Join us for BEK Opening Week 2022!

BEK, C. Sundts gate 55 15.02.2022 21.02.2022


We glide into the new year with our 2022 Opening Week and invite everyone to an open house at BEK! Join us for workshops, screenings, talks, and concerts – or just for a walk through our spaces, studios and labs and a friendly chat.

You can see and hear works in progress by some of the artists working with BEK, dive into some of the urgent topics of our research, learn about our history, and even get some new programming skills! All accompanied by warm soup and cold drinks on both Saturday and Sunday!

See details on the programme in the links below. All the events are free.


Tuesday 15–Friday 18 February

10:00–15:00 Workshops on Unity
BEK, C. Sundts gate 55, 9th floor

Two-part workshop with Dianne Murphy with an introduction to the software Unity and how it can be applied.

Part 1: Introduction to Unity, 15–16 February 10:00-15:00
Part 2: Possibilities in Unity, 17–18 February 10:00-15:00

Saturday 19 February

16:00, 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00 Lars Ove Toft: ‘like Night and Day’, installation/screening (fully booked!)
C. Sundts gate 55, project space 3rd floor

Screening of Lars Ove Toft’s new installation ‘like Night and Day’ for small groups.

20:00 Parallax & Anders Tveit: Inside–Outside, concert/live sound installation
BEK, C. Sundts gate 55, 9th floor

Improvisation/contemporary music trio Parallax and electroacoustic composer Anders Tveit perform a new work.

Sunday 20 February

16:00: around which dissonant satellites cluster + Equalize all media!, book launch and video premiere
BEK, C. Sundts gate 55, 9th floor

Book launch for around which dissonant satellites cluster: 20 år med Bergen senter for elektronisk kunst with Dušan Barok and Vilde Salhus Røed in conversation, moderated by Grethe Melby. We’re also premiering the video Equalize all media! Narratives from the interdisciplinary art scene in Norway 1999-2003 by Marieke Verbiesen.

19:00 BEK Works in progress, video screenings
Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall, Rasmus Meyers allé 5

Get a micro-glimpse of what’s cooking in BEK’s busy kitchen! We’ll be showing some of the great work being created in our spaces or with BEK´s assistance and inspiration. Work in progress by Åse Løvgren and Stine Gonsholt, Espen Sommer Eide, Kiyoshi Yamamoto, Ingrid Bjørnaali, and Jenny Berger Myhre/Annie Bielski/Jenny Hval.

Monday 21 February

19:00 Susan Schuppli – Listening to Ice, public lecture
KMD Auditorium Knut Knaus, Møllendalsveien 61 (the lecture will also be streamed at Vimeo)

Lecture with artist and researcher Susan Schuppli highlighting material from her project Learning from Ice.

Images: around which dissonant satellites cluster – book design by Vera Gomes; still from ‘like Night and Day’ by Lars Ove Toft; still from Equalize all media! by Marieke Verbiesen; screenshot from Unity scene by Dianne Murhpy; photo of Parallax; women from the village of Akshow in the Himalayas listening to the sounds of Drang Drung Glacier as part of a site-based workshop, 2021, photo courtesy of Susan Schuppli; still from the audiovisual work Arkadia by Espen Sommer Eide; installation view of The Universal Machine by Åse Løvgren and Stine Gonsholt – photo: Stine Gonsholt.