Sunday 27 May 2018, 13.00 – 19.00 at Extrapool, Nijmegen (NL)
a durational live performance by BJ Nilsen
Voluntary entrance fee
ORE explores the audio aspect of mining, stemming from the fascination of how such an old technology – rooted in pre-historic times – still provides a majority of the resources for our high tech society. ORE is inspired by indigenous monumental art as well as contemporary Earthworks. In both cases, soil, landscape and Earth serve as a canvas: blocks of rock can be shaped into new meanings and tell stories.
The six hour live performance takes you onto a journey from deep time onto the present and into the future, using electronics and field recordings originating from former and current mining sites in IJmuiden and Heerlen, Kirkenes (NO), Murmansk (RU) and Most (CZ).