SPEAKERS

TANYA TOFT AG
(See profile under Curators)

 

DANIELA ARRIADO
(See profile under Curators)

 

JOHN CLEATER (United States) creates art that blurs the threshold between physical and virtual space, from speculative architecture to multi-media performance productions and Augmented Reality installations. He experiments with spatial experiences, most recently working with Augmented Reality using mobile devices as lenses through which one views and interacts with virtual objects in real space via GPS and camera recognition technologies. He holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Columbia University in New York City.

In panel: Expanded Reality (Migratory Aesthetics)

 

MAEVE CONNOLLY (Ireland) co-directs the MA in Art & Research Collaboration (ARC) at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dublin, Ireland. She is the author of TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television (Intellect, 2014) and The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen (Intellect, 2009). Her recent publications include contributions to various anthologies, such as Workshop of the Film Form (Arton Foundation and Sternberg Press, 2017), Ortsbestimmungen: Das Dokumentarische zwischen Kino und Kunst (Verlag Vorwerk 8, 2016) and The Moving Image: History Revisited (JRP Ringier, 2015). She is currently researching the relationship between art and infrastructure.

In panel: Aesthetics of Repair (Migratory Art)

 

TERESA DILLON (United Kingdom and Germany) is an artist, researcher and Professor of City Futures at the School of Art and Design, University of the West of England, Bristol. Her performative, research and sound-based work metaphorically and critically examines the techno-civic systems – which affect and shape everyday urban life – with a special interest in notions of survival, governance, regrowth and interspecies behavior. Recent commissions focus on sonic reenactments of the built environment (Canary Songs, 2016) and avian behavior, oppression and symbolism within digital regimes (UNDER NEW MOONS, WE STAND STRONG, 2016). Prior to joining UWE, she was a Humboldt Fellow at UdK and TU Berlin, where she carried out work on artistic processes to making the electromagnetic spectrum audible and its relation to city governance. Since 2007, she has curated various independent and established art programmes. polarproduce.org and urbanknights.org

In panel: Aesthetics of Repair (Migratory Art)

 

GEIR HARALDSETH (Norway) is the director of Rogaland Kunstsenter and based in Stavanger, Norway. Haraldseth holds a BA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design and an MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College. Previous positions include curator at the National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture, Oslo, and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. Haraldseth has contributed to several journals and magazines including Art in America, the Exhibitionist, Kunstkritikk, Acne Paper, and Landings Journal. He published «Great! I’ve written something stupid» in 2012, featuring a selection of his curated projects and writings, published by Torpedo Press. Upcoming publications include «Collective Good, Collaborative Efforts» and «Luxury Face.»

Moderating panel: Expanded Art in Public Space II

 

ANNA IHLE (Norway) is an artist part of the working board at Studio17. Conversations are at the core of her practice. Since the start of her MFA at Konstfack in 2012, she´s herself committed to different work skills, exploring their singular relationships to the conditions of both contemporary work and unemployment. In 2016, with the rise of unemployment in her home town, Ihle decided to relocate her practice, and moved back to Stavanger: the ‘oil capital’.

In conversation with Matti Aikio – Times and Traces

 

KRISTIANE LINDLAND (Norway) is a senior scientist at IRIS and holds a PhD in Management, specializing in innovation and strategy development. Her theoretical perspectives draw upon Pragmatism and process-perspectives, focusing on how re-interpretation of meaning and meaning-makers can foster innovative agency. In her PhD, she studied designers´ daily work-strategies in product-development processes through qualitative fieldwork.

In panel: Expanded Reality (Migratory Aesthetics)

 

OLIVIA MCGILCHRIST (Jamaica – France) was born to a French mother and a Jamaican father in Jamaica, where she lived until she was four and to where she returned at the age of thirty to live and work between 2011 and 2014. Her work explores translocation and her mixed Caribbean cultural identity via her alter-ego Whitey’s placement in evocative and historical Jamaican landscapes. It questions the role of racial, social and gender-based categorization, classification and discrimination in the contemporary Caribbean space. By juxtaposing parallel realities through photographs, video installations and, more recently, with Virtual Reality, elements of the tropical picturesque are re-appropriated and remapped to evoke the complexity of the Caribbean’s hybrid identities. McGilchrist completed her Master’s in Photography at the London College of Communication in 2010 and received a Graduate Certificate in Digital Technologies from Concordia University in Montréal, Canada in 2015. She is currently a PhD student in Arts, Education and Immersive Technology at Concordia University, Montreal.

In panel: Expanded Reality (Migratory Aesthetics)

 

DUNCAN SPEAKMAN (United Kingdom) was originally trained as a sound engineer at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. From initially developing interactive documentary projects and installations, since 2005 he has focused on mobile audio and locative media in works where the line between audience and performer becomes continually questioned. He creates socially relevant experiences that engage audiences emotionally and physically in uncontrolled spaces, in mass participation performances and intimate in-ear stories, books, installations and workshops.

In panel: Aesthetics of Repair (Migratory Art)

 


 

SPEAKERS – MARCH PROGRAM

 

JOHN CLEATER (see above)

In Artist Conversation, moderated by Tanya Toft Ag

 

SAMSON KAMBALU (Malawi) is a London-based artist and author. Referencing Situationism and the Chewa Nyau culture of his native Malawi, Kambalu’s Nyau Cinema is a series of short film clips of psychogeographical performances, shared as interventions on social networking sites and as installations in galleries. He has shown his work around the world, including Dakar Biennale (2014, 2016), Tokyo International Art Festival (2009) and the Liverpool Biennial (2004, 2016). Kambalu has won research fellowships with Yale University and the Smithsonian Institution and was included in All the World’s Futures, Venice Biennale 2015, curated by Okwui Enwezor. He holds a BA in Fine Art and Ethnomusicology from the University of Malawi, an MA from Nottingham Trent University, and a PhD from Chelsea College of Art and Design.

In Artist Conversation, moderated by Daniela Arriado

 

ENRIQUE RAMÍREZ (Chile) is born in 1979 in Santiago, Chile. Ramirez’s film-installations and photography deal with the politics of exodus and exile and the discontinuity of memory, but for Ramirez this always means an arduous search into subjective imaginary. The vast landscapes often appearing in his works are conceived as geo-poetic spaces for imagination; territories open for vision and deambulation. His images carry a contemplative mood; the landscape, the breeze, the water, the sand – all seem to work together in an effort to place a subjective view. Ramirez holds a BA in Film Studies from Instituto de artes y comunicación ARCOS in Chile and an MA in Contemporary Art New Media from Le Fresnoy Studio national des arts contemporains, France. Enriqueramirez.net

In Artist Conversation, moderated by Daniela Arriado