An evening with Videokunstarkivet and Jutegnask

During the presentation on 28 September Per Platou and Ida Lykken Ghosh will be introducing the ideas and dilemmas behind the project, as well as screening one of Hyndøy’s artworks – “Katteperformance / Skulpturer på by’n” along with a few selected goodies from the archive. Lars Mørch Finborud will be giving a brief introduction of the term “Jutegnask” and its etymology, focusing on how he encountered the phenomenon in his own practice as a curator and music historian. Finborud will also be reading from his novel “The Black Signs” (“De svarte skiltene), where Jutegnask is a central theme.


Bergen Kunsthall has invited Per Platou and Ida Lykken Ghosh, who were running a pilot project Videokunstarkivet from 2012-2015, to discuss archival work, its methodology and its dilemmas. In collaboration with the author Lars Mørch Finborud they present the project “JUTEGNASK” (Junk Relics), which takes a closer look at the material left behind by the recently deceased artist Ann-Elise Pettersen Hyndøy. She left a ramshackle palace full of finished and unfinished artworks, videocassettes, photographs, letters and other objects. In the course of three weeks work some of this material will be systematized and registered. How does one build up an adequate picture of an artist and human being who created an extreme diversity of idioms throughout her life? How does one select works, anecdotes, contexts, biographical and artistic material? What should be included and what must be omitted?

The presentations will be held in Norwegian.

Please join us for a talk, film screening and reading with Per Platou, Ida Lykken Ghosh, and Lars Mørch Finborud in connection with the project “Jutegnask (eller: Kunsten, arkivet og livet – et forarbeid)”, which the curators/artists will be developing at Bergen Kunsthall from 27 September to 9 October 2016.