Biofuel from her body-fat? Darknet spa for meditation? Scenography made in collaboration with fungi? A true love story between a woman and her plant? Escorts as art? Future of love in the digital age? FY FAEN SÅ BRA! Join the three-week FAEN program at Atelier Nord to deep-dive into the cutting edge of artistic experiments done by female artists in Norway.

FAEN EXHIBITION (opening Thursday 17.10. 19:00) is a group exhibition featuring seven freshly produced experimental and exploratory artworks by eight young female artists: Anja Malec, Anne Cecilie Lie, Annike Flo, Natalie Seifart Eliassen, Nikoline Ursin Erichsen, Renate Synnes Handal and Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir.

FAEN SYMPOSIUM – FY FAEN SÅ BRA (25.10 – 26.10, 11:00 – 16:00) reflects on the history, current state and possible futures of the experimental art scene in Norway through the perspective of female artists and art practitioners. The participants include Anja Carr, Anja Malec, Annike Flo, Cathrine Kramer, Cecilia Jonsson, Hege Tapio, Kirsty Kross, Kristin Bergaust, Tanya Toft Ag, Alessandro Ludovico, and more TBA.

FAEN KVELDER (23.10 – 26.10) is FAEN’s social event program with striking debates and artistic contributions. Learn about female-led network structures, trends in experimental media & sound art, and join discussions on the role of talent development and cross-institutional support for the next generation of female artists. Each evening includes performances by FAEN artists and invited guests.

In collaboration with TEKS, FAEN will launch an updated edition of the TEMPORARY LIBRARY OF NORWEGIAN MEDIA ART focusing on female contributions to the arts. The library is a collection of printed publications that forms the most comprehensive knowledge and documentation of media art in Norway to date.

FAEN –  Female Artistic Experiments Norway is initiated and organized by Zane Cerpina / TEKS – Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre in collaboration with Atelier Nord, PNEK, BEK, i/o/lab, Notam, FeLT and the book project Elektronisk kunst i Norge. Supported by Arts Council Norway, Oslo kommune, PNEK, Atelier Nord and TEKS.

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