THE TEMPORARY LABORATORY // Meta.Morf 2018 - Exhibition

12.03.2018 - 12:00 to 25.03.2018 - 16:00
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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.

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.

During the exhibition, invited curators acting as tour guides will activate sections of the Temporary Library, by making selections from the publications and offering their subjective interpretations of the printed publications and other material displayed in Gallery KiT.

Artist and choreographer Amanda Steggell will be the first tour guide during the opening of the Temporary Laboratory exhibition, who will performatively map out the Temporary Library collection.

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

Guest curator tours
Saturday-Sunday, March 17th-18th
various times

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

Temporary Laboratory
Temporary Laboratory exhibition and activities are curated by Michelle Teran, Anaclara Talento Acosta, Letizia Balzi, Katherine Butcher, Mika Haykowsky, Álvaro Hortal Muñoz, Lisa Paland, Martin Grøndalen Palmer, Kasper Holm Pedersen and Pablo Sarabia Fraile.

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.

Postal address:
Kunstakademiet i Trondheim
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
N-7491 Trondheim

Visiting address:
Innherredsveien 7 (Industribygget)

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