Welcome to a concert with Lux Passerine (Craig Wells, Omar Johnsen and Stian Remvik) – live streamed directly to you wherever you are; in the living room, on the beach or by the Sankthans bonfire! The concert starts on Tuesday 23rd June at 22:00, but the live-stream will be running from around 21:30
BEK rounds off this spring with a real summer party, and gives you the last stunt in the series Så jævla sanntid: a live streamed concert with Lux Passerine. Craig Wells and Omar Johnsen has been working on their new record here at BEK, and this evening we will experience a real time negotiation between two modular systems that will aesthetically inhabit slow unfolding forms and melodic lines converging inside a quad system. Stian Remvik will accompany them with video and computer graphics, and together the trio will give us a unique experience – both IRL and over the web.
The concert is part of BEK’s summer party, which is now fully booked. Due to restrictions related to the corona virus, we can only have a limited number of guests on our premises. The concert will be streamed live for everyone, the link will be publihsed on this site.
About Så jævla sanntid (So damn real-time)
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?
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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
Please find more Så jævla sanntid events here.
Poster design by Luke Drozd.