Just returned form another great Hvitsten Salong where I had my installation Bird watching shown. Three days of art, music and festivities. Look to the sky for documentation or go to their homepage for future updates. Feel free to contact me for link to the film.
In the fall of 2017 James Welburn and Carsten Aniksdal each accepted an invitation from project developer Marieke Verbiesen at the Bergen Senter for Elektronisk Kunst (Bergen Center for Electroinc Art) to use their new sound production studio and initiate a mini-residency series called "BEK Studio Sessions". In short it was a one week residency at BEK where two musicians who have not worked together before can do a collaboration. Over the week long stay they extensively explored two ideas, resulting in a pair of lengthy experimental music compositions.
The resulting material was successfully performed on Monday September 4th 2017 as part of an event series for new experimental art called 'Prøverommet' at Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall.
A few months later Welburn was approached by Italian tape label Subsidence about a possible release, he suggested the material from the BEK Studio Sessions and the duo met again to further hone down the two compositions. Meeting first at NOTAM Studio in Oslo, then followed by subsequent collaborative editing sessions in both their respective private studios in Lillehammer and Oslo, they slowly refined the material down into two compact, dense and deeply produced 8 minute tracks.
Released June 6, 2018 on Subsidence records.
Commission for Sentralen in Oslo. The glass is from Lamberts Glas in Waldsassen, Germany. It was cut by Waterjet Norge AS, assembled by Norsk Kunstglass AS and mounted in steel frames from Bolt Metall AS.
Camera and grading by Carsten Aniksdal. Music and editing by Are Mokkelbost.
Supported by Sparebankstiftelsen.
Documentation of Verdensteatret's HANNAH. Shot in collaboration with Sølve Sæther. Editing by Piotr Pajchel. Excerpt from the program at the Ultima Festival:
Verdensteatret are currently working on a new production that will premiere as a live performance at Oslo’s Henie Onstad Art Centre during the Ultima Festival in September 2017. In this brand new work, Verdensteatret will explore ideas about geological time and attention fatigue. As they put it: ‘There has never been so much past as there is right now.’ (...)
Just returned form another great Hvitsten Salong where I had my film Landskapelser/Landscaping shown. Three days of art, music and festivities. Look to the sky for documentation or go to their homepage for future updates. Feel free to contact me for link to the film.
Documentation of Irma Salo Jæger´s exhibition "På en varm dag" at the Henie Onstad Art Center. Music by Oren Ambarchi & James Rushford.
The images and sound are from the performances in the lobby where the audience were gathered between the concerts in the main hall. The images were shown live over the many wall-mounted monitors throughout the building. Text read by Torbjørn Eriksen, sound by Thorolf Thuestads lyddesign, the organists Ståle Storløkken, Daniel Formo and Nils Henrik Asheim, and Club Sigbjørn with Agatha Wara & Tariq Hindic. Stavanger Concert Hall in collaboration with the Obstfelder 150 year anniversary.
This autumn I was asked by Christian Tony Norum if I would like to be a part of a group exhibition he was hosting at the Munch Museum where he was doing a collaboration with the ongoing Jorn+Munch exhibition. My contribution was a video titled Burning guitar. The idea was to film and record the sound a of burning guitar, isolating the destructive crescendo from live performances. Many thanks to Espen T. Hangård for making the open power chord to initiate the sound, and to Rudi Simmons, Steinar E. Rossing, John Chr. Gulliksen and Oslo Brann- og redningsetat for helping me out. Please contact me for link and password to the video.
1+1=1 (dialog/dialogue) is a video installation made by Pablo Castro and Carsten Aniksdal with contribution from from Stina Høgkvist. The film was made as part of the Hvitsten Art-walk July, 2016. To be displayed vertically. Loop.
'Hole' is the second single from Norwegian Artist Susanna's album 'Triangle' to be released 22.April 2016.
The video is directed and edited by Carsten Aniksdal. Choreography by Shi Pratt. Dance by Elisabeth Christine Holth. Cinematography by Sølve Sæther. Light design and programming by Kyrre Heldal Karlsen. Light technician Kim Marius Abrahamsen. Stylist Sunniva Hartgen. Equipment Rodeo Film. Produced by SusannaSonata.
Music and lyrics by Susanna. Vocals by Susanna. Keyboards and piano by Anja Lauvdal. Tuba and electronics by Heida Mobeck. Drums and percussion by Hans Hulbækmo. Produced by Anja Lauvdal, Heida Mobeck and Susanna. Label SusannaSonata. Buy the record here!
UR are three collage clocks made by Are Mokkelbost for Bjørnsletta Skole in Oslo, Norway, 2014. They are a permanent public installation commissioned by Kulturetaten, Oslo Kommune, curated by Siri Austeen and Hanne Øverland. The fundamental concept is that the hands of the clock are replaced with rotating discs. The circular discs are cut into the clock face, across each image.The discs rotate; fragmenting and assembling the image as time goes by. Consequently the composition is always changing, each state representing the current time. The discs on the first clock rotate once every minute. The discs on the second clock rotate once every hour. The discs on the third clock rotate once every 12 hours. Together the three clocks tell the current time. Film by Carsten Aniksdal. Music by Are Mokkelbost.