Magnhild Øen Nordahl will moderate a conversation between Thure Erik Lund and Maren Dagny Juell on the event Latent City – Invisible Fields #1, 21 November at Bergen Kjøtt.
Magnhild Øen Nordahl (b. 1985, Ulstein) lives and works in Bergen, Norway. In 2018, she co-founded Aldea Center for Contemporary Art, Design and Technology and started a PhD in artistic research at the University of Bergen. In her practice, she looks at how we translate phenomena into abstract concepts and how giving a sculptural body to abstractions can be a way of examining with our hands, eyes, and feet; the things that structure our everyday. She has made works about measurement systems, the spherical shape of the Earth, standard shapes in 3D modeling software, and the double nature of the 3D model as both abstract and particular, digital and physical. Øen Nordahl has exhibited her work at venues including Bergen Kunsthall, The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta.
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.