Amund Ulvestad – Parhelia
Location: Atelier Nord ANX, Olaf Ryes plass 2 (entrance Sofienberggt.)
Opening hours: Thursday and Friday 15-18, Saturday and Sunday 13-18.
Date: 04.03 – 20.03.16
Welcome to the exhibition opening and concert on Thursday 3rd of March 7pm.
Atelier Nord is pleased to present Amund Ulvestad’s installation Parhelia at Atelier Nord ANX. Parhelia is an optical phenomenon which occurs under very cold conditions. Sunlight reflected by ice crystals can make colourful light spots appear on both sides of the sun, giving the impression of multiple suns appearing across the skyline.
Ulvestad’s installation engages in a similar type of doubling by capturing the sound from a software controlled cymbal with ten directional microphones. By capturing soundwaves from several different directions at once and playing back the sound in real-time Parhelia allows for a multi-layered and complex soundscape based on multiple listening positions in the same room.
During the opening (03.03.16) Ulvestad will carry out a solo performance as well as a collaborative, electro acoustic performance with saxophonist Bendik Giske (NO/DE). Two 3D animations made in collaboration with Kit Wan (HK/NO) and a sound/video work made with Tzuan Wu (TW/US) will also be shown. The selection emphasizes the wide variety of media experimental approaches that are part of Ulvestad’s practice.
Amund Ulvestad grew up in Oslo, but mainly works in Berlin and Trondheim. His varied and cross disciplinary practice encompasses theater production, video art, installations, sound work and multimedial performance. His work often touches on representation and medial distortion, referencing a medial understanding of both the world and self. He frequently collaborates with other artists including Bendik Giske, Jan Roger Pettersen (Svartsinn), Kit Wan, Tzuan Wu, Bernt Isak Wærstad and Koka Nikoladze in The International Transducer Orchestra.