KHiBnews 26 february 2014



Research Fellow Patrik Entian conducts his Viva Voce 14 March

In his three-year artistic research fellowship project Patrik Entian has been in Bergen making paintings based on images from a webcam placed in Atka Bay in Antarctica. The camera uploads a new image every ten minutes. The purpose of painting this landscape at such a long distance has been a means of examining how painting serves as a way to question the world as it is shown to us today - as perceived through the computer screen's view of the landscape. Patrik Entian, Research Fellow at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, KHiB, conducts his Viva Voce on his artistic research fellowship project 'Looking for Painting' 14 March 2014 from 14 to 17 in Bergen.

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Book Launch: 'In a Place Like This'

'In a Place Like This' is an on-going artistic research project, exploring both personal and historical traditions with a strong relationship to the representation of violence. For the premier Book Launch for 'In a Place Like This'
Johan Sandborg and Duncan Higgins will be in dialogue with Alistair Payne, 13 March 18-20 at Litteraturhuset i Bergen.
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Rom8: 'Topographies of Colour'
'Topographies of Colour' is part of an investigation of colour in different media: as light, as pigment, digital and analogue. In Rom8, it is about function and the perception of colour and light - how can they be used, how to make the intangible tangible? The general public is now invited to attend a conversation about and presentation of the work. The opening in Rom8 will take place on Wednesday 26 February 2014, from 17 to 20, and the exhibition will run until 2 March.
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Neil Brownsword in dialogue on 'Topographies of the Obsolete'
Neil Brownsword and Anne Helen Mydland, both Professors of Ceramics & Clay at the Department of Fine Art, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, are the initiators and project leaders of the artistic research project 'Topographies of the Obsolete' (2012-2015). They are also curators of the exhibition 'Vociferous Void', that was shown in Stoke-on-Trent (UK) parallel to the BCB, The British Ceramics Biennial 2013, 28 September - 10 November 2013. Curious to know more about the project, we decided to be in dialogue with participants, partner institutions and initiators of the project. How it came about, and what it means to be part of a collaborative work 'on site' and what research based learning means for everyone involved were discussed.

This is the first interview released in a series to follow on the KHiB web on 'Topographies of the Obsolete'.
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KHiBnews introduces you to artistic research at Bergen Academy of Art and Design. Through the newsletter and clicking on to the KHiBweb you will have an oppurtunity to follow what is 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 on the artistic research project 'Topographies of the Obsolete' through a dialogue with Neil Brownsword, Professor and Project Leader of the project.
The next KHiBnews will be issued in April.

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 Fellowship Programme under the direction of The Norwegian Artistic Research 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 330 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 and educational organisations, ministries of education and culture, media and to individuals. KHiBnews is also published on the KHiB website. Please pass it on to your network. We value your feedback! If you wish to subscribe to this newsletter - or if somebody else in your organisation should receive it as well - please send an e-mail to Next issue will be distributed in April 2014.

Editor: Cecilia Gelin, Senior advisor for the development of academic affairs.

Published: 2/26/2014 by Vibeke Wallacher Enæs Updated: 8/17/2015 by Gard Andreas Frantzsen