«Livia’s Room» in Context

15 - 17 feb 2019
  • Dove: Istituto di Norvegia e Circolo Scandinavo a Roma
  • Quando: 15. feb 2019, 10:00 - 17. feb 2019, 13:00
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February 15-17, 2019, The Norwegian Institute in Rome What happens when art meets academia? How can we stage lives long done?The aim of this multidisciplinary conference is to get scholarly perspectives on the art projectLivia’s Room, and explore how an artistic perspective can enrich academic works on Livia and her time. How can we tell stories about Rome, a villa in Prima Porta, and Livia herself?


Friday, February 15. 10:00 – 18:00

Moderators: Lovisa Brännstedt and Lene Therese Teigen

10.00 Coffee and registration

10.15 Welcome Address by head of department Christopher Prescott

Opening Remarks by the Livia’s Room Project Group

10:30 Augustus' presence in the Roman cityscape

Siri Sande, The Norwegian Institute in Rome

11: 15 An Introduction to the Villa of Livia at Prima Porta

Lovisa Brännstedt, Lund University

12.00 Break

12:15 The Impossible Garden - Representations of Time and Space in Livia’s

Garden Room

Hege Olausson, University of Tromsø

12:45 Illumination Matters: Telling Things of the Past in a New Light

Danilo Marco Campanaro, Lund University

13:15 Questions and discussions

13:30 Lunch at the institute

15.00 Roman Textiles, Their Making and Their Makers and Their Music

Magdalena Öhrman, University of Wales

15:30 Echoes of History in Contemporary Textiles

Ingrid Aarset, textile artist, University of Bergen

16:00 Questions and discussions

16:15 Break

16:30 What About the Music in Livia's Room?

Erika Lindgren Liljenstolpe, Uppsala University

17:00 Composing Time Expansion

Thuridur Jonsdottir, composer.

17:30 Questions and discussions

17:45 Concluding remarks

Saturday, February 16. 10:00 – 14:00

Moderators: Lovisa Brännstedt and Lene Therese Teigen

10:00 Coffe and performance

10:15 Changing Perspectives in Reading - from Feminism to Intersectionality

Elin Grinaker, dramaturge

10.45 History on Film, our Contemporary Gladiator Fights?

John McNicol, University of Tromsø

11:30 Producing Presence, Connecting to an Historical Past

Siren Leirvåg, University of Oslo

12:15 Break

12:30 Femina Princeps. Livia’s Position in the Roman State

Lovisa Brännstedt, Lund University

13:00 The Power of Performing Arts. Dramaturgical Tools in Constructing

Journeys to the Past

Lene Therese Teigen, writer/director, House of Stories

13:30 Questions and discussions

13:45 Concluding remarks

Possible visit to Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Livia’s Room

Saturday, February 16 20:30 - 23:30 at Circolo Scandinavo

20:30 Reception at Circolo Scandinavo, supported by The Norwegian Embassy

21:30 Work-in-progress performance of Livia’s Room performed by Ameli

Isungset Agbota, Lisa Colette Bysheim, Tiril Pharo and Idun Vik.

text/directing: Teigen, textiles: Aarset, music/sound: Jonsdottir.

22:30 Mingle

Sunday, February 17 10:00 – 14:00 - Voluntary

10:00 Taxi/Uber leave Trastevere for Prima Porta

11:00 Villa di Livia, guided tour

13:00 Return to airport or city centre