Wearing matching inflatable dresses, Longva+Carpenter are each the
marker, the beacon, and the buoy. Both women become the blue dot on the
map, prominently echoing their surroundings — the crystal blue sky and
sparkling sea. Each is her own destination point, stuck in place. They
cannot see each other, but they hear the other call out, “HERE." The
viewers must turn their heads to see first one, up high in the sky,
then the other, down low with the sea. Though they are both here, they
are not together. Though they are not together, they remain connected.
What is between Sky and Sea? Only here.
Between Sky & Sea International Performance Art Festival | Herdla, Norway | August 2014
Performed for 3 hours
Sky & Sea is a performance triennial founded in 2005 by Kurt
Johannessen, Robert Alda and Rita Marhaug, and now organized by
Performance Art Bergen. The invited artists all spent a week living and
working together on Herdla Island prior to performing in the festival.
photos by Bjarte Bjørkum, Traci Kelly and Opie Boero Imwinkelried