White Out: video projection at street level

From 16 - 29 January, my video work "White Out" (2002) will be screened continuoiusly in the window of Gallery S12 in Sparbankgate, Bergen.  The video will be shown in one of the main gallery windows at street level. This presentation is a collaboration between S12 and BEK (Bergen Center for Electronic Art)

White Out was initially made for the exhibition "Dream vs. Reality" at Galleri F15, Jeløy, in 2002 and has since been included in several exhibitions, including "Where Am I Now" at the Museum for Contemporary Art in Oslo (2004). In 2005 it was shown as a large public projection in the concourse of Oslo Central Station and in 2006 was part of an international video art exhibition at South London Gallery in Camberwell, South London.

Stills from White Out, video, 2002

Imagery recorded in New York between 1999 - 2001


20 12 2012


20 12 2012

at 20:12 this evening

at 20:12 20/12 2012



2012 summed up

Projects & activities in 2012.

The Documentation, Public Art and Research pages have all been updated, with links to online photo albums. During December 2012 - January 2013 more pages will be added, with information about and documentation of both recent and earlier projects. The photo project "maZine" which was featured on my former website has now been added to this site as a separate page.

Tracking/Tracing: contemporary art from Australia. Jeremy Welsh was curator for the exhibition at Galleri 3,14 Bergen, with work by Nathalie Hartog-Gautier, Kim Lawler and Fiona Foley. (Scroll down the archive page from the link above to find the information on Tracking/Tracing) The exhibition was accompanied by a one-day seminar with guest speakers Cathie Payne, Heidi Nikolaisen, Jill Walker Rettberg, Nathalie Hartog-Gautier and Steven Bode. A catalogue, with introductory essay by Cathie Payne, was issued as en e-book and also in PDF format.

Still from video Bliss by Fiona Foley

Photo by Kim Lawler from the series Between Lines

Nathalie Hartog-Gautier from the series Scanning Memories


Co-curator, together with Bergljot Jonsdottir, for Young and Loving 2012, exhibition at S12 gallery & workshop, and Galleri Format, Bergen.

Stine  Bidstrup installation

Hiromi Takazawa - wall installation

Anna Mlasowsky - video performance "Hand Made" - manipuating hot glass

Petra Thorgren - Historieskrivning / The Writing of History - prints in glass hemispheres

Petra Thorgren, detail

Petra Thorgren, Sunset Series (right) and Julia Malle, Lines of Light (left)

Julia Malle, Lines of Light
Charlotte Potter - Bottled Emotions, performance

Charlotte Pottrer - Bottled Emotions, installation
Mette Colberg - photo from Potraits series

Exhibition in collaboration with Scott Rettberg as part of the start-up of the Re:place project, an art research project developed in collaboration with Oslo Academy of Art and the Grieg Academy, Bergen.

Jeremy Welsh: SMS Bamboo Forest - installation/work in progress

Scott Rettberg, Roderick Coover & Nick Montford: Three Rails Live - generative video narrative

Odds - participated in exhibition shown at several locations in Odda, Hardanger. The work shown was the three-screen video installation Immemorial, first made and shown in 1989 at Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and more recently exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Art Strasbourg and Stenersens Museum, Oslo.



30 October: Workshop on Curating and Exhibiting Electronic Literature

As part of this event arranged by Jill Walker Rettberg and Scott Rettberg of the University of Bergen, I will be chairing a discussion group whose aim is to develop criteria for soliciting and curating works within electronic literature/digital arts. This is aimed towards an international electronic literature festival planned for Bergen in 2015.

On 8 - 9 November I will be participating in the ELIA biennale conference in Vienna, where colleagues from art education institutes all over Europe will be gathering to discuss current priorities and to hear keynotes by such luminaries as Ute Meta Bauer and Yoko Ono :-) Hopefully there will also be time for visits to The Secession and other art venues in Vienna.

A recent phone camera image, taken purely by accident. To get this sense of circular movement by intention would probably be extremely difficult!


ODDS exhibition

The exhibition ODDS took place in ODDA from 10 - 14 October, where the 1989 video installation Immemorial was featured. Documentation from the show is now online at the ODDS web page. A visit to the exhibition was incorporated in the Re:place seminar, which took place from 11 - 13 October.


Exhibition opening 5 October

Images from the opening of places / traces / stories on Friday 5th. October are posted on the Re:place blog. Documentation images of the show can be viewed here.


Stoke / Spode

I have recently returned from a short trip to Stoke on Trent to visit/take part in the project Resurrecting the Obsolete, a multi-disciplinary and participatory site-specific project initiated by Anne Helen Mydland and Neil Brownsword in collaboration with the British Ceramics Biennale (forthcoming in 2013). The project takes place in the former Spode ceramics factory, a large industrial site in the centre of Stoke Town, which is now abandoned and partly derelict. Ceramicists, sculptors, installation & performance artists, photographers and video makers took part in the initial workshop, which will continue in March 2013.


Upcoming activities

The research project Re: place at Bergen Academy of Art & Design (KHIB) is about to go live this autumn. Follow developments at the project blog  Re: place.

The first event will be an exhibition together with Scott Rettberg at the KHIB gallery Rom 8, from 5 - 14 October. More information following soon. During the exhibition period there will be a workshop/seminar and a guest lecture programme. Details to be found on the Re:place blog.


Jewelsh website offline

My main website, jewelsh.com, is now offline. Until recently it was hosted by the Apple Mobile Me service, which has now been discontinued.

Extra pages will soon be added to this blog to replace the content previously found on jewelsh.com



This blog is being revived and will continue to be in use in coming months. New posts on forthcoming projects will be added in due course.

See also the new blog for Re:place, an art research project currently in development at KHIB.

JW 16-05-2012