Celebrating 20 years
Wrap opened on the 8th of March 2003 in Ibsensgate, after two years of voluntary renovation work. The original address consisted of a main building, and outhouse, and a large garden/outdoor area. Many very different projects were conceived, realised, affected by and made possible in that place over the six years that Wrap existed there.
In 2009 the Wrap...
2023 started with lots of artists working on exciting projects, as well as new equipment for the AV Lab, and new Audioglimt concerts!
Visual artist, Kiyoshi Yamamoto, has been working on new projects in our paint workshop, Musician/composer.
Ole André Farstad, has been recording over-dubs and editing recordings for several forthcoming...
Our program continues with new opportunities to catch Wrap’s signature concepts:
Audioglimt - where great musicians perform unique soundtracks to films
Sonisk Selskap - where musicians, dancers and technicians come together to create exciting, beautiful, unique and unpredictable recordings and live events.
Our winter season...
Autumn program at Wrap
We’re happy to be starting up with our autumn program of events.
Bergen Impro Storband kicked off this season with a workshop and concert supported by our “Plastic Arena” framework, led by composer/performer Alwynne Pritchard.
Coming up on Monday 12th of September, we are collaborating with Prøverommet (for the first time since 2009) to create a unique...
New stage productions take shape
New stage productions have been taking shape at Wrap this summer, and they can be seen during the forthcoming festivals, Bergen Dramatic Festival and Dans - en fest!
Playwright, director and actress Linda Gathu has been developing a new performance called Sukker (Sugar) that explores Norway’s colonial and post-colonial history from an afrodiaspora...
Thank you Sven Åge
Sven Åge and Teatergarasjen have been hugely inspirational for our work, as they have been for so many others. Teatergarasjen is in fact the most important reason why we as young artists based ourselves in Bergen.
Sven Åge has been a constant support since the start, when he was responsible for so much of the warm and inviting atmosphere at Nøstegaten 10,...
Wrap is all about interdisciplinary workflow. We love making our own work with the professional tools and digital infrastructure that Wrap provides, and we love to see how groups such as URSUS, Transiteatret and Happy Gorilla Dance Company have developed the way they create work with set design, music and rehearsals happening parallel in different rooms. Many...
Artists Meet Audiences
This is an exciting time for art and culture in Bergen, as cultural events return to normal again with lots to see at festivals big and small. Wrap has contributed to this activity on various levels.
At Cornerteateret we saw two performances during Frontlosjefestivalen that were made at Wrap, and now our recently graduated technical intern, Aisté Žumbakyté,...
A colourful, and very busy start to the new year!
2022 started with a rush of activity as more and more artists feel the need to develop new work in spite of the unpredictability of things during the pandemic.
Visual artist, Kiyoshi Yamamoto, was in our workshop suite with a small team of assistants over the Christmas period, developing new work for a solo exhibition at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo this spring....
Wrap is pulling through these tough times, thanks to various national and local support/compensation packages, as well as those projects that manage to materialise in spite of the many uncertainties we still face.
It has become a tradition that some of the summer holiday period is dedicated to upgrades at Wrap, and this year is no exception. The primary...
Etchings of Coastal Sites
The ocean is an event not an object, it's composed of an infinite number of tiny swells that create its roaring voice or its subdued murmur. The coastal formation is in a dialogue with the tide, the seas waining pull back and its fierce assault carve away the topography of the lands edges. This installation is an audio/visual collaboration between four local...
Wrap TV #3
Leo talks about the latest productions at Wrap, which include projects by Avgarde, Ine Terese Hogstad/David Alræk, Carlos Salinas and Tres Musicos, and about Wraps various programming frameworks and initiatives.
Wrap TV #2
In this episode Leo talks about Wrap's Sunday matiné event, Søndagskrydder, where Alwynne Pritchard gave a workshop and performed excerpts from her forthcoming DOG/GOD II show that will premier during Oktoberdans, Shruti Karkhanis gave a cookery course and served homemade Indian cuisine, and we presented the exhibition Du finn meg på kanten, by Fanny Holmin and...
Wrap TV #1
In this very first “episode” Leo shared some recent news and talked about the forthcoming Søndagskrydder event (27.09.2020) while trying out some fancy green screen shit, and video switching with our newly aquired ATEM Mini Pro in the former dark room.
A new series of Søndagskrydder live and online
Sunday the 27th of September we invite you to join us for an afternoon full of Workshops, art experiences and great food! Søndagskrydder is a family friendly matiné event where we showcase work and projects by some of the many great artists in our extended network, at a sociable event with a cookery course that culminates in a wonderful meal...
New Audioglimt, new intern, new possibilities and more!
Audioglimt: 28.08.2020 - Omar Johnsen and Craig Wells
Audioglimt invites artists from various musical backgrounds and genres to create their own soundtrack which can be performed live to a given film. This is the first Audioglimt event since the outbreak of the pandemic, and we are excited to finally be presenting some live events again this autumn!
Busy start to a new season
This autumn is scheduled to be extremely busy with many different interdisciplinary projects and residencies taking place, as well as several events - both streamed and for live audiences!
Therefor we took the opportunity to make some significant upgrades to the workshop suite, and to develop some projects of our own this summer.
Last projects before summer upgrades
Although several large-scale productions were postponed due to the Covid pandemic, the wood and metal workshop at Wrap has been a valuable resource for smaller projects, and artists adapting their work during this period.
This summer we are making some significant upgrades to the workshop, both in terms of room-layout and tools. The project is supported...
Online lecture, podcast and theatre productions
Following research and discussions about responsible guidelines for contagion control, Wrap opened up for two productions starting on the 20th of April.
We will continue to implement strict policies of social distancing, hygiene and containment/separation until further notice, but we are carefully reopening from lockdown. It is exciting to begin again to...
A message during a crisis
Wrap is currently closed and will not be facilitating any productions that involve sharing facilities until such time as that can be deemed responsible.
As we wait in isolation for the current situation to pass, so that people can work and meet together in the same physical space again, there has been a predictable surge in the amount of online content being...