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Artists joining the research vessel R/V Helmer Hanssen

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North Norwegian Art Centre has selected the artists Helene Førde and Marcellvs L. to join the research vessel R/V Helmer Hanssen in Lofoten / Vesterålen from 16.6.-27.6.2018.

The cruise takes place in collaboration with the UiT – The Arctic University of Norway and other research institutions. It allows an artist to sail with the research vessel R/V Helmer Hansen, along with 28 researchers and a crew. The vessel sails in the area of Tromsø, Vesterålen and Lofoten in the period 16.6.-27.6.2018. The main focus on this cruise is research in the form of collections and observations relating to the species Raudåte (Calanus finmarchicus), which is one of the most important sources of nutrition for a variety of fish and animals in the sea.
The project is being carried out in collaboration with UiT-The Arctic University of Norway and their project “Sea Patches – Zooplankton patchiness in the ocean”.

More about «Sea Patches» here

For the cruise in 2018, North Norwegian Art Centre sends off the artists Helene Førde and Marcellvs L.

More about the artists:

Kunst av Helene Førde
Foto: Helene Førde

Helene Førde is mainly working with installations, sculptural works, and sound. A general feature of Førde’s work is that she uses a site sensitive or context sensitive approach. She is interested in exploring perception, awareness, and memories, in addition to the distinctive story and character of a space. Hidden or known cultural history is connected with current political challenges and changes in society. Førde graduated from Bergen Academy of Art and Design and The Nordic Sound Art Program with a Master in Fine Art in 2014. The same year she won the international sound art competition Sonotopia. Førde has in recent years been showing work in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany and Italy.

Stillbilde fra Slow Ontology (2014).
Stillbilde fra Slow Ontology (2014).

Marcellvs L. was born in 1980 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and since 2006 lives between Berlin and Seyðisfjörður. Working in both video and sound, he exhibited internationally since the mid 00′. Among recent solo exhibitions are Slow Ontology at carlier | gebauer (2015), Indiferença at Galeria Luisa Strina (2013), COMMA34 at Bloomberg Space (2011), VideoRhizome at Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna and Infinitesimal at carlier | gebauer Berlin in 2010. Further solo shows were at PhotoEspana in Madrid in 2008, at Museu de Arte da Pampulha in Belo Horizonte (2007) and at Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (2007). He participated in numerous group exhibitions and Biennials such as 16th Biennale of Sydney (2008), 9th Biennale of Lyon (2007) and 27th Biennale of São Paulo (2006). He exhibited at MAC – Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon (2014), Helsinki Art Museum (2013), Astrup Fearnley Museet em Oslo (2013), Living Art Museum em Reykjavik (2011), Singapore Art Museum (2009), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (2008), ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art in Karlsruhe (2008) and Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paulo (2007). Including some of the prices he has received are the Ars Viva Price 07/08 and the main prize of 51st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in 2005

Practical information
The program will initially run over two tours, with an annual announcement. We are looking for motivated artists who are interested in marine research and are expected to be independent and self-propelled in their projects. There will not be a separate program for the artistic work onboard, instead artists will be included in the daily routines that are also subject to the researchers and crew.

NNKS supports the artist’s round trip to Tromsø. Food and accomondation is covered throughout the journey. The next application deadline will be announced late 2018. For questions, please contact karolin@nnks.no

The project is being carried out in collaboration with University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway and their project “Sea Patches – Zooplankton patchiness in the ocean“.

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