adriana Alves

Press officer: Kjersti Solbakken

Technical manager: Jonas Ib Jensen

Project staff, volunteer manager and financial manager: Hanne Sætre Thunestvedt and Lene Tufteland