Arkadia 02-22

23.02 - 27.02
Wed 18:00 - 20:00
Thu 15:00 - 20:00
Fri 15:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Free (without pre-registration)
Local with Social Distance

Arkadia 02-22

Arkadia 02-22 is an audiovisual work based on a series of travels, experiments and performances in the Northern regions of Norway, Finland and Russia. The video and audio material are recorded with various equipment over the course of 20 years and re-composed and re-presented with the assistance of various artificial intelligence and machine learning models.

In addition to the computer generated material, the work weaves in a number of new audiovisual performances based on local everyday experiences such as cloudberry picking, mosquito meditations, coffee fortune telling, a cat operating a camera, and investigating an old 78rpm vinyl record collection found in the attic.

Our consciousness and memory piece together a life-world. Our actions and movements within it make the rhythms of our imaginary home. Repetitions and rituals make us forget where it all started. But we never forget to bring our berry-picking bucket, just in case.

Thank you Rural Reading Room (Kristin Tårnesvik, Hilde M. Methi, Morten Torgersrud), Venke Tørmenen, Honna Havas, Monika Sandnesmo, Neal Cahoon and many more for contributing to the archive material.

Arkadia 02-22 is one of Det gode liv // The Sweetness of Living productions. It was developed in dialogue with Pikene på Broen for Barents Spektakel 2022 with additional support from Bergen Kommune, Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond and Kulturrådet.