Part II Work in progress
As in the first part of the project, a connection between place, people and history will be drawn. In first part, memory in a postmemory era, drawing and tactility played main parts in the construction of the project. In the second part, layers of history are investigated in a site-specific context. Can illustration be sound?
PALIMPSEST Bridging projects
This Is a Human Being bridges with the project This s Not a Ghetto, This Is My Home (by Geir Goosen, Associate Professor at Depoartment of Design at the University of Bergen). The projects share a focus in site-specific design development; both being connected to the Bałuty district in Łódź. While my own project relates to the ghetto history, Goosen researches the present contitions in the area and how it may be developed through the citizens own ideas wishes and engagement.
Artist residence at The Art Book Museum, Łódź October 2018
Research question: How may the material made n the workshops be used furher; what kind of book or archive may bring the idea further on?
ESSAY Når tilskueren tegner Formakademisk (forthcoming autumn 2018)
TALK AT HUMBOLT UNIVERSITY Communicating sensitive topics 10th of September 2018
Seminar hosted by Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.
WORKSHOP as part of education at Faculty of FIne Art, Music and Design in Bergen 8th of March 2018.
NRK Ytring: De norske jødene som ikke kom hjem
Published 27th of January 2018
27th of January marks the date the prisoners of Auschwitz were liberated in 1945.
A ceremony of commemoraton took place at the Falsted Centre, in Ekne in Trøndelag on this date in 2018. It was a cooperation between The Falstad Centre, The Jewish Museum in Trondheim and this artistic research project.
As part of the workshop cooperation, students in the multi-disciplinary group participated in the third workshop in the mid of October.
WORKSHOP Łódź, 29th and 30th of August 2017.
This workshop took place in Bałuty, the district in Łódź, Poland that was turned into a ghetto during WWII. Here, the workshop ended in a guided tour in the former ghetto, visiting places such as the Maria church where the main bridge in the ghetto was situated. Also the home addresses of children in the project was visited.
TALK Dramatikkens hus, 24th of August 2017
Hvilket refleksjonsrom tilbyr vi barn og unge i kunsten i dag, og hvordan skaper vi dramatikk som åpner opp for barns erfaring og tolkning? Hvordan kan vi skrive scenetekster for barn som er relevante, utfordrende og speiler den virkeligheten barna lever i? Dramatikkens hus inviterte dramatiker Jens Raschke, illustratør Hilde Kramer, dramaturg Stefan Åkesson, Erik Uddenberg og Suzanne Osten til å prate om sin tilnærming til kunst for barn og unge.
TALK Norsk barnebokinstitutt
#HumanBeingDeported was a part of a seminar on 30th of March at Norsk barnebokinstitutt discussing how children literature convey the Holocaust in present and previous time.
IN THE NEWS
Author Bjørn Sortland participated in the first workshop, and later published an article in the newspaper Vårt Land 28th of March 2017 based on his experience.
Link http://www.vl.no/kultur/ein-liten-stein-som-gneg-i-lomma-1.944644?paywall=true (paywall).
PROJECT STARTUP: Workshop at Rom 8 with seminar following up