The Stitch Project at Rom8
Opening Monday 3 June 2013 5-8pm. The exhibition is open til 16 June.
Image: The Stitch Project visiting The International Academy of the Arts in Ramallah, Wednesday 15 May 2013. Photo: Hilde Hauan.
Join in embroidering on our ten meters long cloth, join in spinning the thread from the Riddu Riddu festival in Northern Troms to Hebron. Come and see art from Palestinian and Norwegian artists. Come and see art from Riddu Riddu, Gaza, Tromsø, Jerusalem, Rantis and Ramallah where the cloth has been the center of conversation and embroidery.
The Stitch Project is an international project aiming at expanding and strenghtiening the dialogue between artists from minorities and Scandinavia. The project is intended as a meeting place filled with adventure, dilaogue, knowledge and inspiration.
"What I saw and did today made me believe in freedom again, it
made me realize that borders are just a state of mind. Its never
about where we want to go, its always about where we come from. To
stand for sommthing and believe from within that you want to
change the world can never be stopped by a gun or a tank or even a
border, because ideas live long and travel all around the world. So
just make sure that your ideas and who you are... Love, peace,
humanity and resistance are what I represented. Those ideas are
Ahmed Rezeq, participant in The Stitch Project
Hilde Hauan, professor of Textile, Bergen Academy of Art and Design
Hildur Bjarnadottir, reserch fellow, Bergen Academy of Art and Design
Kiyoshi Yamamoto Farias, artist, exam student MA Fine Art 2013, Bergen Academy of Art and Design
Margrethe Brekke, artist, exam student MA Fine Art 2013, Bergen Academy of Art and Design
Marie Skeie, artsit Bergen, ex student at Bergen Academy of Art and Design
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.