The feeling of living in coherence with a historically anchored place is arguably challenged by the onset of globalisation, migration, tourism and social media. Over the last decades, these conditions have influenced and contributed to a growing sense of displacement and alienation in Europe. It is no longer uncomplicated to acknowledge a belonging to a place, a group or a nation. As we move towards the first quarter of the third millennium, the impermanent and shifting influence of globalisation, economic division, migratory encounters and the divide between north and south, create a sense of instability, ideological conflict and threat. The notion of belonging to a place seems ambiguous and increasingly contradictory. The most fundamental contradictions, perhaps, consists in the tension between the universalising forces of global modernity and the autonomy of the local community or society.
"Nomadic Dialogue -Telavåg" will through the violent history of the remote village of Televåg, seek to explore the narratives of place and belonging. This dialogue will be distinctly interdisciplinary and places concepts such as landscape, space and topography in play with, for example, cosmopolitanism, ecology, identity, urbanisation and homeland.
In collaboration with Faculty of Art, Music and Design at The University of Bergen, Nomadic Dialogue - Telavåg is a week event starting with talks, reflections, and lectures on Monday the 12th of November. A two day field trip to the village of Telavåg, and finally a showing of sketches, works and proposals in Gallery 61.
List of participant:
Arild Våge Berge - Artist Norway
Dániel Péter Biró - Associate Professor, The Grieg Academy, University of Bergen
Susan Brind- Reader in Contemporary Art, Glasgow School of Art
Joakim Gusland - Museum Educator, The North Sea Maritime Museum, Norway
Yiorgos Hadjichristou - Professor of Architecture, University of Nicosia
Jim Harold - Visiting Lecturer, Glasgow School of Art
Duncan Higgins-Professor, Nottingham Trent University College of Art, University of Bergen
Bente Irminger -Associate Professor, Department of Design, University of Bergen
Linda Lien - Designer, Norway
Andrew David Lock- Fellow, University of Bergen
Shauna McMullan - Artist/Researcher, Glasgow School of Art
Marija Miloshevska - Performing artist and designer, Republic of Macedonia
Johan Sandborg - Professor, University of Bergen
Hakan Gurcan Sicakkan - Professor Department of Comparative politics,University of Bergen
Ana Souto - Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University College of Art
Students Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design University of Bergen :
Sondre Haaland Bjelland -MA Design
Dan Brown Brønlund - BA Art
Andrea Grundt Johns - MA Art
Victoria Gouzikovski - MA Design
Dimitri Andreievich Thomas-Komissarov - MA Art
Steffen André Nilsen - BA Art
Dale Rothenberg - MA Art
10. Opening words – Professor Johan Sandborg
10.15 On Citizenship; Public Sphere; Globalisation;
Politics of Diversity, Mobility, and Identity.
Hakan Gurcan Sicakkan - Professor Department of Comparative politics.
11.15 Composing Spinoza’s Ethics: Charting a Migration of Spirit Through Sound
Dániel Péter Biró - Associate Professor, The Grieg Academy – Department of Music
13. Between imaginary boundaries
Marija Miloshevska - performing artist and designer
14. Presentation of Nomadic Dialogues - Arnedalsuka.
15. Discussion CCFT core researchers
19. Gathering dinner at the house boat
9- 16 Field trip Telavåg
11-12 Tour "The North Sea Maritime Museum" viewing of film, Joakim Gusland; About Televåg
13 - 16 Individual or small group exploration of surroundings
19.00 - "Nomadic Dinners"
Joint dinner with "Nomadic Structures – “ProtoStudio" Workshop Department of Art, Course administrator Professor Eamon O'Kane.
9-16 Field trip Telavåg
Individual or small group exploration of surroundings
Group discussions and preparation for Gallery 61 event
Gallery 61 event