Norway: Department of Non-Communication

As much of my work is based on scientific research I have been in contact with many different research institutes over the last years. I have received a lot of support but even when they could not help me I have always experienced an open and respectful attitude towards me as a reaction to the openness and respect I was offering. Now, here in Bergen I addressed the Institute of Marine Research (IMR): I introduced me and my work, wrote a letter of intent and sent a cv as well as selected work documentation – digital and printed. After a short and admittedly friendly meeting with one of the scientists I was forwarded to the Department of Communication. I do not know what they do there but it is definitely not communicating with others… maybe they have a good time communicating among each other!? My polite attempts by email and by phone to ask for some sort of response were repeatedly ignored over the last 5 weeks. I do not have a problem with a negative answer concerning a request of mine but I expect a professional reaction from a national institute that even affords an extra department designated to communication – and not the waste of my precious residency time.

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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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