Live Cinema

The Biennial’s Live Cinema program is realized in collaboration with Stavanger’s local – and national scenic arts venues and presents live cinema performances stretching from experimentation with early cinematic techniques to new media live performances.

Live Cinema refers to projects, which originate in real time when both the audio and the visual parts of the works are being created. We are interested not only in the current state of the art, but also in a historical reflection to compare the situation in the past with the contemporary technological accessibility of moving images. In the context of audio-visual performance and installation, Live Cinema is an important testimony to technological and social changes in the perception of contemporary art through different forms of presentation and interfaces, and can be perceived as a manifestation of live culture.