The very first of Amund Sjølie Sveen´s performance lectures, USB – United States of Barents, marked its 10 years anniversary with a performance at Verdensteatret in Tromsø yesterday, as part of the congress of IKT – International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art. Pikene på Broen, who hosted this special edition of their Trans Border Café, wrote this report from the evening:

«10 years on from the first performance, the United States of Barents is as valid in thought and practice as it ever was; reflecting the aspirations and hopes of an independent northern nation.  With the meteoric rise of the oppression fighting, anti-colonial movement known as the Barents Liberation Army and, in (very) recent times, its political arm, The Northern Assembly, our United States of Barents lives strong in the hearts and minds of the five peoples of the Barents region.»