The latest installation in the series The Atmospherics by Trond Lossius and Jeremy Welsh opened on 18 June at Sogn & Fjordane Art Museum in Førde. The new installation is entitled "Stop, Hey, Watch That Sound!" and is the largest to date in this series. Audio is played back through a 20 loudspeaker surround system, with 10 speakers mounted at floor level and 10 high up on the gallery walls, 7 meters above the floor. Video is displayed on 8 projections and 2 Ultra HD 4K tv screens. During the opening, Bergen Barokk played a short improvised concert, responding to the sound and images in the installation.
Imagery and sound for this installation was recorded during several field trips in Sogn & Fjordane, Hardanger, Trøndelag and Lofoten. The soundscape and the image sequences mix material from different locations, so that the result is a hybrid place or space, constructed from details of many different places. All of the videos used in the installation are of different lengths, so that the combination of images changes continually, as does the correspondence between image and sound.
The Atmospherics began in 2014 and is a further elaboration of themes developed during there research project Re:Place at Bergen Academy of Art & Design in 2012-2013. The project so far has resulted in one short video film, made as a tribute to deceased composer Morten Eide Pedersen, and four previous installations:
The Place Sound Makes In Passing: Galleri 3,14, Bergen, November 2014
Flags, Flames, Smoke and Bridges: Visningsrom USF, Bergen, December 2014
Til It Rains I'm Gonna Stay Inside: Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal, January 2015
And Sometimes The Light Hurts Our Eyes, Heimdal Kunstforening, Trondheim, January 2016
Part 6 of the project is planned for autumn 2016, to be shown at a location in Hardanger. More information will follow!