Friction International Performance Art Festival takes a break after having produced five festivals in collaboration between SU-EN Butoh Company and Uppsala Art Museum since 2006. The collaboration has been fruitful and the different competences have been used in order to realize this grand art happening. For the time being both parties would like to develop their ideas in slightly different directions and maybe Friction will reappear again, in a new shape. After five fantastic festivals, 92 international performance artists, 106 exciting and challenging performance artworks, 54 courageous volunteers and an audience of estimated 13000 persons, the festival will now round off and leave space for new exciting projects.

Uppsala Art Museum and SU-EN Butoh Company would like to express our profound gratitude to all the artists, volunteers and collaboration partners and not the least the fantastic audience that has embraced Friction.