Pedro Gomez Egana

Pedro Gómez-Egaña

Professor i visuell kunst, masterkoordinator
Telefon:55 58 73 45
Epost:pedro.gomez.egana[at]khib.no
Kontor:C. Sundts gate 53-55

Professor i visuell kunst

Pedro Gómez-Egaña (1976) er fra Colombia med base i Bergen og København. Han er utdannet komponist og billedkunstner fra henholdsvis Goldsmiths College i London og fra Kunst- og designhøgskolen i Bergen. Kunstpraksisen hans inkluderer derfor både performance, skulptur, video, installasjon og lydarbeider.

Han har vært stipendiat gjennom Stipendiatprogrammet for kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid fra 2009 til 2012. Han hadde den avsluttende utstillingen sin høsten 2011 og fremfører viva vocen (disputasen) 23. oktober 2012.

Stipendiatprosjektet hans "Calligraphies" består av en serie med arbeider som utforsker bevegelse i forhold til fundamentale krefter som tyngdekraft, repetisjon eller katastrofe. Arbeidene hans inkluderer ofte tekstkomposisjoner og fonografisk materiale, så vel som mekaniske eller videoanimasjoner av enkle tegninger. Selv om praksisen hans inkluderer en rekke tekniske ressurser og kunstneriske disipliner, fremstår verdenene han konstruerer med en utpreget enkelhet.


Areas of Expertise

Temporality, Theatricality, Catastrophe, Media Critique, Musicality, Trauma, The Machine.


Artistic Research Focus

Pedro Gómez-Egaña´s practice includes a particular focus on motion and temporality. In some of his projects this interest is manifest in intricate stagings where audiences can experience the transformation of sculptural bodies. At the same time, his research is motivated by the importance of time in cultural definitions of disaster, anxiety, and catastrophe whilst finding ways to actively resist the dynamics of shock found in media culture.

Lately he´s been interested in the mechanical as an agent in cultural definitions of time, as well as an instrument in the organisation and redefinition of labour. This, in combination with theatrical conditions where the machine is fetishised and defined in relation to the way it's functions are composed in interaction with each other, as well as other bodies and spaces. In short, he´s interested in seeing cultural phenomena as mechanic beings.

Pedro Gómez-Egaña have a long-term project based on interviews and conversations with art professionals on questions of time as found in artistic practices, including the way time is conceptualised as part of spectatorship (the gallery space, museum, etc).

He makes talks and lecture performances on the topics of his research

Pedro Gómez-Egaña is in constant dialogue and collaboration with a variety of artists such as Bojana Bauer, Milena Bonilla, Philipp Gehmacher, and Icaro Zorbar.


Artistic Research based teaching

"The Manhattan Syndrome"
In his teaching Pedro Gómez-Egaña
tries to mobilise ideas from one aspect of artistic production into other. His latest course, The Manhattan Syndrome, looks at how notions of scoring and notation - as found in music, dance, and Fluxus - can be used to devise specific exhibition circumstances.


Calligraphies - Critical reflection
Please take part of Pedro Gómez-Egaña´s critical reflection finalising "Calligraphies" his research fellowship here:

www.pedrogomezegana.com

Publisert: 04.09.2012 av Ragnhild Bruvik Berg Oppdatert: 20.02.2017 av Gard Andreas Frantzsen