Installation / Sound System / Performance

Bergen Kunsthall, Norway 2018

MÆKUR is an ongoing collaboration between Maia Urstad, Eva Rowson and Anton Kats.

As a contribution to the On Circulation, exhibition at the Bergen Kunsthall, MÆKUR have joined forces for the first time in response to the invitation of curator Eva Rowson. Conceiving an open radio laboratory MÆKUR explored a variety of listening protocols with the visitors of the exhibition. During the collaboration each of the artists constructed a sound system made of everyday objects found in the gallery and composed a series of sound and rhythm pieces presented during the concert marking the end of the residency.

The residency unfold in conjunction with the symposium “On Maintaining Circulation”, – as part of a series of commissions under the title ‘Who’s doing the washing up?’, developed and curated by Eva Rowson. Part of the 2018 series of live commissions ‘Who’s doing the washing up?’ at Bergen Kunsthall explored feminist organisational practices, modes of communication and the structures that support these.

Combining their sharing practices and interests in forms of communication technology, the ways in which stories are circulated, recorded and archived, the residency and the symposium have explored questions such as: How does the technology available to us determine what stories and histories are shared? Who gets to design it and who gets to use it? Whose voices are left in and out? Who’s doing the washing up?

Supported by Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Further Links:

On Circulation
Landmark Residency
Maia Urstad

Concert Light: Ana Jorge
Sound Jonas Skarmark
Photography: Thor Brødreskift