In 2020, BEK is celebrating its 20 year anniversary and throughout the year we will present a number of different projects – both new artistic projects and a selection from our archive. First up is “Så jævla sanntid” (“So damn real-time”) 2020 – a series where we explore various digital formats and show them online. In the coming months, we will publish these artistic projects on bek.no.
Today, in this different version of everyday life, many of our actions, interactions and experiences have moved to digital platforms. A lot of activity – meetings, concerts, teaching, gaming, exhibition visits, lectures and more – happens in real-time: the actual time in which a process or event occurs. In the year 2000, strong and reliable Internet, as well as free hosting for artists’ websites, were key reasons for the creation of BEK. These services enabled entirely new forms of collaboration, which could take place in real-time over the Internet. In 2000, BEK organised the workshop “Så jævla sanntid”, exploring real-time video processing and this culminated in a live, real-time video jam. Back then, everything was ‘so damn real-time’, in other words – real-time was the new hype. Right now, many of us may want more of a physical reality than the one that occurs in ‘so damn real-time’ over the web. We are looking forward to presenting arts and technology projects from BEK digitally, and to seeing you all IRL again!
And speaking of hosting and streaming services these days: Did you know that the very first Vimeo server was stationed at BEK?
Returning to Actuality, 27th May – 7th June
Videos and live-stream of installation
Introduction to Max in Verktøykassen, 11th June
Learn Max in this workshop
Trollofon radio, 15th June – 31th August
Summerparty and live happening, 23rd June
More information will come!
Stay tuned at bek.no, and save the dates!
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A one-week workshop focusing on the technical and artistic/creative aspects of the ‘NATO’ software for real-time video processing. Led by Hans Christian Gilje. The workshop culminated in an all-night video jam at the Akademiske Kvarter.
– from BEK’s annual report 2000
Poster design 2000: Piotr Pajchel
Poster design 2020: Luke Drozd