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 characterized by a big gathering of family and (my mother’s) friends, all people I hadn’t seen in a while, coming back to Bergen was indeed like coming home. I never interrupted a residency to go back to Germany before  and thought it might disturb my feeling for the place – but the opposite is the case: I feel more connected to Bergen and my studio than before. – Now, I am facing the fact that I have only 3 weeks left and cannot imagine to leave…

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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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