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HC Gilje: blink @ Hordaland kunstsenter

October 2, 2009


blink by HC Gilje
October 9th – November 8th 2009
OPENING Friday October 9th between 19:00 – 21:00

blink is an exhibition with two new works by Norwegian artist HC Gilje. Like a conductor he directs image and sound through the room to create compositions of new experiences. These are the two most recent projects where Gilje explores different ways of improvising with space.

During an extensive career in the cross disciplinary field working with real time environments, installations, live performance, set design and single-channel video, Gilje has made different spaces come to life. By exploring how audiovisual technology can be used to transform, create, expand, amplify and interpret physical spaces HC Gilje has focused on his research project Conversations with space the last three years during his fellowship at The National Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowships Programme at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHiB).

In addition to the exhibition featuring his two new works the audience can also take part in his wide production the last years through documentation material displayed in the first floor space: Soundpockets, out-doors sound installations; Wind-up birds, mechanical wood peckers; mikro,site specific performance based on microscope textures; nodio, a series of audio visual compositions featuring movement and grouping of images; as well as shift, a diverse collection of video projections on objects and surfaces. The development of specific tools, both soft- and hardware, has been an integral part of his process, which amongst other has resulted in the video projection programme VPT, which quickly gained ground through international users.

Gilje (b. 1969, Kongsberg, Norway) has presented his work through different channels throughout the world: in concert-venues, theatre and cinema venues, galleries, festivals and through several international dvd releases, including 242.pilots live in Bruxelles on New York label Carpark which won the first prize at Transmediale 2003 in Berlin and Cityscapes on Paris-label Lowave. He was a member of the video-impro trio 242.pilots, and was also the visual motor of the dance company kreutzerkompani. He was educated at the Intermedia Department of The Art Academy in Trondheim, Norway 1995-99.

Connected to the exhibition Hordaland Art Centre invites the audience to two public presentations:

  • Artist talk by HC Gilje, Tuesday October 13th at 7 P.M..
  • November 8th at 4 P.M. Line Halvorsen will hold a presentation with video screening of Statens Kunstakademi 100 år by Line Halvorsen and Astrid S. Johansen in the café.

In addition Hordaland Art Centre has commissioned a new text on Gilje’s work by Mitchell Whitelaw: Right Here, Right Now – HC Gilje’s Networks of Specificity which is posted at

Opening times

Tuesday – Sunday 12 P.M. – 4 P.M.
The café is open Saturday and Sunday.
All our exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

The exhibition is a collaboration between Hordaland Art Centre and the Bergen National Academy of the Arts.