Nordre Øyern Nature Reserve Norway
The nature reserve is the Nordic regions largest inland delta with the river Glomma, Leira and Nittelvas outlet. The area has some imprtance as a nesting area, but is of great importance for the birdlife as a resting place during the spring and autumn migration.
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.
Participating artists Jiska Huizing, Siri Austeen, Joakim Blattmann Gabriele de Seta