Last night we dirge for ruined cities in the voice of Earth. I am very thankful to all people who attended to the cinematic ceremony and deep gratitude to talented artists and musicians that contribute for ‘ I am Half Sick of Shadows’ to happen, this wouldn’t never have been possible without trust and support received by Cinemateket Trondheim and Trondheim Open , A beginning of a meaningful process. I feel blessed and extremely lucky for being accompanied in this journey by Svein Inge Saether, Terra Maris , Andreas Elvenes, Linnea Jansson, Ada Mathea Hoel, Michael Francis Duch. Special thanks to Je Welshtwo for inviting me to take part of e-x-p-a-n-d-e-d at at surnadal billag, key moment for this project to be originated, Rocio Mata and Berthold Hinrichs for contribution in the making of the film material and of course always to Meli Cat , Lídia de Pedro and Amalia Fonfara for constant love and support.
Today at surnadal billag, A view with sound, music and video. After a 4-day stay at billaget it appears experiments produced in the premises. By Michael Francis Duch Magdaléna Mandorla Ellen Røed Jørgen J Wassvik Bugo Hoss Nazare Soares Jeremy Welsh and sigurd sheep. The artists come from Norway, England, Spain and Czech Republic and are affiliated with ntnu in trondheim and university of Bergen. From 14.00. PM SATURDAY 7 April.
e-x-p-a-n-d-e-d is a workshop and public performance to be held at Surnadal Billag from 3 – 7 April 2018. Artists working in video, experimental film, electronic sound and improvised music will develop material for new projects over a period of four days, and then present works-in-progress on the final day. Surnadal Billag is a project space and artist residency in Surnadalsøra, Møre & Romsdal, Norway. The facility is housed in a former bus station. Taking part in the project will be Ellen Røed, professor of research in moving image at Stockholm University of the Arts: Nazare Soares, experimental film-maker & installation artist; Craig Wells, Phd research fellow in sound and experimental music at the Grieg Academy, Bergen; Michael Francis Duch, contemporary musician and associate professor in music at NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Sigurd Saue, leader of the institute for music technology, NTNU; Magdalena Manderlova, MA student in Fine Art at NTNU, working with voice and electronics; Jørgen Wassvik; BA student at NTNU working with video and sound. The project has been initiated by Jeremy Welsh as part of an ongoing series of research-based art projects investigating space, place and site-sensitivities.
This week I am excited to take part in e.x.p.a.n.d.e.d residency and workshop organized by Jeremy Welsh at Surnadal Billag. Public Presentation of outcome from 14h on Saturday 7 April. Looking forward !
From the installation 3Rom1/RGB, Jeremy Welsh & Michael Francis Duch, 2018.
Next up: e-x-p-a-n-d-e-d, residency and workshop at Surnadal Billag, from Tuesday 2 – Saturday 7 April. Video, experimental film, installation, electronic sound, improvised music, performance….. and any combination thereof. With Ellen RÃ¸ed, MagdalÃ©na Mandorla, JÃ¸rgen J Wassvik, Nazare Soares, Dragan Miletic, Bugo Hoss, Michael Francis Duch, Sigurd Saue and Jeremy Welsh. Public presentations from 14.00 on Saturday 7 April. Welcome!