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Artistic works and projects

The Atmospherics – River deep, mountain high

Installations

The Atmospherics – River deep, mountain high

Trond Lossius & Jeremy Welsh
The Atmospherics – River deep, mountain high
Entrée Gallery, Bergen-

February 7 – 17 2019
Thursday – Sunday
Open: 5 – 8.30pm (loop)

MULTI concert series

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MULTI concert series

MULTI is a concert series at Lydgalleriet / Østre using their semi-permanent 24 speaker surround sound louspeaker rig. The MULTI concert series commission new works for multi-channel speaker setup, giving new musicians, composers and sound artists the opportunity to express themselves using spatial sound.

Since 2015 I have been co-curating this series.

Sara Rajaei: In the gaze of Panoptes (2016)

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Sara Rajaei: In the gaze of Panoptes (2016)

Single channel video installation, color, sound, 20 min.

Video commissioned by 3,14 and BEK as part of 3,14’s Artist in Residency program Circulating Air.

Commissioned performance for Tarek Atoui’s Within, Bergen Assembly – 2016

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Commissioned performance for Tarek Atoui’s Within, Bergen Assembly - 2016

This performance was commissioned by Bergen Assembly as an artistic response to the WITHIN II project by Tarek Atoui, performed at Sentralbadet September 30, 2016. The work combines text and music performed on select instruments of the Within exhibition by professional and amateur musicians of different hearing abilities.

Shades of Change

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Shades of Change

Ingeborg Annie Lindahl – Trond Lossius
29.07. – 07.08 2016

The exhibition at Stiftelsen 3,14 combines a 32 meter mural chalk drawing and 12 channel surround sound into an immersive installation.

Drawings and sound were developed on site over five hectic days in front of the opening. Lindahls chalk-drawing continued to evolve throughout the exhibition period, and as the exhibition period came to an end, the drawing ended in destruction.

The Atmospherics V: Stop, Hey, Watch That Sound

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The Atmospherics V: Stop, Hey, Watch That Sound

Trond Lossius – Jeremy Welsh
Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum
18.06 – 18.09 2016

Audio-visual installation
10 channels of video projections and screen
20 channels 3D surround audio

During the opening of the exhibition Bergen Barokk enters into an improvisational dialogue with the installation.

Albanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

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Albanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

I have left you the mountain presents ten new texts written by contemporary writers and thinkers on the architecture of displacement. These texts have been set to music and sung by some of the last remaining groups of Albanian iso-polyphonic singers, an art form now protected as “intangible cultural heritage” by UNESCO.

Harastølen (soundwalk)

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Harastølen (soundwalk)

This 30 min radiophonic work was made for ToBe Continued 2016, an original concert lasting 24 hours, during which musicians from many parts of the World will be connected to a website that broadcast their concerts. The concert takes place on the World Tuberculosis day.

Harastølen was built as a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients in Norway. and was later used as a psychiatric institution and lodge for refugees. Since the mid-1990s the building has been abandoned.

12" vinyl commissioned for FOAM

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12" vinyl commissioned for FOAM

I have made a 12" vinyl sound work for FOAM, a collection of one-off commissioned 12” dub plate records presented in interactive gallery settings.

by Carte Blanche

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by Carte Blanche

by carte blanche is a performance created by the whole company. By removing the choreographer, the ensemble challenges the practice and tradition of the contemporary dance performance and open up for new interpretations of both concept and aesthetics.

The Atmospherics IV: And Sometimes The Light Hurts Our Eyes

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The Atmospherics IV: And Sometimes The Light Hurts Our Eyes

Installation by Trond Lossius and Jeremy Welsh at Heimdal Kunstforening, Trondheim.

2 HD video projections and 8 channels of sound. Material recorded late summer 2015 on the islands of Munkholmen and Tautra in the Trondheim Fjord.

Multi Concert at Lydgalleriet, Østre

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Multi Concert at Lydgalleriet, Østre

Listening understood as inhabiting (2015) was presented as a spatial electroacoustic composition at a Multi concert at Lydgalleriet. The composition traverse possible sonic worlds and places, and is based on material from a series of recent field recordings and installations.

Concert at RAM Galleri

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Concert at RAM Galleri

Concert at RAM Gallery in Oslo, featuring Trond Lossius and Ricardo del Pozo & Kjetil Austvoll-Dahlgren. I presented an eight channel ambisonic surround composition mostly based on material from a number of installations done in recent years.

Lament for T

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Lament for T

lament for t was a site-specific sound installation for the old and abandoned county jail in Bergen. The installation would be excperienced within the central corridor of the building as well as it’s galleries. It used 12 speakers surrounding the gallery at the 2nd floor to create an ambience augmenting the unsetling atmosphere of the building.

The Atmospherics III – Till it rains, I’m gonna stay inside

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The Atmospherics III - Till it rains, I’m gonna stay inside

Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal, January 2015.

16 channels of sound and 5 HD video projections. As in the second installation, loudspeakers are arranged around the edges of the gallery space, on the floor and mounted on the wall just below ceiling height. With a greater ceiling height, and the overall dimensions of the room, this became the most spatialised version of the work so far.

The Atmospherics II – Flags, Flames, Smoke & Bridges

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The Atmospherics II - Flags, Flames, Smoke & Bridges

Visningsrommet USF, Bergen, December 2014.

16 channels of sound and 3 HD video projections. Loudspeakers are arranged around the edges of the gallery space, on the floor and mounted on the wall just below ceiling height. The two symmetric rings of loudspeakers on floor and wall allow sound to be distributed both laterally and vertically. This arrangement allows for a more immersive listening experience, placing the viewer in a more physical relationship with the artwork.

The Atmospherics I – The Place Sound Builds In Passing

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The Atmospherics I - The Place Sound Builds In Passing

Stiftelsen 3,14 Bergen, November 2014.

14 channels of sound and 3 HD video projections. Loudspeakers are arranged around the edges of the gallery space, on the floor and in windows. Sacco bean bags distributed around the space encourage visitors to relax in different parts of the room where they will experience the soundscape in different ways.

Can you hear the clouds drifting by?

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Can you hear the clouds drifting by?

I participated in the summer 2014 program of Galleri Ruth, a drive-in sound-art gallery located in the rural region of Råde in Østfold, Norway.

My contrition was a series of short text readings as sound files. Each text was an exercise inviting the audience to listen attentively to the soundscape at the site of the drive-in gallery. The work was based upon Raymond Murray Schafer’s “ear cleaning” exercises in listening.

Bergen Leser

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Bergen Leser

“Bergen Leser” is an interactive installation that enables collaborative public reading of books. It is installed at the Bergen Public Library, and as recordings accumulate, they become available online as video books. “Bergen Leser” is an adaptation of Read Aloud, an installation by Ross Phillips, commissioned for the National Media Museums in Bradford, UK, 2012-13.

Muelheim an der Ruhr, August 2013

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Muelheim an der Ruhr, August 2013

Muelheim an der Ruhr, August 2013 by Trond Lossius and Jan Schacher is a series of audio-visual field recordings presented as “slow cinema.” Devoid of plot and characters, the suburban soundscape takes centre stage.

Re: place and Sandnes exhibitions

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Re: place and Sandnes exhibitions

2012-2013 I was engaged at Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHIB) leading the art research project Re: place. The project was an investigation of (relationships between) place, time and memory as manifested in artistic works exploring image, sound, text – or combinations of these. The main artistic outcome of the project was a pair of exhibitions at KINOKINO Centre for Art and Film and Sandnes kunstforening in the fall 2013.

The derivative (touching the curve, sensing the change)

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The derivative (touching the curve, sensing the change)

A temporary sound installation at the Hökarängen metro station in Stockholm, using 14 public address loudspeakers mounted evenly along the platform.

The work was part of Augmented spatiality, a public art project for the suburb of Hökarängen in Stockholm in which the artworks, performances and other comprised events were integrated into the social and spatial processes taking place in the public sphere. Augmented spatiality was curated by María Andueza.

Lontano

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Lontano

“Lontano” is an installation / event taking place in an anechoic chamber. It addresses the anechoic chamber as a site of research within several fields of relevance to my own practise, and also brings awareness to issues of spatial hearing, the rich soundscapes that surrounds us, and how we are situated and immersed in the world through sound.

It does so by inviting four persons at a time into the chamber for a shared session listening to surround sound field recordings.

Vanishing point

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Vanishing point

- Rieman discovered a point of infinity, an ultima Thule in a world of complex numbers.

Londinium

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Londinium

The theater play Londinium by Demian Vitanza is produced and directed by Sandsund & Lie. The play is published by Aschehoug, and premiered at Black Box, Oslo, September 2012.

Pieces of bits while disassembling (for IKEA)

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Pieces of bits while disassembling (for IKEA)

This was a temporary and site-specific installation of sound, light, video and objects by Trond Lossius and Anna Wignell. The project was installed at the old IKEA store in Åsane, Bergen, as part of a one-day five-hours happening produced by the Borealis festival the last day before IKEA moved to new premises.

Three Cities Project: Live Event – MUSA, Aberdeen

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Three Cities Project: Live Event - MUSA, Aberdeen

This event is part of an ongoing artistic and cultural exchange between the three cities of Aberdeen, Bergen and St Petersburg. The evening will showcase a rich variety of new sound and audiovisual works by Ross Whyte, Pete Stollery, Trond Lossius and Suk-Jun Kim as well as work by communities from each of the cities.

Urmakarens Hjarte

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Urmakarens Hjarte

The theatre production Urmakarens hjarte (The Heart of the Watchmaker) is an adventurous thriller for youngsters inspired by Norwegian folk mythology and modern fantasy literature. It is based on a script by Miriam Prestøy Lie, and directed by Torkil Sandsund.

Urmakarens Hjarte will be touring Western Norway and Oslo in the spring of 2012.

Sara Rajaei: "The continuous ends connected to the beginnings"

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Sara Rajaei: "The continuous ends connected to the beginnings"

“The continuous ends connected to the beginnings” is a screening of five video works by the artist Sara Rajaei (Iran/Netherland) at Foundation 3.14.

The screening program is curated by Trond Lossius, and co-curated by Malin Barth.

MUU FOR EARS 9 – Collection of Finnish and Norwegian Sound Art and Experimental Music

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MUU FOR EARS 9 - Collection of Finnish and Norwegian Sound Art and Experimental Music

A stereo version of the sound for the 2011 installation Lines Converging at a Distance at Håkonshallen is featured at the CD MUU FOR EARS 9, published by MUU Artists Association in Finland.

West coast soundscapes

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West coast soundscapes

During spring 2012 I am a guest at the web site of Madstun with the project West coast soundscapes. I will be doing a series of field recordings at various locations in Sotra and Øygarden. The sound recordings will be posted to the Madstun blog with accompanying text and photos.

Lines converging at a distance

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Lines converging at a distance

The Håkon’s Hall in Bergen is a remarkable building with a long history. The site-specific sound installation is a commission for the 750 year anniversary in 2011. The ambient spatial soundscape invites the audience to experience the hall at a slower pace, and possibly sit down and contemplate the qualities of the combined space and sound.

Exhibition on Sonic Interaction Design

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Exhibition on Sonic Interaction Design

Sound can be one of the principal channels conveying information, meaning, and aesthetic/emotional qualities in interactive contexts. The twelve works in this exhibition showcase the use of Sonic Interaction Design within arts, music and design, and also provide examples of sonification for research and artistic purposes.

The exhibition was collocated with the permanent Music Technology exhibition at the Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine in Oslo.

Borealis Extreme

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Borealis Extreme

What happens to a musician’s brain when under duress? For the Borealis Avgarde Extreme event Le Jury (Ricardo Odriozola, Einar Røttingen, Jostein Stalheim) improvised non-stop for 12 hours, during which the activity of their brains was monitored by researchers from Bergen University. The data was displayed to the public, as well as being used by electronic media artist Trond Lossius to create a live visual display.

LMW: Please Note After Image (2010)

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LMW: Please Note After Image (2010)

Installation by LMW (Trond Lossius, Jon Arne Mogstad and Jeremy Welsh).

PLEASE NOTE AFTER IMAGE combines painting, video and sound and is part of the exhibition BGO1 at Bergen Art Museum.

At the Zoo (2010)

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At the Zoo (2010)

Karen Kipphoff and Trond Lossius collaborates on a videowork that is to be presented at the ICCI 360 panoramic video festival in Plymouth (UK) September 2010. The work is titled “At the Zoo”. It’s an anthropomorphic composition that uses pattern and montaged, abstract sound based on the French tradition of acousmatic music.

Shake the Tree

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Shake the Tree

SHAKE THE TREE by Maria Udd and Stine Karlsen was commissioned as a public art work for Nordahl Grieg Videregående Skole, opened in 2010.

Architectures by Link Signatur AS. Ingrid Berven and Trond Lossius served as artistic consultants for the public art commission, with a total budget of NOK 2.000.000.

Ghost architectures (2010)

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Ghost architectures (2010)

An audio-visual performance by Jeremy Welsh and Trond Lossius, based on material recorded around the sites of WWII German fortifications on islands off the west coast of Norway, near Bergen.

The work was presented at the 6th International Conference on Small Island Cultures Guernsey, June 22 – 25 2010.

Imploding Spaces (2008)

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Imploding Spaces (2008)

A site-specific sound installation at Fjell Festing, a 2nd World War German fortification west of Bergen, built to secure the entrance to Bergen.

The fortress supported a main gun turret with a range of 37 km, with a network of tunnels three kilometers long on the surface and in the mountains. It was mainly built by Russian prisoners of war.

Floating Characters (2007)

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Floating Characters (2007)

FLOATING CHARACTERS, directed by Karen Kipphoff, explores the borders of screen, digital media and live art during performances utilizing puppets, objects, actors, text, audio and visual media.

It is inspired by Bunraku theatre, video games, slapstick, panoramic experiences and the text “A Certain Number of Conversations” by Alexander Vvedenskij.

LMW – A night in Sardinia (2006)

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LMW - A night in Sardinia (2006)

Installation by LMW (Trond Lossius, Jon Arne Mogstad and Jeremy Welsh) at Visningsrommet USF, combining video, painting and sound.

As the exhibition took place in parallel with my final writing up for the research fellowship in the arts assessment, my contribution to the exhibition was rather modest this time.

Cubic Second (2006)

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Cubic Second (2006)

Audio-visual installation, solo exhibition at Hordaland kunstsenter.

Physics throw me off: A line multiplied by a line is a plane. A plane multiplied by a line becomes volume. I can almost grasp the idea of velocity being derived from location in space. But acceleration implies time multiplied by itself. What does a square second feel like? And what is the volume of sound? A cubic second?

Staged Bodies (2005-06)

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Staged Bodies (2005-06)

Media installation, by Karen Kipphoff & Trond Lossius.

Bergen kunsthall, 2005
The National Autumn Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, 2006

LMW – Improsynth / jc 87 (2006)

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LMW - Improsynth / jc 87 (2006)

Installation by LMW (Trond Lossius, Jon Arne Mogstad and Jeremy Welsh).

The installation in a container formed part of a sound art program at one of Norway’s biggest rock festivals. Outside the container the logo “LMW” was painted in large letters and rasterised patterns and stripes of colour painted at one of the short walls.

LMW – The Heroes of Telemark (2006)

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LMW - The Heroes of Telemark (2006)

LMW (Trond Lossius, Jon Arne Mogstad and Jeremy Welsh) was invited to make a site-specific work for the summer exhibition at Seljord Kunstforening in Telemark – a small community in the middle of the countryside. The exhibition space was a converted barn in which it was possible to work directly on the walls.

LMW – What Goes Around Comes Around (2006)

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LMW - What Goes Around Comes Around (2006)

by Trond Lossius, Jon Arne Mogstad and Jeremy Welsh

A five-day workshop in a project room at the Academy of Fine Art, Bergen. Wall painting, objects, projected images and multi-channel audio combined within a dynamic spatial structure.

White-Out (2005)

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White-Out (2005)

An installation of sound, video and digital prints by Trond Lossius & Kurt Ralske at Visningsrommet USF, Bergen

Designed for a gallery that is extremely open to the outside world, WHITE-OUT investigates the ambience, ambient art and the blurring between the art work / art gallery and its surroundings.

Quiet and Relaxed, but Alert (2005)

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Quiet and Relaxed, but Alert (2005)

Interactive installation by Jana Winderen and Trond Lossius.

Music is continually going up and down, but no longer only on those stepping stones, five, seven, twelve in number, or the quarter tone.

John Cage

Trickster (2005)

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Trickster (2005)

By Andrea Sunder-Plassmann and Trond Lossius.

The trickster is an important archetype in the history of man who rebels against authority, pokes fun at the serious…He exists to question & not accept things blindly…We seem most accessible to the gifts of the Trickster when we ourselves are at or near boundaries or are experiencing transition. As an archetype, the Trickster, the boundary dweller, finds expression through human imagination and experience

…different from the one you are in now… (2004)

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...different from the one you are in now... (2004)

A reading of sound from works by Alvin Lucier, caused by layering of sound played back in multiple tabs of a web browser.

Elektropoesia (2004)

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Elektropoesia (2004)

Audio-visual installation by Trond Lossius and Kurt Ralske at Electrohype, Malmö konsthall, 2004-05

Elektropoesia investigates relationships between sound and video, creating a combined artistic expression with both layers being of equal importance.

Soundtracks (2004)

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Soundtracks (2004)

Interactive installation by Asbjørn Blokkum Flø & Trond Lossius in the crypt of Norsk Form as part of Ultima, Oslo Contemporary Music Festival.

SOUNDTRACKS investigates technological failures as artistic material. The installation processes and deconstructs the sound of digital glitches, sound generated during computer crashes and cheap lo-fi speakers pressed to and beyond their limits.

LMW – A Can of Stellar Stripes and other Vessels (2004)

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LMW - A Can of Stellar Stripes and other Vessels (2004)

Installation of paintings, video, light, objects and sound, by Jon Arne Mogstad, Jeremy Welsh and myself.

Trondhjems kunstforening 2004.

LMW – Dialogue/Transition (2004)

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LMW - Dialogue/Transition (2004)

Paintings, digital stills, video, sound
LMW: Trond Lossius – Jon Arne Mogstad – Jeremy Welsh

Christiansands kunstforening

Verdensteatret: Concert for Greenland (2004-05)

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Verdensteatret: Concert for Greenland (2004-05)

CONCERT FOR GREENLAND is an audio-visual composition where rusty machinery meets new technology on the backside of a “video-shadow-theatre” in Greenland, a performance/installation where visual art, sound, video, installation, text and theatre unite.

Verdensteatret received 2005-2006 New York Dance and Performance Awards (A.K.A. The Bessies), Installation & New Media category for “Concert for Greenland” at P.S. 122.

The art of walking on water (2004)

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The art of walking on water (2004)

Interactive sound installation by Jana Winderen, Jørgen Træen and Trond Lossius.

Touring exhibition presented at schools in the Hedmark region.

Verdensteatret: Mandela (2003)

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Verdensteatret: Mandela (2003)

In September 2003 Verdensteatret held a one-week workshop for artists at BiT Teatergarasjen as part of Autunnale.

Cracker (2003)

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Cracker (2003)

Cracker is a framework for improvisation using sensors and digital processing of audio and video to create a network of opportunities for interaction between the artists. The result is a complex fabric of sound, dance and video, with several layers and parallel dimensions in time and space.

Hacker (2003)

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Hacker (2003)

Sensors and digital processing of audio create new and surprising links between the music and dance in a performance with references to computer games.

Living room (2003)

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Living room (2003)

A workshop and group installation at Galleri KiT as part of the Bastard festival 2003.

Erotogod (2001-03)

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Erotogod (2001-03)

An interactive audiovisual and sensoric installation by Stahl Stensli, Knut Mork Skagen, Asbjørn Flø and Trond Lossius. The spectator enters an alter, dressed in an interactive suit, and controls 3D video with text and sound spatialized using 16 channels.

Norway Remixed (2002)

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Norway Remixed (2002)

Field recordings recorded or streamed live by NRK, Norwegian National Broadcasting, from all regions of Norway formed the raw material of an interactive installation at the central railway station in Oslo. A number of parabolic loudspeakers guided the audience towards a custom designed room where they could interact with remixed and processed versions of the field recordings. The processed sounds where spatialized in 3D using 24 loudspeakers.

Verdensteatret: Tsalal (2001-03)

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Verdensteatret: Tsalal (2001-03)

In May 2001 the company traveled from Kiev via Odessa and crossed the Black Sea to Istanbul. This journey is the background for the new production. Much of the material collected through this journey, in the shape of video- and sound recordings, pictures and recollections are forming the landscape – a kind of after-landscape, after the storm – of TSALAL.

Ekkofisk (2000-01)

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Ekkofisk (2000-01)

An installation by Reinert Mithassel and Trond Lossius.

Two web cams tracks the 3D position of two gold fishes in an aquarium, and use the data to generate sound. When the fishes are in the vicinity of each other, they sing. When they move away, distant bells are heard.

Motlyd (2001)

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Motlyd (2001)

Installation by Trond Lossius and Maia Urstad. Visningsrommet USF, Bergen, as part of the Motlyd festival 2001.

Verdensteateret: Régla-rommet (2000)

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Verdensteateret: Régla-rommet (2000)

An installation based on scenography, sound material, video and music from the Verdensteatret production “Regla”.

/55\ – så jævla sanntid (2000)

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/55\ - så jævla sanntid (2000)

This was a one week workshop investigating the creative potential of real time video control and manipulation using Max and Nato.0+55+3d software.

HotWired Live Art (Worklab) (2000)

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HotWired Live Art (Worklab) (2000)

In 2000 I participated in the HotWired workshop/performance/event hosted by Motherboard and BEK – Bergen Centre for Electronic Art.

Texture III (1998-99)

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Texture III (1998-99)

Sound installation. The work has never been presented in public.

Texture I (1988)

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Texture I (1988)

Texture I was the first sound installation I made. The idea was to have it present inside one of the buildings at Kolmanskoppe, an abandoned mining town in the Namib dessert.