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PIFresidency: Hannah Perner-Wilson

Packpacking the Electronic Textiles Studio

1. September - 30. November 2016
Ljubljana, Slovenia

PIFresidency: Hannah Perner-Wilson This residency is about developing a final version of the "PIFpack" – a proposal for an electronic textiles workbench packaged into a backpack. The design is inspired by observations and experiences from a week of hacking during PIFcamp 2016. The residency is carried out with weekly open studio days, a workshop and a documentation of the process in order for anyone else to hack and pack their own backpack.

Dark Ecology Journey 2016

Journey into the Arctic summer

8. - 12. June 2016
North of Norway, North West Russia

Dark Ecology Journey 2016 The third edition of the art, research and commissioning project Dark Ecology travels through the border zone between Norway and Russia, with events in the Pasvik Valley and Kirkenes (NO) as well as in the surroundings of Nikel (RU). Over the course of five days, a group of more than 50 artists, researchers, curators, writers and organisers, travel from Northern Norway to North West Russia.

'unearthed'

BJ Nilsen & Karl Lemieux

27. February 2015
Sonic Acts Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

'unearthed' The border area of Norway and Russia, where the sparse beauty of the Arctic landscape meets industrial decay and heavy pollution, is where BJ Nilsen and Karl Lemieux collected material for their audiovisual collaboration.

'Pasvikdalen'

Jana Winderen

27. February 2015
Sonic Acts Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

'Pasvikdalen' Drifting away from a state of stability, blurring acceleration, moving out of sight, but not out of mind. Invisible but audible, the consequences reveal themselves through the silence of species we have never heard. Jana Winderen’s new work Pasvikdalen is based on recordings made both above and under water close to the border between Norway and Russia.

From the Book

  • Dark Ecological Chocolate

    Timothy Morton

    Dark Ecological Chocolate

    Dark ecology starts off dark as in depressing. Then it becomes dark as in mysterious. Then it ends dark as in sweet dark chocolate. In this lecture I'm going to provide an experiential map of dark...

  • Nikel — The City as a Material

    An interview with Tatjana Gorbachewskaja

    Nikel — The City as a Material

    Tatjana Gorbachewskaja is an architect who grew up in the Russian town Nikel, located in the far North near the Russian border with Norway. For Dark Ecology Project she researched the materials of...

  • What Is Dark Ecology?

    Timothy Morton

    What Is Dark Ecology?

    In this essay, which draws on his book Dark Ecology, For a Logic of Coexistence, Timothy Morton — who originally coined the term dark ecology — explains what dark ecology is. He also argues how...

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