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The Double-Mouth


Collaborations between students from Bergen Academy of Art and Design & Instituto de Artes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

March 12th – 17th, 2013 /
Opening: March 12th, 7pm
USF Verftet
Georgernes Verft 12
5011 Bergen / Norway
Gallery hours: 12 – 6pm, except Friday 3 – 9pm

The exhibition is developed from research on the topic of voice, text and collectivity. It aims to question the conditions of voice, and the complex dynamics of the spoken. Central to the works is an investigation of the gaps between sound and sense, between structures of language and the sensual body, and between a physical interior and a social exterior. Voice is understood as fundamentally multiple, acting as the primary means for the poetical, and the affective exchange between oneself and the other.
The collaborations amplify such views by taking on the challenges of finding points of contact across distances and nations, and of figuring the possibility of a shared language.

Organized by Ricardo Basbaum and Brandon LaBelle, as part of the shared course “Voice, Text, Collectivity”, Bergen-Rio de Janeiro, Fall 2012. The exhibition will travel to Rio de Janeiro in May for an exhibition at Galeria Cândido Portinari.

Georgia Rodger / Ana Paula Emerich
Marit Tunestveit Dyre / Gustavo Machado
Rūta Vaitukaitytė / Luiza Crosman
Kiyoshi Yamamoto / Raoni Moreno
Numi Thorvarsson / Isabel Carneiro
Johnny Herbert / Cecilia Cavalieri
Susi Law / Tatiana Klafke
Bjørn-Henrik Lybeck / Robson Camara
Kerstin Juhlin / Aline Oliveira
Tor-Finn Malum Fitje / Priscilla Menezes
Karla Katja König / Luisa Tavares
Ingeborg Blom Andersskog / Aldene Rocha
Alexandru Raevschi / Leandra Lambert
Anne Larsen / Thais Boulanger
Maria Jonsson / Juliana Notari
Hedi Jaansoo / Luana Costa
Leo Shumba / Leonardo Cuevaz
Malin Peter / Nena Balthar
Hidemi Nishida / Marina Fraga
Trine Hylander Friis / Mayra Martins Redin / Bebeto Bahia Duarte
Sara Kollstrøm Heilevang / Susann Jamtøy



Open Call The Summer sessions


For The Summer Sessions PNEK collaborates with V2 in Rotterdam. The Summer Sessions are short-term residencies for young artists organized by a network of cultural organizations all over the world.

The Summer Sessions offer a highly productive atmosphere with production support and expert feedback to jumpstart your professional art practice. The result is a pressure cooker in which you develop a project, from concept to presentable work, ready to show.

Are you an ambitious, early career artist, full of ideas and ready to realize your project this summer? Then apply by submitting a video, in which you briefly explain your project, the support you need and why you should be a part of the Summer Sessions.

14 April, 2013: application deadline. However, always check the page of your sponsor for specific details, there might be other deadlines.

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The Pixel Lab 2013


Applications are now open for The Pixel Lab 2013! Now in it’s 4th year, The Pixel Lab is a cross-media development workshop like no other. Application deadline is Friday 5 April, 18:00 BST.

Designed to enhance the skills needed to create, finance and distribute projects across multiple platforms, participants will walk away with an in-depth understanding of audience engagement strategies through training from cross-media’s greatest champions and plenty of new business partners.

This year’s team of tutors and experts won’t disappoint; Michel Reilhac, artistic advisor for Venice Biennale College & former executive director at Arte France Cinéma (FR); cross-media writer and producer, Sean Coleman (UK); media architect and educator Inga von Staden (DE).

Applying with a project:
Only producers/IP owners who have extensive experience of taking a creative project to market will be considered.

Projects must have stories with the potential to extend across at least two platforms eg. film, games, TV, mobile, publishing, live event, social media, interactive.

Check out the full list and find out more on their website

The Pixel Lab is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Creative Wallonia, Wallimage CrossMedia, Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of A Bigger Future 2 and TorinoFilmLab.



AiR Bergen application deadline is 1st of March


The Council of Bergen and Stiftelsen Kulturhuset USF offers a residency to professional artists of all fields. The aim is to strengthen, promote and develop a collaboration between contemporary artists in Bergen and foreign artists.

The residency is open to artists of all fields: visual artists, curators, craft artists, writers, film directors, film makers, dancers, choreographers, theatre and stage artists, performance artists, composers, musicians, audio and new media artists.

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