London, March 2017

Two days spent in London on 9th. - 10th. March 2017, mainly for the occasion of "Emergence From The Underground", a film & video screening dedicated to the memory of Mike O'Pray, founder of the Film & Video Umbrella. The programme was screened  at the BFI South Bank/National Film Theatre, introduced by William Fowler, Steven Bode and myself. Aside from attending this event, I visited the Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition at Tate Modern and Eduardo Paolozzi at The Whitechapel Gallery. Both good exhibitions. And in between I walked the streets of London, more or less aimlessly, occasionally pausing to photograph small details encountered en route. Photos below, not in chronological order. At the Tate bookshop I acquired, and then rapidly read, Jon Day's "Cyclogeography: journeys of a London bicycle courier". A good addition to my growing library of books about places/walking/exploring etc.

Reflections in buildings at Bankside, behind Tate Modern

Looks like a near miss, but not really...

Menu board of a traditional London cafe near Bankside

And the interior of the same cafe. There used to be hundreds of places like this, now very few remain.

The start of a "paper trail" of discarded stuff along the South Bank from Bankside to Waterloo


Composition 1

Cup 1

Cup 2

Cup 3

Composition 2

Composition 3 (NME today)

Composition 4, leaning mattress and cup

Home for someone, an urban oasis squeezed between luxury apartment buildings.

Composition 5, casual sculpture

Introduction to the screening at NFT


Documentation (not documentation)

The documentation pages here now contain mostly dead links. The Picassa image hosting pages that were used for documentation have been deleted since Google changed its image hosting platform.

New documentation will be posted in the near future!

The Atmospherics 6: The Seat With The Clearest View
HardingarT, Utne, January - February 2017


Ballata - video for Lemur

Ballata is a short video made for one of the tracks on Lemur's latest album  Mikrophonie on Plus3db Records

Click to go to video


Three Rooms

Three Rooms was a concert held on Friday 2 December in Galleri KiT at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU. The concert featured three solo performances by Michael Francis Duch (double bass), Kim Myhr (guitar & electronics) and Ingar Zach (percussion & electronics) with video projections by Jeremy Welsh. The concert was part of an ongoing collaboration between Duch and Welsh, with the aim of establishing a research platform for contemporary music, visual art and performance, focussed on site-specific and place-related concerts, events and exhibitions.

Video documentation of the three performances can be viewed here:

https://vimeo.com/194310313   (Michael Francis Duch)

https://vimeo.com/194313391  (Kim Myhr)

https://vimeo.com/194333465   (Ingar Zach)

Michael Francis Duch


Forum for Artistic Research, Stavanger

Travelling home after attending the autumn forum for artistic research, hosted this time by the University of Stavanger. The following is a small homage to Fluxus artist George Brecht, (whose works were the subject of my BA thesis long ago) prompted or inspired by the final presentation of the conference, concerning silence in artistic collaboration.


° before
° after


The Atmospherics 5 documentation and Some Texture Maps, new video online

The Atmospherics 5: Stop, Hey, Watch That Sound by Jeremy Welsh and Trond Lossius finished its run at Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde on 9th. October. Documentation of the installation is now online at Vimeo.

A new video work by Jeremy Welsh, Some Texture Maps (12 min. 2016) is currently showing at Kunstagarasje, Bergen.

Some Texture Maps (2016) Click to go to online video

The Atmospherics: Sop, Hey, Watch That Sound (2016)  Click to view video documentation


Surnadal Billag

Surnadal Billag (Surnadal Bus Company) - a former local bus station in Surnadalsøra, Møre & Romsdal, Norway, which is now being repurposed as a multi-purpose art space, run by Jon Arne Mogstad and Martinus Grimsmo. This week we held a workshop there for new Fine Art students. Next year there will hopefully be announced an international residency programme, after the space has been renovated. There will also be a programme of workshops, exhibitions, concerts and other events. I will be collaborating with Jon Arne and Martinus on the content of the programme. Watch this space for further information!

The images below are from the main floor, but this is only one part of the building.