Author Archives: Rona Rangsch

About Rona Rangsch

Rona Rangsch graduated in Theoretical Physics in 1996 at the University of Cologne. After scientific research activities at several renowned institutions she made physics her hobby to start a carreer as an artist. The media she is working with range from video and photography over installation and sound to different kinds of animation. She was awarded a series of international residency grants and work stipends. Besides exhibiting her own work in Germany and abroad she co-curates the exhibition program of Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund where she is a member since 2003. (www.rangsch.de)

From Bergen to Vinland – and back (2015 version)

I am in Bergen, Norway for three weeks, following an invitation by USF Kulturhuset to live and work at the place where I had spent a three month residency in 2012. It was during that residency that I first read … Continue reading …

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Two months of driving, looking, collecting

I have driven almost 10.000 km with the rental car over the last two months. Fortunately I had a contract that wouldn’t charge for mileage. I am now in the St. John’s area from where I will board a plane … Continue reading …

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From Vinland directly to Valhalla

When I approached St. Anthony and L’Anse aux Meadows coming from Gros Morne Park yesterday, a large sign welcomed me to the area. I was stunned: The sign hadn’t been there three years ago, and it looked as if the … Continue reading …

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Vinland all over…

The four weeks on Fogo have passed very quickly, and I have just spent another week in Corner Brook on the west coast; the photo above was taken on the way here. I have been staying in one of the … Continue reading …

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Newfoundland found again

The first 15 days in Canada have passed like nothing – and yet my head is spinning from all the things we (my partner Robert is with me for the first 5 weeks) have seen so far… Meeting Dr. Birgitta … Continue reading …

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The Vinland Phenomenon

In four days I will leave for Canada for a new project called The Vinland Phenomenon. It can be considered a follow up to an earlier work about the transatlantic voyages of the Norsemen pre-dating Columbus about 500 years. My … Continue reading …

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Finland: Complex thoughts in a basic daily life style

Half of the residency time here at Saari is over now. And it is like always: it feels short and long at the same time. Apart from our island hopping trip in the first week and our weekly shopping trip … Continue reading …

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Finland: Saari means island

The estate has indeed been surrounded by the nearby sea in medieval ages. But even today it feels somewhat like being on an island: For about a week now the weather has been sunny but extremely cold (-15 to -22°C), … Continue reading …

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Finland: From Graz to Saari via Dortmund

Two days ago I arrived at the Saari Residence, 30 km outside Turku in Finland. I have spent only 2 weeks in Germany between the residency at Rondo in Graz and this one. It feels strange to make a new … Continue reading …

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Austria: Behind the scenes of life sciences – impressions II

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