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Carol Archer: thoughts on the sublime

Making art at Messen Kunstnarhuset impressed on me the wonders of light, colour and nature in this remarkable part of the world. The sky exerted a magnetic attraction on me and I found myself noting its changing colour throughout the days and nights I spent there, particularly as the days lengthened between mid-June (when I […]

Kit Kelen

Christopher (Kit) Kelen is a well known Australian poet, scholar and visual artist, and Professor of English at the University of Macau, where he has taught Creative Writing and Literature for the last fourteen years. Volumes of his poetry have been published in Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish and Filipino languages. Japanese and Indonesian editions are […]

Workshops til ungdomsskule i Messen

Several Ungdomsskule from Hardanger, were visiting Messen, the last few months. Guest artists and local artists gave workshops to the pupils. The workshops given until now: Gökçen Dilek Acay (Turkey) – Soundeffect for film workshop Nicolas Norris (USA) – drawing with poetry workshop Hans Pulles (The Netherlands) – Folding 3D form workshop Ross Donlon (Australia) – […]

Living in a hologram

When I first came to Messen in Spring, 2011 I wasn’t sure what I would find. I wondered if I would find anything. Was it a hoax, a scam, the fjord pictures photo-shopped? A hologram? Would there be nothing but a mocking face on a wall? Fooled you! And I had come a long way […]

Can we speak with light using our body?

Can we speak with light using our body? This was a central question I hoped to answer when I arrived at Kunstnarhuset Messen this June. If light is language, it is always speaking into me. And what am I saying with it? Can one understand the sun from a rocky shore? Can one understand distance […]

The Bumblebee in Norway

Linda Molenaar creates accessible objects which creates questions. In their simplicity here ‘animal-objects’ mirror you, not critically or socially, but in stillness; one that invites you to take a close look at yourself. The longer you look, the more you see. During the residency in Messen she created the bumblebee (work is still in progress) […]

Dreams wanted

Anna Suwalowska from Poland, makes paintings, drawings, photography, collage and installations. In Messen she was mainly working on her dream project. She asked the local people, to write down their dreams and post them in the dreambox in the library. She would use the dreams as inspiration, for her drawings and show the result at […]

Pasta on the fire

Giovanni Calabrese from Italy is a painter and works with architecture, but above all he is a social artist! He organized a pasta-on-the-fire-afternoon, after italien tradition, and invited the whole village, to join and have a taste. Giovanni and Snowy (resident from Hong Kong) working hard to make dinner for the villagers.    

The beautiful silence

messen is wonderful… it is a beautiful, silence and inspiring place. my working place was absolutly great. I had a very concentrated and lovely time. highly recommended elisabeth altenburg (austria) guestartist in Messen, november 2013