Program for Article 2012

  • 5 Oct 2012 to 7 Oct 2012

    Theme : SUSTAINABLE FOODPRODUCTION

    The food industry is a heavy burden on our environment. The production of food requires vast amounts of natural resources and causes numerous environmental problems, including pollution and land-degradation. That our current food industry is unsustainable is an acknowledged fact, but what are feasible alternatives?

  • 5 Oct 2012 -
    14:00 to 16:00

    Urban foraging workshop

    Urban foraging workshop by i/o/lab (SKUR2 | kl.14:00 - 16:00 | 50 NOK | smartphone / Ipad required | registration by email: contact@article.no | in Norwegian)

    The Urban foraging workshop revolves around the use of locative media to locate and share information about urban edibles. Many citizens of Stavanger know about one or two places in and around Stavanger where edible greens, herbs, or fruits can be found in public space.

  • 5 Oct 2012 -
    19:00 to 19:30
  • 5 Oct 2012 -
    19:30 to 21:00

    TALKAOKE on Sustainable Food Production

    This first weekend of October (5th-7th October) Article will present events under the topic FOOD
    Talkaoke with Anne Viken, Margit Vea, and Cathrine Kramer
    (SKUR2 | kl.19:30 - 21:00 | 50 NOK | in norwegian)

    Friday October 5th we open the doors to the first TALKAOKE event focusing on food, culture and sustainability. In collaboration with the artist group "The People Speak" we have stitched together a program that we hope will bring up the temperature and discourse on what people think about food.

  • 6 Oct 2012 -
    21:00 to 23:15

    Symbiotica - ArtMeatFlesh II

    SymbioticA with Special guests Liv Torunn Mydland, Roger Strand, Zack Denfeld,Cathrine Kramer, Atle Lura and Rune Larsen
    (SKUR 2 | kl.21:00 - 23:15 | Tickets: 100 NOK | in english)

    Following the recent success of Symbiotica’s ArtMeatFlesh at DEAF2012 in Rotterdam, ARTICLE 2012 presents the Norwegian edition: an evening that will flesh out some meat with in-vitro meat growers, philosophers and artists. Using the format of popular cooking competition shows, animal protein will meet metabolism cuisine in a battle for supremacy over the secret ingredient of (semi)living meat with no body; an event filled with translation of proteins, behavioural changes versus technical solutions, and amnesia… In this edition of ArtMeatFlesh , Oron Catts - director of SymbioticA and the first person to co-grow and co-eat in-vitro meat - will host some of the more eccentric figures in the eat-lab-meat debate and might even serve a portion of meat-like substance to the audience....

  • 7 Oct 2012 -
    14:00 to 16:00

    Artist Talk : Zack Denfeld/Outreach Coordinator/Center for Genomic Gastronomy

    (SKUR 2 | kl.14.00 - 16.00 | Tickets: 50 NOK | in English)

    Eating in the Anthropocene: Transgenic Fish, Mutagenic Fruit and Space Potatoes

    The Center for Genomic Gastronomy has spent the last two years acquiring, cooking and eating unexpected ingredients including: transgenic zebrafish, mutagenic grapefruit, sweetened air pollution and sweet potatoes from outer space. Each of these ingredients is the result of human intervention in living systems at the level of organism, ecosystem and even the entire biosphere. In this talk, Zack Denfeld, the outreach coordinator for the Center, will make connections between unexpected ingredients, human food systems and planetary change.

  • 12 Oct 2012 to 14 Oct 2012

    Theme : OIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY

    Oil drilling comes with both considerable economic benefits as well as substantial environmental risks. With the advent of peak oil drastically increasing the economic benefits that can be gained from oil production, precarious compromises in environmental safety seem inevitable. But do we really know the environmental risks the oil industry takes, and how these are weighed against its economic benefits? How does the discovery of the Johan Sverdrup field for instance affect the environmental safety in the region? The best way to prevent environmental risks related to oil drilling is to find alternatives to the oil itself, but how can the search for safer alternative sources of energy be supported by a region whose economy thrives on oil industry?

  • 12 Oct 2012 -
    19:00 to 21:00

    Talkaoke on: Oil and environmental safety

    Article program the second weekend (12.-14.oktober) will be devoted to the theme OIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY
    Talkaoke with Roald Kommedal,Gunhild Moe and Steinar Sanni.
    (SKUR2 | kl.19.00 - 21.00 | 50 NOK | in Norwegian)

  • 13 Oct 2012 -
    14:00 to 16:00

    Bio-tricity workshop: How to make energy from wastewater.

    Bio-tricity workshop: How to make energy from wastewater. Led by Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits (RIXC), and Arturs Gruduls. (SKUR2 | kl.14:00 - 16:00 | 100 NOK / Students 50 NOK | registration by email: contact@article.no | in English)

    This workshop introduces participants to methods that generate energy out of waste-water. On the basis of hands-on experiments with a ‘next-generation’ biotechnology called ‘microbial fuel cells’, participants explore how this technology can be interpreted through art. During the workshop, biologist Arturs Gruduls and artists Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits will demonstrate how to make a fuel cell that generates electricity from bacteria living in (dirty) water.

  • 14 Oct 2012 -
    14:00 to 16:00

    Artist Talk : A Vast Energy [R]evolution.

    "A Vast Energy [R]evolution. Artists and Scientists Joining Forces in the Quest for Renewable Future"
    Presentation held by Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits (RIXC)
    (SKUR 2 | 14:00 - 16:00 | 50 kroner | in english)

    The end of the Oil Age is approaching. In contrast to popular belief however this is not the result of depleting oil resources, but of a paradigm shift. To replace the apocalyptic visions of ecological catastrophes and resource depletion with viable alternatives, scientists and artists are currently joining forces in the quest for a more sustainable future.

  • 19 Oct 2012

    Theme : DIRECT DEMOCHRACY

    In the context of the current economic and financial crisis in Europe, national governments have contributed enormous sums to the rescue of other European countries in debt, while often simultaneously cutting public spending at home. Consequently, many European citizens feel that they have little say in where their tax money is being spent and are demanding a more direct democracy in Europe; for instance in the form of referenda on European financial support programs. But what would happen if we all got a direct say in how public money is distributed on a European level? Would the end result be a solid public spending policy or merely poor compromises?

    Friday, 19 October we promote a social experiment in the form of a raucous game show developed by art collective The People Speak.

  • 19 Oct 2012 -
    19:00 to 21:00

    Direct democracy in the shape of a tremendous gameshow: "Who wants to be..??"

    Come and exercise your democratic vote this evening with
    "The People Speak" and their game show - Who wants to be ...?
    Have a look at this teaser on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n11pW9kTv9s
    (SKUR2 | kl.19:00 - 21:00 | 100 NOK | in English)

    Who wants to be...? is a social experiment in the form of a raucous game show developed by art collective The People Speak. All visitors chip in 100 NOK. in advance to enter the game, after which they brainstorm, argue, and vote on how to spend the collective money.Everything is possible in Who Wants To Be…? What is certain is that you will have a direct say in it.

  • 25 Oct 2012 to 28 Oct 2012

    Theme : CULTURAL ECONOMY

    The cultural sector is an easy prey for local and national governments that need to cut their public spending during economic crises. The general argument for these cuts is that culture is a luxury we can only afford in prosperous times. Others, however, claim that culture is a public good that needs stimulation, especially in times of crisis. Should Stavanger’s local government cut financial support or invest in art during an economic recession? And how should such a policy be implemented? Do we even know how many artists are active in the Stavanger region and what the effect of such a policy would be? In short, how important is the cultural sector to the region and how much is it worth investing public funds in?

  • 26 Oct 2012 -
    12:00 to 18:00

    Exhibition/Booksale BKFR publication

    Exhibition/Booksale BKFR publication
    Exhibition showing the hundreds of unique book covers of the new book ‘Kunstverk’ decorated by members of the Visual Artists Association, Rogaland. All the books/works are for sale on site.

    The Visual Artists Association, Rogaland was founded in 1932 and celebrates it's 80th anniversary this year. The book ‘Kunstverk’ shows a selection of work from the associations members and includes essays on current artistic trends relating to globalization and a sense of place.

    Booksale will be at times 26./27./28. October | kl.12:00 - 18:00 | SKUR 2

  • 26 Oct 2012 -
    19:00 to 21:00

    TALKAOKE ON THEME : CULTURAL ECONOMY

    As part of the program this last October Friday 26th we will be devoted to the subject ECONOMY - focusing on the cultural sector.
    (SKUR2 | kl.19:00 - 21:00 | 50 NOK / Members of BKFR free of charge | in Norwegian)

    The audience will be invited guests in a conversation about cultural economy to the Talkaoke interactive table designed by The People Speak! Talkaoke is a UFO-shaped luminous table with built-in interactive surprises that gets people involved and talking with each other.

  • 26 Oct 2012 -
    21:00 to 23:00

    Bildende Kunstneres Forening Exhibition Vernissage

    Bildende Kunstneres Forening Exhibition Vernissage
    (SKUR2 | kl.21:00 - 23:00 | free entrance)

    Exhibition/Booksale BKFR publication
    Exhibition showing the hundreds of unique book covers of the new book ‘Kunstverk’ decorated by members of the Visual Artists Association, Rogaland. All the books/works are for sale on site.

    The Visual Artists Association, Rogaland was founded in 1932 and celebrates it's 80th anniversary this year. The book ‘Kunstverk’ shows a selection of work from the associations members and includes essays on current artistic trends relating to globalization and a sense of place.

  • 27 Oct 2012 -
    12:00 to 18:00

    Utstilling / Booksale BKFR publication

    Exhibition/Booksale BKFR publication
    (SKUR2 | kl.12:00 - 18:00 | free entrance)
    Exhibition showing the hundreds of unique book covers of the new book ‘Kunstverk’ decorated by members of the Visual Artists Association, Rogaland. All the books/works are for sale on site.

    The Visual Artists Association, Rogaland was founded in 1932 and celebrates it's 80th anniversary this year. The book ‘Kunstverk’ shows a selection of work from the associations members and includes essays on current artistic trends relating to globalization and a sense of place.

  • 28 Oct 2012 -
    12:00 to 18:00

    Utstilling / Booksale BKFR publication

    Exhibition/Booksale BKFR publication
    (SKUR2 | kl.12:00 - 18:00 | free entrance)
    Exhibition showing the hundreds of unique book covers of the new book ‘Kunstverk’ decorated by members of the Visual Artists Association, Rogaland. All the books/works are for sale on site.

    The Visual Artists Association, Rogaland was founded in 1932 and celebrates it's 80th anniversary this year. The book ‘Kunstverk’ shows a selection of work from the associations members and includes essays on current artistic trends relating to globalization and a sense of place.

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