Large Bird Masks
A collaboration between Kjetil Skøien and the composer Rolf Wallin performed by the musicians of Cikada, a concertperformance about birds, endangered birds, birds in rituals. Video, photographies, choreography, texts, both poetic and facts are elements in the performance.
2019: Ultima Festival, The Opera, Oslo
A documentary performance and exhibition of photographies and texts. Five Syrian refugees describe in detail the content of a room in their house in Syria. A lost room. Music composed by Julian Skar and from Syria performed live.
2019: Ultima Festival, Oslo – Aktivitetshuset K1 – Deichmann Tøyen, Grunerløkka 2020: Mela Huset, Oslo 2021: Spriten Kunsthall, Skien
The first and The last Sentence
A solo performance. Kjetil Skøien reads the first and the last sentence from books he has read the last 40 years. Duration from one to four hours. He stands on books. He reads the names of the authors starting with A, then B, etc. and then all the first sentences and the last sentences.
2022: Jakob Sande Senteret, Dale 2020: Bananaz, Oslo 2019: Tegnerforbundet, Oslo 2018: Uppdal Festival, Steinkjer – Heidal Kunstfestival – Hellviktangen galleri 2016: Oppland Kunstsenter, Lillehammer «Østlandsutstillingen» – Galleri LNM, Oslo
A solo performance. Fragments of texts from books and lectures by Rudolf Steiner. 200 photographies of anthroposophic architecture. Choreography. Piano music: George Gurdjieff.
2018: Anthroposophic Society, Oslo – Ytterjarna Culture House, Sweden
A solo performance. A video shows fragments of scenes from the streets in Paris. Texts, sentences written from images seen in galleries in Paris. Voice and body expressions. Photographies of faces from books. The performance is a collage of material made during a six months residence in Paris in 2013.
2019: Kunstbanken, Hamar 2015: Fylkingen, Stockholm – Goetheanum, Dormach, Switzerland – Ram galleri, Oslo