Representasjon (for folk og de som representerer dem)

Kunstverk for Bergen Rådhus / Artwork for Bergen City Hall

Åpning av Bergen rådhus og omvisninger under Kulturnatt Fredag 09.09.2022

Representasjon (for folk og de som representerer dem) er et kunstverk laget for Bergen rådhus. Verket består av vevde tekstiler der motivet er datagenererte bilder basert på portretter av innbyggere i Bergen. Gjennom bildeinnsamlingskampanjen Gruppebilde Bergen samlet jeg portrettbilder fra innbyggere i Bergen høsten og vinteren 2020/2021. Kampanjen var en åpen invitasjon til byens befolkning om å bidra med et portrett av seg selv. De innsamlede bildene ble brukt som grunnlag i maskinlæring for å generere nye portretter til kunstverket. Verket ble ferdigstilt sommeren 2022.

Rådhuset gjenåpner nå etter fire år med omfattende rehabilitering, og Bergen kommune inviterer publikum til omvisninger i bygget under Kulturnatt Fredag 9. september 2022.

Les mer om verket her.

Representation (for people and those who represent them) is an artwork made for Bergen City Hall. The work consists of woven textiles with a design including computer generated images based on people in Bergen. Through the image collection campaign titled Gruppebilde Bergen I collected portraits from residents in Bergen through the Fall and Winter of 2020/2021. The campaign was an open call to the people in Bergen to submit a portrait of themselves. The collected images were used as a training dataset for machine learning in order to generate new portraits for the artwork. The work was completed in the Summer of 2022.

The City Hall is now reopening after a four year extensive rehabilitation process, and City of Bergen invites the public to guided tours in the building during Kulturnatt Friday September 9 2022.

Read more about the artwork here.

Photo: Bent René Synnevåg


Munch Triennale – The Machine is Us

Group exhibition

01.10 - 11.12.2022 - MUNCH, Oslo

The first edition of the Munch Triennale, titled The Machine is Us, displays works by artists who examine the social impacts of new technologies, and sketch imaginative future scenarios for a society in the midst of digital transformation.

My contribution to the exhibition is a new version of my ongoing series Imaginary Networks (2015-2026).

Liquid Structures

Group exhibition and screening programme

16-18 September, Batumi, Georgia

Liquid Structures is a three-day festival programme of video screenings, sound performances and talks in the public space, organised within the scope of Batumi Urban Agenda: the research project founded in direct response to the urban and social crisis in the city. At the Batumi Pier, more than 15 Georgian and international artists present works that resonate with this context while also contributing new perspectives rooted in different localities. At a time when the seascape has become the city’s most desirable resource and territory for expansionist dreams, Liquid Structures proposes to literally turn the gaze towards the sea, to try to remember and reimagine its meanings and relations with the city and its inhabitants.

Participating artists: Sol Archer, Ana Dziapshipa, Guido van der Werve, Hito Steyerl, Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen, Cyprien Gaillard, Jonas Brinker, Emma van der Put, Piotr Armianovski, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Meggy Rustamova, Uta Bekaia, Zachary Formwalt, Jonathas de Andrade, Amauta Garcia & David Camargo, Marta Hryniuk & Erica Roux, Marco Pando, Li Ming, Sophio Medoidze, Mishiko Sulakauri. Natalia TBA Beridze, Rezo Glonti, Nino Davadze.

Reclaiming Vision (2018, w/Marjolijn Dijkman, commissioned by Munchmuseet on the Move), a film featuring microorganisms in the inner Oslo Fjord and Oslo’s newly developed waterfront area Bjørvika, will be a part of the screening programme.

Emotions are Oceans

Group exhibition

08.05 - 26.06.2022 / RADIUS CCA, Delft, The Netherlands

Emotions are Oceans is the opening exhibition of RADIUS as a center for contemporary art and ecology, and presents the work of nineteen artists around the subject of global water crises.

Participating artists: Ursula Biemann, Carolina Caycedo, Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen, Xandra van der Eijk, Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Neuman, Sami Hammana, Lukas Marxt, Josèfa Ntjam, Alice dos Reis, Himali Singh Soin, Riikka Tauriainen & Paloma Ayala & Anne-Laure Franchette, Susanne M. Winterling / The Kalpana, Müge Yilmaz.

Marjolijn Dijkman and I are showing our installation Liquid Properties, a sculptural installation consisting of hand blown glass objects in a variety of shapes held by a meandering metal framework. The glass spheres are containers for samples of water taken from various sources, on this occasion from the river Schie in Delft and Delftshaven. Each of the spheres have one or more lenses integrated in the glass body, slightly magnifying the organisms, particles and pollutants inside.

Image: Installation view of Liquid Properties. Photo: RADIUS CCA / Gunnar Meier.