Boklansering The Imaginary Reader i Bergen og Oslo


13. desember 2016 kl 20:00
Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall
Med: Johannes Heldén og
Stein Urheim & Mari Kvien Brunvoll

15.desember 2016 kl 19:00
Black Box Teater
Marstrandgata 8, Oslo

I anledning lanseringen av The Imaginary Reader inviterer vi til slippefest i Bergen på Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall tirsdag 13. desember 2016. Den svenske kunstneren, forfatteren og musikeren Johannes Heldén leser fra sin seneste bok Astroekologi og det blir konsert med duoen Stein Urheim & Mari Kvien Brunvoll. Torsdag 15. desember blir det slippefest for boka i Oslo på Black Box Teater.

Johannes Heldén er kunstner, forfatter og musiker som bor i Stockholm. Han er forfatter av tolv bøker. Den siste av Heldéns bøker har tittelen Astroecology (2016), er utgitt på tre språk, og har blitt utviklet til en tverrkunstnerisk forestilling ved Dramaten i Stockholm og til et digitalt kunstverk utgitt av Bonniers Kunsthall. Heldén mottok Åke Andrén Stiftelsens kunstnerstipend for 2015. Hans forrige prosjekt Evolution vant den første N. Katherine Hayles prisen i 2014. Hans arbeid har nylig blitt vist blant annet ved ISEA 2015 i Vancouver, Broken Dimanche i Berlin, Bonniers Konsthall i Stockholm, Centre Pompidou i Paris, Inspace i Edinburgh, Moderna Museet i Stockholm, UB Center for the Arts Buffalo og The Fifth Moscow Biennale. Heldén har utgitt tre album, senest System (Irrlicht) og sju digitale poesi- og kunstutgivelser på nett.
astroekologi.se
johanneshelden.com


Stein Urheim & Mari Kvien Brunvoll

De to Bergensbaserte musikerne Stein Urheim og Mari Kvien Brunvoll har samarbeidet mye de siste årene og gitt ut tre album sammen. Senest For Individuals Facing The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness på Jazzland Recordings i 2015, i 2013 det Spellmannsprisnominerte albumet Daydream Twin og i 2011 ga duoen ut debutalbumet Daydream Community på Jazzland Recordings.

Med Urheim på diverse strengeinstrumenter, munnspill, fløyter og vokal og Kvien Brunvoll på vokal, elektronikk, zither, kalimba og perkusjon har de spilt duokonserter på en rekke klubber og festivaler (blant andre Vossa Jazz, Nattjazz, Finsejazz), samt vært på en India-turné.

Anmelderen Dave Mullan skriver om deres siste plate: ”The old and new have always been combined in a unique way by the duo, but with For Individuals Facing The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness, they have taken their craft even further. The distinctive alchemy of lo-fi transmuted to something more evocative than the purest of hi-fi, the shimmering melodies and hazy sunshine progressions, and the bizarre conglomeration of the childlike with the eerie that were present on their previous releases Daydream Community and Daydream Twin are here given additional winding paths to wander through.
steinmarimusic.com

Bilde fra Astroecology, Johannes Heldén
Foto: Stein Urheim & Mari Kvien Brunvoll av Jonas Bostrom


Book Launch The Imaginary Reader in Bergen and Oslo

Tuesday 13 Desember 2016 at 20:00
Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall
With: Johannes Heldén and
Stein Urheim & Mari Kvien Brunvoll

Thursday 15 Desember 2016 at 19:00
Black Box Teater
Marstrandgata 8, Oslo

To mark the launching of The Imaginary Reader, we invite you join us Tuesday 13 December 2016 at Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall. The artist, writer and musician Johannes Heldén reads from his latest book Astroekologi and a concert with the duo Stein Urheim & Mari Kvien Brunvoll. Thursday 15 December there will be a release party for the book in Oslo at the Black Box Teater.

Johannes Heldén is a poet, visual artist and musician who lives and works in Stockholm. He has published twelve books, most recently Astroecology (2016) which was published simultaneously in three languages and made into an interdisciplinary performance at the The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, and a digital artwork published by Bonniers Konsthall. Helden was the recipient of the Swedish art prize the Åke Andrén Fellowship in 2015 and the Evolution project won the inaugural N. Katherine Hayles prize in 2014. His work has recently been shown at ISEA 2015 in Vancouver, Broken Dimanche in Berlin, Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Inspace in Edinburgh, Moderna Museet Stockholm, UB Center for the Arts Buffalo, The Fifth Moscow Biennale among others. Heldén has published three music albums, most recently System (Irrlicht), and seven digital online works of poetry and visual art.
astroekologi.se
johanneshelden.com

Stein Urheim & Mari Kvien Brunvoll
The two Bergen-based musicians Stein Urheim and Mari Kvien Brunvoll has collaborated in several years and released three albums together. Latest For Individuals Facing The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness on Jazzland Recordings in 2015, in 2013 the Spellmann Price Nomineed album Daydream Twin and in 2011 the duo's debut album Daydream Community on Jazzland Recordings.

With Urheim on various stringed instruments, harmonica, whistles and vocals and Kvien Brunvoll on vocals, electronics, zither, kalimba and percussion they have played concerts at a variety of clubs and festivals among them Vossa Jazz, Nattjazz, Finsejazz, in addition to a tour in India.

The reviewer Dave Mullan writes about their latest album: ”The old and new have always been combined in a unique way by the duo, but with For Individuals Facing The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness, they have taken their craft even further. The distinctive alchemy of lo-fi transmuted to something more evocative than the purest of hi-fi, the shimmering melodies and hazy sunshine progressions, and the bizarre conglomeration of the childlike with the eerie that were present on their previous releases Daydream Community and Daydream Twin are here given additional winding paths to wander through.
steinmarimusic.com

Image from Astroecology , Johannes Heldén
Photos: Stein Urheim & Mari Kvien Brunvoll by Jonas Bostrom


The Imaginary Reader

Boken The Imaginary Reader er både en antologi med nyskrevne tekster fra ulike skribenter, kunstnere, kritikere, kunsthistorikere og filosofer og en utstilling i form av en bok, med mange kunstverk laget for boken.

Boken er ment som en ansats til å tenke rundt det imaginære og forholdet mellom fiksjon og virkelighet. Gjennom kunstverk, eksperimentelle tekster og refleksjoner gir den en rekke innspill og idéer knyttet til ulike aspekter ved det imaginære.

Bidragsytere er:
Øystein Aasan, aiPotu, Andreas Angelidakis, BADco., Erick Beltrán & Bernardo Ortiz, Milena Bonilla, Michel de Broin, Barbara Casavecchia, Daniela Cascella, Jan Christensen, Phil Coy, Bojana Cvejić & Ana Vujanović, Judith Dybendal, Mette Edvardsen, Espen Sommer Eide, Tom Engels, Jan Freuchen, Stian Gabrielsen, Dora García, Andrea Geyer, Pedro Gómez-Egaña, Avery F. Gordon, Ane Graff, Luis Guerra, Mai Hofstad Gunnes, Johannes Heldén, Vlatka Horvat, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, Institutt for Farge, Dimitris Ioannou, Ivana Ivković, Marte Johnslien, Cecilia Jonsson, Valentinas Klimašauskas, Brandon LaBelle, John Lely, Per-Oskar Leu, Lewis & Taggart, Isabell Lorey, Young Lunde, Kristin Nordhøy, Linn Pedersen, plan b, Alexandra Pirici, Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, Hans Rosenström, Andreas Schlaegel, Ingerid S. Straume, Jon Benjamin Tallerås, Hans E. Thorsen, Ève K. Tremblay, Synnøve Marie Vik, Jacob Wren, Icaro Zorbar

Redaktør: Marie Nerland
Bokdesign: Erik Johan Worsøe Eriksen

Volt 2016
ISBN 978-82-303-2814-9
Sider: 240
Innbundet: 24 x 33 cm
Språk: Engelsk
Boken kan bestilles fra Volt sin nettside og selges i utvalgte bokhandlere.

Boken er støttet av Bergen kommune - kritikk og teoriutvikling, Fritt ord, KORO (URO) og Norsk kulturråd.


The Imaginary Reader

The Imaginary Reader is both an anthology of invited texts by a variety of writers, artists, critics, art historians and philosophers and an exhibition in the form of a book presenting several commissioned artworks.

The book is meant as a stimulus to thinking about the imaginary and the relationship between fiction and reality. By way of artworks, experimental texts and reflections it offers a range of angles
and ideas on different aspects of the imaginary.

The list of contributions include:

Øystein Aasan, aiPotu, Andreas Angelidakis, BADco., Erick Beltrán & Bernardo Ortiz, Milena Bonilla, Michel de Broin, Barbara Casavecchia, Daniela Cascella, Jan Christensen, Phil Coy, Bojana Cvejić & Ana Vujanović, Judith Dybendal, Mette Edvardsen, Espen Sommer Eide, Tom Engels, Jan Freuchen, Stian Gabrielsen, Dora García, Andrea Geyer, Pedro Gómez-Egaña, Avery F. Gordon, Ane Graff, Luis Guerra, Mai Hofstad Gunnes, Johannes Heldén, Vlatka Horvat, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, Institutt for Farge, Dimitris Ioannou, Ivana Ivković, Marte Johnslien, Cecilia Jonsson, Valentinas Klimašauskas, Brandon LaBelle, John Lely, Per-Oskar Leu, Lewis & Taggart, Isabell Lorey, Young Lunde, Kristin Nordhøy, Linn Pedersen, plan b, Alexandra Pirici, Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, Hans Rosenström, Andreas Schlaegel, Ingerid S. Straume, Jon Benjamin Tallerås, Hans E. Thorsen, Ève K. Tremblay, Synnøve Marie Vik, Jacob Wren, Icaro Zorbar

Editor: Marie Nerland
Book design: Erik Johan Worsøe Eriksen

Volt 2016
ISBN 978-82-303-2814-9
Pages: 240
Hardcover: 24 x 33 cm
Language: English
The book is available from Volt’s website and at selected book stores.

The book is funded by Arts Council Norway, City of Bergen, Fritt ord and Public Art Norway (URO).