Lohavna, Oslo, Norway
Lohavna is a small harbour, where the city of Oslo meets the Oslofjord, a blank spot located between a traffic machine, reminiscents of the Medieval Oslo and the expanding new city.
Lohavna is a blank spot on the map of the city centre of Oslo, at the very inner part of the Oslofjord, located between a traffic machine, reminiscents of the Medieval Oslo and the expanding new city which aims to be “the most attractive living– and business area of Norway”.It is a peaceful spot for earlybirds like fishermen of different origins and municipal initiated activities for youngsters.I wanted to capture the sound of this place before it is obtained by the city development.
Reality-based Audio Workshop is a meeting of accomplished artists from Norway and internationally, attempting to re-think the relationship between sound and reality in our time. The artists all use field recording of audio as the core of their artistic activities, and approach a chosen site with various advanced or experimental recording technologies. The recordings are then improvised and mixed collaboratively into a sound work. Thematic focus has so far been centered around various forms of energy and their land use, both historical and future ones. The project was initiated by BEK, Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts in collaboration with Ernst Karel from the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab.
For the Dawn Chorus Day Signe Lidén, Alexander Rishaug, Yngvild Færøy, Jiska Huizing, Siri Austeen, Joakim Blattmann and Espen Sommer Eide have chosen locations in various parts of the Oslo region.