Unearthed 2014-2018 Installation

SALT ART: Selected from Dark Ecology 

Thursday 8th of February 2018 at 7 pm. Langkaia 1, 0150 Oslo, Norway

unearthed 2014-2018 by BJ Nilsen captures the uncanny contrasts within soundscapes on the borderland between Norway and Russia, where the sparse beauty of the Arctic landscape meets industrial decay and heavy pollution. The installation invites participants to pay attention to the nuances of these sounds as they travel along the structure of The Arctic Pyramid at SALT, and to think about the landscapes, geography, and circumstance that they represent. unearthed 2014-2018 stems from unearthed, an ongoing collaborative research project between BJ Nilsen and filmmaker Karl

Lemieux (CA) that was originally commissioned by Sonic Acts/Dark Ecology in 2014.

From 9th of February until the 13th of May 2018.

In collaboration with the curators and producers behind Dark Ecology – the Dutch organization Sonic Acts, and the Norwegian curator Hilde Methi, SALT will throughout Spring 2018 show seven artworks that were developed and exhibited in the border zone between Norway and Russia from 2014 to 2016. The Dark Ecology project was inspired by the ideas of the philosopher Timothy Morton, who argues that our knowledge about the human impact on the globe makes it necessary to rethink the concepts of nature and ecology. Ecology is ‘dark’.


7:00 pm // Introducing you to SALT Art: Selected from Dark Ecology.

7:30 pm // Opening of the sound installation unearthed 2014-2018 by BJ Nilsen and the video installation Barents (Mare Incognitum) by HC Gilje.

8:15 pm // Sauna Session with screening of Justin Bennett’s Vilgiskoddeoayvinyarvi – Wolf Lake on the Mountains. (NOTE: This is a sauna session – please bring your swimwear. The sauna is 65 degrees. Limited seats!)


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