Please join us for BEK’s summer party on Friday 12 August at 19:00 for a night celebrating BEK-community and the last days of summer!
We will open the party with a workshop by Sveinung Rudjord Unneland, Borghild Rudjord Unneland and Charlotte Besuijen, inviting you to decorate our blank walls. Come leave your mark at BEK in neon and glitter!
After that we invite you to performances by Omar E. Johnsen & Luke Drozd, and by Jiska Huizing & Mathias Loose. Johnsen and Drozd were working in a studio residency at BEK this spring exploring a shared audio language, and will perform some of the collaborative material. Our current residents Huizing and Loose are investigating field recording and its relation to place and memory, as well as generative and interactive audio systems. In the performance, they will share some glimpses from their creative process.
We will heat up our barbecue, prepare some salads and snacks and serve you a welcome drink! Please bring whatever you would like to grill, and whatever else you need for good summer vibes.
Last, but not least, the summer party will be an opportunity to celebrate our beloved former colleague Marieke Verbiesen, who recently left her position at BEK.
Sveinung Rudjord Unneland is a visual artist often working with paintings and sculpture assembled in installations. He is currently a PhD candidate at KMD, The Art Academy – Department of Contemporary Art. https://www.sveinungunneland.com/
Borghild Rudjord Unneland is a visual artist based in Bergen, working in a variety of 2- and 3-dimensional media. https://bunneland.no/
Charlotte Besuijen is a visual artist based in Bergen.
Omar E. Johnsen is a musician exploring new territories within music and sound, frequently collaborating with visual artists. His focus is on modular synthezisers, improvised music and sound installations. https://omarjohnsen.com/
Luke Drozd is an artist and maker whose work takes a variety of forms, from print and sculptural works to music and performances both solo and as part of duo Reet Maff’l. He hosts Thunks and Thuds, a fortnightly show of music and sounds on the independent radio station Vers Libre. http://www.lukedrozd.com/
Jiska Huizing is an artist, musician and DJ. Their work questions the way we perceive things and our surroundings, using various media including photography, sound, drawing, text and hikes. https://jiskahuizing.nl/
Mathias Loose is a sound artist inventing and creating musical ideas which translate into records, sound pieces and visual material. His academic background combines fine art and film composition. He is a member of FUKK – Forenede Uafhængige Københavnske Kunstnere, https://www.fukk.dk/ https://soundcloud.com/mathiasloose