Between 10 and 16 June 2019, our Norwegian partner, BEK is going on expedition for a new Lab! As the point of departure of the initiative: last year’s seminar Survival Kit for the Age of Technology . BEK’s team has invited a number of artists, creatives and experts to co-create a Survival Kit for Age of Technology – in the form of a video book. The result will be released in a video screening open for the public at BEK on Saturday June 15th 2019.
“We wade around in terminology, technical gadgetry, new and old habits of communication, all of which have been spawned by technological developments. There have been so many new developments in such a short span of time, that we have not yet come to a conclusion about what the whole of it means in practice, theory or interaction between ourselves. We may all have felt – at work, in one’s private life, in all relations that we are a part of – that our understanding of technology is not enough. What it means to us and what it does to us is not easy to get an overview of, especially if we are up to our knees in it. Our time is scary, frustrating and can move in many directions. What should we know, what should we do and what ought we to master?
With this as a starting point we will make a video book together; a Survival Kit for the Age of Technology. The video book will be co-created by artists, creatives and experts suggested within Future DiverCities (FDC) for this Lab at BEK.
This Lab is a follow-up of last years seminar Survival Kit for The Age of Technology. The “mining” we did then resulted in experiences, artistic outcome and most important: three lectures that is advising us on what we need to have in our Survival Kit for The Age of Technology. The lectures exist as texts and as a live streamed and captured video that is accessible on BEK-Vimeo. Participants in this years Lab will create artistic and discursive context based on this material. The format is time based and will be created as video chapters. The video book will be made with the production facilities at BEK, and with the assistance of videographer Paul Johannessen and artist Anne Marthe Dyvi.”
The artists invited to the Lab are both local and international, all with the experience and interest in technology, research and artistic practice. The Lab will provide technology and tools, research material, project space and a program of talks and excursions. The Video Book will be co-produced by everyone participating, and participants have a shared ownership to the work and everyone involved can respectfully share and use it in the future.
Artists Samuel Brzeski (GB/NO), Stine Gonsholt (NO/DE), David Guez (FR), Åse Løvgren (NO), Linda Kronman (FI), Sara Salamon (HR) and Andreas Zingerle (AT)
Commissioned chapters to the video book
Michael Ang, Rocio Berenguer and Tarik Hindic
Anne Marthe Dyvi: Artist and artistic developer at BEK. Curator and responsible for the project.
Paul Johannesen: Expert videographer and filmmaker
Vilde Salhus Røed: Artist and communication manager at BEK
Yana Gorbalenya: Production assistant for this Lab.
The Lab is developed by Anne Marthe Dyvi for BEK in the framework of Future DiverCities.