Article 2008. Perfusion – Pollution – Pervasion

Beyond the primacy of the visual trust, the biennale reveals the hidden, vaporizes smells and sounds, favors synesthesia, aestheticises pollution and imagines self-organizing organic architecture for outer space, alternative energy resource management as well as tactical clothing. It stages ephemeral physiologies, imports contradictory climatic conditions and Far East Fiction, makes data flows tangible and human inventiveness glow, or encourages hands-on learning of the life sciences. Between operationality and symbolism, Article|08 condenses abstract occurences into materialized experiences that tie together vision, knowledge and the world of everyday life.

From: jhauser@club-internet.fr

Curated by Jens Hauser & Hege Tapio

Within our highly mediated and technologised environment, challenging art may not be found where we tend to look for it. And we can even not simply look at it. Just like climate change, electrosmog or biological mutation are phenomena that can rarely be grasped at first sight, contemporary aesthetic strategies which address urgent concerns of our times take forms that may not be contained and contemplated in traditionally dedicated space-time situations. The conversion of global interconnectedness induced by the digital era and, at the same time, the increasing consciousness for the concrete (side) effects of our indeed beloved technologies, both at the macro and mirco scale, stimulates cultural practitioners located at this threshold to create art that is pervasive. It permeates unusual spaces and taints various disciplines: from architecture, biotechnology, design and fashion to composition, performance, ecology or communication technology.
Article|08 spreads throughout public and private areas in central Stavanger as well as in the Obrestad and Tungenes lighthouses. Beyond the primacy of the visual trust, the biennale reveals the hidden, vaporizes smells and sounds, favors synesthesia, aestheticises pollution and imagines self-organizing organic architecture for outer space, alternative energy resource management as well as tactical clothing. It stages ephemeral physiologies, imports contradictory climatic conditions and Far East Fiction, makes data flows tangible and human inventiveness glow, or encourages hands-on learning of the life sciences. Between operationality and symbolism, Article|08 condenses abstract occurences into materialized experiences that tie together vision, knowledge and the world of everyday life.

From November 15-30 Article|08 will be presenting a dozen of international art projects, performances and workshops as part of Stavanger’s year as the European Capital of Culture. Article|08 provides interstices for «unstable artforms»: we intend to encompass site-specific art which is not yet institutionalised and stabilised by traditional frameworks of production and distribution, art which crosses disciplinary boundaries, which engages unusual contexts and references, or art which is not anchored by permanent static objects. The multiple events establish an open arena for projects focussing on the evolution, ethics, politics and dissemination of technology and science-based illusions and perspectives.

Article|08 will be comprised of far-flung exhibition spaces, pervasive actions, an international conference and a practical “art & biotechnology” workshop.

The featured artists are:

Amanda Stegell (NO)
Maiwa Denki (JP)
HeHe (GB/D/FR)
Jun Takita (JP/FR)
Junji Watanabe (JP)
Maia Urstad og Hilde Hauan Johnsen (NO),
Olivier Goulet (FR)
Philippe Rahm (CH)
Sissel Tolaas (NO)
Yann Marrussich (CH)
Zbigniew Oksiuta (PL/D)
Åsa Stjerna og Andreas Engstrøm (SE)

Programme Schedule:

– 14 Nov 2008

Opening of Maia Urstad and Hilde Hauan Johnsen “0100101 – fibre-optic sound installation ”

Bryne Center is opening their first Light festival – we will take part in this and present Urstad and Johnsens installation placed at the train station.

– 15 Nov 2008

Opening of Jun Takita “Light – Only Light”

Opening of Jun Takita
“Light – Only Light”
Place: Tungenes Lighthouse, Randaberg

– 15 Nov 2008

Opening of Olivier Goulet “Skin Bag”

Opening of Olivier Goulet
“Skin Bag”
Place: Karma Fashionshop, Kirkegt.34,Stavanger
Time: 15.00

– 15 Nov 2008

Opening of Philippe Rahm “Winterbeach”

Opening of Philippe Rahm
“Winterbeach”
Place: Obrestad Fyrtårn
Time: 16.00
Please notify us if you want to join this opening to kristel@iolab.no , and she will inform you how to get there

– 15 Nov 2008

Opening of Zbigniew Oksiuta “Biological Habitat”

Opening of Zbigniew Oksiuta
“Biological Habitat”
Place: Tou Scene / Bunker (Right across the Beer Halls)
Time: 19.45

– 15 Nov 2008

Opening of Article Biennale 08

Opening of Article Biennale 08
We give a toast and a warm welcome to everyone who made this event possible
Place: Tou Scene / Kafe`
Time: 20.00

– 15 Nov 2008

Yann Marrussich performance “Bleu Remix”

Yann Marrussich performance
“Bleu Remix”
Place: Tou Scene / Scene2
Time: 22.00

– 17 Nov 2008

Article conference: Perfusion – Pollution – Pervasion

Article conference: Perfusion – Pollution – Pervasion
Place: Tou Scene
10.30 Registration
Send a mail to silje@iolab.no to sign up for the conference

– 17 Nov 2008

Yann Marrussich live performance “Blue Remix”

Yann Marrussich live performance “Bleu Remix”
For those who missed the opportunity the opening night
Place: Tou Scene /Scene 2

– 18-21 Nov 2008
Biotech Art workshop by SymbioticA
SymbioticA and i/o/lab is arranging a BioTek Workshop at the University of Stavanger.
This workshop is only open for selected participants only. Nevertheless – please catch the Public Talk being held on Saturday 22.November at the Science Center I Sandnes.

– 19 Nov 2008
Bioluminescent Seanse
Place: Tungenes lighthouse
Time: 18.00
We will give a very special seanse at the Tungenes lighthouse this evening – testing out whether the Biolumiescent installation “Light-Only Light”  of Jun Takita really will glow.
Timeframe:
18.00 Transport to Tungenes fyrtårn – meet up at the City Teminal (Byterminalen)
18.45 Jun Takita will present his work  “Light-Only Light”
19.00 Bioluminescent Seanse in the lighthouse (Please note that the room is tiny and easily crowded – so we can only let in small groups at the time – one seanse will take appox. 10-15 min.) The others can enjoy a light serving in the café
20.30 Return to Stavanger
Please notify us if you want to join this opening to kristel@iolab.no , and she will inform you how to get there.

ARTICLE CONFERENCE, 17.11.2008: Perfusion – Pollution – Pervasion
Place: Tou Scene
Conference Schedule
10.30 Registration
11.00 – 11.15 Hege Tapio Welcome Address
11.15 – 11.45 Jens Hauser Introduction: Vaporization, Pervasiveness & Liminality
11.45 – 12.15 Helen Evans Pollstream – Nuage Vert : Gazing at man-made clouds
12.15 – 12.45 Yann Marussich Blue Remix : A Manifesto for a Living Immobility
12.45 – 14.30 Lunch Break
14.30 – 15.00 Zbigniew Oksiuta Breeding the Future
15.00 – 15.30 Jun Takita Light – light only: Landscapes, Gardens and Transgenics
15.30 – 16.15 Machiko Kusahara Making Invisible Visible: Art as a Device to Alter Everyday Life
16.15 – 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.00 Amanda Steggel Prototype of an Electromagnetic Fountain – A Case Study
17.00 – 17.45 Rasa Smite Spectral Art / Waves Art – Illuminating Investigations in Electromagnetic Spectrum
17.45 – 18.30 Oron Catts On Gas Enriched Chambers – on Perfusion pumps and Techno-Scientific Bodies

17.November – mingling
Place: Tou Scene / Scene2
Time: 18.45 – 20.30
i/o/lab is inviting all their VIPer, partners and sponsors to a guided tour to Article 08.

Yann Marrussich live performance “Bleu Remix”
For those who missed the opportunity the opening night
Place: Tou Scene /Scene 2
Time: 19.00

Website: http://www.article.no/en/program


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