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In conjunction with the ongoing exhibition at Stiftelsen 3,14, Ingrid Berven has published a book documenting recent and older works, with texts by Bjørn Inge Follevaag, Kjartan Fløgstad, Gunnar Danbolt, Øystein Hauge, Knut Ove Arntzen, Grete Riis, Tore Vagn Lid, Solveig Øvstebø, Martin Haugen, Knut Kolnar and Grethe Grathwol.
The book is available in the BEK library
Two workshops for artists & writers by Melody Nixon.
Saturday June 6th, 2 – 4pm
USF Verftet, Georgernes Verft 12
Artist in Residence Studio 2, 3rd floor
Saturday June 20th, 1 – 4pm
Fosse-stova, 1st floor
Beyond the signifiers of market reception and popularity, every act of creativity has, in essence, value. Yet so much of art instruction and the artist’s life is focused on achieving these external signifiers. This pressure can reduce the pleasure of creation, turn art making into onerous labor, and causing us to overemphasize what writer Laura Kipnis calls the Big Editor or Super Ego in our process.
How can we return to enjoyment of the simple act of creativity? How can we value everything we produce, regardless of its end result?
This participatory workshop investigates reasons for creative blocks, looks at the origin of creativity and creating from the unconscious, then offers exercises for working through and loosening these blocks. Participants will take part in discussion as well as writing exercises, and leave with readings for further exploration. The workshop will be in English (but writing in English is not a requirement). 200 kr / 150 kr. stud / artists (other arrangements are possible if low on funds). Workshop size is limited, so please register in advance by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the instructor: Melody Nixon is a writer, editor and teacher from New York City, via New Zealand. She holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. She is the editor of two literary journals — The Common, and Apogee Journal — the second of which she co-founded in 2011 to address a lack of diversity in the American publishing scene. She co-curates a reading series in Harlem, NYC, that has featured international writers like Karen Russell, Sam Lipsyte, Phillip Lopate, Stacey D’Erasmo, and she reads widely around New York. She also teaches weekly classes focused on using writing as a tool of creative healing and social change.
Invitasjon til boklansering og fagseminar om den frie scenekunstens utvikling i Norge på 2000-tallet
Kulturrådet har gleden av å invitere til fagseminar og lansering av boka Fri scenekunst i praksis. Utviklingen av fri scenekunst i Norge på 2000-tallet, mandag 8. juni kl. 13.00 på Litteraturhuset i Oslo. Boka er skrevet av teaterviter og scenkunstkonsulent i Kulturrådet, Melanie Fieldseth.
Fri scenekunst i praksis tar for seg den frie scenekunsten i Norge fra 2000 og frem til i dag. Gjennom beskrivelser av ulike kunstneriske praksiser, uttrykk og omgivelser for scenekunst viser forfatteren sentrale trekk ved samtidens scenekunst, hvilke erfaringer aktørene bringer med seg i utviklingen av et kunstnerisk virke og i etableringen av arenaer for scenekunst.
Her finner du lenke til program og påmelding: http://www.kulturradet.no/kalender/hendelse/-/scenekunst-i-praksis Påmelding innen 4. juni, 2015.
Tid: 8. juni, 2015, kl. 13.00-16.00
Sted: Litteraturhuset, Nedjma
Friday 24. april
Time: 10:00 – 18:30
Norwegian and French organizations Performance Art Bergen (PAB) and Dimanche Rouge in partnership with VISP invite you to a seminar dedicated to documentation and copyrights of ephemeral arts. BEK supports tha seminar with equipment.
10.00: presentation and open discussion with seminar participants
12.00: Lecture by arts lawyer Henry Lydiate
14.00-16.00: Working groups with seminar participants
16.00-18.30: Public discussion