OUTPOST is a collaborative art project with composer/performers from Norway and Iceland. Our goal is to create our own digital outpost and a physical outpost in Bodø and the surrounding area.
OUTPOST is a space where we as artists are given the chance to experiment and play. We will learn as we go. The idea is not to end up somewhere, but to say something along the way.
OUTPOST want's to be a counterweight to a centralized contemporary art scene, both geographically and politically. We also want to be a part of the positive changes that we are experiencing in our society regarding equality and discrimination.
create a safe space for composer/performers from Norway and Iceland to create art freely
give artists a chance to experiment and play
work with and learn from youths and children in Bodø and the surrounding area
create long-lasting relationships, both artistically and socially between composer/performers from Norway and Iceland
be a diverse and inclusive project
give new voices in the field of contemporary music a space to perform and be heard
learn more about what its like to live and create in the outskirts of Europe
Every year until 2024 composers/performers will meet in Bodø to create music and performances together. The project will expand with two new participants each year. The first meeting was supposed to be in August 2020, but because of the current situation it has been moved to February 2021. It's the project's founders, Birgit Djupedal and Ásbjörg Jónsdóttir who are also the first participants.
As well as being a Norwegian-Icelandic collaboration, it's important for us to take an active part in the cultural life in Bodø. In 2020-2021 we will work together with the composition students at the music department at Bodø High School.
OUTPOST consists of four composer/performers: Birgit Djupedal, Astri Hoffman-Tollaas, Eygló Höskuldsdóttir Viborg and Ásbjörg Jónsdóttir. For OUTPOST I we worked with the compositions student in MD2A at Bodø videregående skole and their theacher Karstein Djupdal. Read more about the artists here: