Ellen Røed reflects on the nature of understanding
The exhibition is the final artistic result of Ellen Røed’s three year long artistic research project “Processing Change” as Research Fellow at Bergen Academy of Art and Design. Galleri 3,14 in Bergen, Norway, is the venue for the exhibition which will be open from 13 June to 11 August 2013.
Composed of the words sliding and knowing, the Norwegian term Skyvelære means caliper, a device for measuring distance.
In the exhibition Ellen Røed is reflecting on devices and procedures that are used in video art and in the natural sciences. She considers various relationships involved in creating representations; field trips, story-telling, gathering or capturing of data, measuring and calibrating.
A video camera is a prosthetic device that allows its user to capture and collect moving images from his or her surroundings. The camera can also turn into an evil mirror reminding its user that the world will always be beyond her reach, that she can never connect with the world that she is observing through it, even if that is precisely the gesture offered by the camera. This tension sets in motion a gravitational field of inquiry that has resulted in this exhibition.
The exhibition will be opened on 13 June by Dr Werner Schmutz, Director of Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos / World Radiation Center, Switzerland.
Ellen Røed is taking part in the The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme which is parallel to other research educations organised as academic PhD programmes. The programme intends to secure high level artistic research and leads to expertise as Associate Professor.