Transfer North Network Meeting -> Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Transfer North network at OCA conference, Svalbard June 2016

Transfer North meetings combine study trips and network building  between art professionals from the organizations in the network.

During the study and research trips, Transfer North participants visit places of cultural, economic and environmental significance, including art and historical museums, nature sites, productions sites. Every study trip is followed up by a Think Tank where ideas and projects are discussed.

The program for the Transfer North meeting in Longyearbyen has been  organized in collaboration with Janike Kampevold Larsen, associate professor in the Institute of urbanism and landscape, and the Northern Norway Art Museum (NNKM).

Transfer North network participated in the  ‘Thinking at the Edge of the World‘,  a cross-disciplinary international conference in Svalbard initiated and developed by Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) and the Northern Norway Art Museum (NNKM).

The  detailed program for the Transfer North Network meeting  in  Longyearbyen, Svalbard, June 11-14, 2016

airport-tromso

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
Arrival from Oslo: 7.35 pm Longyearbyen, Svalbard (LYR)
(Anastasia, Oleg, Varvara, Ivan, Glafira, Francis, Asta)

Arrival from Tromsø: 7.35 pm Longyearbyen, Svalbard (LYR)
(Camilla, Cornelius, Eirin, Elin, Hanne, Janike, Jan-Erik, Jasmina, Jason, Jet, Jetta, Julia, Kirsti, Kristoffer, Marie, Oleg Kh., Svein, Ricky, Ingela)

Anja and Thomas from Galleri Syster (Luleå) arrive to Longyearbyen on June 10. Accommodation at Longyearbyen AiR.

arrival-longyearbyen

OCA’s PRE-PROGRAMME
Venue: Kunsthall Svalbard
8.30pm
Exhibition opening
Olav Christopher Jenssen: The Expedition
Curated by Jérémie McGowan, Northern Norway Art Museum

dsc_9355 Photo: Oleg Samoylov

TRANSFER NORTH PROGRAMME  -from 11 pm
Janike Kampevold Larsen: an half hour briefing about Longyearbyen history and infrastructure,  including visits to Taubanesentralen (the Rope Way Hub), Nybyen, mine 2b and town centre.

dsc_9419Photo: Oleg Samoylov

dsc_9396Photo: Oleg Samoylov
dsc_9422Photo: Oleg Samoylov

 

***
OCA: 12am (midnight)
Film screening
Leviathan (2012, 1h 27m), dir. Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
OCEANS, FOOD, MYTHS, AND SEA MONSTERS
Venue: Cinema Kulturhuset Longyeabyen
SUNDAY, JUNE 12
OCA’s PROGRAMME
9.50 am – 4.45pm
Venue: Lecture hall, University of Svalbard (UNIS), Entry through Museum of Svalbard

candice-hopkins-and-niillas-sombyConversation: Candice Hopkins and Niillas Somby

oca-conference-day-1

oca-program

oca-conferencePanel discussion
Panellists: Robert Templer, Lutz Henke, Elena Isayev and Alberto Altés. Moderated by Katya García-Antón

unisThe University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)

ricky-ingela-og-eirin

panel

Comments and interventions about the day
by Nabil Ahmed, Synnøve Persen and Elin Már Øyen Vister, Leif Magne Tangen, moderated by Antonio Cataldo
OCA’s PROGRAMME
7:00pm–12:00am
Boat trip, dinner, informal discussions Aboard MS Polargirl.
A five-hour boat trip to a glacier front led by Kim Holmén, International Director of the Norwegian Polar Institute, Svalbard, who will discuss questions of biodiversity and glaciology during the journey. Holmén´s commentary will highlight significant environmental and conservation concerns in the Svalbard Archipelago crucial for under-standing global environmental changes and their consequences, as well as commenting upon his experience in lobbying for the environment across the world.

dsc_9613Photo: Oleg Samoylov

boat-svalbard

boat-trip

boat-trip-1

dsc_9624Photo: Oleg Samoylov

dsc_9626Photo: Oleg Samoylov
MONDAY, JUNE 13
OCA’s PROGRAMME
10 am – 5pm
Venue: Gruve 3 (mine)
5pm

 

Transfer North network at OCA conference, Svalbard June 2016

janike

dsc_9844Photo: Oleg Samoylov

 

Transfer North Programme 5.30pm -6.30 pm | Mary Anns Polarrig

janikes-lecture

janikes-lecture-2

Janike Kampevold Larsen talk: Svalbard and Kola: Arctic opposites?
In the postwar era the Svalbard archipelago has been exploited mainly by Russian and Norwegian mining interest. The talk reflects on how the Kola and Svalbard have both being configured as territories of mineral extraction and scientific discovery. While one may be considered a post industrial near apocalyptic territory of dark ecology, the other has and still is envisioned as a future hub for research and tourism.

 

Transfer North Programme 8:30pm–11:30am
(optional, limited places)
Walk
Elin Már Øyen Vister
Venue: Fuglefjella, Bjørndalen (The Bird Mountains in Bear Valley) approx. 5 km from Longyearbyen
Places are extremely limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis. If you are interest in attending please send an email to elin.vister@gmail.com
Elin Már Øyen Vister is an artist and founder of the residency programme Røst AiR in the Røst archipelago, the outermost part of the Lofoten archipelago, Norway.walk-elin

walk

dsc_9862Photo: Oleg Samoylov

dsc_9872Photo: Oleg Samoylov

dsc_9876Photo: Oleg Samoylov

 

Elin Øyen Vister (b. 1976), is a Norwegian artist with a MFA from the art academy in Bergen and a MFA in Nordic Sound Art from 2012.
http://www.childofklang.no/about-child-of-klang/
OCA’s PROGRAMME | Closing event
Venue: Huset
10.30pm
Music
DJ-set by Frost (Aggie Peterson and Per Martinsen) and Mental Overdrive (Per Martinsen) with live visuals by Petra Hermanova featuring historical photographs of Spitsebergen by Herta Grøndal
TUESDAY, JUNE 14

Transfer North Programme 10am-12.30 pm
Venue: Kunsthall Svalbard
Brunch meeting and critical mini-seminar about meaning, relevance and role of the artist-in-residence programs and contemporary art and art institutions in the Arctic. Hosted by with Northern Norway Art Museum (NNKM)
Collaboration between NNKM and Transfer North
Participants in the conversation:
Jérémie Michael McGowan, director of Northern Norway Art Museum, NOR
Julie Decker, CEO and Director of Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK, USA
Anastasia Patsey, Director of Museum of nonconformist art, St Petersburg, RUS
Hanne Gudrun Gulljord, Curator, Tromsø kunstforening, NOR
Julia Martin, artist and landscape architect, residency manager of Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Seyðisfjörður, IS

brunch-meeting

transfernnkm

julia-martin
Open for all.
All participants are welcome to take an active role in this mini-seminar.
Departure airport: 12.30 pm
Departure Longyearbyen 2 pm

dsc_9300Photo: Oleg Samoylov

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s