Presentation of participants in Age-ism

In order of appearance. 

Sunday 8. mai

Moderator Terje Schrøder (Great Garlic Girls)


Siri og Snelle (Siri Jøntvedt og Snelle Hall)

The duo Siri & Snelle has been working with everything from happenings to big productions on stage with self-produced and commissioned works, since 1992. They have themed their own lives and inadequacies, arguments for working non-hierarchically and they have put improvisation, the intuitive, the emotional and the sensual in the foreground - summarized as an insistence on a floating countercurrent activity. They have presented their performances at Dansens Hus in Oslo and in the period 2014-2018 they produced the show Grums, Jeg er kosmos (I am cosmos) and Collapsing Distance: Siri & Snelles “Midlife trilogy”.


Writer, activist Ashton Applewhite 

has written the book "This chair rocks: A manifesto against Agism", og is a leading spokesperson about activism and ageism. She has her own TED-talk, has been invoved in founding Ols School Anti-Agism Clearinghouse and have written or Harper's, The Guardian, and the New York Times. 


Artist Esra Duzen

origines from Istanbul and is based in Oslo. She works with drawing, performance, textiles, installations and sound. Her work is based on reinterpreting exclution and huan psykologi through storytelling, symbolism and myth creation. Her stories occurs in an alternativ reality, where the caracters imitates the human experience. In her newer works she focuses on exclution as a rsult of immigration, ageing, motherhood and existensialism from a female perspective. 


Secretary of the state Gry Haugsbakken

from Ministry of Culture and Gender Equality will give a talk this day She is born at jaren at Hadeland and has been chief of communication for the LO association Industri Energi. She has worked in NAv the Norwegian healt care system for seven years and been engaged in politics her whole life, especially the politics of workin life abde gender equality. She has benn an advisor for Arbeiderpartiet in the parliaent, elected into the boards of Innlander Arbeiderparti and is the leader of Gran Arbeiderparti. 

Professor Mark Knell

is research professor in the statistics department at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation (NIFU) for the past 17 years. There he writes about technology, innovation, research policy and the history of thought. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree at Wayne State University, Detroit in 1979, and his Ph.D. in Economics at the New School for Social Research, New York City, in 1997. Mark has lectured at several universities in the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe, including the TIK center. He has also been a senior Economic Affairs officer in the United Nations in Geneva and a researcher in Vienna.



is an artist-run collective and mutual network for support by/for foreign artists based in Norway. They work for a fair immigration policy, better living- and work conditions for artists, and encourage us to think about artistic work in the future in a new way. The special guest will make this a very special event.


Monday 9. mai

Anne-Lise og Johanna Zwaig

is something you don't see so often. Mother and daughter performe together on a stage in an art setting. 

Mother has been a protester all her life and in 2014 she and Johanna startet Cellarcube, a place for art and society with focus on the art that talks about social and political issues. Her method is repetions and insisting pations. 

Johanna Zwaig works with flamenco songs, both as a form of resistance and as a means to connect and unite. The songs she sings have been learnt from Andalusian Gitanos. Conscious about the flamenco songs’ roots in hard times, she connects the songs with symbolically charged actions and objects, in light of different political contexts. Many of her performances are ‘long-durational’ and repetitive, motivated by the potentially insisting protest aspect of repetition, and her wish to create concentrated rooms for reflection.

She has studied performing arts and flamenco in Paris, Madrid, Sevilla and Jerez de la Frontera and holds a BA in Art History and Theatre Studies from the University of Oslo. Her performances have taken place in Dublin, Poland, Paris, as well as at the National Annual Autumn Exhibition, the Munch Museum, the Stenersen Museum and in front of the Stortinget (the Paliament) in Oslo, the Henie Onstad Art Center at Høvikodden, Kunsthall 3,14 in Bergen and at the Stavanger Art Museum.


Writer, art historian Nancy Princenthal

from Brooklyn has written the book "Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art", received PEN/Jaquelin Bogard Weld Award for Biography in 2016, and her newest book is called "Unspeakable Acts: woman, Art and Sexual Violence in the 1970s". Earlier she has been senior editor of the magasine Art in America, and has written for the New York Times, Bomb, Hyperallergic, Apollo and the Broolyn Rail. 

Editor Kjetil Røed

is based in Oslo, and have an education from philosophy og comparative literature. He has worked as a critic for many newspapres, among others Morgenbladet, Klassekampen, and Aftenposten. In addition he has woked for international publications as Frieze, ArtReview and Art Forum. He is for the time being the leading art critic at Vårt Land and editor in chief of the magasine Billedkunst. 

Filmregissør Anne Haugsgjerd

Anne Haugsgjerd has worked with film since 1980. After a few years as assistant editor, she began making her own films, often humorous and reflective, biographical and self-exposing. Her films were a mixture of fiction and documentary, highly unusual in the 1980's when she made her first film, LIFE IN FROGNER. It received the Audience Award and was nominated for the National Film Award Amanda. 

In the 90s she started shooting her own films with a digital camera.

Haugsgjerd  was educated at The Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry  with a diploma in graphic design (1967)


Kate Pendry is a pricewinning actor and playwright from London, that has lived in Oslo since 1995. Her works include everythin from the main stage of The Norwegian Opera and Ballet, to experimental, interaktiv elektronic art. She is know to be controversial, and is not afraid og themes tht come with a taboo. In addition she uses a whole lot af dark humor to make it work. 


Pensjonistforbundet v/ Ragnhild M. Hagen

She will talk about Pensjonistforbundets overall message “Tydelig, sterk an visible”, (Clear, strong and visible), with the underlying theme of age discrimination, ageism and equality. 

Ragnhild was educated as a lawyer in 1977, the first candidate with female rights as a specialty. She has a Master in EU-law from Leicester University. Hired from 1980 as the labor union’s first female lawyer and worked here for 30 years. From 1997 to 2000 employed by the Norwegian EU-delegation in Brussels. Retired in 2010. number 2. in command of Pensjonistforbundet since 2015 og number 1 second in Pensjonistforbundet for 9 years until april.


Latino Touch: v/ Fernando Jauregui + 1

Catchy dance music from Latin America. Time to loosen up your muscles and dance! Enjoy!

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