Water School Conversations
Climate Narratives
15:30

The Maria Montessori Glass Classroom, 2018-2023 Collaboration between artist Eamon O’Kane and climate scientist, Dr. Mathew Stiller-Reeve Installation view: Norsk Billedhoggerforening, Oslo, Norway, 2020

Bergen Kunsthall inviterer til en rekke uformelle samtaler i vår aktuelle Oscar Tuazon-utstilling. Samtalene finner sted i paviljongene som er i våre utstillingslokaler. Samtaleserien utforsker tema som tas opp i utstillingen — dynamikken og maktspillene som regulerer tilgangen til land, vann og infrastruktur — sammen med bergensbaserte initiativ.

Eamon O´Kane og Matthew Stiller Reeve er begge en del av det tverrfaglige forskningsprosjektet Climate Narratives ved Universitetet i Bergen, der fokuset er å identifisere risiko, sårbarhet, innovasjon og tilpasningsmuligheter for urfolkssamfunn som bor langs kysten av Grønland og på lavtliggende øyer i Stillehavet. Benedicte Dahm avslutter sin master ved kunstakademiet i Bergen til våren og jobber med et prosjekt med fokus på drikkevannssystemet i Bergen.

Eamon O´Kane (1974) is an artist and professor of visual art at KMD, UiB he is Co- Principal Investigator on the NFR, Climate Narratives project. https://climatenarratives.w.uib.no/  He explores the ideological tropes and visual forms of modernist architecture in his paintings and immersive sculptural installations. In his artwork The Maria Montessori Glass Classroom shown at NBF in Oslo in 2020 he used physical blocks on maps to explain weather, climate, simple meteorology and topography, as well as how meteorologists build and develop models to see into the future.

Mathew Stiller Reeve (1979) aims to improve the connection between research and society. Through projects which range from writing courses for researchers to large-scale dialogue events on pressing issues to interactive and hands-on activities with schools. He has worked worked closely with local rural communities in Bangladesh on studying the rainfall during the monsoon season. Stiller-Reeve is also a key researcher working on the Climate Narratives project in Greenland and the Pacific. Mathew and Eamon have collaborated on numerous projects incorporating art and climate science.

Benedicte Dahm (1997) is finishing her master at the art academy in Bergen this spring, and is working on a project focusing on the drinking water system in Bergen. In her project she is creating an audio walk that follows the main water pipes from Svartediket to different stops around Bergen, a sculptural installation, and animations sceneries. She seeks to make visible the invisible infrastructure we have around us, to make new ways to walk and use the city, and is interested in what happens when one combines stories, biography together with facts about the water and the local history of Bergen.

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