The exhibition Imaginalia by Espen Sommer Eide opens at Østfold Art Centre on Saturday March 10th. BEK is proud partner for this new production, as Sommer Eide has been using BEK’s audio and video equipment, as well as project room and studios.
A composer, disillusioned by the limits and weakness of the human imagination, decides to travel back to nature. He journeys to the rivers and highlands of Northern Norway, hoping to get in touch with other sources of imagination. The composition Imaginalia is constructed of visions unsullied by human agency and emotional politics. The sensory biology of animals and plants becomes a visual score with rhythms and harmonies based on unknown principles. All the while the composer is constantly visited by ghosts of his own past, something that makes it ever more difficult to finish the composition Imaginalia.
About Espen Sommer Eide
Espen Sommer Eide (b. 1972) is a composer and artist based in Bergen, Norway. Using sound as a tool, his works investigates themes ranging from the linguistic to sensory biology, including the invention of new scientific and musical instruments for performative fieldwork. He has been a prominent representative of experimental electronic music from Norway, with main projects Alog and Phonophani, and a string of releases on the labels Rune Grammofon and Hubro.
His works has been exhibited and performed at Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen Assembly, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Manifesta Biennial, Henie Onstad kunstsenter, Stedelijk Museum, De Halle Haarlem, Sonic Acts, Mutek festival, GRM/Presences Électronique, Performa Festival, Museo Reina Sofia and more.