Sturla Heggdalsvik - 'I Have Conquered Death With Magic' in Rom8

Sturla Heggdalsvik investigates systems of language, symbols and color at the exhibition in Rom8 which opens at 6pm on 11 April. Exhibition period: 11-14 April 2013.

He combines them with his subjective knowledge of cultural phenomena, among them heavy metal, fantasy, gaming and comics. He is interested in how such combinations can be employed in producing artworks that manifest paradoxes, humor and unexpected relationships. His tools in this exploration are painting, drawing, installation, photography and a recurring sense that everything might be a dead serious joke.

The exhibition at Rom8 will feature works made during his year long stay in the Bergen Academy of Art and Design's studio space at USF Verftet in 2012/13 that he was awarded when finalizing his BA Degree in Fine Art in 2012.

Sturla Heggdalsvik is an artist and musician. He lives and works in Bergen.

Duration: 11-14 April
Opening: 11 April 6pm.
Openinghours: Friday-Sunday 12-6pm


Rom8 is a conduit for development, discussion and presentation of artistic research at Bergen Academy of Art and Design. Rom8 is a 100 m2 space located at street level in the city centre. The space is used to develop and communicate processes and experiments with a particular focus on dialogue and critical reflection. The intention of Rom8 is to actively lift out processes of artistic research and allow sharing of knowledge both internally and externally.

Published: 4/5/2013 by Rebecca Rodriguez Updated: 3/19/2015 by admin