Wednesday, 29 April 2009

M/S Polarstar


Lately my interest has been the stories of the legendary old Norwegian sealer M/S Polarstar that has been hunting in the arctic North Atlantic since 1949.
In periods of time it has been used for several other things; for scientific studies, for passenger traffic and sysselmannsbåt (the boat of the local governor) at Svalbard, but was in 2007 back as a sealer doing traditional hunting.
Lots of pictures from the 70s here. And here.

It is fascinating stories both for the historical value of it, but also when it comes to the dream of the great artic adventure. It's especially interesting because of my own personal reasons -my grandfather was the chef on board M/S Polarstar for several years.

Monday, 27 April 2009

"Composition for a film projector barcode and a spotlight"


My last project produced at Worm was a film based on the sound of a barcode.

The film was shown in an installation titled "Composition for a film projector barcode and a spotlight". The installation consists of, as the title discribes, a 16mm film projector, a spotlight and a film based on manipulating a barcode to play scales of tones. The barcode has been copied to a transparent sticker and then glued to the film all the way to the soundtrack of the film. The barcode then makes sound as it passes the photoelectric cell. By having glued on a barcode in different sizes, the barcode plays over a range of two octaves (from low to high C). The fun thing is that you can also see how the volume changes with the contrast of the lines. The more contrast the higher volume.

video

The film is originally 9 min. long. This extract is 45 sec., but you'll get the point.

The installation was first shown at Art Made Me Do It! in Bergen, Norway, May 2008.

The local TV-station, btv, visited my studio before the open studios event in Bergen, B-Open, 2008. This was shown at Triplet November 20th 2008. You can take a look at the interview here. Unfortunately it's not transcribed in English.

video

Monday, 20 April 2009

My view of R'dam

I'm back in Rotterdam again, two years since I first moved to the city.
At that time as an exchange student. Now as an Artist in Residence at Worm Filmwerkplaats.
There's always people I know that go to Rotterdam for some reason and this is the map I'm drawing to explain how Rotts work. Simple, but my view.

Click on it to get a bigger version that you can print and bring with you.


Wednesday, 1 April 2009

ABOUT

Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim is a visual artist, conceptual poet and composer working with the translation between visual and auditive systems, concrete poetry and the concept of isomorphia.

She has her BA from Bergen National Academy of the Arts, dep. of Fine Art and graduated with an MA degree in fine art at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Co-founder and curator of ++ (2010-2013).


PROJECTS


Sound/film/mixed media:


* Dialogue for aerophones

* LOCAL COLOUR: Ghosts
First Of All There Is Blue, text
Recording First Of All There Is Blue, June 2012
First Of All There Is Blue, performance September 2012
Early notation, First Of All There Is Blue, January 2012
The poster
Performing at The Annual State Exhibition

* Fra Vestfjorden performance 2011
Fra Vestfjorden 2011
Thesis on Fra Vestfjorden (Norwegian) 2011
How does it sound?

* Instruksjoner for hår 2010

* Nausea 2010
Nausea (documentation)

* POLARSTAR 2009
POLARSTAR (documentation)
POLARSTAR (writings)

* Composition for a film projector, barcode and a spotlight, 2008
   Barcodes, 16mm film (Full version) 2008


Drawings:

* Horizon, no horizon.(The poetry of) Repetitive Vertical Movement (at sea), 2009
Horizon.No Horizon, drawings
*Performing Horizon. No Horizon. Sept. 17th, 2011
Horizon. No Horizon @ UBUWEB

Collages:

* Practease, 2010

* (Pro)found, 2008


Photo:

* Natural Science Approach to Synesthesia (Picking my brain), 2010

* Let's put it into words, 2010

* Teaching the Ocean the Alphabet, 2010


Printed matter:

* partitur
Now Available at Printed Matter Inc. and Torpedo Bokhandel, Oslo

* Polarstar

UPCOMING

OUT NOW:




TBA
Essay on the state of contemporary concrete poetry, by Derek Beaulieu
BYPASS editions
Malmø, Sweden

April 2015
Opening April 18th
Solo Exhibition
Nord-Trøndelag Fylkesgalleri
Namsos, Norway


BIOGRAPHY

Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim.
Born in Bergen, Norway 1981

Education

2009-2011
Oslo National Academy of Arts, Fine Arts, Oslo (MA)
2007
Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam
2005-2008
Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Fine Arts, Bergen (BA)
2003-2005
Nordland Art- and Filmschool, Kabelvåg
2002
Art history, NTNU, Trondheim

Solo Exhibitions

2010
NAUSEA Galleri 21:24, Oslo
2009
POLARSTAR Rom8, Bergen, Norway
POLARSTAR Open Academy SKA, Oslo
2007
Expanding Silverscreen Rotterdam, Netherlands
2006
Motion Pictures, KHiB Bergen

Selected Group Exhibitions/Publications


2013
Publication in EtceteraVienna, Austria
Raume für notizenScmhiede and galerie wechselstrom, Vienna, Austria
Publication Räume für Notizen -a collection of international visual poetry
Edited by Vienna based edition ch/Günter Vallaster
2012
Winter Solstice, ANX/Pnek Atelier Nord, Oslo
Local Colour: Ghosts, In Edit Mode Press, Malmö, publication and performance at Signal -Center för Samtidskonst, Malmö, Sweden
a global visuage -Visual Poetry Anthology (ed: Jörg Piringer/Günter Vallaster), Graz and Vienna
Publication for no press, Calgary, Canada  
We Built This City On Rock And Roll, Conseptualisms Dossier, Matrix Magazine, Montreal
First Of All There Is Blue, performance ++ Black Box Teater, Oslo
2011
Ultima Contemporary Music Festival/deFAAKT: I Walk The Line Performances
Kunstakademiet Masterutstilling, Stenersenmuseet
MFAPS Educational Art Show, Oslo
++, Black Box Teater
Natural Science Approach to Synesthesia (Picking my brain), UKS, Oslo
2010
Natural Science Approach to Synesthesia (Picking my brain)
Christmas Calendar, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, dep. Fine Arts, Norway
Instructions for hair Open Academy, Oslo Norway
Horizon, No Horizon.(The poetry of) Repetitive Movement (at sea) One Night Only, SKA, Oslo
2009
Horizon, No Horizon. (The poetry of) Repetitive Vertical Movement (at sea) SKA, Oslo Norway
Herre i eget hus? BOA, Oslo, Norway
2008
Art Made Me Do It, BA graduation show
KHiB, dep. Of Fine Art Bergen
5 young artists, Namsos Kunstforening Namsos
2007
Phonogamous, Bergen
PrøveRommet, BiT Teatergarsjen Bergen
2006
Union, Galleri Fisk Bergen
Oslo Art Festival Oslo
Grant exhibition, Nord-Trøndelag Fylkesgalleri, Namsos
Action causes more trouble than thought, Galleri 21:25, Oslo
2005
Avgangsutstilling Svolvær, Stamsund
ReAl KUNSTh, UiB Bergen
2004
Hvilken vei?, LIAF Kabelvåg
NAM-NAM, LIAF Kabelvåg

Filmfestivals/Screenings

2010
ATA Film- and Videofestival, San Francisco, USA
2009
Incubate, Tillburg, Netherlands
2008
700IS Reykjavik, Iceland
2007
Art Video Exchange (AVE), Landmark Bergen
ok.video militia Jakarta, Indonesia
Worm Rotterdam, Netherlands
2006
Nordic Video Exchange NORWYDEO:
Laznia Center of Contemporary Art Gdansk, Poland
Bergen Kunsthall, Landmark Bergen
Members Club, The Great Fall;
Galleri Experimentalniprostor Nod Prague, Czech Republic
Eleven, The Space London, UK
Eleven, The Tobacco Factory Bristol, UK
2005
Minimalen Shortfilmfestival Trondheim
2004
Minimalen Shortfilmfestival Trondheim
Mørket Nu Bodø
Just feel, M/S Innvik Oslo