Premium Bananas Music Hall

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About a year and a half ago, artists Trond Arne Vangen and Frode Fivel completely changed our bar with cardboard and convincingly made it look like an old-fashioned bar with old-style wood furnishings. Now the duo are back with more cardboard, with a concept based on a banana box. I’ve got some photos here, which should show you (especially readers who have been here) how dramatic a change this is to the normal use of the space.


Here’s what a standard banana box looks like:
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Trond Arne and Frode then built a giant one of these, and plonked it right in the middle of the bar, where it has become a kind of stage.
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The DJs who are performing here are actually wearing cardboard dresses.
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Trond Arne posed from the camera, ‘backstage’, behind the cardboard, and behind the cardboard costumes.
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But he is not averse to trying on a cardboard dress himself.
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Trond Arne will be performing with me in a special Dacianos performance, during the By;alarm festival 2009. The show is at Mir, Toftesgate 69, Oslo, 20 February, 8 p.m.
Premium Bananas Music Hall runs at Sound of Mu, Markveien 58, Oslo, until 1 March.

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Barry Kavanagh writes fiction, and has made music, formerly with Dacianos and presently with the forthcoming "voodoo project".

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