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Partly Now and Partly Remembered

At the bottom of the stairs, before the marble archway. There I stand.
I was stroking my finger back and forth over the smooth black stone.
I was wondering about the remains of the creatures inside the rock;
Fossils, sliced in half, dissected through the cutting of each slab.

Pale grey shapes against the black; some are matte, some are pearlescent.
Some are circular or spiral, and some are shaped like tongs.
I know they were once alive, although I have never seen them living.
Eternally suspended in solid rock, frozen in time, floating in the black.

At the shore's edge, staring up into the distance, the deep dark blue.
Layers upon layers of stars, some seem closer, some so distant.
I cannot take them in all at once; first I focus on this one, then that.
Twinkling and flickering, never still, a hovering existence too far away to grasp.

Eleanor Clare and Dillan Marsh are based in Bergen, and have been producing works together since 2013, a collaboration which began as an investigation into how making artwork and writing can mutually influen-ce one another in the understanding of meaning, development of form and structure. Clare received MA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in 2011, and Marsh MA Visual Art from Bergen School of Art in 2011. They have produced collaborative work for the following organisations: Assembly House Leeds, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, ASC Gallery, London, Deuxpiece and Büro für Problem, Basel, and Apis Press, Bergen.

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22.11.- 20.03.2016


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"Transcultural Flux"
22.01. - 20.03.2016

Opening January 22th -> 18:00 at 3,14 -> 19:00 at Bergen Kjøtt


at 3,14
> Danica Dakić / Ala Younis

at Bergen Kjøtt
[Skutevikstorget 1, 5032 Bergen]
> Nevin Aladag / Fayçal Baghriche / Adriana Bustos /
Ines Doujak & John Barker / Agnieszka Kurant / Walid Raad

Produced by 3,14 and TrAP
Curated by Malin Barth

More than anything, today’s world can be considered in a state of flux, where our national and cultural boundaries are constantly being challenged. Through eight different works and projects, the artists Nevin Aladag, Fayçal Baghriche, Adriana Bustos, Danica Dakić, Ines Doujak & John Barker, Agnieszka Kurant, Walid Raad and Ala Younis spark conversations about migration, identity, power and hope for the future.

This exhibition examines both migration and the broader framework of globalisation. Its starting point is the movement of people and knowledge in the world today, where cultures interact continuously. The global economy, new technology and channels of information are interconnected to the point where it affects us all in an instant. It has become impossible to process all the knowledge we have access to.

The world is getting smaller. Time runs faster. These have become common metaphors for visualising the changes we are experiencing. Images can help make sense of and categorise our experiences, and make us see the situation from a different angle. Transcultural Flux offers new ways to talk about issues such as migration, identity, war, power and hope. The artists bring us new perspectives and open up for different interpretations of the possible directions the world is taking, now and in the future.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog in English with texts by Amin Maalouf, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Adriana Alves, Ala Younis, Vérane Pina, Ines Doujak, John Barker, Adam Szymczyk, Walid Raad, Arjun Appadurai, Menene Gras Balaguer and the curator of the exhibition Malin Barth.

A film programme at Cinemateket USF will accompany the exhibition, on view January 24th.
- Those Who Feel the Fire Burning, 2014, documentary by Morgan Knibbe
- Poor Folk, by Midi-Z, 2012

The exhibition will also be at Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, 12 May - 12 June, showing selected works only.

Collaborators: Akershus Kunstsenter, Bergen Kjøtt, Cinemateket USF
Supported by: Fritt Ord, Arts Council Norway

More information about the artists and artworks -->

> Anmeldelse i Morgenbladet (Review, in Norwegian) -->

Danica Dakić, El Dorado, Giessbergstrasse, 2007