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Fredrik Floen: Moms spaghetti. Photo Fredrik Floen
Fredrik Floen: Moms spaghetti. Photo Fredrik Floen

Costume Agency Workshop # 5, #6 and #7

24 costumes + 12 designers + 12 performers + 12 days + 6 stages + technicians and reference group = 12 performances with costume as a starting point.

The project posts updates on Instagram of the work of each of the 12 designers:

Costume Agency is an artistic research project hosted by Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
The project researches the agency of costume in performance and how costume can generate or be a centre of gravitation in performance.

The research is primarily approached in workshops led by costume designers, which pursue the vision embedded in the garment. The workshop format follows a set format that involves four designers and four performers for rehearsals, over a period of twelve days of explorations, dialogue and development. The final presentations will be filmed and documented by photography. There will be eight workshops in total and approximately thirty sketches for possible performances, starting with costumes.

Costume Agency project (August 2018 to March 2022) is an internationally broad-based research, with partners as Aalto University in Helsinki and The Performing Arts Academy in Prague (DAMU). The main researchers are Christina Lindgren (Oslo National Academy of the Arts) and Sodja Lotker (The Performing Arts Academy in Prague). Lotker and Lindgren hosted the event Critical Costume 2020 Conference and Exhibition, that created a common platform for academic and artistic reflection on the field of costume.

Costume Agency is supported by the Norwegian Artistic Research Program (NARP) / Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU). NARP has national responsibility for promoting and stimulating artistic research in Norway.

For more information about the resarch, please visit

The project posts updates on Instagram of the work of each of the 12 designers:

The final outcome of the workshops, will be presented on Thursday 26th from 09.00 till 16.00 and Friday 27th from 09.00 till 16.00. For tickets to the presentations, please contact

Participatating designers:
Fredrik Floen, Linnea Bågander and Vidmina Stasiulytè, Snezana Pesic, Natálie Rajnišová, Lotta Barlach, Tormod Lindgren, Charlotte Østergaard, Thale Kvam Olsen and Kristine Sandøy, Jitka Pospíšilová, Jenny Hilmo Teig and Berit Haltvik With, Sally Dean, Zofia Jakubiec

Participating performers:
Jonathan Ibsen, Fredrik Petrov, Katja Schia, Victor Amel Pedersen, Daniel Frikstad, Kjersti Stenby, Cecilie Solberg, Frida Odden Brinkmann, Olivia Hansson, Sara Matilde Gustafsson, Rebekka Andersen, Berit Einemo Frøysland and Anna Ladegaard

Reference group:
Rachel Hann, Knut Ove Arntzen, Sodja Lotker and Christina Lindgren

Light designers:
Kaja Glenne Lund and Ingeborg Straxrud Olerud

Others involved:
Camilla Svingen, Debora Styvsova, Arnt Robert Ledager, Sindre Haugen

Vibeke Heide/ Sentimeter film, Espen Tollefsen, Camilla Topuntoli

Link to documentation of previous workshops:
Costume Agency Workshop # 3 in Oslo, November 2019:

Costume Agency Workshop # 4 in Helsinki, January 2021: