Research Program

The Screen City Biennial Research Program is the investigative, disseminative and intellectual backbone to the Screen City Biennial facilitating research on artistic practice and thinking and space for curatorial reflection. The research program presents talks, discussions, publications and symposium events. With the research program the Screen City Biennial seeks to strengthen public and intellectual knowledge on emerging and expanding moving image art forms that are continuously changing in dialogue and contingency with our communicative existence. These art forms hold a critical potential for interference with our everyday lives in direct, real-time engagement with the urban environment and our digital infrastructural architectures. The overall objective of the research program is to engage, develop and disseminate artistic and curatorial discourse on the expanded moving image in public space.


Artist Conversations

March 30, 2017 – 14-16 at Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger

In conversation: Enrique Ramirez (CL), John Cleater (US), Samson Kambalu (MW)
Moderated by Daniela Arriado (CL/NO) and Tanya Toft (DK)

On the occasion of their research visits to Stavanger, artists Enrique Ramirez, John Cleater and Samson Kambalu will present their reflections on developing expanded moving image artworks for the Biennial in the context of Stavanger. They will share observations, ideas and inspirations that feed into the process of developing and realizing their artworks.

Expanded Art in Public Space – Curatorial Roundtable

March 31, 2017 – 14-16 at Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger

Participants: Geir Haraldseth, Director of Rogaland Kunstsenter; Sissel Lillebostad, Curator, writer and artist; Hege Tapio, Director of i/o/lab Stavanger; Trude Schjelderup Iversen, Senior Curator at Kunst i offentlige Rom (KORO); Daniela Arriado, Director of Screen City Biennial.
Moderated by Tanya Toft

The open roundtable conversation brings together invited experts and audiences in dialogue about art in public space, in perspective of the expanded moving image and tying into broader practices with art in public space. As we witness art expanding into public space in continuously changing, contingent and progressive manners, how may we consider the value of art in public space? What (curatorial/political/ethical) principles should the art follow in public space, and who should define them? What synergies and complexities do we find in the art’s participation in the development of the technologically intelligent city?