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Quiet and relaxed but alert

May 30, 2005

The images from the installation Quiet and relaxed but alert by Jana Winderen and myself for the exhibition The Idea of North opening at Galleri F15 Moss yesterday.


The window is left slightly open to let in sound from outside.


The control panel.


Interface for interaction.

(All photos by Jana)

The Idea of North

Galleri F 15 will in the period from the 29th of May to the 7th of August exhibit soundworks by ten different artists: Steven Cuzner (SE/CAN) Jean-Pierre Gauthier (CAN) Jan Høvo (NO) Eleanor King &amp Stephen Kelly (CAN) Dana Samuel (CAN) Liv Strand (SE) Maia Urstad (NO) Jana Winderen &amp Trond Lossius (NO).

In addition SKA radio (Christian Bould and Ivan Galuzin) will present local broadcasts on radio in the gallery space. The broadcasts consist of interviews with the artists. The Sound-lounge is designed by Moen &amp Philström.

Curator’s statement:

What is the tone of a place? In December 1967 Glenn Gould addressed this question in his radio broadcast – The Idea of North – using a technique he called contrapuntal radio to manifest multiple voices simultaneously. In a poetic reference to Gould’s work this exhibition is entitled The Idea of North and is a meditation on the idea of – North – as a perception of place and locality rather than a geographic position.

The Idea of North is a three-part exhibition of contemporary sound art from Canada Iceland and Norway that addresses the concept of the locality of sound. The Idea of North is a curatorial collaboration between curators in Canada (Rhonda Corvese) Iceland (Hekla Dogg Jonsdottir and Solveig Alda Halldorsdottir) and Norway (Yngvild Faeroy and Søssa Jørgensen). This collaborative curatorial process brings together three diverse groups of sound artists in three distinct exhibitions in Canada Iceland and Norway.

The exhibition is supported by the Arts Council Norway Asono Atelier Nord Office for Contemporary Art Norway NRK Ulyd NOTAM the Canada Council for the Arts the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec The Glenn Gould Estate and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The gallery is open every day exept Monday 11 am. – 7 pm.

The exhibition is open until August 7th 2005.