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  • Dumpster Diving for Art

    “Dumpster diving”, in the context of art, suggests that valuable things can be found anywhere, also in the garbage of others. I came across the expression in the chapter “No guilty pleasures” in Austin Kleon’s book Show Your Work (2014). As Kleon mentions, we all love some things that other people think are garbage.

    I’d like to try out the idea that looking for art in “garbage”, those things we don’t really like to admit we experience as pleasurable, might even make us more interesting and independent as artists. There’s no good reason to define specific experiences as “guilty pleasures”, and therefore exclude them as not suitable sources of influence.

  • «Ingen kommer undan politiken»

    Noen tanker om kvinners deltagelse i politikken, med utgangpsunkt i Kadra Yusuf sin kronikk «Damer og demokrati» i Dagsavisen:

    «At mange av oss kvinner bare vil ha det koselig og behagelig, reise innover, kjenne etter, sky kritikk og alt som kan være litt ubehagelig. Men kan denne stadige innover-reisen gå på bekostning av noe annet? Som f.eks. vårt engasjement og deltakelse i demokratiet? Vi kvinner har betydelig lavere interesse for nyheter enn menn, og kvinner vet minst om nyhetsbildet (…)»
    Link til teksten i Dagsavisen

  • Composing and Soundscaping. Space Is the Place.

    My first blog post will reflect on composition and soundscapes in the light of the opening concert of Borealis, Space Is the Place, 9th March 2016 at Bergen School of Architecture (BAS).