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Small Projects presents

Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art master exhibition:

 

SIX RIBBONS OF LIGHT

Cal Harben

 

Opening 7pm, Friday August 21

Guest Artist Cocktail by Camilla R. Nicolaisen

 

It is an endless, inexorable process

 

the sea has grown even more bitter with the salt of the continents

mysterious borderline forms; not quite plants, not quite animals, barely over the intangible line that separates the non-living from the living.

years pass, centuries

the lands, bleak and hostile, beyond the power of words to describe

naked rock, no covering mantle of green

a land of stone, silent, except for the sounds of rain and wind

there was no living voice

no living thing moved

 

The first prisoner of land crept out on the shore

it lived a strange life, half terrestrial, half aquatic, something like that of the ghost

never wholly severing the ties that unite it to the sea

 

So each of us begins life in a miniature ocean

in our veins, a salty stream of sodium, potassium and calcium combined in almost the same proportions as in sea water

 

A world withholding its secrets more obstinately than any other

moving in fascination over that we could not re-enter, we found ways to prove its depth.

Mechanical eyes and ears re-create for our senses a world long lost

but, in the deepest part of our subconscious mind,

never wholly forgotten.

 

Erasure from Rachel Carson’s The Sea Around Us (1951)

 

 

"Deep sea soundings obtained along a ship’s track were as a ribbon of light where all was darkness on either side." - Marie Tharp

 

Marie Tharp (1920 - 2006) geologist and ocean cartographer, was the first person to create a complete topographical map of the ocean floor. Her hand drawn pen and ink maps rendered visible the contours of the earth, revealing a process of ocean floor expansion to substantiate the claim of plate tectonics and continental drift. Within this re-orientation, the earth's surface was seen anew, fluid and floating, temporal; a perpetual becoming.

UPCOMING

ARCHIVE

GUEST ARTIST COCKTAIL SERIES

ATLANTIZ

by SIMON DANIEL TEGNANDER WENZEL

10 QUESTIONS

CONTACT ZONES

 

INTERNATIONAL MUSEOLOGICAL NETWORK

HORIZON OF ME(ANING)

BY

CAROLA GRAHN

DI KOPANA KA MERITHI

(via Shadows They Meet)

 

SCREENING AND TALK BY DINEO SESHEE BOPAPE

EVENTS HORIZON

BY

LAWRENCE MALSTAF

AND

VINCENT MALSTAF

INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE AND ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMMAKING

NO PLACE: QUEER GEOGRAPHIES ON SCREEN

KIRI DALENA

WALK ON THE SLIPPERY ROAD...

MARIKO ASAI

FADE

BY

MOHAMMED FADLABI

KROOT JUURAK

&

ALEX BAILEY

MARTIJN IN'T VELD

MARITA ISOBEL SOLBERG

GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE

 

PRESENTED BY

CLEMENS WILHELM

THERE IS NO DANGER TO US HERE ON EARTH

BY THALE FASTVOLD

 

SMALL PROJECTS

BY JAVIER BARRIOS

 

PURGE

PERFORMANCE

AND WORKSHOP

BY

BRIAN LOBEL

 

TRANSATLANTIC

INTERVENTIONS

BY

SASHA HUBER

 

 

1994

 

BY

DANE DODDS

DALVEDH:

A ONE NIGHT EVENT

BY

SISSEL BERGH

FIDEL: A PERFORMATIVE

WORKSHOP ON CULTURAL AND LIGUISTIC-PEDAGOGIC ETHIOPIAN PRACTICES

JUST PRESS PLAY

WITH

BUGGE WESSELTOFT

CIRCLE LUX 9

BY

LINDA BLOMQVIST

LISTENING TO COEXISTENCE:

ELIN ØYEN VISTER

VÅRSCENEFEST 2014

TROMSØ STAGEFESTIVAL 2014

27. APRIL TO 2. MAY

MONSTER

MENTAL OVERDRIVE

NO FATE

BY

ANIMALS

ROMAN MININ

&

SOFYA GABRILOVA

NO CAUSE FOR EFFECT

THE SUBTRACTORS

WINNERS OF LOSS

BY

HANS CHRISTIAN VAN NIJKERK

ESTEMER

BY

LIV BANGSUND

WHAT A MESS!

 

ART FAIR

FREDRISKTAD

 

REMEDIES

BY

PETRI SAARIKKO

SASHA HUBER

 

THE KALAMPAG TRACKING AGENCY

PRESENTED BY

SHIREEN SENO

DOUBLE CONCERT

AS DEAFNESS INCREASES

AND

LUNAR

LAWRENCE MALSTAF

ARTIST TALK

AND

PERFORMANCE

BY

LUNAR

FILMS FROM THE PHILIPPINES

 

KIRI DALENA

AND

SARI DALENA

EXPLORATION OF SPACE AND TIME

BY

ANDRE E. AAS

SMUDGE STUDIO

LOOKING AT OURSELVES

THROUGH ANOTHER

FROST

ARMERE, REKONSTRUERE

BY

LINN HORNTVEDT

HEINI AHO

TROMSØ DOLLS ARKESTRA

LAURENT FAUCONNIER

SILJE K. FRANTZEN

SOLILOQUY

BY

KRISTINE HALMRAST

BEHEADED

BY

LILLY WILLIAMS

AND

ELLEN JERSTAD

 

ARTISTS

IN

RESIDENCE

 

SASHA HUBER

PETRI SAARIKKO

 

WHEN CLAY MEETS FIRE

MASTER EXHIBITION

BY

ANNA KUKIELKA

IMA READ THAT BITCH

 

VIDEO ART SCREENING

BEYOND THE REALM OF SCARCITY

BY

CAMERON MACLEOD

FERVO

by COMO CLUBE

MERCIFUL OWLS

MARSIL ANDJELOV AL-MAHAMID

CM BY CM, METRE BY METRE, KM BY KM

LISA TORELL

EMBODIMENTS OF CONSTELLATION

BY

KEIJIRO SUZUKI

PETRA HERMANOVA

CANCION DEL SOL

ALBUM RELEASE

 

BANDACUITO

SARI T.M. KIVINEN

PERFORMANCE VOYAGE

INVERTED SPACE

BY

RORY MIDDLETON

KARAOKE NIGHT

AT

SMALL PROJECTS

PERFORMANCE

BY

STUART ROBINSON

 

CONSEQUENCE IN

SEQUENCE

 

LENA LANGVAND SAMUELSEN

EMILIJA SKARNULYTE

DAVID LAISO

FOLLOW US

supported by the Norwegian Arts Council

RUSSIAN BAR

TOK CURATORS

ANNA BITKINA

AND

MARIA VEITS

I DON'T HAVE IDEAS

I DON'T DO RESEARCH

I AM NOT ORIGINAL

 

TERRY SMITH

JUST PRESS PLAY

WITH

PER MARTINSEN

KULTURNATTA

3. OCTOBER 2014

DET INNERSTE ROMMET I ANDRE ETASJE

CREATIVE WRITING STUDENTS

SO SOFT/+ PURE

MERIKE ESTNA

SOLIDARITY CONCERT FOR THE PHILIPPINES

LEWIS AND TAGGART

MELANCHOLY LOVER OF A VANISHED SPACE

 

SMALL PROJECTS IN SINGAPORE

REKVIEM FOR EIN GRIS

 

RADART

UNIGROW CITY TROMSØ

FALL BACK

SPRING FORWARD

 

SAMI CENTER FOR

CONTEMPORARY ART

A FRAME

AND

A COVER

BY

LINE SOLBERG DOLMEN

HALO

BY

VICTOR MUTELEKESHA

ROOM WITH

A VIEW

BY

JARI SILOMÄKI