Andrew Amorim: The Future Stands Still, But We Move In Infinite Space

Bergen Kjøtt, Skutevikstorget 1, Bergen 02.12.2017 19.0017.12.2017 20.00


On Saturday Dec 2nd Andrew Amorim’s exhibition The Future Stands Still, But We Move In Infinite Space opens, as third and last part of the exhibition series Photographic Field Trips at Bergen Kjøtt. Amorim has been using BEK’s video studio for all video editing, and the playback is set up in a network by Stian Remvik at BEK.

In the exhibition Amorim presents photographs and a video installation from Kampala, Uganda, where the artist has been living and working for the past year. Thematically Amorim explores themes around historiography, memory and decay, and the work collects narratives around the artist’s interest in boxing, race war and colonial history.

Bergen Kjøtt, 02. — 17.12, 2017
Opening Saturday December 2nd, 7pm
Artist Talk Thursday December 7th, 7pm
Open Thursday-Sundays: 5pm-8pm

More about the exhibition here.

About Andrew Amorim

Andrew Amorim (b. 1983, Belém, Brazil) is an interdisciplinary artist working with photography, film, video installation, sound, and text to explore themes of identity, memory and decay. He is a Masters graduate from the Bergen Academy of Arts and Design, Norway (2016). Amorim often works by staging actions in front of a camera, subsequently combining found and original material through reproduction and editing. His work has been exhibited at Independent, New York, Preus Museum, Horten, Melk, Oslo, NoPlace, Oslo, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, I: project space, Beijing.

About Photographic Field Trips

Numi Thorvarsson, Andrew Amorim and Tonje Bøe Birkeland bring their cameras on expeditions. The artists gather material far away from their studios in Bergen. The journeys and the outcomes create a platform for three projects commissioned by and exhibited at Bergen Kjøtt in 2017 for the exhibition series Photographic Field Trips.

The artist with camera in hand. A wish to document and simultaneously take part in something meaningful, valuable, fascinating – or just beyond words. The artist stands alone. The artist on the move is the stranger who tries to get in, to be accepted. Experiences go beyond expectations, the realisation surpasses the conception.

The three artists share a curiosity and a tenderness in meeting new cultures and places. Today empathy and openness for other cultures are more important than ever.