The fifth and final lab in our first year’s theme, FutureDiverCitizens will take place in the beautiful city of Bergen, Norway from 22 to 28 May 2017, hosted by our partner BEK, Bergen Center for Electronic Arts.
“FROM MACRO TO MICRO AND BACK
the physics and metaphysics of_______________________________________distance”
This lab will explore the fascinating complexity of space: the space between the minute and the small, the infinite and the large. How will they do this? With the use of digital tools like drones and microscopes, through talks, academic inspiration from several disciplines. For this transition from Macro to Micro, from Future______ DiverCitizens to Future______ DiverSocieties, BEK has invited two local artists and two international artists. Find out more below on who is part of this talented creative team:
► Local artists:
Kirsti van Hoegee lives and works in Bergen. She holds a Bachelor in Photography and Master in Arts from the Art Academy in Bergen and works in a span of expression, often with photography as a starting point. In her recent art projects, van Hoegee investigated aspects and parallels between insect behavior and an increasingly artificial lit globe. She looks at our relationship to the universe, and how this has changed in step with the development of the technology of photography and history of artificial light. How are we affected by losing access to the starry sky?
• Njål Clementsen (Bergen): Artist and musician, based in Bergen, Norway.
Njal finished his BFA at the Institute of Art at the University of Bergen in the spring of 2016. His work is founded in time, utilising media such as video, sound, performance and installation.
With an extensive background as a musician, both touring and recording, applying musical approaches to his work has become a natural part of his practice. In 2015 he participated in a year-long joint study program, Nordic Sound Art, on depth diving into sound art. The program was concluded with a group exhibition at HIAP, Gallery Augusta, Helsinki,Finland.
► International artists:
Emma Fält studies the world through drawing and performance art. Fält’s work takes a comprehensive look at drawing as a live act, an instrument of communication and a means to collaboratively explore our experience of the world around us. The drawings don´t want to end up being objects, they are in constant flux, changing and evolving. Emma Fält is based in Kuopio, Finland.
→ About Loneliness http://www.antifestival.com/2014/eng/programme/?emma-falt-arka-paikka/
Myriel Milicevic is an artist, researcher and interaction designer based in Berlin. With her Neighbourhood Satellites she explores the hidden connections between people and their natural, social, and technical environments. These explorations are mostly of a participatory nature, emerging from collaborations with other artists and scientists, in the context of workshops, classrooms, exhibitions, residencies and out in the field. Myriel received her MA from the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy and her diploma in Graphic Design from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. She continued her studies at the Conceptual and Information Arts department of San Francisco State University.