Plattform: On Maintaining Circulation

A special Plattform event in the context of Bergen Kunsthall’s winter exhibition ‘On Circulation’ and a conclusion to this year’s Landmark programme of artist commissions ‘Who’s doing the washing up?’. Gathering in a temporary sound space set up by artists Maia Urstad and Anton Kats inside Bergen Kunsthall, the afternoon brings together artists, researchers and archivists to think about how histories and narratives are circulated, recorded and archived – and how the power structures that maintain this circulation could be interrupted for other voices to enter.

With Andrea Francke & Eva Rowson / Wish you’d been here, Anton Kats, Maia Urstad, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, and Hannah Gillow-Kloster (Skeivt Arkiv / Norway’s national queer archive, Bergen).


14:00 Welcome!

14:15 ‘Queer voices in the archive’ : Hannah Gillow-Kloster, Skeivt arkiv, Bergen
On archiving and making visible queer voices, which have been silent (and silenced) for huge parts of Norwegian history.

14:45 Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa
On the international research project ‘Women on Aeroplanes’ (2017- ) – exploring how women of colour are systematically marginalised in official histories of anti-colonialism, pan-Africanism and feminism.

15:30 break

16:00 ‘Distant Voices Still Live’ : Maia Urstad
On the temporary nature of communication technologies – who builds it, uses it and for what means.

16:30 ‘After Joy’: Anton Kats
On the multiple narratives of hope, loss and alienation of workers on ‘Satellite Island’, an area built around one of Europe’s largest shipbuilding wharfs in Kherson city, Ukraine – where Kats was born.

17:15 ‘Stickiness’ : Andrea Francke + Eva Rowson / Wish you’d been here
On why certain voices ‘stick’ in historisations of collective projects and how different types of labour (from washing up to being an artist) are valued – and with what consequences.

18:00 END

Broadcast live in the Bergen area on Bergen Kringkraster FM 93,8 MHz and AM 1314 kHz.
Bergen Kringkaster (The Bergen Association of Broadcasting Association) aims to gather and broadcast radio-related histories, issues and interests direct from the protected LKB Bergen Broadcast station at Frudalsmyrene, Grensedalen, 5306 Erdal in Askøy municipality. Members of the former Association for Telecommunications Collections work voluntarily to preserve and maintain the extensive collection of broadcasting and radio equipment and artefacts at the site. The association also works to increase awareness of the former ‘LKB Bergen Broadcasters’, broadcast from the station, run the amateur radio site (LA1ASK) and conduct other radio activities. Their work is supported by Askøy municipality, Bergen.

Supported by Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

19. November 2018