Between Humans & Animals in Bergen
Yngvild Færøy & Søssa Jørgensen
Live online radio broadcast (with audience)
Is man the dog’s best friend? Can the urban neighborhood include plankton, rats and cows? And what do archeologists and seagulls have in common? We tilt our ears and listen to the city animal, go bone collecting into Bergen’s past and sniff into the future city. Humans & Animals is a platform for sharing and discussing issues around humans and animals as companion species, in a soundscape collected from the city of Bergen.
Mellom folk & dyr i Bergen is supported by the Fritt Ord Foundation and BEK.
Photo credit: Anu Vahtra
Yngvild Færøy (b.1970, Notodden) og Søssa Jørgensen (b. 1968, Oslo) have worked with sound art, radio and performance for many years. As core members of the sound art collective BallongMagasinet, they were important contributors to the 90s sound art scene, producing a number of radio programs, radio plays, exhibitions and publications in Norway and internationally. Notable collaborators include OCA, NIFCA, NRK, NOTAM, Radio Sweden, Torpedo Press, RadiOrakel, Konsthall C and Gallery F15. In recent years they have worked with documentary sound and socially oriented projects. Since 2017, they have been discussing the relationship between people and animals in the art project and podcast series Folk & Dyr.
Latent City presents artistic productions dealing with the city’s hidden stories. Seen through the lens of artistic observation, hidden stories, latent infrastructures and questions of digital presence and of power and democracy in our cities, meet in an exhibition that takes place over three weeks. The Latent City is the city that awaits, the one that is about to unfold, our common future city.
Several of the art projects are financed or commissioned by BEK, while others are existing works presented in new formats. A video program will be on show throughout the project period and there will be an extensive program of talks and performances. Please read more about the project and the programme here.