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Unknow Festival, Oslo National Academy of the Arts


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unkNOW is an international live stream festival based in Oslo. As a symptom of digital culture, streaming is the emphasis which defines relations between spatial and temporal distances. While the rapid-fire absorption of media overtaking our experience of the physical world, unkNOW creates a space to explore the complexities of internet culture and how we connect through the digital intimacy of performance and visual art. 

The (Dec 7th) festival brings together works from Beijing-, London-, NYC- and Oslo-based performance and media artists, incorporating broadcasts and television taping events, live stream and physical performances, media art and music, which explore power structures of hyperconnected society, televisual language, surveillance and the relationship between the human and a machine. In addition to a physical event at Akademirommet, Kunstneres Hus in Oslo, the works are documented and presented as an online exhibition here at UNKNOW, 10.12.18 → 13.01.19. 

Participants 
Karen Nikgol (NOR)  E.S.P. TV (USA) Josse Thuresson & Karin Keisu (SWE) Funa Ye & Baio (CHN)Yoke Collective (UK) Lesia Vasylchenko (UKR) Magnus Andreas Hagen Olsen (NOR)

ONLINE EXHIBITION HERE: https://www.unknow.online/