Politics of Somatic Architecture

Politics of Somatic Architecture of Care – proposes a performative investigation of temporarily empty commercial spaces within the city of Bergen, culminating in a series of discursive spatial installations and experimental texts. The project investigates heterotopic architectural elements that shape, define and/or provoke the configuration of closeness and distance. Through the project, we aim to blur the line between audience and artist by positioning the installations and accompanying research as protagonists, that modify the performativity of all participating bodies.
The first of four installments of the research took place throughout March 2021 at TempoTempo – a temporarily closed bar in Bergen’s city center. The project proposed a research-based interaction formulating different readings of this semi-public space.

The project is developed in collaboration with Maike Statz.

Border / Lines – Open Out Festival, Tromsø (September 2021)
Performative reading and conversation in collaboration with Karmaklub* Oslo. 

PRAKSIS Perfection / Speculation (September 2021)
a performative conversation with Marte Aas, Jonathan Armour, Louis Alderson-Bythell, Trinley Dorje, Adam Peacock, Erika Stöckel, and Bobby Yu Shuk Pui as part of the PRAKSIS residency Oslo in collaboration with Karmaklubb* and Adam Peacok 

ADD+ART Barcelona 2021 – Art & Territory (June 2021)
Presentation at the international congress in collaboration with Maike Statz 

A World of One’s Own (May 2021)
performative online lecture and conversation with Maike Statz hosted by Karmaklubb*, Bergen NO 2021

Table, Birch Ply (May 2021), 
Poster, limited print edition by Maike Statz,
Text collaboration, published by Karmaklubb* and IGWTLI publishing in association with the PRAKSIS Residency 18, ‘Perfection/Speculation’ (2020–2021), supported by Hordaland Kunstsenter, printed by Pamflett in the occasion of Bergen Art Book Fair 8, June 2021.

The project received funding from the Preliminary Project Development Fund by Kulturrådet