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Lectures and presentations


BEK - 21/04/2017

Presentation: Utopia Diorama

The VR-film Utopia was first shown in the woods at Høgskulen på Vestlandet, Campus Bergen, fall 2016. Utopia is a 360-degree virtual reality interpretation of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia, on the occasion of the 500-year anniversary of the book (1516-2016).

At BEK Margrethe Kolstad Brekke (initiator/visual artist) and Hilde Annine Hasselberg (director/singer) will talk about the film and the working process – about the thoughts behind, the production, the collaboration and not least about Utopia.


BEK, C. Sundtsgate 55 - 27/03/2017

Artist presentations by Zeno van den Broek, Jan Willem Hagenbeek, Tijs Ham & Birk Nygaard

During the first three months of this year Dutch sound artist Tijs Ham has been collaborating with Bergen visual artist Birk Nygaard during a residency at USF Verftet supported by BEK. On the 26th of March, this collaboration will be premiered at Landmark alongside a performance by Zeno van den Broek presenting his new audiovisual piece Shift Symm. In the same weekend Jan Willem Hagenbeek from Ginkosynthese will host a workshop in Bergen Public Library.


University of Aberdeen - 17/03/2017 to 18/03/2017

In and Out of Space: Critical Approaches to Spatiality in Sound and Image

In and Out of Space: Critical Approaches to Spatiality in Sound and Image is a two day doctoral training workshop at the University of Aberdeen, and features keynotes, workshops and performances by Professor Paul Koonce (University of Florida), Trond Lossius (BEK) and Johannes Deutsch.


BEK - 03/12/2016 to 04/12/2016

The Material in The Immaterial

During the weekend of December 3-4th, BEK invited artists working with video to share and discuss practices. The aim of the seminar and workshop was to broaden the understanding of the video medium’s possibilities today, through a practical and theoretical exploration of technology, process and work.


USF Verftet - 25/11/2016

Artist Talk: Bethan Kellough

The sound artist and composer Bethan Kellough is currently artist in residency at USF Verftet. This talk is an informal opportunity to meet with her. She’ll talk about her artistic work, and present excerpts from some of her works. The residency is hosted by USF Verftet and supported in various ways by BEK, Lydgalleriet, Ekko and NOTAM in Oslo.


BEK - 01/11/2016

Leandro Pisano - The Third Soundscape

The Italian writer and curator Leandro Pisano visits BEK, and will give a presentation on “The Third Soundscape”.

Leandro Pisano is the director of Interferenze New Arts Festival, and his projects and writings focus on new media, sound and technological arts. During the stay in Bergen he will also meet with a number of local sound artists.


Sentralbadet - 26/10/2016 to 15/12/2016

Petition - Make Sentralbadet a House for the Stage Arts in Bergen Now

BIT Teatergarasjen and Carte Blanche need our support! Please read more and sign the petition here.

The petition is available in Norwegian and English.


BEK artist talk - 21/10/2016 and BEK residency - 13/10/2016 to 24/10/2016

Exploring „Voiceland“ - residency and artist talk

Mareike Dobewall and Gisli Gretarsson will do a residency at BEK in mid Octobre. Friday 21st they will share their findings in an artist talk and discuss the future of their project „Voiceland“.