Nordic Sessions IV, Online, December 2022

performance protocols Nordic Sessions # 4: Þóranna Dögg Björnsdóttir (IS) score launch & collaboration as practice, a dialogue (FI/DK).

This online event is the launch of the score Nothing by artist Þóranna Dögg Björnsdóttir (IS) as well as it will feature an informal talk about collaboration as practice by Ana Gutieszca from the Third Space collective (FI) and Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen from performance protocols (DK/FI).

The event starts at 19.00 CET. Please sign up on info [at] to receive the zoom-link for the event (please note that this is the only channel through which to receive the link).

This event is also the final event of performance protocols Nordic Sessions part I, a series of instruction-based events from 2020-2022 connected to online and offline spaces across the Nordic countries, kindly supported by Nordic Culture Point / Nordic Council of Ministers (for its realisation) and Nordic Culture Fund (for its start-up). performance protocols will, however, return in 2023 with other instruction-based performance events and releases! Þóranna Dögg Björnsdóttir ( b.1976) is a sound & visual artist based in Reykjavík Iceland. She studied music from an early age and graduated as a classical pianist. Then she immediately turned to the field of contemporary music and art. A graduate of the Royal Academy of art in the Hague Þóranna has worked as a video and performance artist in the electroacoustic field. Björnsdóttir's works are focused on the act of listening, representing themes such as: sound as an intuitive medium and as knowledge - knowing and being; allowing sounds to ignite myriad images and associations which give rise to various outcomes in form, time and space; her work has built upon the interplay of film and live music performances and takes on the form of sculpture, performance and soundwork. Her subject matters are varied but often revolve around human nature and a person's worldview, how it shapes and progresses. Through a multidisciplinary approach her practice often places the viewer or audience at the centre of the work. Þóranna has exhibited her work widely and performed at numerous concerts and art festivals in Iceland and internationally. Þóranna also works as a sound- and performance artist with the international art group Wunderland. In the last years she has taken the role as a curator of individual exhibitions and in 2020 co-curated the art biennale Sequences X titled “Time has come”.

Ana Gutieszca (1984) is a visual and sound artist born in the dry lands of the northern Mexican plateau. With a background in visual arts and music, she sculpts the unfathomable boundaries of drawing through the creation of analog instruments, the sonification of graphite and its deconstruction into performance art. Ana Gutieszca also is a founder member of Third Space, a collective which explores different modes of collaboration and organisation.

Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen is an artist and researcher, who works in the intersection between performance art, sound, open technology, and matter. Madsen holds a MA in Art History from Aarhus University (DK) and is currently a doctoral candidate at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (FI), researching in environmental, ethico-aesthetic performance art and affective relations in the context of climate change. Madsen is the founder and curator of performance protocols.

performance protocols is a nomadic platform for instruction-based performance art and collaborative practices which opened its first online exhibition Walking Protocols I (INT) in June 2019. In February 2020, came the first in a series of Nordic Sessions, where bureaucratic protocols were presented and performed in Aalborg (DK). In May 2021, Walking Protocols II took place in Copenhagen (DK). After the Helsinki edition, future performance protocols Nordic Sessions will take place in Bergen (NO) in May 2022. performance protocols is organized and curated by artist and researcher Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen (DK).

performance protocols Nordic Sessions is supported by the Nordic Culture Point, Nordic Council of Ministers, and Nordic Culture Fund (Opstart).