Minimal Short Film Festival Trondheim

At this year's Minimalen Festival in Trondheim I will be showing two works from the eighties in a programme called Norwegian Art Films 1980 - 1989. Although both works were in fact made in the UK, they have been co-opted into Norwegian art history. Given that I've been based in Norway since 1990, I can live with this!   The works in question are I.O.D. (1984)  and Immemorial (1989) - both of which were featured in the exhibition Retrospective at Stenersens Museum, Oslo, in 2012. 


I.O.D.  1984. PAL video, 9 minutes.


The Atmospherics part 4: And Sometimes The Light Hurts Our Eyes

The Atmospherics part 4: And Sometimes The Light Hurts Our Eyes (2016) new installation by Trond Lossius and Jeremy Welsh, currently showing at Heimdal Kunstforening, Trondheim. Two HD video projections and 8 channels of sound. Material recorded late summer 2015 on the islands of Munkholmen and Tautra in Trondheim Fjord.


LMW at Heimdal Kunstforening

16th. January we open a new exhibition with works by LMW (Lossius Mogstad Welsh) at Heimdal Kunstforening, Trondheim. Trond Lossius and myself are showing two works from our ongoing project The Atmospherics. One of these, "And Sometimes The Light Hurts Our Eyes", is brand new, based on video and sound recordings we made around Trondheim Fjord, on the islands of Munkholmen and Tautra in August 2015. The installation comprises two projections and eight channels of sound. One projection shows a digital film in four parts and the other shows text, which relates to and comments upon the images asynchronously. More to come when we begin installing on 12th. January!


The Photo Notebooks: Władysław Hasior

Now and again, the e-flux mai list comes up with real nuggets of gold. One such arrived today, announcing an online archive, hosted by the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, of the Photo Notebooks by Polish artist Władysław Hasior. 

Having much in common with Aby Warburg's Mnemnsyne Atlas  and Gerhard Richter's Atlas, as well as countless other collections by artists and photographers, it is a fascinating collection of images and a mapping of what are often familiar themes or obsessions. The archive has been digitised from a collection of  20 000 35mm colour slides -  a considerable collection in the world of pre-digital images.

I will be spending time browsing the archive in coming days and noting confluences with my own image-gathering habits!



Lossius & Welsh exhibit in Luftskipet (The Air Ship)

In the exhibition "Søkjer Heim"  (seeking a home) Trond Lossius & Jeremy Welsh are presenting a short video from their ongoing series The Atmospherics. The piece was made in 2014 as a tribute to composer Morten Eide Pedersen (1958 - 2014) with whom they had both collaborated many times during the past decade.

The video features sounds and images recorded in Hardanger in the early autumn of 2014. New iterations of The Atmospherics will be shown during 2016, at Heimdal Kunstforening (January-February) and at Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde (June - September)

The premise of the exhibition "Søkjer Heim" is that visitors to the show can apply to own one of the exhibited works, for free.