Verktøykassen invites #1: 3D modeling and CNC milling in artistic practice, with Magnhild Øen Nordahl/Aldea

BEK - Presentation og introduction to Fusion 360 21.01.2020 11.0021.01.2020 16.00
Aldea - CNC milling 28.01.2020 10.0028.01.2020 16.00


As part of Verktøykassen (the Toolbox), we invite artists to teach us things we cannot ourselves. Visual artist Magnhild Øen Nordahl will speak about how she uses 3D modeling as a tool and conceptual point of departure in her artistic practice and in her ongoing artistic research project at the Academy of Fine Arts, KMD/UiB. After the presentation, she will continue with an introduction to the 3D modeling tool Fusion 360, where the course participants get to try out this software and model an object that is milled out in the course part 2 on the CNC milling machine at BEK’s neighbor Aldea.

Please note that the workshop is fully booked! But everyone are welcome to the presentation Tuesday 21st starting at 11.00.

This mini-course runs over 2 days. The course participants must download and install Fusion 360 in advance, and bring their own laptop.

The course is free, and participants don’t need any prior knowledge. Sign up to the course here.

Day 1: Presentation and introduction to Fusion 360
Tuesday January 21 at 11.00 – 16.00

Day 2: CNC milling at Aldea
Tuesday January 28 at 10.00 – 16.00

The course is a collaboration between BEK and Aldea Center for Contemporary Art, Design and Technology.

Magnhild Øen Nordahl

Magnhild Øen Nordahl (born 1985) lives and works in Bergen where she is currently working on a doctorate at the Art Academy, UiB. In the ongoing research project, she uses sculpture and video to investigate abstraction as a process and tool in 3D modeling, digital fabrication and maker culture. Recent exhibitions are Salt Form at the Latitudes Art Fair in Johannesburg, South Africa and Vevringsutstillinga in Vevring, Norway.

Magnhild’s website.

Opening Week BEK 2020

When BEK opened its newly renovated premises in 2019, we did so with a number of events during the opening weeks. We think this was so fun that we are happy to open 2020 with a new opening week! This year we will be inviting you again to a series of presentations, workshops and concerts January 20 – 28! See the full programme here.


Verktøykassen (the toolbox) is BEK’s meeting place to learn about and try out technical tools, be it both hardware and software. There is a low threshold for participation and a high hands-on factor. Each time, a new “theme of the day” is launched, and the participants can come with inputs or questions that are raised jointly. Verktøykassen takes place regularly, and is led by game developer and programmer Stian Remvik. Sometimes we also invite artists to teach us things we cannot ourselves.

See all Verktøykassen courses here.