In an area that used to be the medieval buzzing heart of this city, now transformed into a park, squeezed in between the main highway and the main train lines entering from the east, there is a beautiful spot to gaze beyond the city. They used to call it the “God’s meadow,” but today, “failed city planning” is often used to describe this area. But if you look closely you might notice that this multi-layered and often overlooked landscape gently silently carries the stories of its inhabitants, of workers, of failed dreams, forgotten dreams and loneliness. Radio Oh So Slow is a tribute to the experience of a down-and-out in Oslo. It is a temporary club for listening to radio and observing our surroundings together. We invite you into our tent, provide you with FM receiving headphones, socks, blankets and warm drinks to sit and dwell upon the meaning and workings of this landscape. The performance starts at sunset, and as it gets dark, we invite you to watch and listen to our live broadcast, the result of a dialogue and collaboration between artists, local participants, and the place itself.
- The texts in the piece are a combination of Norwegian and English
- Oslo can be freezing in winter, and our tent can get cold when we open it up, so we recommend that you dress warmly
- We kindly ask you to be punctual. No latecomers admitted.