KOLT – a creativity workshop
We who work with Kolt believe that there are enormous resources and ideas to be liberated by crossing the borders between us. We believe that all creative processes basically are the same kind of work, and that they have a common core independently of what material and methods of expression you work with.
Kolt gathers participants from all over Europe to work together for a week. Participants who works with a wide range of creative professions, comes from different cultures and have different approaches to creative work.
Kolt was founded on the fact that our careers as artists, in a natural way, had an international character. We are not tied to just one place. We are strongly connected to our childhood environment and culture as an important base for our creation. Nature and culture is important to us and our creative, whether they come from an “Ecological hippie” village in Bohuslän, Sweden or from a small Sámi community in Kautokeino.
20th - 29th of July, KOLT Márkomeannu, North of Norway.
COLLABORATIONS AND FOUNDING
Kolt collaborates with Botnik Studios in Bohuslän, Riddu Riddu-festivalen in Nor Troms, the Easter festival in Kautokeino and the festival Márkomeannu in Norland fylke. Kolt is founded by the Swedish arts council, NAPA, Västra Götalandsregionene, Finnmark Fylke and Tanum multiplicity.
Since 2007 Kolts has been organized in Bohuslän, on the Swedish west coast. It is choreographer Alexandra Wingate, designer / architect Torsten Ottesjö and Tormod Otter Johansson that founded Kolt. Choreographer Elle Sofe Henriksen from Kautokeino is now participating in organizing Kolt in northern Norway.
Read about past Kolts or by reading what the participants of 2010 thought about Kolt.
PERFORMANCE AND EXHIBITION. SATURDAY THE 28TH OF JULY. AT THE FESTIVAL MÁRKOMEANNU.
What happens when 9 artists work intensively together for a week?
The 28th of July KOLT Márkomeannu opens its doors and gives the audience the opportunity to experience art in all its forms.
Kolt is a creativity workshop that gathers participants from the whole of Sápmi to work together for a week. Participants who works with a wide range of creative professions and have different approaches to creative work.
KOLT Platform´s program consists of projects that the participants have created during the Kolt-week and examples of their work outside Kolt. The audience will experience both ideas that have been created there and then during this Kolt and fully developed finished works of art the individual artists have brought with them.
Matti Aikio, video art and photography from Finland
Anna Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman, musician from Finland
KOLT Kautokeino 2011 radio clip/NRK. In Norwegian.
KOLT Kautokeino 2011 radio clip/NRK. In samic.
Quotes from 2010
Bohuslänningen July 2010. Page 1
Bohuslänningen JulY 2010. Page 2
Nordlys July 2010
Listen to a radio clipp on KOLT Riddu. From NRK:
The photos on this page is for press and media use only.
All other use of pictures from this web-page, without prior permission from the artist is prohibited.