Hardcover, 30 x 22 cms, 104 pages
Alt Går Bra was in charge of the entire production of this book including conception, design, printing, and binding.
Thirty copies were printed, 15 hardcover and 15 softcover.
All pages and covers were printed on two-drum Gestetner machines, models 366 and 466. The Gestetners were inked manually with soy-based Risograph ink, mixing the primary colors to achieve original results.
The book block was printed on 80g Clairefontaine Trophée steel gray copy paper. A variety of papers and other materials was used for hard and softcovers.
The body copy was set in 11 Minion Pro and titles in 40 Expressway.
The books were manually drilled and handsewn.
Our deepest gratitude to those who have contributed to the production of this book, especially Erwin Blok and Elle Reynolds for their continuous support.
Alt Går Bra acknowledges with thanks Fritt Ord for their sponsorship.
Victor Charlie Report, Post-exhibition Catalogue presents the art event Victor Charlie by art group Alt Går Bra.
Alt Går Bra was responsible for the production of this book in all of its stages: writing, editing, design, printing and binding. The publication was fully printed on Gestetner machines, using silkscreens and stencils. The forms printed in this book are official US Army military forms available in the public domain, downloadable from US Army websites.
In six chapters, the book documents the Victor Charlie event: Event Account, Floor Plan & Artwork Description, Event Remnants, Texts, Audience Feedback, and Participants, concluding with a Colophon. The chapter Event Account focuses on the ephemeral pieces and acts that took place at the event, describing them chronologically. The chapters Floor Plan & Artwork Description and Event Remnants center on the tangible work presented at the event. The chapter Texts contains the texts used in the performances. The chapter Audience Feedback gives the perspective of some members of the public, and the chapter Participants presents the event participants. Further information about the making of this book can be found in the Colophon.
The Victor Charlie event took place in Bergen, Norway on Sunday, April 26th, 2015, at the Visningsrommet USF art gallery from 5 to 9pm.
Visningsrommet USF is a 200 sq. m. white cube with a glass facade on Bergen’s waterfront.
Admission to the event was free and open to the public, with some forty people attending. Approximately fifty percent of the public was present throughout the four hours.
The event had three main components: exhibit, performances and guests via Skype.
Exhibit: two installations, one video piece, and four wall pieces including one made in situ during one of the performances.
Performances: five performances by Alt Går Bra participants.
Guests: Lars Vilks and Liv Kristin Holmberg, who discussed with the public via Skype. Arrangements were made for Vilks to attend the event, but the venue was unable to accept Vilks’ participation in person due to the risks involved–two months earlier a person was killed and two injured in an attack aimed at Vilks at an event about Islam in Copenhagen.
The event was fluid and the audience was encouraged to move around the space freely. Throughout the event, informal discussions took place between artists and the public. Toward the end, the audience was particularly interactive mainly with the piece Hole in the Leader in the style of head-in-the-hole beach boards, intended for the public to be photographed with their faces showing through the holes in the board.
The event was self-curated by Alt Går Bra, invited by Performance Art Bergen (PAB) director Rita Marhaug in the context of the Performance Nå events.