THE INSTITUTE OF THE UNEXPECTED

Citizens, passersby, and Oslo-dwellers! Mark your calendars for free monthly workshop-events at The Institute of the Unexpected!
Take a deep dive into the themes of the project, exploring ways that non-artists and artists have reimagined the relationship between body, movement, public space, everyday life, and citizenship.

About_
The Institute of the Unexpected is an art project as well as an intercultural and always-in-motion citizen lab. It’s a form of creative public practice that operates through temporary and unforeseeable situations-events in public space. Using active observation, intuitive attention and gestural recognition as source material to create suggestive live compositions and new collective social choreographies. Aiming to challenge and alter the social logic of the city of Oslo and to encourage collaborative co-production of new and atypical behaviors.

The Institute of the Unexpected is an evolving open-ended public forum for improvised performative interventions and participatory-gestural interactions in the city. Rethinking everyday life and movement into a basis for more creative and autonomous citizenship.

Get to know more about the project
http://bit.ly/the_unexpected_about

TO SIGN UP:
(http://bit.ly/2GBodt3)

We are looking for “accomplices”; co-producers and partners in crime, alias a gang, to playfully “misbehave” in Oslo’s public spaces and POPS (privately owned public spaces). This is an opportunity for ANYONE -regardless of artistic background or artistic “skills”- interested in embarking on a whimsy journey with other fellow pedestrians in the city.

*The workshops are free of charge and will be held in English
10 limited slots per workshop

WORKSHOP #1: SOMETHING MIGHT HAPPEN
Friday 26th April from 16:00 -19:00
Artists: Maria Sundby & Rodrigo Ghattas
Meeting point: Interkulturelt Museum
About: http://bit.ly/2WJdemA
Something might happen’s situations in Grønland, Sentrum, and Aker Brygge were co-produced by Elka Sierra, Maria Sundby, Pål Flakk, Marielle Kalldal, Alberto Rossi, Rodrigo Ghattas, Sara Marie Ramsøe, Basia Kuchnio,Trine Smukkestad Lavik, and Oslo passersby

WORKSHOP #2: WE-PLAY
Sunday 12th May from 12:00 -15:00
Artists: Angela Halvorsen Bogo & Rodrigo Ghattas
Meeting point: Interkulturelt Museum
About: http://bit.ly/2KCBdCK
WE-PLAY’s situations in Grønland were co-produced by Marike Stassar, Marielle Kalldal, Sara Marie Ramsøe, Nina Johanne Krogh, Angela Halvorsen Bogo, Vanita Gro Elton, Rodrigo Ghattas, and Oslo passersby

WORKSHOP #3: FEELING THE CITY
Saturday 15th June from 13:00 -16:00
Artists: Olive Bieringa & Otto Ramstad (BodyCartography Project), with Rodrigo Ghattas
Meeting point: Schous plass
About: http://bit.ly/30rO4eY
Feeling the city’s situations in Grünerløkka were co-produced by D’mara M’owska, Sandra Mai, Rodrigo Ghattas, Marielle Kalldal, Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad, Elka Sierra, Basia Kuchnio, Luca Petricca, Marianne Bjerke, and Oslo passersby

WORKSHOP #4: BELONG TO THE CITY
Thursday 4th July from 12:30 -15:30
Artists: Franzisca Siegrist & Rodrigo Ghattas
Meeting point: Interkulturelt Museum
About: http://bit.ly/2FtNAfB
Belong to the city’s situations in Grønland were co-produced by
Pavlina Lucas, Michiel Jansen, Sara Marie Ramsøe, Simone Bredfeldt, Kjartan Andersen, Franzisca Siegrist, Nicolas W Hughes, Rodrigo Ghattas, Arely Amaut, Jessie Jack Ullevålseter, and Oslo passersby.

WORKSHOP #5: MONUMENT TO OFFENSE
Sunday 25th August from 13:00 – 15:30
Artists: Shi Pratt & Rodrigo Ghattas
Meeting point: Interkulturelt Museum
About: http://bit.ly/2MJMUXR
Monument to Offense’s situations in Annette Thommessens plass were co-produced by Marielle Kalldal, Shi Pratt, Samwel Moses Ntapanta, Elene Karlsen Tjemsland, Rodrigo Ghattas Pérez, Milagros Gola Singh, and Oslo passersby.

WORKSHOP #6: LET’S GET LOST
Friday 6th September from 17:00 – 20:00
Artists: Naja Lee Jensen & Rodrigo Ghattas
Meeting point: Oslo Central Station
Let’s get lost’s situations in Oslo plass were co-produced by Hugo Boni, Mona Bentzen, Elene Karlsen Tjemsland, Rodrigo Ghattas, Pavlina Lucas, Audun Severin Eftevåg, Naja Lee Jensen, Montserrat Llampallas, and Oslo passersby.

AMBULANTE EVENT: Documentation event
In collaboration with Kitchen Dialogues
(Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen)
Saturday 19th October from 12:00 – 16:00
Venue: Grønland Torg
About: bit.ly/ambulante_unexpected

Rodrigo Ghattas’ project The Institute of the Unexpected is made possible with the kind support from The Agency for Cultural Affairs, City of Oslo (Kulturetaten) and in collaboration with Karnevalet and the Interkulturelt Museum in Oslo.

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