AN INDEX OF COLLISIONS
26-31 October 2016
Opening reception/performance, 26. October, 19.00
For this year’s Insomnia Festival, Small Projects is presenting An Index of Collisions, a collaborative project by Bergen-based artists Roar Sletteland, Thorolf Thuestad and Øystein Nesheim.
An Index of Collisions is an interdisciplinary, collective art project that brings together installation art, music, stage arts, text, and film. As well as the three core artists, there are contributors to specifically-defined tasks. The project will be developed as a slow modular process where a range of components are created independently and presented in varying combinations and constellations as the project evolves.
The project consists of “collisions” between formats, expressions, disciplines, and aesthetics. The idea is that when combining these elements without any kind of hierarchy between them, unexpected and interesting results will arise.
More than just a platform or theme, the foundation of the project is an artistic procedure where form, as well as content, arises as a result of the combinations or collisions.
An Index of Collisions has been previously presented as exhibitions, concerts, and “happenings”, all of which have brought new uses and meanings to the individual elements involved.
Thorolf Thuestad is a sound artist, composer, sound designer, art and music technician. He studied musicology, music technology and composition at the University of Trondheim, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at the Utrecht School of Arts where he graduated with an MA. He has worked extensively with stage arts, contemporary music, composition and film music with many collaborators such as Transiteatret, Verdensteatret. Scènes Théâtre Cinéma, Kjersti Horn and composer Knut Vaage. In the period 2004-2007 Thorolf held the position of Director of Sound and Music at The Bergen Center for Electronic Arts (BEK)