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 (b.1981 in Bergen, Norway) is a visual artist, conceptual poet and composer currently working with the translation between visual and auditive systems, concrete poetry and the concept of isomorphia. Jordheim holds an MA in fine art from Oslo National Academy of Arts (2011). Previous shows, screenings and publications include Hayward publishing and Whitechapel Gallery (London, UK), Kunstmuseet Nord-Trøndelag (Namsos, Norway), Signal (Malmö, Sweden), Matrix Magazine (Montreal, Canada), Alpineum Produzentengalerie (Luzern, Switzerland), Bury Art Museum (Bury, UK) and UBUweb. Co-founder and curator of ++ (2010-2013). Jordheim lives and works in Oslo, Norway.  

PROJECTS


* Dialogue For Aerophones, November 2013
Dialogue For Aerophones on SoundCloud

* We Built This City (On Rock And Roll), 2012

* LOCAL COLOUR: Ghosts
First Of All There Is Blue (1.movement) on SoundCloud 
Brown And I Got Ham (2.movement) on SoundCloud 
White And Blue -This section includes education (3.movement) on SoundCloud
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
Performing at Alte Schmiede, Vienna, Janauary 2014

* 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
Performing Horizon. No Horizon. Produzentengalerie Luzern, November 2013
Documentation Horizon. No Horizon. Produzentengalerie Luzern, November 2013
Performing Horizon. No Horizon. Alte Schmiede, Vienna, January 2014

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

* Instruksjoner for hår 2010

* Nausea 2010
Nausea (documentation)

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

* Let's put it into words, 2010

* Teaching the Ocean the Alphabet, 2010

* Practease, 2010

* POLARSTAR 2009
POLARSTAR (documentation)
POLARSTAR (writings)

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

* (Pro)found, 2008


Printed matter:

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

* Polarstar

UPCOMING


OUT NOW:



  • Visual Poetry: http://www.ubu.com/vp/
  • My publication partitur is on sale at Printed Matter, Inc., NYC and Torpedo Bokhandel, Oslo

  • May 2016
    Participation in:
    para·text #2
    London
    Launch April 17th, IKLECTIK art lab, London
     
    Participation in:
    Raume für Notizen
    Anthology
    Vienna, Austria   
     
    TBA
      
    Published work in Typorn
    www/Greece 

    Participation in:
    VISPO
    Coldfront magazine
    – an online information hub of contemporary poetry








    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

    2015
    Hele Verden Er Et Noteark /All The World's A Stave
    Kunstmuseet Nord-Trøndelag, Namsos, Norway
    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

    2015
    The New Concrete  – concrete and visual poetry published from 2000 to the present day
    Hayward Publishing, Southbank Centre, London
    Talk and screening Barcodes, Whitechapel Gallery, London

    The Great Treatise, Publication for no press, Calgary, Canada

    TOTAL RECALL, The Text Festival, Art Museum Bury, Manchester, UK 

    (SHMF-019+..), collaborative sound project (LP)
    Flensburg, Germany

    The Unbearable Contact With Poets
    Art work discussed in essay on the state of contemporary concrete poetry, by Derek Beaulieu
    If P then Q, Manchester, UK

    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
    UbuWeb, Visual Poetry Section (http://www.ubu.com/vp/Jordheim.html)
    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