Death and Clockwork

Artist talk between artist Pedro Gómez-Egaña and the curator Natasha Ginwala
Where: Kunstnernes Hus,
Wergelandsveien 17

When: 3. December kl. 19:00
Oslo Fotokunstskole is pleased to host the artist talk between Pedro Gómez-Egaña and Berlin-based writer and curator Natasha Ginwala at Kunstnernes Hus. In this talk, Ginwala and Gómez-Egaña will discuss the relationship between artistic practice and historical modes of scientific demonstration where experiments are staged in resonance to mysticism, magic and spiritism. Ginwala and Gómez-Egaña will also explore sites like the Observatory and the Museum from the perspective of rhythm, and the apparatus.

Pedro Gómez-Egaña will also present his performance and book Mitre Marrows, part of the Dublett publication recently launched at MOMA PS1 for the New York Art Book Fair.

Gómez-Egaña is known for creating large-scale sculptures that explore the relationship between temporality, the mechanic and catastrophe. In recent years his work has developed to include research on the performative aspects of scientific demonstration. His immersive, moving sculptures recreate early cinematic projections, dinosaur remains and arctic observatories, and appropriate literary pieces from writers such as Edgar Allan Poe and Brander Matthews.

Pedro Gómez-Egaña:
Goldsmiths College, MFA Bergen Academy of Arts and Design, and PhD from the The Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme. He is currently coordinator of the MA programme in Arts at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design. His work has recently been showcased at the Performa Biennial, The Bergen Assembly, The Brussels Biennial, Kunsthall Mulhouse, and the Lofoten International Art Festival, amongst others.

Natasha Ginwala

Is an independent curator, researcher, and writer. She was a member of the artistic team at the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2014). Her recent work includes the multi-part curatorial project Landings (with Vivian Ziherl) presented at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, David Roberts Art Foundation, NGBK (as part of the Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures Network), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and other partner organizations, 2013-ongoing, as well as The Museum of Rhythm at Taipei Biennial 2012 (with Anselm Franke). Ginwala has contributed to several publications including Afterall Online, art-agenda, C Magazine, e-flux journal, Pages Magazine and Scapegoat Journal. In September 2014 she was curator-in-residence at Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen.