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Grünerløkka, Oslo: I told you so!

Ulf Nilseng is a Norwegian dancer, and has recently appeared in the media in connection to Sløseriombudsmannen,«the ombudsman of waste», who is critical of government funding of so called «penis art». Nilseng has made a series of performances dealing with controversial subjects over a period of several years.

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Where are you now, and what’s the status quo?
I’m at home in my apartment in Grünerløkka. I’m concerned about the future, and especially about my husband, Noel, who lives in Havana. Right now I’m helping Noel stock up on as much food as possible. It’s not like over here, where we know there will be food in the stores. I’m very concerned!

What sort of routines have you made for yourself?
My daily routines are floating a bit. But I do keep up with what I always do in the morning: A cup of black tea with milk in bed while listening to the radio. Today I rode my bike up to Frysja, that’s something I’m planning to do every day as a warm-up. It’s really nice! I get to exercise, get plenty of fresh air, and it clears my mind!

What are you reading?
The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn.

What are you watching?
«Når støvet har lagt sig» (When the dust settles) on NRK.

What are you listening to?
Mimi with Semper Eadem, Celeste with Compilation 1.1 and Leonard Cohen with Thanks for the dance.

How do you move?
Calmly.

What inspires you?
Music! I work a little for NODA, the union for Norwegian dancers, these days, and it feels good to help out with something useful, which is also practical and concrete. That inspires me too.

If you could send out a message that would reach everyone in the world, what would you say?
I’m a person who always envision disaster, so: I told you so!

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