PRAYERS / BERGEN

10 AUDIO FILES RECORDED ON NOVEMBER 26 2011, Bergen, NO____________

MP3 A - Route 50E from Bergen to Sandsli-Birkelandskrysset terminal 10:00 download
MP3 B - Lille Lingergardsvann 12:00 download
MP3 C - Hurtigruten quay / kai 14:00 download
MP3 D - Police station / Politistasjonen (Allehelgens gate 6) 15:00 download
MP3 E - Motehuset Sundt (Torgallmenningen 14) 17:00 download
MP3 F - Garage bar (Christies gate 14) 19:00 download

On Saturday, 26th November 2011, six performers, placed in six different spots of the city of Bergen, incessantly describe everything they see and hear; this incessant description, recited like a prayer, is individually recorded by each performer to create a 45 min. long audio archive. The recited descriptions are as much of people situations, attitudes, events, as of buildings, structures, itineraries, activities, routines, objects, atmospheres, circumstances, sounds, smells, including also the impressions, deductions, and intuitions of the describing or narrating subject.

The audio tracks created by the performers, or "prayers", may be heard, downloaded, and combined using the structure above, thus allowing the visitor to reproduce in some way the complexity of the experience lived and recorded by the performer.

Lørdag 26. november 2011 vil seks utøvere, plassert på fem forskjellige steder i Bergen by, ustanselig beskrive alt de ser og hører. Den konstante strømmen av beskrivelser, nærmest resitert som en bonn, blir individuelt innspilt av hver utover til et 45 min. langt lydarkiv. De resiterte beskrivelsene kan fortelle om alt fra folk, situasjoner, holdninger og hendelser, til bygninger, strukturer, bevegelser, aktiviteter, rutiner, ting, atmosfærer, omstendigheter, lyder og lukter -herunder også de personlige inntrykkene og utelatelsene fra den som beskriver og forteller.

A project by Dora Garcia for Bergen Kunsthall
Preformers: Kari Bjørgo Johnsen, Hågen Magnus Kristiansen, Hilde Pedersen, Hilde Skevik, Mia Øquist, Daniel Thornhill
Coordinator: Amerlie Aranguren