Partner Exhibition: KINOKINO – Sandnes kunstforening | opening (part II): 24.Oct. | 19:00h
Project presentation: KINOKINO – Sal 2 | Oct.27th | 17:30h

‘Tracings’ by Jeremy Welsh

Project Presentation by Trond Lossius (NO)

Re:place is an artistic research project based on the investigation between time, space and memory – for this presentation, focusing on the moving image and on the exploration of the cinematic experience out of the screening room. Re: place is an art research project initiated by Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHIB) in association with Oslo Academy of Art (KHIO) and The Grieg Academy (Griegakademiet). The core research team consists of Jeremy Welsh, professor & dean of Fine Art at KHIB; Synne Bull, associate professor in film and video at KHIO and Morten Eide Pedersen, leader of the composition department at Griegakademiet, Trond Lossius, engaged by KHIB as project leader and Signe Lidén, as research assistant from October 2012.

Re:place exhibition: This must be the place

Two exhibitions investigate (relationships between) place, time and memory as manifested in artistic works exploring image, sound, text—or combinations of these. How “place” is constituted, reconfigured, deconstructed, augmented, discussed, described, experienced—through a variety of signifying practices—is the core theme and question. The issue of place is considered both in terms of how artistic practices encounter and interact with actual places and, conversely, how creative acts can take the form of “place-making”. The artists represent both of these positions, often combining aspects of both in their investigations of the complex relationships between image (representation) and memory as lived experience of a specific space or place. The artistic strategies range from the interpretive, through the investigative, to the constitutive.

This must be the place: Pick me up and turn me round (part I)

In Bull.Miletic’s life-long project Heaven Can Wait, the revolving restaurant is treated as an optical device where attributes of elevation, enclosure and mechanical motion evoke a unique cinematic experience, acinéma trouvé.

Tracings by Jeremy Welsh combines video and slides collected at the disused Spode ceramics factory in Stoke on Trent. The recordings are slowly moving close-ups of plaster moulds, used in the production of ceramic objects. On the surface, information is inscribed, such as date, names, descriptions or signatures.

Les Conseilles by Ellen Røed and Signe Lidén reflects on the genesis and geography of CERN by searching archives for traces of the work of the late Odd Dahl and Kjell Johnsen, central to the construction of the Proton Synchrotron—the first proton collider at CERN.

Muelheim an der Ruhr, August 2013 by Trond Lossius and Jan Schacher is a series of audio-visual field recordings presented as “slow cinema.” Devoid of plot and characters, the suburban soundscape takes centre stage.

Two films about pressure by Andreas Bunte revolve around the human attempt to reproduce the high and low pressure observed in nature. This seemingly scientific concern becomes an investigation into two particular sites and technologies affected by the fall of the Berlin Wall and the re-unification of Germany.

Beyond by Signe Lidén transforms the floor of the large cinema into a resonating loudspeaker. A scenery of auditory archaeology from the Polish city of Bytom unfolds, a place where buildings, roads and fields slowly collapse into a decades-old labyrinth of coal mine tunnels.

Supernumerary is a series of interventions throughout KINOKINO by Anne Marthe Dyvi. The ‘supernumerary’ denotes a structure or organ present in excess of the normal.

A multichannel sound installation by Trond Lossius, Morten Eide Pedersen and Signe Lidén is present throughout the exhibition space.

This must be the place: I love the passing of time (part II)

And time begins again by Eamon O ́Kane is a series of video works relating to a derelict plant nursery. Samuel Beckett’s Text for nothing, read by Jack MacGowan, accompanies footage of different parts of the nursery complex, expressing the friction between the natural and the human made.

Tøyen Center is a series of photos by Line Bøhmer Løkken. The construction of Tøyen Center in Oslo in the 1970s was guided by ambitious and classic urban planning. Over the last 15 years, Tøyen has developed into a location for marginalized groups in Norwegian society, with almost half of the center’s retail space empty.

The opening of the exhibition at Sandnes kunstforening is a partnerevent of the program for Screen City.

Symposium Overview

11.30h - Registration
12.00h - Welcome by Daniela Arriado
12.05h - Simone Arcagni: CityNet - the city as macromedium
12.25h - Simon Biggs: A question of screens – images, media, storytelling
12.45h - Ava Fatah Gen. Schieck: Social interaction and urban screens
- Coffeebreak -
13.25h - Mirjam Struppek: urban screening cultures
13.45h - Panel debate - Reviving public space


15.15 - Tanya Toft: On curatorial perspectives in public space
15.35 - Panel debate - Curating the moving image in Public Space
16.30 - Performance 'Folgen' by Michelle Teran
- Coffeebreak -
17.30 - Trond Lossius: Re:place Project
17.40 - Artist talk by Bull Miletic: The revolving restaurant
18.15 - Animation Screening: Animated Cities