Kunstnarhuset Messen is an art centre in the heart of the Hardangerfjord. Messen is situated in the small factory village of Ålvik. The Hardanger region has a rich cultural heritage and is famous for its beautiful landscape.
While on these Winter, Spring and Summer residencies I have been immersing myself in the landscape, music and culture. Displaced to the studio, the experiences gathered along the shore and in the sea, meeting people, walking and swimming, are documented, cataloged and responded to. While on residency I was able to learn the National folk music on Hardanger fiddle taught by local fiddle legend Knut Hamre.
Blog posts during residency April – June 2015
Drømme [dream] – witnessing Orca at the Hardangerfjord.
Tåke [mist] – mist settles.
Alarm – spring weather in Ålvik set to improvised music.
Eg Attende. Vår Attende. – returning ‘home’ after a party in Volda.
Truande [looming] – observations of the fjord through the bus.
Bruremarsj [wedding march] – video with audio
Søvn – sleeplessness due to excessive fiddle playing.
Salt Vann – leaving the Hardangerfjord.