Thursday 11 October 10.00 - 16.00

Workshop: Place - Re:place: artistic forms and strategies (closed session)

10.00: Introduction, Jeremy Welsh
10.15: Presentation 1 - Bull.Miletic
10.45: Presentation 2 - Ellen Røed
11.15: Pause
11.30: Presentation 3 - Johan Sandborg & Duncan Higgins
12.00: Presentation 4 - Trond Lossius
12.30: Lunch
13.00: Presentation 5 - Signe Lidén
13.30: Presentation 6 - Chloe Lewis & Andrew Taggart
14.00: Presentation 7 - Anne Helen Mydland & Neil Brownswood
14.30: Pause
14.45: Presentation 8 - Eamon O'Kane
15.15: Presentation 9 - Richard Launder
15.45: Summing up
18.00: Reception & gallery talk, Scott Rettberg & Jeremy Welsh, Rom 8, Vaskerelven.
19.15: (approx) Dinner, 4th. floor meeting room, Vaskerelven Friday 12 October 10.00 - 15.00
Open lecture programme. Bill Rankin, Inger Lise Hansen & Clement Valla.

10.00:"" Bill Rankin

Invisible Landscapes
Most maps present a two-tiered vision of the world; there is the topographic “base map” that
shows the solid, neutral, physical world, and then there is “thematic” content overlaid on top. This
simple act of laying makes a powerful ontological claim: it creates a dichotomy of primary and
secondary, permanent and temporary, visible and invisible. What happens when we discard this
hierarchy and take the temporary, invisible, or statistical as our solid ground? Focusing on these
“invisible landscapes” creates a new sense of place that is simultaneously disorienting and
liberating. Space itself is likewise no longer an empty container waiting to be filled; it is instead an
active construction of identity, law, political economy, and historical memory.
Bill Rankin is a historian and cartographer. His mapping activity is focused on reimaging everyday
urban and territorial geographies as complex landscapes of statistics, law, and history. His maps
have appeared in publications and exhibitions throughout the US and Europe, including articles in
Perspecta, Harvard Design Magazine, and National Geographic and shows at Harvard University,
Pratt Institute, the Cartographic Bienalle in Lausanne, the Triennalle di Milano, and the Toronto
Images Festival; his maps also traveled for several years with ICI’s “Experimental Geographies”
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exhibit. His historical research is about the politics of cartography and navigation in the twentieth
century. He teaches at Yale University, where he is an assistant professor of the history of science.

11.15"" Inger Lise Hansen
Travelling Fields
Inger Lise Hansen’s recent works focus on particular phenomena occurring through a change of
perspective and animated camera movements, as a way of redefining a place and its geography.
These films document landscape and architectural elements across a series of diverse locations
from a shopping centre in Linz to the deserted landscapes of the Kola Peninsula in north-western
Inger Lise Hansen will present some earlier works and new films.
Inger Lise Hansen studied Fine Art at University of East London and Central-St.Martins College of
Art & Design and Filmmaking at San Francisco Art Institute. Her films have been screened and
exhibited in international institutions such as OK Center Contemporary Art
in Linz, Austria, Rotterdam Film Festival, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, National Gallery,
London (“Truth or Dare” Film Season), Académie Lebanese des Beaux-arts, Sin el Fil,
Lebanon, Galerie National du Jeu de Paume, Paris (Rencontre International), Gasworks Gallery,
London (“Blink” artists’ animation exhibition). Tate Modern, London (Architecture Week; “Housing

13.15"" Clement Valla
The Universal Texture
I collect Google Earth images. I discovered strange snapshots where the
illusion of a seamless and accurate representation of the Earth’s surface seems to break down. At
first, I thought they were glitches, or errors in the algorithm, but looking closer, I realized the
situation was actually more interesting — these images are not glitches. They are the absolute
logical result of the system. They are an edge condition—an anomaly within the system, a
nonstandard, an outlier, even, but not an error. These jarring moments expose how Google Earth
works, focusing our attention on the software. They are seams which reveal a new model of seeing
and of representing our world – as dynamic, ever-changing data from a myriad of different sources
– endlessly combined, constantly updated, creating a seamless illusion.
Clement Valla (Brooklyn, NY) is an artist working with algorithmic systems. He pushes problemsolving logic to irrational ends. His recent work examines copies, repetition and reproduction in
Chinese ‘Oil-Painting Factories’ and corwdsourced online drawing tools. Valla wonders about the
blurring boundary between human creativity and computational interpretation.
Valla received a BA from Columbia University in 2001, where he studied architecture. After
working for architects in the USA, France, and China, Valla began using computers and digital
technologies in his own work. He received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in

Re: place - startup seminar 11 - 13 October 2012 Saturday 13 October
Day trip to Hardanger / Odda
09.30: Departure C. Sundsgate 53
11.00: Kabuso, Øystese.
Exhibition by Kurt Johannesen. Torunn will tell us about Kabuso and their philosophy
11.45: Lunch-talk with Linda Lien. She will talk about The Café project Kvam, part of her
" " research fellowship work at KHIB.
13.00: Departure Øystese to the ferry. The participants who are having flights to Oslo 18.15
" " will take a bus back to Bergen 14.30
14.30: Arrival Utne. Lars Lofthus will join the bus. We will pass by Agatun on our way to Odda.
15.30: Guided tour through the exhibition ODDS and Lofthus´s work at the
literature symposium exhibition.
Terje Kollbotn from Odda Municipality will show us some of the old factory-locations
" " and answer questions concerning the debate about conservation or/and cultural
" " reactivation of Odda´s industrial areas.
(Working class hero- concert at 18.00...)
18.00: Dinner together with ODDS organizers & Lars Lofthus.
20.00: Departure Odda towards Bergen. Arrival Bergen ca. 23.00
If someone wants to stay over in Odda, ODDS can help with a roof over one´s head but bring
sleeping bag AND liggeunderlag.

Re: place - startup seminar 11 - 13 October 2012