Monday, February 01, 2016

WeAreWorms is new media artists duo Ilja Badulin and Anja Malec. They work with variety of disciplines, from animated films, to sound design and art installations. With their work Ilja and Anja explores digital culture and very frequently they are experimenting with the film medium and physical structure of the installation in order to unfold the way inside new dimensions of experience and thoughtfulness along the experience inside time and pictorial space.

Collectors is audio visual performance, which centers on the concept of nonfictional creatures.
The Collectors are designed to do more than spread— they might delete systems, encrypt in a cryptoviral extortion attack. They are most well-known for their trade requests for which they offer new technologies, often of a startling level of advancement. Their requests usually involve the trade of living beings in odd numbers and varieties. No one knows what happens to the individuals concerned after the exchange is completed.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Survival Strategies

Exhibition by Jared Theis

January 14 – 31, 2016
Reception January 14

18:00 – 20:00Thursdays 15:00 – 19:00
Saturdays & Sundays 12:00 – 17:00
Or call +47 45 04 00 11 for appointment

The past three years I have been living and working in Oslo, pursuing a body of work that explores the relationship of the body to sculptural and digital environments. These investigations take place through sculpture, video, animation and performance. I build sculptural and digital environments, which become spaces for fictional characters to inhabit. I play the role of these characters, making sculptural suits that connect me to these spaces. The suit becomes a means of entering these worlds and exploring various states of being. I’m particularly interested in vulnerability and how organisms adapt to their surroundings. These sculptural suits are clad with armored plates and organic
forms, which serve as camouflage. The suit becomes a type of thick skin that serves as protection but is also a burden to carry. While wearing these suits I imagine myself as a survivalist being and perform various rituals that are documented by video.

Jared Theis (born 1977) received a Master’s Degree from the University of California, Davis in 2012. In 2014 he received a Statens kunstnerstipend from Kulturradet. In 2012 he was awarded a Joan Mitchell MFA grant. He currently works between Oslo and the United States.