Inspired by the Austrian philosopher Otto Neurath’s statement from the 1920s, Words divide, pictures unite, and his vision to democratize communication through creating a common visual language, we investigate how visuality can brigde the gaps between people with different cultural and social backgrounds.
KVA(M) NO is a artistic research project where the goal was to develop new forms of identity programs for places, by using the resources of the place, taking the challenges seriously and with emphasis on democracy. Research fellow project in the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, completed in 2011.
As we move towards the first quarter of the third millennium, the impermanent and shifting influence of globalisation, economic division, migratory encounters, social media, historic narrative and tourism is having a major impact in our understanding of the making, belonging and occupying of place. It is widely documented that these conditions are contributing to a growing sense of displacement and alienation in what constitutes as place making, occupying, and belonging.
Nomadic Dialogues is asking how interdisciplinary artistic research practices contribute and share new critical understandings to aid this evolving understanding of place making, belonging and occupying?