Skyvelære

KHiBnews 14 June 2013

BERGEN ACADEMY OF ART AND DESIGN (KHiB) NEWSLETTER FOCUSING ARTISTIC RESEARCH – NO 46 – 14 JUNE 2013


HOW TO PROCESS CHANGE


Ellen Røed is a research fellow in fine art at Bergen Academy of Art and Design. Her project is entitled Processing Change. The exhibition Skyvelære (slide gauge) is the artistic result of her research project. In her work, she has explored parallels and contradictions between video art and natural science, based on how we relate to our surroundings through various instruments. Ellen Røed's exhibition Skyvelære, is shown at Galleri 3,14 in Bergen 13 June to 1 August 2013.

Ellen Røed's practice as a visual artist has developed through specific technological experimentation with images, mixed with an interest in how images function in a performative context, in a 'here and now' situation. She often emphasises what arises in the space, in the moment, when the viewer and the art come together. Therefore, she does not make 'finished' video pieces that can be burned on a DVD or in other locked formats. Her pieces often 'listen' to their surroundings in different ways. The sounds in the space, the movements of the viewer or artist, random factors etc. have been her materials. Such 'listening' to the surroundings is also found in natural science. In her work on her research project, Røed has therefore interviewed scientific researchers as a basis for making art. She has also experimented by using scientific instruments to make images. The result is a number of works that reflect on randomness, gestures, improvisation and other informal aspects of formal knowledge.

The exhibition comprises art that consists of reflections on devices and procedures that are used in video art and in natural science. In the development of the pieces, Ellen Røed has focused on the practical handling of devices in their interaction with nature. The objective is to create a reflection on the nature of knowledge, to shed light on different ways of developing understanding by reflecting on parallels and contradictions between nature and images, between instruments and experiences, between the environment and representations of it.

Ellen Røed shows four video pieces and a spatial, four-channel sound piece designed as a kinetic sculpture (or a machine) and a photograph. The different pieces are reflections based on how people relate to their (natural) surroundings through different instruments. They reflect informal aspects of the production of understanding and knowledge, such as the body, social relationships and good stories, seen in contrast to formal aspects such as standards and calibration procedures. Hand movements and mechanical devices are seen in relation to each other by focusing on how adjustments and settings are tested and shifted when you set up, focus, correct, adjust, measure light and distance, calculate position and twist and turn the devices in an attempt to achieve the exact alignment you want between the world and the images. The human aspect is present in technology's images, not least through all of the small interruptions that arise in the flow of images as a result of adjustments to the devices.

Ellen Røed: Skyvelære, Galleri 3,14 in Bergen 13 June to 11 August 2013.

The exhibition is supported by Bergen Academy of Art and Design, The Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme, the City of Bergen and BEK, Bergen Center for Electronic Arts.

Read the whole article 'How to Process Change. A conversation between research fellow Ellen Røed and Cecilia Gelin' here 

Read more on what's happening at Bergen Academy of Art and Design here


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Dear KHiBnews reader,

KHiBnews has got a new format! We will from this issue on introduce you to artistic research projects at Bergen Academy of Art and Design. Through the newsletter and clicking on to the KHiBweb you will have an oppurtunty to follow what's happening at Bergen Academy of Art and Design. The idea is that you through the newsletter will find more in depth thoughts on artistic research - the processes behind and the contexts for the projects. In this issue of KHiBnews we focus research fellow Ellen Røeds research project Processing Change.

The next KHiBnews will be issued mid September.

Cecilia Gelin, editor of KHiB news cecilia.gelin@hib.no
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BERGEN ACADEMY OF ART AND DESIGN (KHiB) in Norway offers BA and MA study programmes in Fine Art and in Design in addition to further education and life-long learning. KHiB also has Research Fellows in The Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme (PhD level). KHiB is organised in two departments - Department of Fine Art and Department of Design (Furniture- and Spatial design/Interior architecture and Visual Communication). In addition, there is a part-time study programme in Curating and a one-year course in Practical Pedagogical Education. KHiB has ca 340 students and around 100 members of staff.

KHiBnews is the electronic news bulletin for Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Norway. It is distributed to art and design institutions and organisations across Norway and Northern Europe. It is also sent to cultural
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 Cecilia Gelin, Senior adviser for development of academic affairs.

 

Image: Ellen Røed, 'Skyvelære/Processing Change' (2012).

Published: 6/21/2013 by Cecilia Gelin Updated: 8/17/2015 by Gard Andreas Frantzsen