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Temporary Laboratory Exhibition

Gallery KIT, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU, March 12 – 25, 2018.
Opening: March 16th @ 19.00

About: The exhibition THE TEMPORARY LABORATORY at Gallery KIT, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU, presents the Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art. The Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art collects the most comprehensive knowledge and documentation of media arts in Norway, in terms of history, artistic activities, artists, and the development of the field.

Curator: Temporary Laboratory exhibition and activities curated by Michelle Teran with Master’s students Anaclara Talento Acosta, Letizia Balzi, Katherine Butcher, Mika Haykowsky, Alvaro Hortal Muñoz, Lisa Paland, Martin Grøndalen Palmer, Kasper Holm Pedersen and Pablo Sarabia Fraile.

The Temporary Laboratory exhibition relates to the Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art with a contextual contribution to the collection. The exhibition centers on Trondheim and the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art as a locality and timeline in order to bring out specific events, individuals, and practices connected to the history of digital art and culture in Norway. Visitors to the exhibition will encounter a display of audiovisual works, objects, mind maps, and additional printed material which intend to activate and reflect on parts of the collection of printed publications.

The exhibition focusses on certain periods and modes of artistic production coming out of Trondheim. The establishment of the Intermedia department within the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art in the early 90s opened up an important arena for both students and professors engaged in a media-based art practice, which is exemplified by a display of older and more current works. Posters, objects and video coming from the Klubb Kanin event series of sound and performance art which has been running since 1997 bring to the foreground the avant-garde and post avant-gardist currents in Trondheim’s cultural underground. The year 1997 also features prominently within the exhibition through Screens, a project developed for the city of Trondheim’s 1000th year anniversary celebrations. Visual and text archival material generated from the city-wide event reappraises the ways in which the screen becomes a consideration in the production of art, either as a medium, interface, a tool or a reference.

Other Events

Zine workshop with Alessandro Ludovico
Monday-Friday, March 12th-16th

Artist / Curator Talk: Alessandro Ludovico
Wednesday, March 14th
Lecture starts @ 19.00 and in Gallery KiT

KiT Book Fair
Saturday, March 17th: 13.00-23.00
Sunday, March 18th: 13.00-20.00

The Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art
Concept and co-curator: Alessandro Ludovico.
Curators: Zane Cerpina, Stahl Stenslie.
Produced and financed by TEKS.

Additional Financial support provided by ARTEC.