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International Festival
International Festival (initiated by architect Tor Lindstrand and performance related artist M??rten Sp??ngberg) will, over the course of twenty-one days, re-shoot the entirety of ???On The Town??? (98 minutes), Stanley Donen??™s seminal 1949 dance film starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and others, in order to produce a kind of inter-textual fiction of New York as spatial layout. Every day new material will be superimposed onto the original and screened on the street at Storefront for Art & Architecture.

About the Artist
International Festival (initiated by Tor Lindstrand and M??rten Sp??ngberg), awarded architects of the year 2007 in Sweden, is a long-term initiative whose work issues questions around distribution, accountability and ownership in specific social and economical contexts. Initiated by an architect and a performance related artist the work occupies a terrain where opportunities to activate and change spatio-temporal coordination in a pro-active manner is central. International Festival??™s work is embedded in the specificity and singularity of the relations it produces in collaboration with the spectator.

Tor Lindstrand is an architect based in Stockholm. He is working with a long term project called International Festival, a collaborative platform between architecture and performance, introducing new interdisciplinary practices, researching new modes of production through an extreme make-over of abundance. He is an editor of the cultural quarterly Merge Magazine. Tor Lindstrand is also working as a teacher at the School of Architecture, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Focusing on the relation between tools of representation and the production of architecture, emerging on-line platforms, digital social space and the opportunity to say yes.

M??rten Sp??ngberg (Berlin) is a performance related artists, writer and curator. He has created his own work since 1994 with emphasize on choreographic structures, and has been commissioned as a choreographer for e.g. the Frankfurt Ballet. His work has been shown in most European countries and he has worked with choreographers such as Xavier Le Roy and Les Ballets C de la B. From 1996-04 he organized and curated the international performance/dance festival Panacea and was commissioned curator of performing arts at the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2001-04. He was visiting professor at the univ. of Giessen 2000-03, lecturer at P.A.R.T.S. 2001-06 and was teaching long-term classes both at the arts academy in Maastricht, as well as at Royal School of Theatre in Stockholm.

Co-presented by Storefront for Art and PERFORMA.

International Festival,
On The Town

Showing at:
Storefront for Art and Architecture
Nov 1, 2007
12 pm - 6 pm
On view: Nov. 01-20


International Festival,
SN?–FRID N?°0 - World Premiere

Showing at:
Smith-Stewart Gallery
Nov 16, 2007
8 pm - 11 pm
and Fruit & Flower Deli