Ask Carol was started in 2016 by Ask and Carol. They have already toured internationally, having played in South Korea, Japan, Philippines, USA (two times at SXSW), Denmark, Sweden and Norway. This Fall they did support for The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Magna Carta Cartel, Anna Burch and more. With front woman Carol’s distinctive, dynamic range and badass vocals, this two-piece creates a wall of sound. With their guitars, drums and fuzz-synth, they are a multitasking band, not afraid of pushing musical boundaries. Their music could make you think of bands like The Kills, The XX and Snail Mail, but with a grungy, darker nordic sound. You could call the genre nordic indie-grunge-pop. This winter they will release their first single after their debut EP. Their latest song was just released; “Smiling All Day Long”, mixed and produced by the band themselves.
The Choreologist is a dance company established by dancer and choreographer Ingrid Sørensen after she injured her hip in 2018,and had to rethink how she workedwith dance. The company consists of freelance dancers and dance artistsJulie Schartum Dokken, Susanne Leine Brekkaand Ingrid Sørensen.
At UBI Nordic 2019 they will show an excerpt of their latest work in progress “What’s the POINT?”, a piece about robotization, adaptation, mental health, and how bodily movement can be used to reveal different conceptions of work. By unveiling different cultural conceptions of work, the piece seeks to better understand how we acknowledge, or fail to acknowledge, the intrinsic value of life.
Kristine Nilsen Oma
Kristine Nilsen Oma is a choreographer and performer who is chronically ill with a serious degree of ME, she has a long career ofcreating experimental dance performances. She and her husband Per Rutledal who is a creative curator, have been contributing to getting the #millionsmissing to Norway and has been doing art activism for people with ME ́s rights for years. Kristine Nilsen Oma is improvising extracts from her work “Please Body Follow” in the meeting with the conference as an audience.
T P Lloyd
Toby Phips Lloyd is anartist, currently undertaking a practice-based PhD in the Fine Art Department at Newcastle University. His research examines public attitudes to work, the value of free-time and the emancipatory affects Universal Basic Income could have on society. Outside of work he enjoys drinking real ale and listening to The Fall. At the conference he will present his project, Between Eating and Sleeping, which askes three questions that are designed to place the reader in the past, present and speculative future in order to open-up discussions that can playfully explore the value we invest in our everyday activities and the impact they have on our identities.