My presentation will emphazise on some ways of
using art to shed light on aspects of societal development in relationship
to geographical identities. I will present work in the range from video
work to textile objects, espescially with regard to how the northern
hemisphere, i.e. the Barents Sea with Svalbard (Spitzbergen), as it
can be seen by the artistic gaze, and what relevance it can have for
understanding artistic praxis in interaction with scientific approaches.
Some of my material was presented by Knut Ove Arntzen at the IRICS-conference,
2005, in Vienna, at the section ”Ränder der Welt”,
in which extracts of my video "Blick auf Barentsburg" (Gaze
Barentsburg), presented in my absence in Arntzen´s lecture «Gibt
es eine Svalbard-Kunst?».
In the KCTOS-presentation some new aspects of
geocultural artistic researchwill be presented.