Composed of the words sliding and knowing, the norwegian term Skyvelære means caliper, a device for measuring distance. In the exhibition Skyvelære Ellen Røed is reflecting on devices and procedures that are used in video art and in the natural sciences. She considers various relationships involved in creating representations; field trips, story telling, gathering or capturing of data, measuring, calibrating.
Ellen Røed is a research fellow in fine arts at Bergen Academy of Arts and Design, in The Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme, and this exhibition constitutes the artistic result of her fellowship project.
The exhibition will be opened by Dr. Werner Schmutz, director of Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos / World Radiation Center.
Signe Lidén has collaborated with Ellen Røed on two installations in the show. She will also present a soundpiece in the Parabol serie in the downstairs entrance hall, curated by Lydgalleriet.
The project is supported by Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme, Bergen Kommune and BEK.