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 UK who was in residence at Künstlerhaus Dortmund (where I live and work) in summer 2009 and who went to Bergen afterwards for further studies and stayed – like so many others…

My presentation was a collection of photo, text, graphic and moving image footage including tickets, books and library cards that documented my work process so far. The date for the next event – where of course I want to show the further development – is already the 13th… So, this series of presentations puts me under some pressure too. But I feel that this sort of activity is just the right thing to somehow participate in the local art scene.

Last week, I have been to Hernar again and got my first relevant video footage. This was due to the amazing help of a couple I had met during my first visit there and who had not only invited me to come again and stay with them but also arranged a boat tour with the last local fisherman. He took me along the narrow east-western channel that separates Hernar from Kirkøy (Church Island) and has served as both natural harbour and sort of start off or touch down ramp for voyages towards and from the Western seas since the viking age. I was very lucky with the weather too: One day earlier there was plain sunshine (and completely blue skies are so boring) and a day later there was wind and snow… But on Wednesday we had a calm day with clouds – just perfect!

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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. (

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