KELLY/MARHAUG The Drop from the chapter Holding on by Letting Go. Video and live performance, the curator’s attic*. From Vociferous Void exhibition. Spode factory, 2012. Stoke on Trent. Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

COLLURA/LAUNDER: Glancing at Spode. Collaborative Performance. 3 performances during Sept & Oct. 2013. Each comprising of 3 fragments: 1960`s/2008/1770`s. Performed at the former Spode Works, Stoke on Trent, UK in Launder`s installation Routemaster Spode Office. 

Neil Brownsword: National Treasure, documentation of performative installation, featuring Anthony Challinor. From Vociferus Void. Spode factory, Stoke on Trent.2013. 

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Topographies of the Obsolete is an artistic research project initiated by Professors Neil Brownsword and Anne Helen Mydland at Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB) in collaboration with partner universities/institutions in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France and the UK. In 2012 the British Ceramics Biennial invited Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB) to develop a site-specific artistic response to the former Spode Factory in Stoke-on-Trent as a key element of their 2013 exhibition programme. The project explores the landscape and associated histories of post-industry, with an initial emphasis on Stoke-on-Trent, a world-renowned ceramics capital that bears evidence of fluctuations in global fortunes.

Anne-Helen Mydland. Contemporary Spode Landscape: White Italian. From Vociferous Void exhibition. Spode factory, Stoke on Trent. 2013. Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum

KELLY/MARHAUG Slipping: British Ceramics Biennial commission performance for the opening, Stoke on Trent UK, curator Anne H Mydland and Neil Brownsword. 27. September, 2013, Duration 15 min. Photo Bjarte Bjørkum

Residue of performative installation National Treasure. Discarded (Spode) plate, found and painted at the former Spode Factory by Anthony Challinor during Vociferous Void (exhibition 27.09.13 - 10.11.13).  Spode factory, Stoke on Trent.Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum