The Gothenburg Fringe Festival had a small pilot project version of its festival back in 2014. Now it returns for the main course in 2016! With less than a month to go until showtime, we spoke with Gothenburg Fringe team member, Isabel Lagos, to get the low down on what we may get to see at the first official full-sized Gothenburg Fringe fest!
Hej everyone! We’ve been super busy here in the Stoffice. Our programme is being launched in just a few weeks (EEK!) and our UK-based visual designer, Lee Simmons, has been heads-down, bums-up perfecting our stunning new branding for 2016. We can’t wait to show you what she has created!
BEST OF FRINGE
From Melbourne, Prague and Edinburgh to Sopot, Amsterdam and Brighton. The Fringe awards are cultivated world wide by hundreds of festivals across the globe.
We always encourage our artists to document their journey pre / during / post their Stoffholm visit. The journey to a festival is as important as the main event.
Stoff 2015 introduced a new festival format spread out across the city of Stockholm with multiple venues (as opposed to one large complex like Kulturhuset). The festival was changed back to October, the original month the festival took place in it’s inaugural year (2010).
Stoff 2014 celebrated artistic bravery, equality, and the Fringe’s ability to capture what matters here and now.
Stoff 2013 catapulted the notion of the Fringe to new heights. Young Stoff artists mixed with Hollywood Royalty in a wild mix of theatre, performance, spoken word, site specific, music, photo, video, new circus and “the other”.
European culture project TK2013 & DepArtments incorporated.
Main venue: Kulturhuset Stadsteatern
Front cover artist: Louis Lander-Deacon (UK)
Stoff 2013 directors: Helena Bunker, Lina Karlmark, Adam Potrykus
For the 2nd year running, SkyODD co-produced a reusable water bottle with Stockholm Fringe Festival.
For the bottle design, we asked Stoff 2013 headline act, John Malkovich, to write something about the importance of creating and why the concept of Fringe festivals is important. This is what came by fax from the other side of the Atlantic:
Stoff 2013 PROMO video by www.stillandmoving.tv:
Miasto w Komie STOFF TV reports from Stoff 2013:
Stoff TV (2013) / VIP launch and welcome speeches:
Stoff brought a new addition to the Stoffholm family: StoffNet, our networking branch. Fresh from the inaugural World Fringe Congress, team Stoff had the pleasure to host a small gathering of the World Fringe Network.
Front cover artist: [ingentinget]
Stoff 2012 directors: Helena Bunker, Lina Karlmark, Adam Potrykus, Alex Genberg
Stoff 2011 travelled light years in both size and quality with more, bigger and better venues in the city centre.
The fringe in Stockholm’s cultural lounge room helped us to elevate global fringe talent and promote the different, the odd and the beautiful.
Festival month: AUG
Front cover artist: Skye Gellmann from Australia http://skyegellmann.com/
Stoff 2011 directors: Helena Bunker, Lina Karlmark, Adam Potrykus, Alex Genberg
Once upon a time there was a humble beginning on the outskirts of town. In the fall of 2010, a performance space ship landed in Stoffholm with a load full of emerging talent.
From Aussie music maestros to life size puppet theatre for adults and everything in between. The inaugural Stockholm Fringe Festival was here!
Stoff 2010 directors: Helena Bunker, Lina Karlmark, Adam Potrykus