What is actually the connection between blood and culture? Are some types of blood better suited to perform the songs of our ancestors? In Blood Club we dive into the minefields of GENETICS and CULTURE, with a special focus on the relationship between Sami and Norwegian culture.
Four artists continue to trample into the mine field of culture and genetics.
The theme for the Blood Club #2 is the search for the ultimate feeling of togetherness: To be as one. What creates a strong community? Blood is thicker than water, that is a fact. There will be speeches, exercises, music by the hard-core-band Ondt Blod, beer, quackery, and high culture. We merge our blood in all directions in our search for the authentic feeling of the Blood Club.
“I did really not know what to expect when being directed to the second floor of the city bar in Harstad. I had signed up for Blodklubb and my curiosity was mainly around how this controversial show or gathering around genealogy would play out. As a newcomer to the area I did not have all the references in place but that did not mean I did not comprehend the methods and the means of this performative community experience. I thought it was daring, playful and edgy. Obviously some of the people in the audience were quite provoked and perhaps rightfully so but Ferske Scener managed to create a space for a truly shared experience, where you were invited to participate in a communal event that left me quite touched and certainly sparked many thoughts both about the artistic approach and about the content. The best experiences I have when proposed with an artistic content is when I see that the artist/s are trying to convey something that is close to them, their hearts and/or convictions and to be allowed to be a part of a meaningful process. All this I did experience that night and I wish for Blodklubb to remain as a search for a meaningful exchange between people of different backgrounds and opinions.”
Arctic Arts Festival