An Artistic Research Project 

at The Art Academy,

Department of Contemporary Art,

Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design


University of Bergen

Matter,

Gesture

and Soul

 


 

 

 

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A cross disciplinary artistic research project, (October 2019), that departs from, and investigates several encounters and alignments between Contemporary Art and Archaeology. The goal is to create autonomous and collaborative artistic, poetic and scientific expressions and responses to prehistoric Art and its contemporary images. It seeks to stimulate a deeper understanding of contemporary and prehistoric artistic expression and the contemporary and prehistoric human condition. The participating artists and archaeologists will create autonomous projects, but also interact with each other in workshops, seminars and collaborative artistic projects.

The secondary goal of Matter, Gesture and Soul is to establish an international cross disciplinary research network at the University of Bergen and strengthen the expertise in cross disciplinary artistic and scientific work with art as the driving force. The project is supported by DIKU, UiB and Global Challenges (UiB).




https://mattergesturesoul.net/

geir.samuelsen@uib.no

 


Paricipants and supporting institutions:

Geir Harald Samuelsen (Norway), creator and leader of the project. Visual Artist Ph.D., Associate Professor and Researcher at The Art Academy, Department of Contemporary Art, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University in Bergen.

Åsil Bøthun (Norway), Visual Artist and Professor of Sculpture and Installation at The Art Academy, Department of Contemporary Art, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University in Bergen. 

Eamon O'Kane (Irland), Visual Artist and Professor of Visual Art, The Art Academy, Department of Contemporary Art, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University in Bergen. 

Maarten Vanden Eynde (Belgium), Visual Artist and Ph.D. candidate in the MGS-project at The Art Academy, Department of Contemporary Art, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University in Bergen. 

Dragos Gheorghiu (Romania), Ph.D. Professor of cultural anthropology, Doctoral School, National University of Arts in Bucharest and Instituto Terra e Memória - Mação, Centro de Geociências da Universidade de Coimbra

Elin Tanding Sørensen (Norway),Visual Artist and Landscape Architect Ph.D. from The School of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Landscape and Society, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). 


SapienCE (International Research Center). Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour (SapienCE). A new Centre of Excellence (CoE) located at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion at the University of Bergen (UiB)

    • Francesco d’Errico (Italy), Ph.D. and a member and Professor II of the RCN funded Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour (SapienCE) at the University of Bergen, and Directeur de resercher de classe exeptioneller at the University of Bordeaux. 
    • Petro Cecilia Keene (South Africa), Archaeologist. Independent Researcher and Exhibition design consultant. 


Boris Valentin (France), Ph.D. Professeur en archéologie préhistorique (20e section), à l’Université Paris 1—Panthéon-Sorbonne (UFR 03). France