I Want the Beatles to Play at My Art Center! (2012)

Genres - Music, Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Art History  |  
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Some background explanation may be helpful: the title of this program is actually a public declaration made by the Norwegian skater Sonja Henie (1912-69). It refers to a successful multimedia center that Henie founded, known as theHenie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK), in Høvikodden, Norway, established one year before her death. The Beatles quote reflects Henie's overall desire to turn the center into an ambitious artistic platform that would feature work from a broad spectrum of disciplines ,including music, film, theater, painting, sculpture, and performance art, with the consistent goal of reflecting the cultural zeitgeist of the era at hand. This unusual release constitutes not a documentary as much as a compilation of video footage, highlighting work shown at the center in its first 43 years. Artists who appear in this footage include John Cate, Mauricio Kagel, Christopher Nielsen, Monica Winther and Stian Skagen.




exhibit, film, music, performance-art, sculpture, theater