Background and activities

 

Current artistic research is centred around the project "The Atmospherics", a collaboration with Bergen-based composer/sound artist Trond Lossius, started in 2014. Our practice is based on field recording in sound and video, using digital surround sound and high resolution (4K) video. The material we gather is processed and edited to form large-scale installations which aim to (re) constitute a sense of place by combining essential elements of a variety of sites and spaces. The resulting artworks are not documentary representations of given sites or places, but are a synthesis of the different elements used, so that the artwork itself becomes a "new" place. In 2016 installations have been mounted at Heimdal Kunstforening in Trondheim and Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde. Documentation can be viewed here:
http://jewelsh.blogspot.no/p/the-atmospherics.html

View updated online video documentation:
The Atmospherics 5: Stop, Hey, Watch That Sound (2016)  https://vimeo.com/187563435
Some Texture Maps (2016)   https://vimeo.com/187156833

 

Active as a visual artist internationally since 1982, working with video, photography, installation, sound and performance. Represented in several national and international museum collections and university art collections, including The National Museum (Oslo) Trondheim Kunstmuseum, The Norwegian Arts Council, MacQuarie University Art Collection (Sydney).

Previously Professor and Dean of Dept. of Art at Bergen Academy of Art & Design. 

Formerly Director of Film & Video Umbrella (London) and exhibitions & projects co-ordinator at London Video Arts.

Other professional roles include: Leader of Art & Technology committee at The Norwegian Arts Council (2001 - 2005); Member of the Visual Arts committee at The Norwegian Arts Council (2001 - 2005); Leader of the Visual Arts Purchasing Committee  at The Norwegian Arts Council (2006 - 2007); Board leader at BEK (Bergen Center for Electronic Arts (2001 - 2003) Board member of TEKS (Trondheim center for Electronic Arts (2010-2012) Currently board member Atelier Nord (Oslo); Borealis Festival for Experimental Music (Bergen) and Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst (Trondheim)

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Others

  • Habbestad, Bjørnar; Duch, Michael Francis; Tafjord, Hild Sofie; Brandtsegg, Øyvind; Havnes, Eirik; Welsh, Jeremy; Lossius, Trond; Tidemann, Axel; Melin, Lotta; Bjørnseth, Jon Halvor; Andersen, Isak; Mahi, Amel. (2015) Oversettelser. Oversettelser [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Bomuldsfabrikken Kunsthall; Arendal. 2015-01-17 - 2015-01-31.