Signe Lidén and Espen Sommer Eide – Vertical Studies: Acoustic Shadows and Boundary Reflections
In Vertical Studies: Acoustic Shadows and Boundary Reflections, a collaborative work with Espen Sommer Eide, Eide and Lidén wish to invite the participants on a journey to a 46 meter high former water tower in Sint Jansklooster.
Justin Bennett – Vilgiskoddeoayvir: Wolf Lake on the Mountains
At 12 kilometres deep, the Kola Superdeep Borehole is one of the deepest man-made holes on Earth. The Borehole was a Soviet geology research project that started during the Cold War. Justin Bennett created a soundwalk for this abandoned site.
1 – 3 February, Murmansk
The audiovisual festival, Inversia, organised for the second time by the Dark Ecology partner Fridaymilk, is the first of its kind in the European Arctic. It represents a platform for researching the phenomenon of darkness, coldness and isolation, and it aims to bridge the gap between traditional culture and new media and DIY culture. Here, Living Earth will showcase works by BJ Nilsen, Justin Bennett, and the Vertical Cinema, with screenings of seven experimental films made for the vertical screen format. Living Earth will also offer two workshops; a Critical Writing Academy, and a Field Recording Lab.
4 May – 2 June, Kirkenes
Opened in 2017, Terminal B is a new project space in the heart of downtown Kirkenes. It is run by the arts organisation Pikene på Broen - a pioneer of cross-border arts collaborations in the Barents Region and beyond. Here, Living Earth will showcase two parallel solo shows by Justin Bennett and Cecilia Jonsson which have each progressed to new conceptual stages from their origins within Dark Ecology.
8 February – 13 May, Oslo
SALT is a nomadic arts venue that launched in Sandhornøy in Northern Norway in 2014. In 2017, it opened at Oslo harbour, just opposite the Opera House in Bjørvika. Inspired by the traditional fish drying structures used on the Norwegian coast, SALT’s architecture points back to its original site: to the ocean and to the environmental concerns surrounding it. Living Earth will present seven Dark Ecology commissions at SALT, including both durational pieces occupying the SALT structures, as well as performances. This showcase will include works by BJ Nilsen, HC Gilje, Justin Bennett, Jana Winderen, Tatjana Gorbachewskaja & Katya Larina, Signe Lidén, and Cecilia Jonsson.