LISTEN-IN (2015/16)

Rather than being a big public event – this event aims to create a small moment for those who are interested to hear what our students are reflecting upon, thinking about, and working on. You are most welcome to come and listen-in. We are inviting you to share with us as much time as you have. We’ll be happy if you come and discuss our work with us!


May 26, 2016

09.00 – 09.15

Welcome by

Apolonija Šušteršič, professor, Head of the Art & Public Space Programme


Dyveke Sanne, professor, Art & Public Space Programme

09:15 – 10:15

Projects by Hild Borchgrevink

Hild will present three projects – a participatory performance, a poetry project in progress and an interactive installation. The projects all work with transitions between a private, singular or specific sphere and a public or collective sphere. They also approach or enact language in three different ways. Her presentation aims to discuss the specificity and difference between the three approaches, as well as to suggest what they, to her, might have in common.

Å måle tid (Measuring time) (2015) del 3/part 3

Dokumenter om trær (Documents on trees), poetry, work in progress.

Utgått (2016). Participatory library installation.

10.30 - 11.30

To act or not to act or to react? by Mona Solhaug

How can theatre make publicness? Is the imitation of reality less real than reality itself? If publics are a kind of fiction that has taken on life, how can theatre intervene with different publics? Acting is a human activity that seems so natural it can at times be difficult to recognize as art. This project aims to examine staging as tool to illuminate different issues in society and thereby try to locate the theatrical in our notion of reality.

11.45 - 12.45

Lightroom I Grefsenveien 30*, by Linn Lervik

Lightroom is an architectural installation exploring the connections of artwork to its site of presentation. As a work made specifically for Grefsenveien 30, it relies on its site-generated lighting conditions to form its visual composition. In all its subtlety, Lightroom presents an approach for making art in public space that stresses the importance of its locality and its conditions of here and now.

*Grefsenveien 30 is a temporary platform for experimenting with art in public space. It is a platform where we examine issues such as conditions of public art and one’s right to the city.

May 27, 2016

09.15 - 10.15

Texere by Nina Krogh & Alejandra Torres

Texere is a collaborative project between the MFA students Alejandra Torres from Medium and Material Based Art, Textile Department and Nina Krogh from Art and Public Space. Through performance we explore the process of weaving as a space for dialogue and co-creation between two people. The performance investigates the playful and social process of putting up a warp (basic structure of any woven textile). As a result of our conversations during the performance, we started talking about the relationship between text and textile. We discovered how the different languages have references and metaphors from the weaving process and textile. We will continue creating installations and performances in both galleries and public spaces.

10.30 - 11.30

Project by Ida Uvaas

Is private time, or time without a designated purpose, on the brink of extinction? We talk about time as a possession to lose, to gain, to win, to make, to have a lack of, plenty of, or to have stolen from us, it has become a valuable currency. Where do we draw the line between what is private and what is public? And within the private, what is of public interest? For a moment, I will make my private home public, looking at how time can be cultivated, how it can be wasted, how it can be stretched, elongated, blurred and made immeasurable.

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 14.00

Marie Skeie

will present her garduation project Horizon Unfold, a project centered on borders and migration. She will present her recent works It's all about nothing, Horizon Unfold Migration I & II and Re-bordering.

14.15 - 15.15

Vibeke Frost Andersen

will talk about the final presentation of her graduation project Surplus Space; the challenges and implications of bringing site specific work in an outdoor public space into a gallery setting.

Very welcome!