Area Utenfor Huset
Organizer ISFiT
Date 18. February 2023
Time 19:00 - 22:00
Ticket 150,- / 200,-
Age limit 18 years

ISFiT: A(rt)ctivism - LGBTQI + Voices in Art // the Kunsthall and Bodegaen

Artists Panel Discussion - Queer Activism

--- This event will be exclusively held in english –-

All through history art has been a space for expressing feelings, experiences and identities. The reception of queer art in many places has turned to an open and accepting one the last decade, but underestimating, ignoring and oppressing queer voices in art is still a worldwide issue. From the love poems of ancient Greece, to the newer drag artistry, the arts have been a tool for people to take up space in an otherwise heteronormative society. How do queer artists navigate the arts as free means of expression?

Panel Discussion @Kunsthall Trondheim

Nina Eriksson, Maiken Schjøll Frisch and LJ Roberts will engage in a discussion about how they use their art as a form of queer activism and expression.

Performance @Kunsthall Trondheim

The panel discussion will be followed by a spectacular show put on by Oslo-based performance art group Karmaklubb* at Kunsthall Trondheim, shifting the focus from discussion to celebration, “fra Protest til Fest”.


After the event, we move from the Kunsthall to Bodegaen at Studentersamfundet, where Karmaklubb* will continue the performance. You are all invited to join the rave and celebration of queer art and activismin the spirit of freedom, community and LOVE! <3333333

The people that will perform:
- Cassie Brødskive @artofcassie
- Eliza Fierce @elizafierce @princessiliciousdrag
- Frida Marida @frida_marida
- Jorge & Thomas @jorgelnt og @thomasdancingsoul
- Juan Felipe Machista @juan_felipe_machista
- Phoenix D’vine @phoenixdvine
- The Secret Flamingo Artists representatives @thesecretflamingo
- DJs: Brita°UT & D’Change (Klubb Kosmos) @brita_ut @klubb_kosmos @sea_change_music

Where: Kunsthall Trondheim, Kongens gate 2, 7011 Trondheim
Price: 150,- member / 200,- non-member (tickets include panel discussion, performance and afterparty)
Age limit: 18+.


Karmaklubb* is a queer club concept. Established sometime around 2018, Karmaklubb* has for several years been investigating various architectures — physical as well as virtual, historical, archival — and how they can be challenged and tried out, potentially changed through a direct approach to the use and the presence of bodies in those spaces.

Nina Eriksson

The Swedish artist Nina Eriksson works with soft sculpture, text and installation in experiments to envision queer presents, futures, and imaginaries. These experiments are often based in a place of longing and loneliness, as well as a questioning of what the making of one's own identity can be in relation to how we meet and see other people.

Maiken Schjøll Frisch:

Maiken Schjøll Frisch is a trained actor from Jaques Lecoq in Paris and NSKI in Norway. She works as a freelance actor, and has put on a number of theater productions in Oslo. In 2022, Maiken debuted as a screenwriter with the play “Varm melk med honning” ("Warm milk with honey") where she was both screenwriter and an actress. The performance is an attempt to highlight the struggles within humans, regarding queerness. The play has already been sold out in a number of theater-halls around Norway, and received rave reviews!

LJ Roberts

LJ Roberts is an artist and writer working in Brooklyn, New York and Pioneertown, California. They are originally from Detroit, Michigan. Their work addresses queer and trans temporalities and movement, material deviance, chosen kinships, archives, and narrative. Recently the artist has been featured in exhibitions at Pioneer Works, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Brooklyn Museum, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Toledo Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Their work is in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, Brooklyn Museum, Renwick Gallery and the Archives of American Art of the Smithsonian, and Oakland Museum of California.
LJ was awarded the 2015 White House Champions of Change Award for LGBTQI artists and the 2019 Women's Caucus for Art President's Award for Art and Activism. In 2022 they were a Colene Brown Art Prize Awardee.

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