Dear Data is a year-long, analog data drawing project using postcards by the designers Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec.
It´s related to my MA as they are using postcard as a form of communication. The continuity of the project is interesting and something also for me to think about. That could be something to think about and the fact of leaving a space to draw on one side.
Mazzarella is born in Boston, USA, working as an artist in different corners of the world. He work with different communities around the world, arranging festivals and so on.
For the jubilee of the Norwegian constitution a large scale exhibition was organized by Akershus Kunstnersenter called 1814 – revisited.
His work was based on participation with the local communities and giving a space of expression and generate it back to public space locally.
Photos and an interview with the artist about the project in Lillestrøm is included in the post.
At Svalbard there is a Russian mining town, it’s called Pyramiden. Only few people are left and the artist is staying there and making interviews with the people, photographing the nature. i was taken by the narratives and how she/he told the stories. Worked really well. Gave a excess to a place that is much in dispute with claims from different part of the worlds, since its exactly what the title says. It’s kind of a off the map place, a non-place.
Her work is really great and leaves you with a monumental experience, dislocation of time of time and space, leaving you in a emotional change with a gap in the everyday routine and reflection on the travel you will make from the train station, being to work or a journey out in the world.
Born in Chile, raised in Colombia and living in France since 1999, Visual Artist Tania RUIZ GUTIERREZ trained as a film-maker. She initially focused mainly in video projections, her works now include objects and mixed-media installations, which have appeared in several international exhibitions and festivals. Public space is a central subject of her artistic research and practice. Main works on this field are GardeTemps – a light, video based, permanent sculpture for the City of Vancouver- and Elsewhere, a monumental permanent video installation for the new Malmö Central Station, opened in December 2010. She currently teaches at the Art Department of The University of Paris VIII.
Thomas Kilpper is a social and political engaged artist working with a number of different project amongst them: Lampedusa Lighthouse and Jenin horse. The first work of him I’ve seen is the Jenin horse, a trojan horse that was transported to the city of Jenin in Palestine through Israeli checkpoints. He is now teaching at grafic department at KHiB.