Performance 'Driving the Blues Away'

What connects Toblerone to Steve Jobs, cocaine, Charlie Chaplin, Adam & Eve, Immanuel Kant, and sanitary porcelain? Olof Olsson takes you on a rollercoaster of comic infotainment. From silly lows to poetic highs - and back again. There's no better way to drive the blues away, than Driving the Blues Away.

Driving the Blues Away is an info comedy racing through the histories of art, chocolate, cola-drinks, personal computers, philosophy, politics and theology. Along the way there's a romantic melodrama - where Olof's almost partner is seduced by an ultra famous software entrepeneur in the tax-free shop of Dehli's Indira Gandhi Airport. The whole thing is steeped in Olof's twisted love of language: "Our language and the world are not always hooked up one-to-one. It's a mess, and that makes us nervous. But it's a funny mess."

Olof Olsson is an artist based in Copenhagen. In his youth Olof Olsson worked in journalism, documentary photography, and as a radio disc jockey. Olof studied languages, philosophy and translation theory. Since 2007 Olof makes spoken performances, like lectures, speeches, comedy, talk-shows, and question-and-answer sessions.

The performance will be in English. Event is free.

The project was partly financed by The Lithuanian Council for Culture

2018 11 17


Olaf Olsson. "Atsikratant liūdesio"

NGA presents the performance  by Olof Ollson "Driving the Blues Away" on Saturday, 17 November, at 3 pm.