Cecilia Jonsson (SE) is an interdisciplinary artist living in Bergen in Norway. Informed by methods used in the natural sciences, she explores tensions between the mineral domain and living entities as both a method for observation and as a medium. Jonsson’s projects are developed as investigations of the physical and ideological properties of the raw materials that are fundamental to human existence, from their origins deep in the ground, to their extraction, transformation and global exploitation. Central to her practice is the drawing out of the poetic from the connections between sciences, environmental politics, technology, materials and aesthetics.2016
Cecilia Jonsson - Prospecting: a Geological Survey of Greys
Prospecting: A Geological Survey of Greys appropriates geological methods of extracting, analysing and ordering mineral specimens. It attempts to examine drilled rock core samples beyond their commercial viability to identify the bedrock’s gray tones.
Sunday 12 June 2016
On Sunday 12 June we travel back to Kirkenes and to the site of Cecilia Jonsson’s new work Prospecting: A Geological Survey of Greys, the journey is accompanied by a new composition by Peter Meanwell. In the evening there is the performative lecture Echolocation (Session) by Nickel van Duijvenboden, and the improvised performance Mikro by HC Gilje and Justin Bennett.