Pictogram-me: Visualisation of a difficult life

5 days, 5 workshops, 100 pictograms. Ashley Booth and Linda Lien with invited guests. We can all feel underprivileged and have a "difficult day". It can apply for shorter or longer periods and it may affect us as an individual or as part of a group facing challenges in society. In the exhibition Pictogram-me we collect the stories of a difficult life and transform them into a series of pictograms.

The objective of the artistic research project Pictogram-me is to conduct a visual examination of various experiences and perceptions. The desired outcome of the project is to highlight the challenges of an underprivileged existence and to question attitudes. The aim of the exhibition is to produce a hundred pictograms by the help of the public within five days. The exhibition is part of an on-going artistic research project.


The exhibition consist of two parts:

First week: Workshops and production

Second week: Presentation of the total result the second week


Opening hours:

Tuesday 21 January - Saturday 25 January: 12 pm - 2 pm (workshops)

Tuesday 28 January - Saturday 1 February: 12 pm - 6 pm

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.

Spring programme for Rom 8

Photos from Pictogram-me in Rom8

Photos from the workshop, peformance and exhibition in Rom8. Performance by the artist Mai Veronica Lykke Robles Thorseth.

Published: 1/15/2014 by Cecilia Gelin Updated: 3/19/2015 by admin