Working from the fast-paced and action-packed shoot-’em-up video game franchise “Time Crisis “, this project explores the crisis of the changing perception of time in the age of acceleration, and action/inaction as a response. Taking the form of an expanded reading and writing workshop at BEK, this second stage of “Time Crisis Conference” will deconstruct what constitutes the acts of both reading and writing as ventures in time. Places are limited, sing-up is needed.
TIME CRISIS CONFERENCE: STAGE TWO
Workshop with Samuel Brzeski and Robin Everett at BEK
Taking the form of an expanded reading and writing workshop at BEK, the second stage will deconstruct what constitutes the acts of both reading and writing as ventures in time. Taking the algorithmic cross-reading of Marcel Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time” and “Time Crisis” that created the framework for Stage One and incorporating live gameplay, participants will explore reading and writing both as metronomic activities and as blueprints for alternate readings.
Stage Two will take place at BEK on Monday 21st September, 17.00 – 19.00
To sign up for the workshop email firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to current COVID-19 regulations, places will be limited.
TIME CRISIS CONFERENCE: STAGE ONE
Exhibition by Samuel Brzeski and Robin Everett at Isotop Project Space
Working from the fast-paced and action-packed shoot-’em-up video game franchise ‘”Time Crisis”, this project explores the crisis of the changing perception of time in the age of acceleration, and action/inaction as a response. Taking the precarious situations within the video game as a departure point, and an algorithmic reading of Marcel Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time”, a reconfigured narrative will unfold across a multi-channel video installation, entangling temporalities and creating an environment of information overload.
Due to the current situation of COVID in Bergen there will be no opening event, instead we encourage you to join us in the opening hours of the project space in the times below.
Opening hours Isotop Project Space:
Friday 18th September: 14.00 – 19.00
Saturday 19th September: 12.00 – 17.00
Sunday 20th September: 12.00 – 17.00
Samuel Brzeski is an artist, writer and researcher. His predominantly text-based practice concerns the exploration of different modes and acts of reading and the relationship between writing and sound. He is searching for different ways in which text can have a body, and can be embodied. He does this by creating collective and controlled experiences of reading through theatrical video and sound installations, durational vocal performances, exercises in conceptual writing and performative workshops. Samuel has had recent projects with Bergen Assembly, Black Box Theatre (Oslo), Galerie 207 (Prague) and Galleri Slakt (Bergen) and has upcoming projects at Visningsrom USF (Bergen), Galleri Box (Gothenburg), Galleri KRAFT (Bergen), and Babel Visningsrom (Trondheim). Throughout 2020, he is writer-in-residence at Lydgalleriet, Bergen.
Robin Everett is an artist and writer. His practice employs video, text, and sculpture as equal extensions of time-based media to focus on posthuman structures and scales of temporality. The work addresses this situation as a cartography of multiple levels, processes, and conceptualisations of time overlapping, where a geologic slowness is intricately entangled with micro-temporalities. Through the uncanny kinship arising between technological accelerations—the digital symbols of endurance—and the increasing precarity of our situation the work examines the multiple ways of sensing and narrating time. Robin has had recent projects with Bergen Assembly, Mustarinda (Finland), LIAF (Lofoten), HIAP (Finland), and Studio17 (Stavanger).