Northing On Air 002: Fjell Hav Poesi

Rom: Auditoriet

Arrangør: Northing, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum og Tekstallianse i samarbeid med Litteraturhuset

With Cecilie Løveid, Henning H. Bergsvåg, Ben Yu and more.

Northing On Air presents Fjell Hav Poesi, a poetry anthology curated by Northing and Lyrikksalong and published by Kinakaal Forlag.

The poetry anthology features works of seven poets from Bergen and seven from Shanghai. The title Fjell Hav Poesi (Mountain Sea Poetry) was inspired by the names of the two cities: Mountain for Bergen "the city among the seven mountains" and Sea for Shanghai (The two Chinese characters in the city's name are 上 (shàng/zan, "upon") and 海 (hǎi/hae, "sea"), together meaning "Upon the Sea").

The book was planned to be published by Kinakaal Forlag, the publisher under Northing, at the beginning of 2020. But due to the pandemic, the production of the book was delayed. Several months later, the books are finally printed and bound, and is on the way to Bergen. The book is designed by Pan Yanrong, the Most Beautiful Books from All Over the World prize winner.

The live event will take place at The House of Literature in Bergen and Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum simultaneously. The online edition will be launched a week later.

Northing On Air is a digital mediation project initiated by Northing Space from Bergen and Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai. The project is an attempt to continue the cultural communication between the two cities during the pandemic.

Live event at The House of Literature and Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum:
15. august 2020 Bergen (GMT+2) 13:00-14:30 Shanghai (GMT+8) 19:00-20:30

Online edition
22. august 2020 Norway (GMT+2) 13:00-14:30 China (GMT+8) 19:00-20:30

Moderator: Fredrik Hagen

Guests on stage in Bergen: Cecilie Løveid, Henning H. Bergsvåg and Ben Yu.

Guests on stage in Shanghai: Wang Yin and Bao Huiyi.

Special guests: Kristin Iglum (General Consulate in Shanghai), Teresa Grøtan (Bergen International Literature Festival) and Pan Yanrong (book designer).

Featuring: Tomas Espedal, Kristian S. Hæggernes, Katrine Heiberg, Tora S. Døskeland, Hai An, Hu Sang, Liu Xiaoping and Qin Sanshu.

Supported by Arts Council Norway, The Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai and Fritt Ord.

The event will be held in English, Chinese and Norwegian.