a dialogue between different practices, and mediums

I try to create a hybrid universe, a place with experimental jam,"hangout", where discoveries, reactions and thinking take place


my SoUND


My final MA Work was online. I shared my performance practice 

"shifting Modes"

Void. Vibration. Shift. State. Speed. Echo. Empty. On. Off. Flow. Flashes. Friction.  Fragments. Fluctuating. Merging. Matter. Mix. Loops. Language. Links. Layers.  Sound. Soul. Body. Beyond. Balance. Become. Temperature. Patterns.


"Paruparo" Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn

Experimental sharing of my artistic practice involving sound sampling, composition, and the use of meaningful chaos.

a interactive performance, video, sound and body

"Inner sampling"

at Litteraturhuset in Fredrikstad

Inner Sampling

A live research performance on reflections and receptivity  through actions. I am investigating  experience of shift  in sensations, body movement, thoughts and inner images collaborating with sound and objects.  Searching to find more  connections through interdisciplinary play. What interests me is how new information surfaces during  this process.




I Initiated a collaboration with Carl J. Aguilizan to create a feeling of freedom and dialogue between inner and outer spaces. With improvisation and musical deconstruction we try to brake down barriers between physical and mental boundaries. We want to create a multidimensional project that involves sound, image and body.


I am a part of the coming,

"A collection of fluid spaces"

Norsk Teknisk Museum, Oslo, April 2021

“Your body is a performance, a process, a life long performance. Literally you are performers, you perform your body, you shape your body and the entity that is shaping that is you…”.                                                                                                    Jaap Van Der Wall, embryologist

We propose to build a dance installation titled a collection of fluid spaces; a radical embryology laboratory. Using touch and movement as a doorway into our embryological history we will create a series of unfolding dances, participatory workshops, performance lectures, and conversations. We will bring the public together with embryologists, science historians and philosophers.

Embryology is a developmental adventure we all undertook to become who we are. The first 8 weeks after our conception is when our body forms its basic structure. In this period we form from an egg and sperm, transforming into a cluster of cells and a series of fluid spaces and become a highly differentiated human being. These fluid spaces and processes underlie our current structure and inform our current state of being.


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Collaboration with Jasper Siverts at Tegnetriennalen / TekstLab festival, Kunstnernes Hus  Nov 2020

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performer for Lars Kjemphol at Hvitsten Salong 2019



"Attack Decay Sustain Release"

Attack Decay Sustain Release is a performative concert where sound and movement are equated. In layers, samples, rhythms and electronic sequences are introduced to an organic composition of technology, body and syntax - which you can dance to. Co-creative practitioner: John Derek Bishop Attack Decay Sustain Release has as part of the goal been shown in several formats and in different contexts, and in collaboration with different artists. The project is co-produced by Dansearena Nord, Regional Arena for Contemporary Dance and Tou Scene, with support from the Cultural Council, the Fund for Sound and Vision and the Fund for Performing Artists. And Cast: Erikk McKenzie, Choreographer, Performer Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn, Co-creative practitioner John Derek Bishop, Co-creative musician



"A song to..."

A song to… by Mia Habib is the choreography of a mass movement in both senses of the word: the Norwegian choreographer brings 16 professional dancers and up to 30 non-professionals onto the stage, choreographing their naked bodies as pure materiality.

In a critical engagement with mass protests, concepts of monumental art as a political instrument and research into swarm intelligence, Mia Habib stages the multiplicity of the bodies as a critical mass: representation, overpowering and mass dynamics, but also singularity and isolation. In this setting, the audience is presented with ambivalent mass dynamics and bodies which purposefully refuse singular interpretations, which the choreography draws on. Running and falling, moving in circles and sculptural tableaus, the bodies – which are permanently transforming and taking on new forms which are at turns animalistic, artificial, sacral or object-like – receive new ascriptions of meaning. The nudity performs the supposed naturalness of bodies, and exposes the naked truth of what it means to be human, where the question of whether we are looking at a human, an object or an animal loses all importance.


"FOLDING" ,Galleri Seilduken a lengthening 4 hour performance  

of the landscape performance

"My real name is ... Mary",


"My real name is ...Mary " is a performance that researches identity and experiences as adopted. Perforer / Sound / text / photo: Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn Set design: Mikael Kristiansen Many thanks to: TekstLab, Inger Reidun Olsen, Gerd Kaisa Vorren, Marte Aas and Kristina Gjems.  


"Really...", Dramatikkens Hus, Tekstlab

I initiated a project about unknown identity, working from ,documentary text about experiences of being adopted. Through several different adoption stories, what is similar and what separates the experiences from each other is explored.

Unknown Identity project; conflicts and emotions in the adopted child.

What does it mean to look like, be like others or to feel different? What is family and belonging? Adoption from different perspectives; the child's own feelings and experiences of being adopted and how the child is seen by society / the others.

After the performance there will be an open conversation with the audience

Idea / concept: Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn

Co-creative performing artists:

Cecilie Lindeman Steen, Daniel Rodrigo Nilsen, Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn

Julian Skar, Shanti Brahmachari, Uma Feed Tjelta

Uma Isabelle Schanke (TekstLab Unge Stemmer)


Sound image / composer: Julian Skar Consultant: Manouchehr Darakhshanfar

The text has been developed as a collaboration between all participants in the project "Really..." is part of the project "politics of identity", supported by the Norwegian Cultural Council