Dark Ecology Artist in Residency Programme 2015

Explorations leading into the Journey

1. September - 30. November 2015
Northern Norway, Northern Russia

A series of Dark Ecology residencies are ongoing during the second half of 2015.

Photo: Joris Strijbos


During the Dark Ecology residencies, Joris Strijbos explores the northern region for a site for his commissioned audiovisual outdoor work, IsoScope, and HC Gilje and Justin Bennett are working in the border zone on, respectively, a new audiovisual work and a sound walk.

Composer and trombonist Hilary Jeffrey works with musicians from Murmansk in a new formation of his ensemble LYSN.


Nikel Sound History Club. From Dark Ecology Residency Espen Sommer Eide & Signe Liden. Photo by Hilde Methi.



Germany-based architect Tatjana Gorbachewskaja has returned to her former hometown Nikel to work on a series of curated walks exploring the materiality of Nikel, which will take place during the Dark Ecology Journey in 2015.

Further, Espen Sommer Eide and Signe Lidén have just returned from conducting their research into the sound memories of local residents, with their Nikel Sound History Club, which will inform the instruments that they will build and use for performances in 2016.

The artists’ Dark Ecology residencies take place between September until the Journey. Please see documentation of the ongoing residencies here.

Dark Ecology website: www.darkecology.net


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