Welcome to Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts during B-open!
Al Skua and Marcel del Castillo – current artists at studio residency at BEK – will open the doors to their working spaces and share excerpts from ongoing projects. In addition, you can listen to our new quadrophonic sound system in the project room, where BEK’s producer in art and technology Morten Norbye Halvorsen will demonstrate work-in-progress with machine learning tools.
The event is part of B-Open 2024, and will take place on Saturday 23 September from 12:00 to 17:00. B-Open is an annual art festival in September where professional artisans and visual artists open their studios to the public. The festival has free access and is aimed at all age groups.
Open video studio: Marcel del Castillo
Artist Marcel del Castillo is working in BEK’s video studio during two weeks in September, editing the video essay Memorial y Conocimiento; El Agua de las Acequias (Memory and Knowledge; The water of Acequias). During B-Open, he will show excerpts of his work-in-progress.
Open sound studio: Al Skua
Sound artist Al Skua works in BEK’s sound studio, exploring recordings of electromagnetic fields, made with Skua’s self-constructed microphones.
Open project room: Morten Norbye Halvorsen
Artist and producer in art and technology at BEK, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, works in the project room with BEK’s new quadrophonic speaker setup. There will be an opportunity to hear some of the projects that are under development at BEK and the processes behind, among other things, machine learning models, multi-channel field recording and audio restoration.
BEK’s space unfortunately is not wheelchair accessible. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re using a wheelchair, and we’ll do our best to facilitate your needs. Our space has all gender toilet facilities. Service dogs are welcome. We also provide the option of a quiet room.
Image: Still from Memorial y Conocimiento; El Agua de las Acequias by Marcel del Castillo