February 2023

Kathleen McDowall and Robert Curgenven – Australia / Ireland
Writing/photography/performance and Sound/Music & video

Kathleen McDowall’s
work embraces the abstract and the physical in equal measures and in a very concrete approach. She has undertaken solo physical performances including Performance Art Oslo as well as residencies in Forte Marghera (Venice) and Oxford Art Factory (Sydney). In 2019 she collaborated on international festival performances with Robert Curgenven on their live light and sound performance, AGENESIS. In her professional career during the past 20 years McDowall has worked as a speech and language therapist in community and clinical settings in Australia, UK & Ireland. She is currently writing her first novel for young adults.

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Robert Curgenven is an Ireland-based, Australian-born artist producing albums, performances and installations. His work emphasizes physicality, our embodied response to sound and its correspondence to location, air, weather and architecture. Spanning pipe organ to turntables, custom-made dubplates and oscillators as well as video he has produced works and installations for National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Poland (Krakow), Palazzo Grassi (Venice), Transmediale (Berlin) and National Sculpture Factory (Ireland) and the National Film and Sound Archive (Australia). He has presented live performances at festivals including Sydney Festival (Sydney Town Hall), Maerzmusik (Kraftwerk Berlin), TodaysArt (The Hague), Sonic Acts (Amsterdam) and Cork Midsummer. Curgenven is an associate composer with the Contemporary Music Centre (Ireland) and since 2008 has been a guest lecturer in music and sound at Universities, Conservatoriums and tertiary institutions internationally. https://www.recordedfields.net

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Dominik Fleischmann – Germany/Finland
Photography
http://www.mysilentkingdom.com/
Dominik is a lens-based visual artist and writer. His work circles around the idea that there’s beauty in everything that’s broken and in the strength to endure. Over the last few years he has focused on the creation of photographic series about the unity of human and non-human animals and the struggle and misunderstanding guarding this way.
He draws his inspiration from nature writers, poetry, social and environmental activism. Dominik´s work has been shown in solo exhibitions in Germany (Listros Gallery Berlin) and Finland (e.g. Valokuvakeskus Nykyaika, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte) and numerous group shows across Europe such as the Nordic Light Festival of Photography (Norway 2020) and Circulation(s) – European young photography festival at Centquatre-Paris (France 2022).

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Aleksandra Szlęk – Poland
Visual artist
Aleksandra graduated with honors from the High School of Fine Arts in Dąbrowa Górnicza. A double graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. Multiple scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Winner of many competitions and participant in numerous exhibitions. Her main areas of interest are graphics and illustration and in topics related to melancholy, passing and daily routine. While observing everyday life and boredom, she tries to catch “triggers” that provoke reflection and then become an intriguing art theme. She often works at the intersection of design and art.

Franzisca Siegrist – Spain/Norway
Visual artist perfromance
http://www.franzisca-siegrist.com/

Franzisca was born in Switzerland, raised in Spain (Canary Islands), lives mostly in Oslo, Norway and works internationally.
She has a Masters in Fine Art from the University of La Laguna (2008) and the Polytechnic University in Valencia (2010) where she studied performance art with spanish teacher and artist Bartolomé Ferrando. She works with objects, installations and performance art.
She is also co-founder and chair of the artist run initiative PAO – Performance Art Oslo (Norway) and has shown her work in several European countries, in Asia and USA.

I am interested in the possibilities of my body and observe its relationship with time and space. I use both cutsom made and mundane, everyday objects to create pieces where the objects are taken out of their regular context and given a new meaning.
The range of topics I deal with can vary, however there is always a connection to my own every day life and how I experience society. As a result, my works often bridge absurdity and poetry.

Sophie D´Henin – France
Illustrator – Graphic design – painting
Sophie is an illustrator working often with monotypes.
Working with monotypes allows her to explore notions of isolation, magnitude and melancholy in an almost abstract way, so that the journal becomes a record not only of the landscapes and scenes encountered, but also of the impressions the traveler carries with them long after leaving.

January 2023

Nele Brökelmann – Germany
Artist, writer and researcher
http://nelebrokelmann.com/index.html

Nele Brökelmann is an artist, writer and researcher. Deeply intrigued by the human need for structures of meaning, the perpetual search for and fabrication of meaning are recurring themes in her practice. These human made structures, and mental and worldly concepts create (physical) borders and either/or thinking which Brökelmann continuously seeks to challenge by playing with the experiences and concepts of distance, repetition and parallelity. This finds its form in diverse media such as performative installations, situations and actions, writing and video. Brökelmann exercises creating space for ambiguity, wandering in thought, and approaching the beings in and of our environments otherwise.

Sophie D´Henin – France
Illustrator – Graphic design – painting
Sophie is an illustrator working often with monotypes.
Working with monotypes allows her to explore notions of isolation, magnitude and melancholy in an almost abstract way, so that the journal becomes a record not only of the landscapes and scenes encountered, but also of the impressions the traveler carries with them long after leaving.

Ingebjørg Berg Holm – Norway
Writer
Ingebjørg Berg Holm (1980) is a Norwegian crime writer, blogger and social debater, living in Bergen.
She has a master’s degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bergen.

She made her debut in 2015 with the book Stjerner over, mørke under.
The book received good reviews in the press, including dice roll five in Dagbladet
In 2016, her debut novel was nominated for the Riverton prize, and won the Maurits Hansen – prize Nytt blod.
She won the latter award on the grounds that “Ingebjørg Berg Holm’s debut novel is a silent and multifaceted historical crime where the literary quality almost overshadows the classic murder mystery”.
In 2018, the novel Barefoot over the ice came out, a standalone continuation of Stjerner over, mörke under.


Franzisca Siegrist – Spain/Norway
Visual artist perfromance
http://www.franzisca-siegrist.com/

Franzisca was born in Switzerland, raised in Spain (Canary Islands), lives mostly in Oslo, Norway and works internationally.
She has a Masters in Fine Art from the University of La Laguna (2008) and the Polytechnic University in Valencia (2010) where she studied performance art with spanish teacher and artist Bartolomé Ferrando. She works with objects, installations and performance art.
She is also co-founder and chair of the artist run initiative PAO – Performance Art Oslo (Norway) and has shown her work in several European countries, in Asia and USA.

I am interested in the possibilities of my body and observe its relationship with time and space. I use both cutsom made and mundane, everyday objects to create pieces where the objects are taken out of their regular context and given a new meaning.
The range of topics I deal with can vary, however there is always a connection to my own every day life and how I experience society. As a result, my works often bridge absurdity and poetry.