This autumn I’ll start two collaborative writing research residencies, hosted and supported by Lydgalleriet in Bergen.
When Mei Szetu from Lydgalleriet approached me and asked me to curate a project for them, I knew I did not want to switch into ‘production mode’ right away.
It was necessary instead to make time to research, read, listen, think; time to initiate new dialogues and collaborations; time to spend with artists and writers I admired but with whom I’d never worked before.
Following up the Writing Sound 2 project at Lydgalleriet in 2014, I was interested in re-thinking curating sound as an opening of collaborations, threads and transmissions over which I cannot have entire control.
And I was interested in looking for possibilities for a ‘Sound Art’ space, to go beyond what’s usually expected to hear and see in a ‘Sound Art’ space, and in connection to listening/writing — hence the decision to work with a writer and an artist, Natasha Soobramanien and Dominique Hurth, both of whom would be interested in undertaking residencies and in thinking around voices, conversations, recording, transmission, translating, silencing, although in two very different ways and through different forms.
The LYD Writing Research Residencies start this autumn. I will work in parallel with both Dominique and Natasha, to develop a series of public events and outcomes in 2016.
You can read more about the residencies and follow updates here: