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Platform Nord

Festival for Young Nordic Contemporary Art

Platform Nord is a festival and meeting place for Nordic young artists age 18 to 30.
PN call for projects from all artistic expressions: Performing and visual arts including performance, theatre, dance, music, literature, film, installations, photography and more. Projects transcending different art forms, and creative expressions that explore new ways of mediation are especially welcome.
The festival takes place in Kristiansand NO between 11th and 14th October 2017 and presents nine projects to the public.  
In 2017 all participants take part in a cross artistic workshop – Transnordania – that concludes the festival with an intervention in Kristiansand city center. 

The Art Projects

On the intense opening day of Platform Nord October 11, 2017, you may experience nine new art projects. The diversity is vast and extends from contemporary dance, stage art, double bass/live electronics to photo, textiles, video installation, and not least – a unique Yggdrasil-tree made especially for Platform Nord.

In Installation / Smell / PN2017

Backbone consideration

In Installation / Sculpture / PN2017

Moder jord gråter

In PN2017 / Video / Book / Performance

Four Moons, One Sun

In Music / PN2017


In Installation / Sculpture / PN2017

A part of the Garden

In Dance / Stage Performance / PN2017

Dans, for Satan

In Photo / Video / PN2017

In Between

In PN2017 / Stage Performance

The Hunt

In Installation / Collaboration / PN2017



The Artistic Board


Henrik Vibskov a Danish Artist and Designer working with a broad spectrum in music, fashion-design, costume-design, scenography and in visual Arts. He is Professor at Danish School of Design, with a degree from Central Saint Martins.


Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir MFA from Glasgow 2007. Jóna Hlíf work as a professional artist and also as Chairman of the Board at the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists. Her work and exhibitions have consisted of mixed medium, building on elements from photographs, video, sculpture and installations. Textual art has been the core of her Artistic expression for the past few years.


Morten Traavik

... is a Norwegian director and artist working across a wide spectrum of artistic genres and international borders. Trained as theater director in Russia and Sweden, the notion of the world as a stage and identity as role play is never far away in his works, as well as a characteristically blurred distinction between art, activism and social issues.



As a participant in Platform Nord 2017, you will be the founder of Transnordania, a three-day nation-building process under the guidance of director and artist Morten Traavik.

Transnordania is a temporary break out republic on Platform North’s physical and temporal territory. The project is gaining inspiration from, among other things, the ever-increasing currents of nationalism and local patriotism, Brexit, the fragmentation of the EU and the increasing self-awareness of quasi-states and regions such as Kosovo, Catalunya, Scotland, South Ossetia, Åland, Sàpmi and the Barents region.

Based on the participants’ own artistic practices and working methods, the state of Transnordania and all its attributes and unifying structures such as similar languages, ideology, governance, currency, passport, citizenship, national day, national anthem, etc. will be determined and formed by the founders themselves through the three days leading up to the formal establishment of the territory. Participants put their own artistic practice into work, and through group work the background history, potential and form of Transnordania are shaped.

Travel and accommodation

All invited to participate will get travel and accommodation covered by PN. The symposium offers masterclasses and workshops for all participants.

Presentation and audience

On participation you get to show your work in a Nordic context. PN is open to a regular audience, as well as established artists, critics, curators and more.

Develop as an artist

PN is a place where you can develop as an artist. You get individual responses to your work from professional artists, and together with the other participants there will be workshops, Masterclasses and other opportunities to spark new creative partnerships and networks.