Author Archives: Rona Rangsch

About Rona Rangsch

Rona Rangsch studied physics at the Universities of Cologne and Saarbrücken where she graduated in 1996. After scientific research activities at several renowned institutions she made physics her hobby to start a carreer as a media artist. She was trained in multimedia design at ca-medien.colleg Essen and attended Kunstakademie Düsseldorf as a guest student. Rona was awarded a number of international residency and research grants. Besides exhibiting her own work in Germany and abroad she co-curates the exhibition and residency programs of Künstlerhaus Dortmund where she is a member since 2003. (www.rangsch.de)

Norway: My home is my residency

Last week I left Bergen for a few days to attend my mother’s 70th birthday celebrations. I didn’t touch base in Dortmund but went straight from Frankfurt Airport to Saarbrücken and back 3 days later. After these days that were … Continue reading …

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Norway: Fedje

On February 8th I made a trip to Fedje, an Island north of Hernar. Although you can see Fedje’s light house from Hernar, the route there by bus is in the opposite direction – it takes about 2 hours and … Continue reading …

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Norway: PrøveRommet and cloudy Hernar

Last Monday the first of my presentations in cooperation with PrøveRommet took place at Landmark, a bar and event space within Bergen Kunsthall. It was fun: Mixed program with concert, comedy and reading. And I met Dillan Marsh from the … Continue reading …

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Norway: From Bergen to Vinland and back

I think I am getting used to my huge studio with that awesome view over the bay and to Askøy – which I will then of course bitterly miss afterwards… I am here for 3 weeks now and it feels … Continue reading …

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Norway: The island of Hernar and cross-oceanic thoughts…

Last weekend I headed to see the open ocean which from Bergen is hidden behind a row of fjords and islands. After quite a long bustrip through a row of tunnels and over a number of bridges the housing areas … Continue reading …

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Norway: Bergen – a first 360° report

Three days ago I arrived in Bergen, Norway. I am AiR for three months at USF Verftet, a former sardine factory in the harbour and my studio has an awsome view over the bay.

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Canada: On contemplation and collective achievement

I am back in Pouch Cove for a couple of days. And walking along the East Coast Trail to the South and North of town I realize another difference between the residency here in 2007 and the one in Terra … Continue reading …

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Canada: First resumé…

I left Terra Nova Park for St. John’s today as I will meet Joan Ritcey, Head of the Centre of Newfoundland Studies, at MUN tomorrow morning. So, it’s a good time to draw some sort of conclusion. The six weeks … Continue reading …

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Canada: Fogo and Terra Nova – practical issues of artist residencies

I have been to Fogo Island for the weekend with some friends. Apart from the natural beauty of this place, which everybody around is admiring (and they are right!), it is the location of the Fogo Island Arts Corp Foundation residency … Continue reading …

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Canada: Collecting and exploring

Time is running – more than half of my residency is already over, not even three weeks left… I have been so busy collecting footage that I lost the actually work to be created somewhat out of sight. Now I … Continue reading …

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