CHURCH SERVICE

 

W17,  Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo,   28. February 2010

Performance based on a standard church service combined with the participants own texts.

The gallery was converted into a church room, with altar, candles, blessed bread and wine. During the service the priests; Vaaland and Veiteberg, reminded people they were all Abraham’s children: The Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities, and encouraged them to unite in their condemnation of the State of Israel's occupation of Palestine. The performance included the composition «This is no dream», composed by Lars Petter Hagen. “This is no dream” was written and performed by the Palestinian Youth Committee in Gaza city and broadcasted live via satellite.

Participants: Two Norwegian priests, a Jewish woman, an actor, the Palestinian Youth Committee choir in Gaza, the audience.

Duration: 90 minutes

 
 

Photo: Bjørn Holmgren, Ole Reinert Omvik and Kunstnernes Hus