Open Call 2025

The Jury's Decision

Atelier Nord received a total of 72 applications for the Open Call 2025. After a thorough review of all the applications, the jury selected Amber Ablett’s exhibition proposal.

Ablett’s project is a sound and video installation that explores her father’s migration journey from Trinidad, a former British colony, to the United Kingdom in the 1960s. In addition to this, the work addresses various stereotypes and prejudices associated with how the Black male role is portrayed in the West. Furthermore, the project explores how such prejudices can affect the relationship between fathers and children.

The jury feels that Ablett’s exhibition proposal successfully intertwines a personal narrative with historical events. At the same time, she succeeds in making the listener aware of a larger societal context while encouraging reflection. Her proposal was tailored to Atelier Nord’s gallery space and is part of an artistic practice that has delved into identity and migration over a longer period, while also taking into account relevant perspectives from critical theory.

Atelier Nord and the jury members would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who took the time to apply. We received many exciting applications, leading to varied and engaging discussions.

The jury for this Open Call round consisted of Synne Tollerud Bull, Ida Lykken Ghosh, Admir Korjenic-Hansen, and Nicholas Norton.

The work has been commissioned and presented in collaboration with Borealis – a festival for experimental music, and BEK – Bergen Center for Electronic Arts. Supported by the Arts Council Norway, the Fund for Sound and Image, and the Bergen municipality. Part of New Perspectives for Action – a project by Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the European Union.

Photo credit (installation images): Thor Brødreskift.