SUMMER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS:
Ingvild Melberg Eikeland
Åsa Osmundsen Opedal
Stacey de Voe
For the first Summer Academy at Hordaland Kunstsenter, I proposed a set of tools for group thinking: a mobile and anonymous platform for collaborative writing; a collective morning routine, accompanying this text by US poet and writer Harmony Holiday; and selected historical sites for contemplation, in Bergen and Dale, Norway.
The title for our toolkit is ‘Descaling a curse, digested unknowingly, projected unwillingly. Refuse to carry its weight any further.’
In a two part workshop, we will begin by looking at unionising as a tool for artists to demand better futures, collaborative writing processes, and collective magic, to build a spell together from a common concern or problem. This will form the starting point of a shared, anonymous and digital conversation throughout our days together in the Summer Academy. A special emphasis will be put on our collective effort to use and digest the language, models, metaphors and imagery introduced in the other workshops. The week ends with a collective analysis of the language that has emerged within the group, and how/whether it reveals something about our initial concern or problem.
Summer Academy took place 8 - 13 August 2019,
at Hordaland Kunstsenter in Bergen, and at Nordic Artists' Center Dale, Sogn og Fjordane (NO)
Elise Carron (FR)
Ina Hagen (NO)
The Entangled Readers (NL/AU)