Opening of the new BEK

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We are incredibly proud and happy to wish you welcome to the new BEK! The last two weeks in January 2019, we invite old and new colleagues and partners to the opening party, presentations and workshops in our new premises. It will also be possible to get an introduction to the studios and to our new routines. Save the dates – join us and celebrate!


Opening Party
Saturday January 19th from 19.00 and onward
Food and drinks. Open event/free entrance.

Official opening! With opening speech/presentation and concerts by Else Olsen S, Alan O Ragllahai and John Hegre (presented by Ny Musikk), and Brita UT! Read more here.

Crash course in filmmaking
Monday January 21st and Tuesday January 22nd
10.00 – 16.00 hours, both days
Price: 400,- including lunch both days. Sign up to bek(a)

Make a story, prepare the shoot and hit REC, before going into the crucial editing process! The workshop will be led by filmmaker and -producer Paul Johannessen. Read more here.

Presentation by Thorolf Thuestad
Wednesday January 23rd at 19.00 – 21.00
Open event/free entrance

Thorolf Thuestad is a well-known and dear sound-maestro in the cultural field of Bergen. He will present his current research project at KMD, and show and share knowledge about robots, automation and the machines themselves. He will not come alone. Read more here.

Post-truth soundart – a conversation between Siri Austeen og Espen Sommer Eide
Friday January 25th at 14.00 – 16.00
Open event/free entrance

Siri Austeen and Espen Sommer Eide have in their practices in different ways related to sound recording or “field recording” – a term that may mistakenly give the impression that the sound must be retrieved in exotic and dangerous places. BEK has invited them to a conversation where they present different projects they have participated in and discuss examples of how they have practically embraced field recording as an artistic strategy. Read more here.

Introduction to the Sound Studio
Monday January 28th at 11.00 – 13.00
Sign up to bek(a) /free entrance

Get an introduction to the Sound Studio at BEK! Our experienced advisor in art and technology Espen Sommer Eide will guide you.

Intorduction to the Video Studio
Tuesday January 29th at 11.00 – 13.00 and 19.00 – 21.00
Sign up to bek(a) /free entrance

Get an introduction to the Video Studio at BEK! Our experienced advisor in art and technology Marieke Verbiesen will guide you. Read more here.

Common Notions (confusion resumes outside a few square meters) – third attempt
Presentation by Sabine Popp
Wednesday January 30th at 19.00 – 21.00
Open event/free entrance

Sabine Popp’s presentation will be based on her work as a research fellow at the Art Academy – Institute of Contemporary Art, KMD. Common Notions is conceived as a performance-lecture and is part of the project Agential Matter (Invisible Landscapes), which examines performativity of algae, objects and bodies in instances of observation in scientific research, economic interests and artistic encounter along the coast. Read more here.

To the thinker who is not the gardener, only the soil of the plants that grow in him
Presentation by Kjersti Sundland
Thursday January 31st at 19.00 – 21.00
Open event/free entrance

In this presentation, Kjersti Sundland will be sharing marginal and occluded concepts on how human made electromagnetic radiation and the earth’s electromagnetic radiation seem to interweave and coagulate, and to resurface as fissures, or specters in our perception, language and modes of attention. Read more here.